The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Representation Office in Nigeria invites application from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of 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
- 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: [email protected]indicating “Protection Internship Application” in the subject line of the email. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
- 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.