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  • Vacancy at UN High Commissioner For Refugees Representation

  • Posted on: 18 July, 2015 Deadline: 24 July, 2015
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  • The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Representation Office in Nigeria invites application from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Protection Internship.

    Protection Internship


    Job ID: #1084641


    • 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


    • 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

    Method of Application

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

    Click here to download P11 Form (Doc)


    • The selected intern will be expected to begin on September 1, 2015 and be available full time for 6 months.
    • Please note that the terms of internship as defined by UNHCR practice, preclude payment of any kind.
    • Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
    • Applications from female candidates are strongly encouraged

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