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Graduate Internship Programme 2017 at UN High Commission

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

Key Responsibilities 

  • Follow developments in the protection situation in the North East Nigeria and provide analysis for protection activities taking place
  • Draft or provide inputs to all necessary documents including reports, strategies, letters and speeches, etc.
  • Assist the Protection Team with development of, monitoring and reporting on protection activities, including trainings
  • Assist UNHCR in its role as co-lead of the PSWG, including by supporting the Secretariat, attending pertinent meetings (including meetings Sub-Sector Working Groups and other Sectors) and providing briefing summaries
  • Perform other related duties, as required

Requirements 

  • University degree in Law, International (Humanitarian/Human Rights) Law, Human Rights or similar fields
  • 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
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, analytical abilities and research skills
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and interest to work particularly with NGOs and government institutions

Preferred Experience/Skills: 

  • Understanding of humanitarian emergency response and cluster system
  • Readiness to work with internally displaced persons, refugees and in humanitarian aid/international law/human rights disciplines

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.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should email their CV's, motivation letter and completed P11 Form below to: niglahr@unhcr.org indicating “Protection Internship Application” in the subject line of the email.

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