United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Recruitment for Protection Intern| Apply Here

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United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) recruitment for Protection Intern Application Form Here. Based in UNHCR Nigeria’s Abuja office, this internship offers a unique opportunity to gain experience in supporting UNHCR’s protection response, and in particular in the context of the humanitarian emergency situation in North East Nigeria.

Protection Intern Job Description

Under the supervision of the Associate Protection Officer, The intern shall:

  • Follow developments in the protection situation in the Nigeria and contribute to analysis for protection activities taking place;
  • Assist UNHCR in its role as co-lead of the PSWG, including by supporting the Secretariat, organising pertinent meetings (including meetings Sub-Sector Working Groups and other Sectors), drafting minutes and providing briefing summaries;
  • 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 the protection team in gathering systematic country of origin and other research information;
  • Provide assistance to the development of information materials, including power point presentations, policy papers, meeting minutes, etc.;
  • Perform other related duties, as required


  • University degree in law, international (humanitarian/human rights) law, human rights or similar fields
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, analytical abilities and research skills
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and interest to work particularly with NGOs and government institutions
  • 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

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Candidates must be Nigerian nationals.

In order to be considered for an internship, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Recent graduate (those persons who completed their studies within one year of applying)  or current student in a graduate/undergraduate school programme from a university or higher education facility accredited by UNESCO; and
  • Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant or of interest to the work of the Organization.
  • An individual whose father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister is a staff member of UNHCR, including a Temporary Appointment holder or a member of the Affiliate Workforce, is not eligible for an internship.

How to apply for the Job

All interested and qualified candidates should click on the application link provided here- to apply.

Job Deadline: 2019-08-01 Midnight

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