UNITED NATIONS RELIEF
FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST – UNRWA
UNRWA is the United
Nations agency responsible for the protection, care and human development of a
population of some 4.6 million
Lebanon Field Office
Type of Appointment
Vacancy Announcement Number
Deadline for Application
31 December 2018
UNRWA Lebanon Field Office (LFO) regularly offers up the chances for unpaid Internship/Volunteer, for national and international students, to acquire work experience within their field of studies and to:
The UNRWA, Lebanon Field Office, is looking for potential Interns/Volunteers in various disciplines related to its activities. Depending on qualifications and availability, candidates may be selected for an Internship/Volunteer ship that relates either to the organization's strategic activities or to administrative or technical functions. An Internship/Volunteering will give the successful candidates the opportunity to work in one of the departments of a multi-cultural international organization:
Please indicate the department you are interested in within the field “What is your preferred field of work” within your profile!
Typical tasks performed by local/international interns are amongst others
· Conducting research and data analysis;
· Writing documents and reports;
· Monitoring and evaluation activities;
· Cataloguing information;
· Assisting in organizational issues and organizing events events;
· Data and Document management;
· Support tasks for the department relating to the studies and expertise of the student; and
· Administrative support.
Further on successful candidates will:
The specific qualifications required for every Internship/Volunteer depend on the requirement of tasks, projects and department of placement
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
Remuneration: Interns/Volunteers are not remunerated by the Agency.
Duration: The duration of an Internship/Volunteer can vary from a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 11 months, mainly depending on the requirements of the placement and the availability of the student.
Third-party claims: UNRWA is not responsible for any claims by any parties where the loss of or damage to their property, death or personal injury was caused by the actions or omission of action by them during their Internship/Volunteer period.
Expenses: The Agency will not be responsible for costs of travel, accommodation, or any other costs related to the placement. All costs connected with an interns/volunteers participation in a program must be borne by the student, including (financing for subsistence, arrangements for travel (including to and from the office), visas, accommodation, etc.
Insurance: As part of acceptance of his/her Agreement, an intern/volunteer will be required to certify that he/she is medically fit for the placement. Participants must prove to the satisfaction of the Agency that they have adequate medical and accident insurance coverage (covering the Area/station they will work at) prior to commencing the placement.
Security: Interns/volunteers are not included in the security arrangements that apply to staff. The Agency reserves the right to end intern/volunteer placements and request the participant to leave the duty station.
Foreign nationals must register with their embassy/consulate at the duty station.
Visa: Interns/volunteers will be solely responsible to secure visas and travel permits related to the placement.
Subsequent Employment: The purpose of the INTERNSHIP/VOLUNTEER Program is not to lead to further employment with UNRWA but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an Internship/Volunteer. Interns/Volunteers are eligible to compete as external candidates for UNRWA staff vacancies in accordance with normal selection procedures.
The Intern/Volunteer announcement will be launched on yearly basis which means that opportunities may be available for those have applied in that particular year; upon the expiry of the advertisement, interested candidates need to apply again. To start the application process, applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and completing UNRWA Personal History Form.
Once your personal profile is completed, apply for the Internship/Volunteer Roster, and precise in the cover letter:
a. The field of work you are interested to work in to be clearly indicated in the cover letter page
b. The period (earliest, latest) you would be available for an Internship/Volunteer
c. Your interest in the work of UN in general and of UNRWA in particular
d. Why you want to apply for Internship/Volunteer within UNRWA Lebanon
Only applications received through http://jobs.unrwa.org will be registered and considered for future Internship/Volunteer Opportunities. This vacancy is advertised on annual basis and consequently all interested applicants should apply annually in order to express their interest in volunteering or having an internship with UNRWA.
Due to the large number of applications received, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted.
UNRWA encourages applications from women. UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for human rights, for diversity, and for non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNRWA staffs are expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. These expectations are equally extended to INTERNSHIP/VOLUNTEER, students and anybody working with UNRWA.
Date of issue: 06 February 2018