Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Ecuador
Closing date: 05 Jul 2017

The Livelihoods intern accompanies and supports the Livelihoods Coordinator in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Livelihoods strategy.

1. 1. Provide support in the implementation and monitoring of the Graduation Model in Quito and Santo Domingo:

1.1.Support and monitor the Coaching Plan of the Graduation Model in Quito;

1.2.Accompany the promoters of the Graduation Model in their home visits in Quito;

1.3.To support in the organization of workshops and to collaborate with the systematization of the information provided in them;

1.4. Promote visibility of the various livelihood projects through reports or publishable stories.

2. Provide support in events with partner institutions:

2.1.Support the organization in fairs and other events in order to promote the participation of asylum seekers and refugees at these events;

2.2. Assist and support the organization in workshops to raise public awareness of the rights to work of asylum seekers and refugees.

3. Accompany the promotion of access to employment for UNHCR's People of Interest:

3.1. Development of databases and institutional mapping and services that promote access to employment of people of interest as well as assist their integration;

4. Support in monitoring and other activities:

4.1.Assist in the implementation of different activities and work required by the Livelihoods coordinator;

4.2.Support in the monitoring of the different activities with the partners that the Livelihoods coordinator delegates.

5. Project execution:

5.1. The Livelihood Coordinator will delegate the execution of a specific project to the Livelihoods intern for implementation and follow-up. This project will be under the supervision of the coordinator of the Livelihoods unit.


  • University Degree in Law or Social Sciences or related fields
  • Very good knowledge of Spanish (speak and write) Mandatory.
  • Very good knowledge of English (speak and write).
  • Availability for 6 months beginning September 2017.
  • Respect for diversity and capacity to work in stressful contexts.
  • Capacity to adapt to the requirements of the operation and to be a good team player.


  • United Nations interns are not paid. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions.
  • Visa: You will be responsible for obtaining and financing the necessary visas (volunteer visa).
  • Travel: You will arrange and finance your travel to the United Nations location where you will be an intern.
  • Medical insurance: You will be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship and must show proof of a valid medical insurance coverage.

How to apply:

How to apply:

Please identify your application with the name of the vacancy (Livelihoods Intern)

Please send your CV and motivation letter electronically to:

María Belén Rueda at

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