Social Protection Intern 
International Labour Organization
Manila, Philippines
18d ago

Duration : Six months

Office : ILO Country Office for the Philippines

I. Introduction : Background and Context

The International Labour Organization (ILO) advances opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.

The ILO promotes rights at work, encourages decent employment opportunities, enhances social protection and strengthens dialogue in handling work-

related issues. The ILO Country Office for the Philippines supports the country’s goal of achieving sustainable, inclusive and greener growth through decent and productive work.

The social protection system in the Philippines is very fragmented with at least 11 government institutions that carry social protection mandates and are responsible for a large number of programs and schemes.

In November 2012, a round of consultations with the Government and social partners, supported by the ILO, clearly identified the Assessment Based National Dialogue (ABND) on social protection as a relevant process to improve coordination among scattered social protection measures, identify gaps in terms of coverage, benefits and implementation issues and come with recommendations and priority areas of work under the Enhanced Social Protection Operation Framework, that would lead to the establishment of a social protection floor (SPF) for all members of society.

In 2013, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) submitted an official request to the ILO for support to conduct the ABND exercise.

Meanwhile, the DOLE and members of the Sub-Committee of the Cabinet-Level Social Development Committee has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the establishment of a National Convergence Program for Establishing a Social Protection Floor for Workers in the Informal Sector.

Further, the Philippines, with the DOLE, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) as lead agencies, will conduct the ABND on Social Protection, Employment and Humanitarian programmes from June 2014 to April 2015.

The ILO Country Office for the Philippines invites applicants for a six month paid internship to assist in the social protection area.

II. Working Relationship :

The intern will carry out tasks under the supervision and in close collaboration with the Senior Programme Officer, under the general guidance of the Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines.

III. Outputs :

  • Prepare meeting reports
  • Collect, tabulate and package data and information on the the assessment methodology and preliminary results into presentations
  • Support the collection of information on existing social security, social protection and poverty alleviation programmes, and liaise with appropriate agencies as may be requested.
  • Assist in the costing analysis using appropriate costing tool
  • Assist in the preparation of the draft reports, incorporating relevant information obtained from consultations and costing analyses
  • Assist in the preparations for meetings, workshops, and forums
  • Perform other related tasks, as may be requested
  • Submit final report of work accomplished during the internship
  • IV. Qualifications :

    Candidates for internships must meet the following criteria :

  • be enrolled in the final year of a graduate degree programme, or in a higher degree programme of law, economics, management and social science in a recognized university, school or have completed such programme in the year preceding the application;
  • have a working knowledge (both oral and written) of at least one of the ILO’s working languages : English, French and Spanish; and
  • be able to adapt to an international, multicultural, multilingual environment, have good communication skills and be able to work in a team.
  • Good knowledge and experience in applied statistical / econometric techniques and other related analytical tools and statistical software such as STATA or SPSS.
  • V. Interview and written examination :

    Interested applicants may e-mail their application to recruit manila; an office e-mail will confirm receipt.

    Short-listed candidates may be invited to undergo a written examination and be called for interview.

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