FIF Trainee -Projects Directorate – Innovation & Competitiveness Department– Life Sciences and Health Division (based in Luxembourg)

Internship 6 months


European Investment Bank (EIB)

Government/ Charity/ Public Institution/ OtherBanking / Finance

Published on February 24, 2024

  • Contract

    Internship 6 months

  • Location


  • Start date

    September 2024

  • Study level

    Bachelor level or equivalent

  • Remote working

    No remote working

This position is based at our Luxembourg headquarters and requires regular office presence. The EIB offers you the opportunity to live and work in a truly international and multi-cultural environment.  

The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its Projects Directorate – Innovation & Competitiveness Department– Life Sciences and Health Division, at its headquarters in Luxembourg: TRAINEE

Duration: 6 months (fixed start date: 01st September/1st October 2024)

(With possible extension up to 12 months)

Please note that the Programme is created under the Financial Inclusion Fund (FIF) and is open to young nationals from one of the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Region (Algeria, Egypt, Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia) and ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) Region, all 79 ACP Partner Countries (please see Provisions section).

Please note that you are requested to limit your applications to a maximum of three traineeship publications. We will only consider and retain the first three applications submitted.


the objective is to provide you with an opportunity to gain practical experience in monitoring health projects in Africa, with a focus on infrastructure and equipment, from an investment and implementation perspective.

The traineeship will enable you to develop a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with health projects in the MENA region. You will be involved in monitoring the progress of health projects, supporting the identification of areas of improvement, facilitating the interaction with the promoters and enhancing project outcomes. Collaterally you will also be involved in conducting research on best practices in health project management and implementation in the Region by other financial institutions and agencies, particularly on the topic of procurement and sustainability.

By the end of the traineeship, you will have gained valuable experience in project management, monitoring and collaterally research in the health sector. You will have understood the perspective of a large international investor, while expanding their skills and knowledge to potentially pursue a career in health project management and implementation in the MENA region.


Your main tasks will be:

Provide support to project teams in health projects monitoring: You will be responsible for supporting the EIB contact persons for the projects along the monitoring phase. This will include liaising with promoters (clients) and possibly consultants and provide updates on project status, while keeping track of the exchange of information, data, documentation according to the expected projects timeline;

Identify areas of improvement: You will be responsible for supporting the identification of areas of improvement in health projects, and providing suggestions for enhancing project outcomes. You will be when needed required to conduct research on best practices in health project management and implementation, particularly on the topics of procurement and sustainability, and apply this knowledge to their work.

Conduct research: You will be responsible for conducting research on health project management and implementation in the MENA region by other financial institutions and agencies, particularly in the Countries of interest for the selected projects, by identifying and mapping other parallel health programs and stakeholders involved.


Final year of studies or University degree of a MENA/ACP partner country in economics or engineering or statistics or health related fields (nursing sciences or public health), with additional / ongoing specialization in the health sector (e.g., health management, epidemiology, health economics, global health, health facility planning, clinical engineering...)

Previous field experience in health projects implementation would be an advantage (e.g., having worked in a health authority / health facility / health organization)

Familiarity with the Office package (E.g., Word, Excel, Power Point...) is fundamental, as well as the use of collaboration tools (e.g., Outlook, OneNote, Teams)

Experience with analysis of quantitative data, database querying, research and elaboration of qualitative information from reports is required.

Language skills: fluency in English and French


Find out more about EIB core competencies here

By applying for this position, you acknowledge the importance of maintaining the security and integrity of the Information of the EIB Group. In case of selection for the position you agree to comply with all measures (policies, controls, document classification and management) implemented by the EIB Group to prevent unauthorized disclosure of any information or any damage to the EIB Group reputation.

We are an equal opportunities employer, who believes that diversity is good for our people and our business. We encourage all suitably qualified and eligible candidates to apply regardless of their gender identity/expression, age, racial, ethnic and cultural background, religion and beliefs, sexual orientation/identity, disability or neurodiversity.

Applicants with specific needs are encouraged to request reasonable accommodations at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact the EIB Traineeship Recruitment team < email deleted for security reasons > who will ensure that your request is handled.

More information on our Traineeship Programme for MENA and ACP countries ( and provisions governing in-service training (FIF Programme) at the EIB can be consulted on our EIB website.

Your application may be used for another campaign.

Please note that deadline for application is on the 29th February 2024. 

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