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Internship opportunity with UNHCR

Title: Protection Assistant

Contract type: Internship

Department/office: Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

Duration: 01/07/19 through 31/12/2019, renewable subject to available funds and satisfactory performance

Application period: 11 June – 22 June 2019

The Protection Assistant provides counselling to, and responds to queries from, asylum seekers and refugees regarding UNHCR's their rights and obligations, including towards the host authorities, and the status of the processing of their claims. In discharging these responsibilities, the incumbent liaises closely with other Protection staff and units. The Protection Assistant provides functional and administrative support to the protection unit on protection related liaison, correspondence, monitoring, case management and reporting activities. The Protection Assistant provides quality, timely and effective protection responses to persons of concern and is required to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities and protection and assistance partners.

Conditions of Internships:

The candidate is expected to commit for a time period of between four to six months and are expected to perform between 15 and 35 office hours per week for the internship. The expected start date would be early July. Official office hours are between 8.00am to 4.30pm with an hour for lunch, with the exception of UN holidays.

All interns receive a food and transport allowance.

For further information, please see: http://www.unhcr.org/internships.html or send inquiries to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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:Interested applicants should submit their letter of motivation, Personal History Form (P11) and CV to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject of the email. The closing date is 22 June 2019. Please no telephone calls. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.P11 forms are available at www.unhcr.org/recruit/p11new.doci

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Contact

Email: unic.portofspain@unic.org 

Telephone: 1(868) 623 8438 or 623 4813

Fax: 1 (868) 623 4332 

Address: 

2nd Floor Bretton Hall, 16 Victoria Avenue, 

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago