Fairway Project Internship

International Labour Organization

Abuja, Nigeria

The position is located in the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Country Office for Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Liaison Office for ECOWAS, and will be based in Abuja.

The overall goal of the International Labour Organization (ILO) is decent work and social justice for women and men throughout the world. Decent work is central to global efforts to reduce poverty, and is a means for achieving equitable, inclusive and sustainable development. Development cooperation projects are thus important means for the ILO and its constituents to achieve decent work outcomes. The FAIRWAY Program, funded by the Swiss Development Cooperation, is a four-year inter-regional development cooperation initiative that aims to improve conditions of labour migration across migration pathways from Africa to Arab States and better protect all migrant workers in vulnerable situations within the Arab states region, thereby enabling migrant workers to contribute more fully to sustainable development in both countries of origin and destination. 

Focusing primarily on key sectors in which migrant workers in vulnerable situations are engaged (including the domestic work and construction sectors) the project seeks to address the interlinked structural, behavioural and practical barriers to improved labour migration outcomes through four objectives:

  • Private sector, employers’ and workers’ organizations engaged for decent work for migrant workers; 
  • Gender-responsive policy frameworks are developed or strengthened for fair recruitment and decent work and regulatory compliance. 
  • Discriminatory attitudes towards women and men migrant workers are diminished; and 
  • Migrant workers have improved access to information and support services throughout the migration cycle.
  • In the context of the advertised internship the selected candidate will be requested to support the activities of the FAIRWAY project related to the above objectives, in particular as detailed below
  • The Interns will work under overall responsibility and the direct supervision of the National Project Coordinator (NPC) of the FAIRWAY Project and will gain experience through working with the FAIRWAY Project staff, and relevant offices and specialists. 

Inter alia, duties and responsibilities include:

  • Support implementation of the FAIRWAY Global Programme in Nigeria.
  • Support and ensure a cordial working relationship with the relevant stakeholders.
  • Support the project in documentation required for preparing activity and monthly project reports and contribute to the quarterly narrative reports.
  • Assist in planning and organization of meetings, assist in preparing mission files, power point presentations, 
  • Provide support in activities follow up action that support the smooth running of the office. 
  • Perform other tasks as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor

Required profile:


  • Area of studies: Economics, Law, Business Administration, Psychology, Educational Sciences.•    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 in labour migration and Development projects would be beneficial 
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft office programmes, in particular Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Knowledge on statistical data analysis and/or web design would be an advantage. Good drafting, analytical and research skills. Ability to take initiatives


  • Excellent command of English (both oral and written). Working knowledge of any other ILO's official languages would be an added advantage.

Source: https://jobs.ilo.org/job/Abuja-Fairway-Project-Intern/893774001/