Internship - Public Health UnitInternship




Define the role of the position within the team, describing its leadership role, if any, it’s external/internal work relationships or contacts, the contextual environment in which it operates and the scope of supervision received, and where applicable, exercised by the incumbent.

There are currently over one million Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Lebanon, which makes Lebanon the highest refugee-hosting country per capita in the world. There are no approved camps in the country, and refugees are spread over 2,125 communities and locations across the country. The refugee response is led by the Government and local actors, supported by the international community.

As the designated lead agency in the refugee response, UNHCR has established a sector-based structure in Beirut and in the field. The structure brings together over 100 UN agencies, national and international NGO partners in identifying and agreeing on the strategic priorities to address the needs of Syrian refugees and other affected populations. The Lebanon national response falls under the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), whereby UNHCR guides the refugee response and UNDP facilitates the resilience and stabilization component.

The UNHCR operational response in Lebanon is the largest for the organization. Media attention and the frequency of influential high-profile visitors is high. The Office has grown substantially in the past years and now has around 640 staff. Aside from the Branch Office in the capital city of Beirut, UNHCR has two sub-offices in Zahle and Tripoli and two field offices in Mt Lebanon, Tyre, and one field unit in Qobayat under the Tripoli Sub-Office.

Under the guidance of the Assistant Public Health Officer, the Intern will proactively work to support and assist the Public Health activities and material.


Focusing on the deliverables and the achievements expected from the job, describe the functions to be performed by the incumbent of the position. Describe also the engagement and the degree of relationships with clients/partners, and the impact of actions.

  • Assist with roll out of mass information tools and liaising with refugee outreach volunteers;
  • Assist with the referral system between relevant actors including follow up on individual cases referred;
  • Assist with monitoring and evaluation of indicators relevant to the Lebanon Public Health programme;
  • Assist with updating and disseminate information materials on Public Health based on standard practices and policies among partners;
  • Assist the Assistant Public Health Officer, in other duties relevant to service delivery for refugees.


Define the educational background, the relevant job experience and the language(s) that are essential to perform the work of the position.

  • University degree - preferably in level qualification in Public Health, Nutrition or related field preferred
  • At least 3 months of relevant experience in progressively responsible functions, preferably with some experience in an international capacity
  • Working knowledge of English and Arabic is essential



Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees). UNHCR strongly encourage qualified female applicants for this position. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for written test and/or oral interview


  • Job Title: Internship - Public Health Unit
  • Location: Mount Lebanon
  • Position Number: INT064
  • Type of Contract: Internship
  • Grade: N/A
  • Supervisor Position, Title & Grade: Assistant Public Health Officer, NOA
  • Deadline for applications: 2018-05-27