UN High Commissioner: Internship Vacancy

Posted by | July 18, 2015 | Internship

The Job :Protection Internship, UN High Commissioner For Refugees Representation.

Job Status: Full Time Job,

Remuneration: Attractive,

Location: Lagos, Nigeria


Job Description

Based in UNHCR Nigeria’s Abuja office, this internship offers a unique opportunity to gain experience in supporting the coordination of the protection response in the context of the humanitarian emergency situation in Nigeria.
It will provide insight and experience into the Protection Sector Working Group’s (PSWG) coordination approach and in the implementation of priority areas of protection interventions.

Perform all tasks necessary in the course of UNHCR’s role to co-lead the PSWG
Follow developments in the protection situation in Nigeria and provide analysis for protection activities taking place
Attend pertinent meetings, including meetings of the PSWG, Inter-Sector Working Group (ISWG) and Sub-Sector Working Groups, and provide briefing summaries
Prepare, draft and format documents, including analytical reports, presentations and communications as required
Perform other related duties, as required

Job Qualifications

University degree in law, international (humanitarian law), human rights or similar fields
Excellent written and verbal communication, analytical abilities and research skills
Excellent inter-personals kills and interest to work particularly with NGOs
Strong attention to detail, proactive approach, ability to work quickly under pressure and juggle multiple tasks
Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and basic administrative skills
Fluency in written and spoken English
Preferred Experience/Skills:

Understanding of humanitarian emergency response and cluster system
Experience working with internally displaced persons and in international law/humanitarian aid/human rights disciplines
Experience in Nigeria and/or in the region
Excellent information management skills

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV, motivation letter and P11 form to: [email protected] indicating “Protection Internship Application” in the subject line of the email. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Click here to download P11 Form (Doc)

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