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  • Graduate Internship Recruitment at UNHCR

  • Posted on: 22 June, 2016 Deadline: 29 June, 2016
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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 Interns



    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. **

    1. Perform all tasks necessary in the course of UNHCR’s role to co-lead the PSWG
    2. Follow developments in the protection situation in Nigeria and provide analysis for protection activities taking place
    3. Attend pertinent meetings, including meetings of the PSWG, Sub-Sector Working Groups and other Sectors and provide briefing summaries
    4. Prepare, draft and format documents, including analytical reports, presentations and communications as required
    5. 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-personal skills 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

    · Excellent information management skills

    General Conditions

    Interns are not financially remunerated by UNHCR. Costs and arrangements for travel including travel arrangements to and from the location where the internship will be carried out, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibilities of interns or their sponsoring institutions.

    Method of Application

    The selected intern will be expected to begin on 1 August 2016 and be available full time for 6 months.

    Interested international applicants should please email 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. Applications from female candidates are strongly encouraged. Closing date for applications is 29th June 2016. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

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