Durable Solutions Intern

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  • Added Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
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Hardship Level (not applicable for home-based)A (least hardship)

Family Type (not applicable for home-based)


Staff Member / Affiliate TypeInternship

Target Start Date2023-10-26

Job Posting End DateNovember 26, 2023

Terms of ReferenceObtaining and renewing current visas and residence permits including all associated costs, are the primary responsibility of the intern. UNHCR may assist by providing supporting documentation if needed.

The shortlisted candidates must appear for an interview; A technical and practical test can also be administered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and applications will not be accepted outside the closing date.

UNHCR is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, so everyone is encouraged to apply for this vacancy regardless of religion, age, sex, ethnicity, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation.

UNHCR does not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview call, processing, training or any other stage).

A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on United Nations salaries, allowances and benefits, visit the International Civil Service Commission web portal at: http://icsc.un.org

If you are a person with a disability and need additional assistance during the application and/or recruitment process, please contact us by email: salsahr@unhcr.org

Internship - Max duration: 8 months
Food and Local Transportation Allowance : USD563,44 monthly

Organizational context
El Salvador has a population of 6.3 million people, with at least 20% of El Salvador's population living abroad. The countryโ€™s economy is heavily reliable on remittances, which constitute around 26% of its GDP. According to the 2021 Multipurpose Household Survey released in 2022, 24.6% of El Salvadorโ€™s population lives below the poverty line, out of which 7.8% are extremely poor.
Between 2006 and 2016, 1.1% of families in El Salvador were forcibly displaced raising the estimated number of internally displaced people to 71,500. According to the profiling exercise published in 2018 by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, most displaced people are socio-economically vulnerable young families.
El Salvador is committed to identifying and addressing protection and solutions for refugees, internally displaced people, returnees with protection needs, and stateless individuals. El Salvador is party to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol, and to the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons. In 2020, El Salvador approved the Special Law for the Care and Integral Protection of Victims of Violence in Conditions of Forced Displacement.
Since July 2019, El Salvador is actively engaged in the Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Framework (MIRPS in Spanish), a regional application of the Global Compact on Refugees. Growing mixed population flows across the countries in the north of Central America is a priority to be addressed in the regional agenda. The increasingly complex human mobility context demands additional efforts for coordinating protection-oriented responses.
UNHCR is active in the implementation, coordination, and monitoring of the 2022-2026 United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), which prioritizes responses to the needs of internally displaced people and refugees. UNHCR is an active member of the Humanitarian Country Team. UNHCR leads the Protection Sector and co-leads the CCCM and Shelter sectors.
UNHCR seeks to meaningfully engage, empower, inform, and seek the views of people in decisions that affect their lives, as drivers for greater equality and social cohesion. UNHCR is currently present in over 40 communities and 17 Municipalities nationwide.
The candidate will work for the Durable Solutions team, under the supervision of the Durable Solutions Officer, P3.

The position
The incumbent provides clerical and administrative support to durable solutions operations. S/he maintains frequent contacts with colleagues within the same Office to exchange information. External contacts are mainly with implementing partners for the purpose of managing the logistics of the durable solution activities.

Duties and responsibilities
โ€ข Assist in identifying and registering candidates for voluntary repatriation and prepare documentation for their return, in line with Voluntary Repatriation SOPs.
โ€ข Assist in identifying and registering candidates for local integration and prepare the appropriate documentation for onward submission to local authorities or partners, in line with Local Integration SOPs.
โ€ข Participate in identifying resettlement needs of refugees, in line with Resettlement SOPs.
โ€ข Assist in updating the electronic databases for resettlement, voluntary repatriation and local integration, in line with Standard Operating Procedures.
โ€ข Process documentation to ensure that persons of concern receive the documents required for their durable solutions in a timely manner.
โ€ข Prepare statistical and ad-hoc reports to ensure accurate information is available and shared with relevant offices and partners.
โ€ข Prepare documents relating to durable solutions.
โ€ข Enter information into available databases, in line with SOPs.
โ€ข Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum qualifications required
In order to be considered for an internship, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:
โ€ข Be either a recent graduate (having completed their studies within two years of applying) or a current student in a graduate/undergraduate school programme from a university or higher education facility accredited by IAU/UNESCO; and
โ€ข Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant or of interest to the work of UNHCR.

NOTE: An individual whose father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister is a staff member of UNHCR, including a Temporary Appointment holder or a member of the Affiliate Workforce, is not eligible for an internship.

Desirable qualifications and skills
โ€ข Diverse field experience.
โ€ข Experience in Interviewing.

It is a full-time role (40 hours per week). The successful candidate will be assigned to support the team in San Salvador, El Salvador.

Allowance: Interns who do not receive financial support from an outside party will receive an allowance to partially help to cover the cost of food, local transportation and living expenses

Standard Job Description

Required Languages Spanish


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Desired Languages English



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Work Experience

Other informationThis position doesn't require a functional clearance

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