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Intern – Coordination (Iran Nationals Only) - Iran

#26, 6th Narenjestan Street, Pasdaran Street Tehran

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for displaced populations.
NRC started operation in the Islamic Republic of Iran in 2012. We deliver humanitarian assistance in 4 provinces in the sectors of Education, Food Security and livelihoods, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Shelter construction, as well as Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).

The intern will support the coordination of the NRC Iran mission and in particular the Country Director on multiple tasks as described in the Job description and workplan. The intern will be particularly involved in proofreading and editing of NRC documents, as well as in charge of some specific delegated research and writing assignments. The intern will assist in organizing the day to day life of the NRC Iran country mission, in particular meetings and missions. He/she will be detail oriented and have strong organizational skills, and reports directly to the Country Director.

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organizations core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

Job description

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Perform according to the work plan
  • Assist on projects and support function
  • Assist on administrative task
  • Assist on day to day task as delegated
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Support the Country Director in organizing key meetings and missions (Country Management Group, Donor missions, Head Office visits, etc.)
  • Assist in reviewing and editing internal or external documents produced by the mission
  • Draft memos on new research areas as required by CD
  • Assist CD in organizing the internal communication initiatives (staff meeting, CCG, etc.)


  • Relevant educational background related to the internship
  • Previous working experience is an asset
  • Fluency in Farsi, both written and verbal
  • Strong knowledge of English

Personal qualities

  • Desire to work for an INGO in the future is required
  • Demonstrated research and writing skills are necessary
  • Detailed oriented and strong organizational skills
  • Interest in migration and refugee matters is a must
  • Knowledge of the Afghanistan displacement context is an asset
  • Knowledge of Iranian context is an asset


  • English
  • Persian (Farsi)

We offer

  • 6 Months Contract.

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: #26, 6th Narenjestan Street, Pasdaran Street Tehran
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-11

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