Global Protection Unit

Danish Refugee Council, Copenhagen, Denmark

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th June, 2021

Job Description

About the Internship

  • The Intern will be a part of the GPU and support the Unit’s work to support knowledge and information management, development, communication and dissemination of global Protection policy, standards and guidance, and the delivery of thematic events.
  • Under the guidance of GPU colleagues, the intern will support with 1) Knowledge and information management and documentation (25%); 2) Contribute to the development and rollout of policies and guidance (50%); and 3) Contribute to preparation and delivery of thematic events (25%).

Areas of Work

Information and Knowledge Management

  • Information management, including protection surveys and monitoring DRC Protection Minimum Operating Procedures (P-MOPs)
  • Maintain and support the GPU knowledge management, including repository of policies, standards, guidance, tools and reference documents and the Protection Sector’s intranet page
  • Development and Rollout of Protection Policies & Guidance
  • Develop and support GPU communication and rollout of protection policy efforts
  • Contribute to the continued rollout of the Age, Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming (AGDM) Policy
  • Contribute to the development of protection policy and guidance (Community-Based Protection and Psycho-Social Support)
  • Preparation and Delivery of Thematic Events
  • Support in the development of protection related podcasts and webinars
  • Contribute to preparation and delivery of thematic events
  • Coordinate and support GPU administrative tasks, including monthly / bi-monthly Protection Coordinator meetings and the planning of the annual Global Protection Training.

We offer you the opportunity to:

  • Gain experience from working in an internationally recognised humanitarian NGO
  • Gain knowledge of international protection and humanitarian work  
  • Work independently with assignments
  • Be part of an enthusiastic and dynamic team
  • Create and complete your own development project.

We expect you to:

  • Communicate clearly and be able to engage with colleagues from different cultures
  • Thrive working as a part of a team
  • Be proactive and ready to face new challenges
  • Show attention to detail and commitment to delivering products of high quality
  • Be able to work independently and handle challenges in a constructive and positive way
  • Be open-minded and flexible towards the different tasks assigned to you, including being willing and interested in undertaking other ad hoc tasks, as required
  • Commit to the values and Code of Conduct of the Danish Refugee Council.

Your profile

  • Available for an internship between August and December 2021
  • Currently studying at BA or MA level
  • Interest in humanitarian work, forced displacement, human rights and international collaboration
  • Creative competencies and ability to think outside of the box, in order to identify and develop engaging and stimulating channels through which to communicate to a target group
  • Analytical skills and ability to grasp and communicate abstract concepts
  • Technical skills in relation to MS Office products. Additional experience working in Sharepoint and with audio-editing software will be an asset
  • Able to work in Denmark throughout the internship period.


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