Intern - Platform on Disaster Displacement

Hosted Entities Platform on Disaster Displacement
Job categories Administration, Communications
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5007/18385
Department/office ECR, GVA, Geneva
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type Intern
Contract level Intern
Duration 3 months
Application period 09-Aug-2019 to 08-Sep-2019


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



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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. PDD has entered its second phase in July 2019 and embarks on its Strategic Framework 2019-2022 with the overall objective: to support States and other stakeholders to strengthen the protection of persons displaced across borders in the context of disasters and the adverse effects of climate change, and to prevent or reduce disaster displacement risks in countries of origin. To enable the work of the Platform, the following structure has been put in place: 1) Steering Group, 2) Advisory Committee and 3) Secretariat.


Background Information - Job-specific

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. PDD has entered its second phase in July 2019 and embarks on its Strategic Framework 2019-2022 with the overall objective:

 

to support States and other stakeholders to strengthen the protection of persons displaced across borders in the context of disasters and the adverse effects of climate change, and to prevent or reduce disaster displacement risks in countries of origin.

 

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


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 - Full time (40 hours/week) Contract level: ...

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