Friday, December 26, 2014

UN Volunteers: Call for Applications in Response to the Ebola Crisis

In coordination with several UN partners, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV)programme is mobilizing UN Volunteers to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in the framework of the international response to the Ebola crisis.
1. Candidates with a professional background in the health sector who are interested in such assignments are invited to apply now. Details of the assignments will be made available in specific descriptions of assignments shortly. Immediate needs are as follows:

Prerequisites: candidates should have at least two years of work experience and be at least 25 years old.

Required profiles/expertise:
  • Medical Doctors with experience in Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, particularly with experience in haemorrhagic fevers;
  • Nurses with experience in infectious diseases;
  • Senior Midwives with supervisory, management and coordination experience*
  • Midwives with clinical experience, training and/or community outreach experience*;
  • Medical Logisticians;
  • Laboratory Technicians;
  • Hygienists;
  • Public Health Specialists, in particular with experience in Behaviour Change Communication;
  • Nutritionists with experience in community outreach;
  • Response Monitoring Coordinator (Health)*
2. Other areas of expertise needed:
  • Field Crisis Management Officers*
  • Data Collection and Coordination Information Management Officer (including with GIS)*

Duration of assignments: short-term (3-6 months) and long-term (average one year).
Starting date: immediate

Required languages: English for assignements in Liberia and Sierra Leone. English and French for assignements in Guinea

Conditions of service: monthly living allowance to cover housing, basic needs and utilities; settling-in-grant; life, health and permanent disability insurance; return airfares. More details will be included in specific descriptions of assignments.
Interested candidates are invited to apply by completing the UNV web application form at the following link:

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Youth Program Intern

Administrative Support

US - NY -New York

Employee Type:

Employee Category:
Part Time

Refugee Youth Program Internship- International Rescue Committee
Position: Refugee Youth Program Intern
Location: New York Resettlement Office- 263 West 38th St, New York, NY 

Background: Since its inception in 1999, the Refugee Youth Program has developed partnerships with New York City public schools, community-based organizations and local colleges and universities to provide refugee youth with year-round academic support, literacy training, and enrichment activities. The Refugee Youth Program enables refugee and immigrant youth to participate in comprehensive after school programs that provide English language training, academic support, and additional culturally and linguistically appropriate learning activities.

Scope of Work: The Refugee Youth Program Intern will work closely with the Program Coordinator to assure ongoing program operations. The Refugee Youth Program Intern will provide administrative, programming and logistical support to the overall Refugee Youth Program; assisting in data collection and management, program planning, monitoring and evaluation, as well as research projects where necessary. There will also be opportunity for the intern to participate in on site coordination and direct service with Refugee Youth such as tutoring and leadership training. This person will have a role in the planning of the Refugee Youth Summer Academy

Essential Position Functions
  • Assist in the maintenance and update of the Program information database
  • Assist Program Supervisor with the development and implementation of program monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Research, compile and distribute resources and information regarding refugee youth program to volunteer and mentor staff and program partners
  • Maintain and update records of volunteer and mentor staff 
  • Participate in logistical planning for the Refugee Youth Summer Academy
  • On site coordination and direct service with Refugee Youth as needed/desired
  • Aid in volunteer coordination as needed
  • Other special projects as assigned
  • Adhere to IRC volunteer and workplace policies
  • College level student or above with an interest in youth development, education, international development or other related fields
  • Ability to commit to 2 - 3 days each week. Days and time commitments to be determined between intern and Youth Program Supervisor.
  • Reliable and flexible
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work in culturally diverse setting
  • Participate in an IRC Youth Program Orientation and Training
  • Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations highly desirable
  • Experience working with youth populations highly desirable
  • Strong written and oral English skills; additional fluency in a second language preferred (Nepali, Tibetan, Arabic, French, Burmese or Karen)
*Please submit resume and cover letter 
IRC leading the way from harm to home. 
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Front Line Defenders Internship at the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (Banjul)

The purpose of the Internship is to support the work of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders at the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR). It is a 12 month position based in Banjul, the Gambia. Candidates should be able to work in English and French. Front Line Defenders will prioritise the recruitment of interns who have experience as a human rights defender in Africa.

Volunteering with Front Line Defenders (Dublin)

We are currently seeking a Portuguese speaking volunteer based in Dublin for some informal language support for a visiting human rights defender. Please phone Tara on 01 2123750 if you are interested.
We have a small number of volunteers who come in to work in the Front Line Defenders office on a regular basis. Unfortunately we have limited space to take on all the volunteers who would like to come in and work in the office and we need to prioritise people who have some human rights experience and/or relevant language or IT skills.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Intern/Project Assistant for Elections

Job Title:
Intern/Project Assistant for Elections
Job Function:
Washington, DC
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