UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES
Title of Position: Intern in Protection Unit
Category: National Intern
Location: UNHCR Tbilisi, Georgia
Start date: 01 March 2019
End date: 30 June 2019 with a possibility of extension
Application deadline: 20 February 2019
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.
UNHCR established its presence in Georgia in 1993, to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs) who had fled armed conflict in Abkhazia in 1992-93.
The UNHCR operation in Georgia is firmly embedded in UNHCR's global mandate to provide protection to refugees and other displaced populations and to assist states in finding durable solutions for them. The objective of UNHCR's engagement is that the rights of persons of concern - asylum seekers, refugees, the internally displaced and stateless persons - are respected, protected and ensured, that their basic needs are addressed and that human security is enhanced.
The internship shall give an opportunity to familiarize the intern with all of UNHCR activities in relation to refugees, IDPs and stateless persons with a focus on protection activities.
The position is supervised by the Associate Protection Officer who provides the incumbent with necessary guidance and advice.
Duties and Responsibilities
Minimum qualifications required
Interested candidates should submit completed and signed Personal History form, copies of university degree or, in absence of a degree, a certificate of university enrollment is required. All documents must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by COB 20 February 2019 stating “Protection Intern” in the subject line.
Personal history form can be downloaded at www.unhcr.org/recruit/p11new.doc
The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING).
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