Intern - Platform on Disaster Displacement

Hosted Entities Platform on Disaster Displacement
Job categories Administration, Communications
Vacancy code VA/2017/B5007/14738
Department/office ECR, GVA, Geneva
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type Intern
Contract level Intern
Duration 3 months
Application period 22-Dec-2017 to 14-Jan-2018

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy is closed.

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The Nansen Initiative Agenda for the Protection of Cross-Border Displaced Persons in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change (Protection Agenda) was endorsed by 109 delegations during an intergovernmental global consultation on 12-13 October 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland, which marked the end of the Nansen Initiative.

The Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) was established on 1 July 2016 to follow up on the work started by the Nansen Initiative and to implement the recommendations of the Protection Agenda. The overall objective of the Platform is:

To strengthen the protection of people displaced across borders in the context of disasters, including those linked to the effect of climate change, and to prevent or reduce the risk of disaster displacement.

To enable the work of the Platform, the following structure has been put in place: 1) Steering Group, 2) Advisory Committee and 3) Coordination Unit.

The Coordination Unit is composed of two full-time staff, one at P5 level (Head of Coordination Unit) and one at P3 level (Policy Officer), one part-time Communications Officer (50 %), one part-time Administrative Assistant (50%) as well as one intern at any given time. The Coordination Unit is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) which also provides project management and operational support services.

Assist the Policy Officer with relevant disaster displacement research, analysis...

Candidates should be recent university graduates or currently enrolled in a...

At least 1 year of professional experience in government, diplomatic, non-govern...

Fluent oral and written English required for this position.  A working know...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

-         Strong Research and Drafting S...

Contract type: Internship Agreement Contract level: Intern Contract duration: 3 ...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time. Applications ...

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