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Sample cover letter for Full Time position at UNHCR


protection officer

I am writing to apply for the position of Protection Officer based in your reputable organization. I am a fast learner, team player, committed and hardworking staff who is always willing to take initiatives in any task assigned to me. Presently I serve as a Senior Protection Officer with International Rescue Committee. I have my M.A in Communication &Media studies and have attended several Protection related trainings to help aid in administering my duties as a Senior Protection Officer.

Presently, I am engaged in identification of protection related issues, documentation, referral and follow up of GBV related cases, conducting community GBV sensitization, establishing relationships with community leaders and also developing mechanisms to ensure systematic identification and documentation of GBV cases, coordinating with different stakeholders to address GBV issues identified on the field and support the capacity building and training officer in the planning, organisation and facilitation of protection and GBV trainings for IDPs, Host community members and various levels of stake holders.

I have 7 years working experience and have three years out of seven working with conflict affected people and less privilege children, internally displaced persons including camps and host community especially to support women, young people and vulnerable children to realize their right, attain maximum potential within their reach and also create a supportive environment for emotional stability for children in Kebbi, Adamawa and Borno state, Nigeria. In line with my assigned task, I have travelled to project sites to ensure compliance to the appropriate standard in line with international regulation. This is a significant demonstration of my ability to travel to clients’ site across Nigeria, to ensure project management, and timely delivery. I am able to show similar commitment in this advertised position as required.

In the course of my work, I have improved my skills through various workshops, and on-the-job trainings in Facilitation, Advocacy, Reporting, Monitoring & Evaluation and Team building. All these I hope to put into practice in this advertised position as required. I also have hands-on experience of International working environment, standard and ethics. In addition, I am broadly familiar with Learning Management Systems, and I am willing to undergo further training as required to support the work of my team members.

In conclusion, I work well in a team, possessing great interpersonal skill and have the ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment working with individuals from various backgrounds. I have skills with using internet facilities, MS packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and I am proactive, with excellent communication skills and report writing abilities. I am available for interview as soon as possible, and I look forward to the opportunity to discuss this further. 

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