Programming Intern ( Zambia) Programming Intern Jobs-Apply Here

Programming Intern ( Zambia) Programming Intern Jobs-Apply Here


You are applying to the ILO generic internship roster, which is published several times per year. The roster will be made available to all departments and field offices, which will then select and directly contact suitable candidates only.

Application deadline (midnight local time): 8 August 2019


Vacancy no.: LUSAKA/INTERN/2019/21

Job ID: 1622

Department: RO-Africa
Organization Unit: CO-Lusaka
Location: Lusaka
Duration of contract: 3 to 6 months (starting on the 1st or the 15th of a given month)


ILO Internship Programme provides an opportunity for talented individuals to:

  • 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;
  • 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.

  • Please note that you can apply to a maximum of three internship profiles during the current application period. If you apply to more than three internship profiles, your application will not be considered for any profile.** Note that you may withdraw your candidature at any time via the Jobs Applied section of your profile.

It is highly recommended that you submit your application as soon as possible to avoid last minute technical issues or delays. Late applications will not be considered. The vacancy is OPEN to Zambian Nationals or Zambian Resident ONLY.

The ILO values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, particularly those with disabilities and from non – or under – represented member States. If needed, reasonable accommodation will be provided in the recruitment phase as well as during the internship to promote equality of opportunities.


Please only apply for an internship if you fulfil the following two criteria:

  • You have no close relative serving in the ILO.
  • This is your first internship with the ILO (only one internship is permitted).

Learning areas
Want to join a diverse and dynamic team to learn all about Programming and Developmental Cooperation Projects in the ILO, then this internship is for you?

As an intern in the Programme Unit you will be exposed to Programme Support techniques and system such as Budget tracking, Project tracking and Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation processes including reporting. In terms of logistical support, you will exposed to drafting correspondence within and outside ILO, procurement processes using IRIS system, Purchasing Committee Minutes, workshop planning, Facilitation and ultimately report on an activity. In addition, you will be exposed to the development of the ILO’s Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) and learn about the Decent Work Agenda and its priority areas.

You will gain working experience with Project in Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique as well as sector specific specialists if need be. Some of the tasks that you will work with project teams including providing technical review inputs to reports, raising payments, making logistical arrangements for meetings, workshops and trainings. Project expenditure tracking will be part of the work you will exposed to during the period of internship. Develop the minutes of meetings. Assist in preparation of presentation material. Contribute to creation of project information.
Required profile Education
Master of Arts or equivalent higher degree in any Social Sciences, Development Studies, Economics.

Applicant should currently follow a course of study (last year of Master degree or above), or have completed studies within 12 months prior to this application.


Any relevant work experience and knowledge of Programme Management would be an advantage
Working oral and written knowledge of English
Adaptable to an international, multicultural and multilingual environment, good communication skills and be able to work in a team. Positive attitude and ability to multi-task, work under pressure, ability to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks on time. Ability to remain calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure and tight deadlines; Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities; Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view; Solicits feedback about the impact of his/her own behaviour. Ability to produce quality results under deadlines. A desire to work with and gain the confidence and respect of people with different language, national and cultural backgrounds.

This vacancy is open to Zambian Nationals or Residents of Zambia only.

ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

How To Apply

  • Search for an internship profile via the page on ILO Jobs
  • Select the internship profile you would like to apply for, and create a profile on ILO Jobs
  • Complete your candidate profile and apply to the internship profile
  • 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.

Selection Process

Following a first screening by the Human Resources Development Department (HRD), field offices will short-list applicants. You will be directly contacted should an internship opportunity match your profile. If you have not been contacted by any department or field office within six months after your application, you can consider that you have not been selected for this roster. If still eligible, you may apply to the next roster.

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.


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).

Seniority Level



  • Non-profit Organization Management
  • Staffing & Recruiting
  • Government Administration

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