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INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

Terms of reference 

Job Title: Emergency Unit Intern
Code: SR-00-417
Country: Head Quarters
Duty Station: Rome, HQ
Starting date: 01/03/2018
Contract duration: 6 months
Reporting to: Head of Emergency Unit
Supervision of: No
Dependents: No

General context of the project
In a humanitarian crisis, making decisions is a challenge. The situation is constantly changing and information is scarce. Humanitarian actors must be able to zoom in on important details as well as see quickly analyse the overall picture. The role of INTERSOS Emergency Unit is, therefore, crucial for the quality of our programmes. It shall guarantee that INTERSOS missions and regions have a coherent and constant update of the humanitarian situation at country, regional and global level. The Emergency Unit supports country and regional programmes with regular and updated context analysis, producing recommendations, in line also with relevant international cooperation agencies and main donors.

The constant access to updated humanitarian data and updated analysis will therefore help INTERSOS Head of Missions and Regional Directors to revise and adjust country programme strategies in line with the main humanitarian needs and trends and with the internal capacity. Ultimately, through the above mentioned process, the Emergency Unit ensures readiness at country/regional level to respond to both natural and man- made emergencies in our programs, through collection of information, analysis and planning.

The Emergency Unit Assistant will therefore work in collaboration with the Head of Emergency Unit to support the RD and HoMs in constantly analyse the major humanitarian crisis through the preparation of internal INTERSOS “crisis country sheet/sitrep”. managing emergencies & revision of ongoing programmes/strategies in case of rapid scale up or deterioration of humanitarian crisis in countries/areas where INTERSOS is present.

General purpose of the position
At the end of the experience, the intern will have acquired in-depth knowledge of the mechanism and dynamics of the international humanitarian response and will be able to navigate to its different emergency phases. Similarly, the intern will have acquired basic knowledge of planning, management and monitoring of country missions.

Finally, the intern will acquire a general understanding of the internal functioning of a complex humanitarian organization such as INTERSOS.

Main responsibilities and tasks

  • To daily revise and analyze specialized humanitarian papers, articles, crises updates and bulletins available on the web and in other international platforms
  • To prepare weekly humanitarian country crisis reviews
  • To support in the revision of INTERSOS programme strategies based on the possible humanitarian scenarios
  • To support the Emergency Unit in the organization of internal training and learning sessions on key concepts, principles, normative frameworks, methods, and strategies related to humanitarian action
  • To support the Emergency Unit with project proposal writing
  • To support the Emergency Unit with the translation in English/French of relevant documents

Required profile and experience

Education

  • Master degree on International Cooperation and/or International Relations
  • Clear interest on humanitarian action and first emergency response activities
  • Basic understanding and knowledge of the key concepts of humanitarian action, principles, mechanisms (IHL, cluster mechanism, HYP, ect)
  • Basic knowledge of Program Cycle Management and Logical Framework
  • Strong motivation and adherence with humanitarian principles and INTERSOS mandate and values

Professional experience
-A previous internship/ volunteering experience in a humanitarian organization is to be preferred

Professional requirements

  • Clear interest on humanitarian action and first emergency response activities
  • Basic understanding and knowledge of the key concepts of humanitarian action, principles, mechanisms (IHL, cluster mechanism, HYP, ect)
  • Basic knowledge of Program Cycle Management and Logical Framework
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility and strong learning attitude

Languages

  • English and French

Personal requirements

  • Strong motivation and adherence with humanitarian principles and INTERSOS mandate and values

HOW TO APPLY:
For further information and to apply, follow the link below: https://intersos.knack.com/imp#intersosorg-vacancies/vacancy-details/59d…

In case you encounter difficulties applying through INTERSOS’ platform, you can also apply by sending your CV, motivation letter and 2 references via email to [email protected] , with subject line: “SR-00-417 EmergencyUnit Intern – HQ“.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

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Info su INTERSOS

INTERSOS è un’organizzazione umanitaria senza fini di lucro, che opera a favore delle popolazioni in pericolo, vittime di calamità naturali e di conflitti armati. INTERSOS basa la sua azione sui valori della solidarietà, della giustizia, della dignità della persona, dell'uguaglianza dei diritti e delle opportunità per tutti i popoli, del rispetto delle diversità, della convivenza, dell'attenzione ai più deboli e indifesi.