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UNHCR Paid Internship Vacancy 2021 | Community Based Protection Intern Vacancy in Ethiopia 2021

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

UNHCR Internship Opportunity

Job Title: Community Based Protection Intern

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Duties and Qualifications

UNHCR's refugee protection activities include:

- Promoting accession to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol, to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. In 1999, UNHCR launched a campaign to promote accession to the 1951 Convention that culminated on its 50th anniversary in July 2001 and the Ministerial Meeting of States Parties to the 1951 Convention on 12 and 13 December 2001.

- Assisting States to enact or revise national refugee legislation, including administrative instructions and operational guidelines, and to implement national refugee status determination procedures.

- Strengthening relevant administrative and judicial institutions, training staff of government and non-governmental agencies, and liaising with relevant human rights bodies.


Under the supervision of the Community Based Protection Officer, the intern will undertake the following:

- Assist in the implementation/ operationalization of the National CBP Strategy, National GBV Strategy and National Child Protection Strategy.

- Update the PSEA compliance checklist, and quarterly PSEA reports to the regional office, based on the data received from the field and sub-offices.

- Assist in following up on the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) for GBV prevention, risk mitigation and response mainstreaming in different sectors

- Assist in the collection and compilation of the quarterly GBVIMS data and trend analysis reports

- Collect data on the feedback and response mechanisms from the field offices, analyze the collected data, and draft an overview of the existing feedback and response mechanisms in the Ethiopia operation.

- Conduct feedback interviews with refugees on the Digital Request and Complaint System (DRCS).

- Provided assistance to the team, mainly by participating in the various team meetings and recording minutes, and action points,

- Assist in establishing relationships with the national community-based structure

- Assist in establishing community-based complaints mechanisms (CBCM) for prevention from sexual exploitation and abuse in Addis Ababa and the field offices as needed.

- Serve as rapporteur during the CP/ GBV meeting

- Provide inputs for project proposals.

- Perform other duties as required.



- Be a recent graduate (within one year of completion of their studies or current & have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies) in social sciences or Law.

- Fluent in English

- High level of discretion and confidentiality

Additional Information

Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).


Eliminatory or Complementary written test may be conducted followed by Oral Interview.


Female Candidates are encouraged to apply.


Only shortlisted candidates may be contacted.


See below for this postion's Operational Context


Organizational Context

Ethiopia has a long-standing history in hosting refugees. As of 28 February 2021, Ethiopia hosts 801,451 refugees and asylum seekers. 363,309 from South Sudan (45.3%), 204,303 from Somalia (25.5%), 178,980 from Eritrea (22.3%), 44,496 Sudan (5.6%), 8,111 from other countries (1%). And 2,252 from Yemen (0.3%). Most are accommodated in 26 refugee camps with limited services and opportunities and depend largely on humanitarian assistance.

Ethiopia is one of the first five African countries participating in the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), a set of commitments set out by the UN General Assembly in its 2016 New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, designed to improve ways of protecting people on the move. The Ethiopian government's refugee agency, the Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs, and UNHCR, have drawn up a plan on how to implement the CRRF's nine pledges, outlining opportunities and partnerships to be put in place.

Closing Date

The Closing Date for Submission of Applications is Tuesday 14 September 2021 (Mid Night Ethiopia Time).

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