Job Opening: Community-Based Protection Intern
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a humanitarian and
non-political organization mandated by the United Nations to protect refugees, asylum-seekers and
stateless persons and help them find lasting solutions to their problems. UNHCR’s activities are based
on a framework of international refugee law and standards that includes the 1951 Convention relating
to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol, as well as an array of international and regional treaties
on human rights and humanitarian law. UNHCR works with States, civil society organizations, the legal
community, the media and other actors to ensure the protection of refugees and promote their
participation and integration in the economic, social, cultural and political life of their host society. For
a description of UNHCR’s work, please see http://www.unhcr.org.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Cyprus
(http://www.unhcr.org/cy) seeks an intern to assist the Senior Protection Assistant (Community Based) of the Protection Unit. Under the overall direction of the Protection Officer, the intern will
work directly with communities of concern to identify the risks they face and to leverage their
capacities to protect themselves, their families and communities. To fulfil this role the intern will be
required to spend a substantial percentage of her/his time working outside the office, building and
maintaining networks within communities of persons of concern.
For full details and instructions on how to apply, click here.
Deadline to submit applications: 8 September, 2019