Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Internship UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees offers assistance and protection to refugees around the world. UNHCR is one of the largest refugee agencies, with a staff of over 9,300 employees in 125 countries who help millions of refugees, returnees and internally displaced and stateless persons.
Under the overall supervision of the UNHCR Representative and the direct supervision of the Senior Legal Associate and the Legal Associate, the intern will perform the tasks indicated below. Given the small size of the office and the wide range of activities to cover, these tasks will include administration and office support as well as addressing substantial legal and political issues.
The internship will start in September 16, and will preferably last 6 months. The position is not remunerated.
Major duties and responsibilities
Provide general administrative support to the UNHCR office;
Manage office correspondence;
Organise appointments and assist in office planning;
Operate the switchboard and receive visitors;
Assist with travel arrangements;
Assist in planning (meetings, events, PACE etc.).
Refugee law related duties
Draft background notes on the main refugee related situations in the Council of Europe member States;
Attend meetings;
Take notes and write meeting records;
Contribute to the office’s information management: researches and collects relevant protection information;
Assist in monitoring asylum developments at national, Council of Europe and international level;
Assist in replying to requests for information addressed to the Representation.
Core competencies
Ability to work in a small team;
Excellent drafting skills in English;
Communication skills;
Analytical thinking;
Required qualifications
Good knowledge of the European Convention on Human Rights and refugee law. A university degree related to these fields would be an asset;
Excellent oral and written English;
Good working knowledge of French;
Computer literate.
Candidates are invited to send a CV and a letter expressing their interest and relevant qualification/experience to before 15 August 2016. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – Representation to the European Institutions in Strasbourg

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