UNHCR Internship Announcement in the Regional Bureau for East, Horn of Africa & Great Lakes
Terms of Reference
Functional Title: Innovation Intern – Communicating with Communities
Duty Station: UNHCR Regional Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya
Duration of assignment: Until 31 December 2019
Date of entry on Duty: Immediately
Type of Contract: Internship
1. Background Information / Organizational Context: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect and assist refugees. UNHCR’s Innovation Service is committed to creating an enabling environment for innovation to flourish in UNHCR.
We are looking for a dynamic and creative Communications Intern to support us in our Innovation Service – specifically in the documentation of our Communication with Communities and Connectivity for Refugees initiatives.
We are looking for someone who understands how to make communications products accessible and engaging to multiple audiences, with a focus on the practitioner audience.
The intern will be working with the UNHCR Innovation Service in Nairobi, to support the development of guidance and documentation of promising practices related to Communicating with Communities and Connectivity for Refugees.
As a member of UNHCR’s Innovation Service, the intern will adopt a values-based approach to innovation; and we are looking for an intern who brings adaptability, transparency, humility, an
eagerness to learn to their work.
2. Duties and Responsibilities
3. Minimum Qualifications Required
In order to be considered for an internship, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:
5. Food and Local Transportation Allowance
Interns are neither “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, nor “officials” within the meaning of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the
United Nations of 13 February 1946, as interns are not remunerated for their work. As of 1 June 2018, interns that do not receive financial support from an outside party will receive a monthly
Food and Local Transportation Allowance.
Interns should be ready to cover their own travel to the duty station as well as any additional costs above and beyond any allowance they may receive from UNHCR. It is the intern’s responsibility to arrange for a visa and to cover related costs. UNHCR can provide support with the required documents.
6. Status of the intern and insurance
Submission of Applications:
If you wish to be considered for this internship, please submit your letter of motivation and P11 Form stating Innovation Coordination Internship and your last name in the subject line by 19 September 2019
The Personal History Form (P11) is attached HERE
Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates living in refugee and hosting communities.
Applications received by any other means will not be accepted.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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