Publication date: 02 October 2023
Application deadline (midnight local time): 16 October 2023
Job ID: 11194
Department: Better Factories Cambodia
Organization Unit: BFC
Duration of contract: 6 months
ILO Internship Programme provides an opportunity for talented individuals to:
(a) increase understanding of relevant issues at the international level by involving them directly in the work of the Office and the application of ILO principles, programmes and strategies;
(b) gain practical experience with the ILO directly related to their field of study.
The internship programme is not intended to lead to a career in the ILO. There should be no expectation of further employment at the end of the internship.
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Please only apply for an internship if you fulfil the following two criteria:
(1) You have no close relative serving in the ILO.
(2) This is your first internship with the ILO (only one internship is permitted).
As an intern supporting BFC’s training programme, you will be part of the 50-person BFC team and will during the internship get an insight into the garment, footwear and travel goods sector in Cambodia. You will have the opportunity to work closely with the factory engagement team members who support factories on a daily basis and get a better understanding of working with the industry stakeholders, and especially with the ILO’s constituents (Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, Textile, Apparel, Footwear & Travel Goods Association in Cambodia (TAFTAC) and trade unions.
You will be gaining experience in especially with BFC’s training programme, and will be part of implementing BFC’s training strategy and work closely with our training officers and other colleagues in the following tasks:
• Assist the training team in entering training data into the BFC’s data management systems on a regular basis;
• Assist the training team in tracking data of relevant training activities into the BFC’s data management systems on a regular basis;
• Support the training and relevant BFC teams (M&E and Data Management Officer) in data verification, generating and analyzing for learning and reporting purposes;
• Assist in designing online data collection tools, data collection and analysis for pre- and post training information, training evaluation, and other relevant surveys;
• Support the training team in communicating with factories on BFC’s training programmes;
• Assist the training team in organizing meetings, workshops, and other relevant events with stakeholders;
• Support the overall implementation of special projects such as customised trainings when needed;
• Take part in team meetings, as well as external and internal workshops, events and meetings of stakeholders where required.
Better Factories Cambodia programme’s (BFC) vision is to witness improved lives of workers, their families, communities and competitiveness in the Cambodian garment, footwear and travel goods sector. The programme started operating in Cambodia in 2001 and is a partnership between the International Labour Organization and the International Finance Corporation. As part of the Better Work flagship programme, BFC engages with workers, employers and the Royal Government of Cambodia to achieve improved health and wellbeing of garment workers with knock-on effect on workers’ families’ welfare, while at the same time strengthening the national industry via increased productivity in garment factories. With a current coverage of over 650 factories and 650,000 workers, BFC collaborates closely with the industry stakeholders at multiple levels of the supply chain to create sustainable and practical solutions for all. In doing so, the programme aims to improve labour standards in global supply chains and ensuring that workers’ rights and entitlements are protected to help distribute the benefits of trade BFC supports enterprises in implementing the ILO core international labour standards and Cambodian labour law; the programme has three factory level services: a) Independent annual assessments of factories; b) enterprise advisory focusing on establishing worker-management committees (social dialogue) and supporting improvements in factories; and c) training services designed to support practical improvements in the factory.
For the programme’s current strategic phase (2023-2027), BFC and its constituents work towards a sector with strong labour institutions and labour market governance, strong and skilled local factory management and technical specialists, with focus on sustainably improving the persistent non-compliances on occupational safety and health (OSH) and human resources (HR) systems, rigorous application of international labour standards, and towards increased gender equality in the sector.
BFC is a learning organisation. The BFC training team develops training content, tracks trainings for factories, and builds capacity of national constituents. As BFC continues to diversify its training and capacity development offerings, our position as a learning organisation continues to innovate by developing new curriculum and work closely with partners in the design, implementation, and scaling of our trainings, including building institutional capacity to support our sustainability strategy.
At the factory level, training courses support assessment and advisory services with a strong focus on building capacity and ensuring enterprise engagement in the long term. Targeted classroom-based instruction gives participants the chance to identify issues of concern, learn from the experience of others in the industry and find practical solutions for themselves. Training topics range from ILO core labour standards and workers’ rights and responsibilities to human resources management, supervisory skills and occupational safety and health, among others.
– Master’s degree in relevant fields such as: Education, Data management, Social Science, IT or other equivalent fields.
– The candidate should be enrolled in their final year of graduate degree programme or should have completed such a programme no longer than 1 years ago (mandatory)
Any relevant work experience and good knowledge of training and capacity development of institutions or project beneficiaries would be an advantage.
Working (both oral and written) knowledge of English and Khmer. Knowledge of Chinese would be an advantage.
Adaptable to an international, multicultural and multilingual environment, exhibit gender-sensitive behaviour and attitudes, good communication skills and be able to work well in a team.
How to apply:
1. Search for an internship profile via the page on ILO Jobs
2. Select the internship profile you would like to apply for, and create a profile on ILO Jobs
3. Complete your candidate profile and apply to the internship profile
4. Be sure to attach a cover letter in the last section of the application, as applications without a cover letter will not be considered and you cannot attach a cover letter after the deadline.
If shortlisted, you may be contacted by the field office for a written test and/or interview. The ILO may use communication technologies such as Skype, Video or teleconference, e-mail, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
As an intern in the field, you will receive a monthly stipend from the ILO based on the cost of living in the area of the duty station, unless you receive funding through another institution (for example your university or a foundation). If you receive partial funding, ILO will cover the difference to ensure you receive the appropriate stipend per month. Your travel to the duty station will be at your own expense. The amount of the monthly stipend shall be established based on the level applied by the majority of the other UN agencies at the duty station or the net amount of the salary attached to level G.1, step 1 of the local General Service category salary scale applicable at the duty station, whichever is the higher.
Please note that the ILO does not take responsibility for any costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship. You will be responsible for your own insurance coverage for illness and accidents for the duration of the internship at the duty station (whether Geneva or the field).
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