Duration of the internship: 01 October 2021- 31 December 2021 (with the possible extension)
Expected start date: October 1, 2021
Background information/Organizational Context: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 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 refuge in another State, return home voluntarily, integrate locally or resettle in a third country. UNHCR Azerbaijan is located in Baku and provides assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced persons, stateless persons and persons of undetermined nationality residing in Azerbaijan.
Provide interns with an opportunity to gain practical work experience related to their academic programme or future work in a field related to the UNHCR’s mission.
Allow interns to contribute to the work of the international organization and to gain experience of working in a multinational environment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Protection intern, working under the supervision of the Associate Protection Officer, will undertake the following functions:
Assist in research, preparation and dissemination of country-of-origin information (COI) and managing COI library;
Provide support in organizing trainings and workshops;
Interpret during the counseling sessions and interviews with PoCs;
Liaise with individual refugees or refugee communities as required;
Attend meetings and prepare minutes/notes for the file of the meetings;
Translate documents and correspondence from English into Azeri/Russian and vice versa;
Assist in filing documents submitted by refugees and asylum seekers;
Complete all mandatory UNHCR online training programmes that are applicable to UNHCR personnel;
Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Minimum qualifications required:
Recent graduate or current student in a graduate/undergraduate school programme from a university or higher education facility accredited by UNESCO
Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in law, human rights, political science, international relations, public policy, public administration
Excellent knowledge of English, fluency in Azerbaijan and Russian, knowledge of other languages will be an asset.
Ability to work fairly, independently and demonstrate initiative and flexibility to effectively benefit from the internship.
National of Azerbaijan.
The minimum duration will be two months and the maximum six months.
Conditions: Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:00, physical presence in the Office and Refugee Reception Centre or remotely depending on COVID situation and tasks.
Interns are considered gratis personnel and the period of internship will not be remunerated, however interns will be provided with the allowance for food and local transportation.
How to Apply:
The cover letter and Curriculum Vitae should be sent to email@example.com by 15 September 2021 COB. Only if UNHCR wishes to actively pursue your CV, you will be contacted. Once selected, the Internship Agreement will be signed.