No Experience UN Public Health Intern Job Opportunities – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


Job Title:    Public Health Intern

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Vacancy Notice: External vacancy notice no. INTERN/001/01

Position Number: INTERN/001/01

Position Grade: GS-7


About US:

The Office of the
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950
by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of
the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and
co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent
solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and
well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness,
as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the
Reduction of Statelessness.


Job Summary:  Under the overall guidance of the Assistant
Public Health Officer in charge of the Urban, the Public Health intern, will
support implementing and operational partner agencies health activities in
Kampala among the urban refugees. H/she plays a key role in supporting
planning, organising, implementing, monitoring and evaluation UNHCR’s public
health programmes for all persons of concern in Kampala.  This will include regular visits to the urban
refugees in order to monitor and support the implementation of health
activities to refugees; monitor refugee access to health services and the
impact on the national systems in Kampala, ensure feedback relating to key
public health data is provided by health partners, relevant UN agencies,
Ministry of Health at local level.  Work
with other sectors (WASH, protection, community services, programme, etc.) to
ensure a multi-sectoral approach.  This
position is the main liaison with the urban refugee partners involves attending
district health team meetings, refugee health coordination meeting with
District Health Offices on a regular basis to ensure health services are


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

undertaking of the needs and resources assessments in coordination with
Government and partners in order to prioritise needs and activities in the
provision of services to refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR.

and participate in the review and analysis of relevant project proposals and
budgetary submissions presented by UNHCR partners within the context of the
UNHCR programming cycle.

to apply various mechanisms and tools to ensure proper monitoring of the

co-ordination of health, nutrition, reproductive health and HIV activities and
ensure that decisions are implemented as agreed upon.

information sharing on all aspects related to refugee health, nutrition,
reproductive health and HIV to refugees in Kampala


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Public Health Intern job placement should hold a University degree or
Diploma in Medicine or Nursing or related fields or clinical background.

competent and experienced in the use of computers using a Word, Excel, Email,
PowerPoint Presentations.




& Collaboration

to Continuous Learning

& Result Orientation

of English language


Qualifications & Competencies

in infectious diseases/tropical medicine/community medicine/other relevant

working with international organizations, (including NGO’s and UN), in the
field of health, reproductive health, HIV and nutrition.

working experience in refugee settings.

in working in complex emergencies.

qualifications in public health


How to Apply:

All interested
Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the
link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job




Deadline: 1st November 2020


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