Intern – Marshall Plan Development at UNHCR June 2023- Nafasi za Internship UNHCR June 2023, Jobs at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) June 2023 Kenya enacted the Refugees Act, 2021, which came into force in February 2022. The Act provides new and additional opportunities, rights, protection, and solutions for refugees in Kenya.
Nafasi za Internship UNHCR June 2023
UNHCR was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. We had three years to complete our work and then disband. Today, over 65 years later, our organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world. United Nations High Commission for Refugees, the UN Refugee Agency, intends to onboard an intern to support the development of the Marshal Plan.
The intern will support the Joint Secretariat between UNHCR and the Government of Kenya (GoK) – Department for Refugee Services (DRS) as part of a multi-functional team working on the Marshall Plan. It is expected that the intern will enhance and streamline communication and reporting initiatives, support with the logistical coordination and preparations. UNHCR will provide the intern with a learning opportunity to gain knowledge and practical experience related to their academic programme or future work in a field related to UNHCR’s mission. The intern will also benefit from mentoring and gain valuable UN work experience. Nafasi za Internship UNHCR June 2023
- Kenya has hosted refugees and asylum seekers for decades. The country remains the fifth largest refugee-hosting country in Africa and the thirteenth largest asylum country in the world, with about 600,000 registered refugees and asylum-seekers as of 30 April 2023, along with more than 123,000 asylum-seekers in Dadaab who have been profiled pending formal registration by the Government. The vast majority reside in the camps, in Dadaab and Kakuma, with a proportional number residing in Nairobi and other urban areas. The unstable political and security situation in several countries across the region, together with the devastating drought affecting much of the Horn of Africa, has continued to bring significant displacement into Kenya, with more than 36,000 new arrivals registered in 2022 along with an estimated 67,600 individuals who were profiled pending registration.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Under the direct supervision of the Associate Government Liaison Officer and the overall guidance of the Marshal Plan Secretariat, the incumbent will perform the following substantive duties:
- Support communication activities highlighting the work on the development of the Marshal Plan.
- Work proactively with the Secretariat to share correspondences and feedback to and from the stakeholders engaged in the development of the Marshal Plan;
- Work closely with UNHCR Admin and Supply Units to provide logistical arrangements in support of the Secretariat and other structures engaged in the development of the Marshal Plan;
- Attend official meetings, workshops and other events and contribute to the preparation and dissemination of outcome documents.
ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- The candidate for the Internship Programme will be selected on a competitive basis. The following minimum qualifications are required:
- University Degree in Information Management, Law/International Law, Political Science, Social Science, Development, Economics, International Relations, Journalism, Public Administration, Finance or any other related field.
- Knowledge in writing, and editing web and social media content, as well as the ability to generate documents that include; graphs, infographics, and tables.
- Writing and editing skills in English, with an ability to convey complex ideas in a clear and simple manner.