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Internship (External Relations Unit)

  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location:
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: 2020-08-12

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This Job Opening is available to eligible UNHCR staff members and external applicants.
¿       Minimum Qualifications and Experiences
¿ Education: Completed/completing undergraduate degree (Bachelor)
¿ Field of study: Related fields such as international relations, communications, videography, journalism, graphic design etc.
¿ Language skills: Written and spoken proficiency in English and Arabic.
¿ Demonstrated interest in the field of refugees and the work of international organizations.
¿ Knowledge of regional context an advantage.
¿ Good oral and written communications skills and demonstrated research abilities and interest
¿ Internet proficiency as well as proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required.
¿ Good working knowledge of various social media vehicles, as well as photo and video editing software. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud products is an advantage. Duties and Responsibilities
UNHCR Jordan has a dedicated External Relations Unit in Amman of eight staff, plus staff stationed in the camps of Zaatari and Azraq.  In order to continue to highlight profile of refugee needs in Jordan, the unit is seeking additional support to create media and social media content, support events and assist with high level missions with refugees across Jordan.
Under the direct supervision of the External Relations Officer, the intern may undertake the following tasks:
¿ Assist in multi-media content creation for social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) promoting the work of UNHCR in Jordan, specifically video production, editing and dissemination and photography
¿ Provide support in documenting and archiving audio-visual content
¿ Assist in Arabic language media and social media monitoring
¿ Assist in work related to Communicating with Communities to ensure refugees and others of concern are aware of their rights and entitlements and the work of UNHCR
¿ Provide secretariat support, including taking minutes, preparing presentations, drafting talking points and briefing notes.
¿ Provide support to high level missions and UNHCR public and private events
¿ Provide administerial support to ER team; including translation from/to Arabic and English
¿ Perform other duties as required in support of the daily work of the External Relations team
Learning Opportunities
¿ General understanding of the work and mandate of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the role of different stakeholders within humanitarian work and the contribution of the individual staff member to the further of the goals of the organization.
¿ Shadowing of staff in the External Relations Unit, and other units as appropriate.
¿ Becoming more familiar with working in an international organization and in a multicultural environment.
¿ Gain an understanding of how various work strands work together under the umbrella of a country wide and regional External Relations Strategy, interlinking with the Jordan Country Operations Plan.

Minimum Qualifications and Experiences
¿ Education: Completed/completing undergraduate degree (Bachelor)
¿ Field of study: Related fields such as international relations, communications, videography, journalism, graphic design etc.
¿ Language skills: Written and spoken proficiency in English and Arabic.
¿ Demonstrated interest in the field of refugees and the work of international organizations.
¿ Knowledge of regional context an advantage.
¿ Good oral and written communications skills and demonstrated research abilities and interest
¿ Internet proficiency as well as proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required.
¿ Good working knowledge of various social media vehicles, as well as photo and video editing software. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud products is an advantage. CONSENT
The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term "sexual exploitation" means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term "sexual abuse" means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term "sexual harassment" means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator's working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
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See below for this postion's Operational Context
======================================================================================================== Operational Context
UNHCR operation in Jordan focuses on working with the authorities, UN agencies and partner organizations to ensure the protection and assistance of Syrian refugees fleeing from the current crisis in their country of origin. In addition, the Office responds to the protection needs of Iraqis, Somalis, Sudanese and Yemeni refugees, and those at risk of statelessness.
Jordan is one of the countries¿ most seriously impacted by the conflict in Syria which has forced half of its citizens out of their homes and resulted in the worst refugee crisis since World War II.
Some 750,000 refugees, including up to 660,000 Syrians, are registered with UNHCR in Jordan under UNHCR¿s international protection mandate, half of whom are children.  
The Syrian population is mostly urban, with 83% living outside the two biggest refugee camps, Azraq and Zaatari, and predominantly in the north of the country. 
The large influx has placed enormous strain on the northern municipalities, leading to services and infrastructure, such as schools, health care services and public utilities, struggling to cope.
Although recent progress has been made in facilitating access for Syrian refugees to legal employment permits, allowing for some degree of self-sustainability, the situation remains difficult.
Most Syrians are ground down after years in exile, with their savings long-gone, challenged by reductions to free key services, and an absence of hope to an end to the conflict in Syria.
A number are choosing harmful ways to survive, including dropping out of school, borrowing money, and engaging in early marriage.  
Non-Syrians, including a registered Iraqi population of over 65,000, and another 20,000 including Yemenis, Sudanese and Somalis, are facing similar pressures, having fled some of the world¿s worst trouble spots.
The vast majority live in poverty, with 79% of refugees living on less than $3 a day.
The response to the unprecedented challenges facing refugees in Jordan is coordinated by UNHCR, under the leadership of, and in cooperation with, the Government of Jordan.
It is a collaborative effort between the donor community, UN agencies, international and national NGOs, community-based organizations, refugees and Jordanian host communities.
UNHCR chairs five of the eight humanitarian action sectors under the refugee response: Basic Needs, Livelihoods, Health, Protection and Shelter.
UNHCR¿s operational response uses a range of pragmatic and sustainable approaches that target both camp and non-camp populations in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible.
These include a range of interventions from cash assistance to camp management, and to registration to resettlement.  These interventions seek to combine creativity, innovation and new technologies with the principles, values and passion that underpin the work of UNHCR.
Location, date and duration of internship
The selected intern will work full time, based in the office in Amman for 40 hours per week over an eight month period The internship will also involve travel outside the office to various refugee locations in Jordan, and occasional work outside of working hours, for which Compensatory Time Off may be provided. In light of the health regulations to prevent the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic, physical presence in the office may be restricted on a rotational basis to ensure social distance is respected. ¿ Duration: 6 months at UNHCR Branch Office in Amman,Jordan.
¿ Hours: Full time
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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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