Job Description

This Job Opening is available to external applicants. Be a recent graduate (persons who completed their studies within one year of applying for an internship with UNHCR) or a current student/undergraduate school programme from a university or higher education; Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in Political Science, Social Science; Sociology, Anthropology, Law, International Relations, Communication or related areas; Candidates must have the right to work in Italy. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. Previous relevant working experiences with refugees and asylum issues is an asset; Excellent knowledge and practice in the use of MS office and Web Browsing; Strong communication skills; Flexibility and ability to work autonomously and in team; Respect for diversity and capacity to work in stressful contexts; Ability to use editing and graphic layout programs (i.e. InDesign, Illustrator, Word, etc.) is an added value; Full time availability. Under the supervision of the Public Information Associate, the intern will be asked to perform the following activities: Provide support in organization and logistics of external as well as internal events, trainings and PoCs consultations; Provide support in drafting/reviewing reports, notes, info-communication material and external communication tools developed by Community Based Protection staff, partners and CBOs. Provide support in documentation, collection and storage as well as knowledge management Contribute to monitoring political, social, economic and Cultural Development of relevance to UNHCR mandate for protection monitoring purposes, particularly with regard to document filing to update protection monitoring ¿ secondary review matrix; Support with routing correspondence drafting, with translation and other team¿s routine tasks as requested (i.e. updating CBP agenda, liaising with service providers, administrative tasks, etc.); Assist in maintaining/updating entries in RATT (tracking events tools); Assist in maintaining/updating the digital portal with PoC contacts (refugees database); Provide operational support to Community Based projects¿ as per operational needs, with particular regard to capacity-building activities to PoC and CBOs; Update and develop contents for websites, newsletters, other communication products related to CBP projects: Perform other protection-related duties as required. The Intern will receive training and support in assigned tasks. Fluency in English and Italian, both speaking and writing; Knowledge of other language/s is an asset. Internship starting date: as soon as possible taking in consideration the current Covid-19 Emergency Duration: initially for four months (with possibility of extension) Please note that: - There is no expectation of employment at the end of the internship.  Interns shall not be eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, positions in UNHCR during the period of internship and for a period of six months following the end of their internship. Interns may be hired as individual contractors without a break in service, provided they have the required qualifications and professional experience. - Interns who do not receive financial support from an outside party will receive a Food and Local Transportation Allowance which will be the equivalent of 10% of the Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) of the duty station and be based on 30 calendar days.  It must not exceed the equivalent of USD 1000 per month, normally payable in local currency.  Then the agreed internship is not full-time, the Allowance will be adjusted accordingly. - UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees). - 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. UNHCR has at the core of its protection mandate promote meaningful participation of persons of concern. Over the time UNHCR has strengthened the rights-based foundations of its work that include the promotion of the right of every person to participate in deciding and shaping their lives. UNHCR in Italy intents to enhance further its community-based approach to work together with refugees and other persons of concern from their arrival to their integration. Through the systematic application of its Age, Gender and Diversity Policy, regular facilitation of Participatory Assessments and rollout of a series of pilot projects aimed to promote capacities and self-reliance of refugees, UNHCR Italy seeks to ensure that all persons of concern enjoy their rights on an equal footing and that are able to participate and influence any decision affecting their lives and build together a favourable protection and integration environment. The protection of refugees, IDPs, Asylum Seekers and statelessness is the core of UNHCR¿s mandate.  UNHCR is engaged in ensuring that persons forced to flee and stateless persons may enjoy basic Human Rights and not be returned against their will in a country in which they may be subjected to persecution.  In Italy, UNHCR works with refugees, relevant institutions as well as civil society to ensure the protection of refugees and stateless persons and to promote their participation to decisions that might affect their lives.  UNHCR supports Italian Government and other competent authorities in strengthening asylum legislation, ensuring that policies, laws and implementation practices are in line with international standards, including through training, Capacity Building and Technical Support.  In addition UNHCR is carrying out some operational activities in the field of inclusion and integration, child and youth protection, Community Mobilization and outreach and protection monitoring, with an AGDM and community based approach. The intern will support the protection (Community-Based) unit of the UNHCR Italian office in all relevant activities, with a particular focus on projects related to CBP activities. The intern will have the opportunity to strengthen and deepen the knowledge learned during university studies through his/her work experience in close Coordination with protection colleagues and the direct contact with refugees. The intern will be trained and supported in his/her work. 02/08/2020 23:59 (Geneva time)
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