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UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

 

UNHCR - Working together to build better futures for people forced to flee

About UNHCR

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home.

Since 1950, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has been taking the lead in protecting people forced to flee wars and persecution around the world, providing life-saving aid including shelter, food and water to ensure their basic safety, rights and dignity.

With 16,803 women and men working in 134​ countries, UNHCR works tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of 70.8 million forcibly displaced people worldwide.

Our dedicated and professional staff work around the clock in roles including legal protection, community services, public affairs, health and more. Despite the challenges they can face, our staff are proud to work for UNHCR and determined to make a positive impact.

 

 

 

Why work for UNHCR?

The needs of people forced to flee are at the heart of everything we do. We are working together with refugees to help them restart their lives and build a better future. We are mandated to deliver the best possible outcome in an environment where staff members are empowered and can grow both professionally and personally. Joining UNHCR means living, sharing and promoting the organization’s core values relating to inclusion, diversity and gender equality.

We offer careers, not just jobs, and take pride in going the extra mile to serve our people in need. Every day, our staff use their skills to find innovative, long-lasting solutions that better support the people we serve. UNHCR offers a variety of local and international short-term and fixed-term contracts through which you can make a positive difference to refugees’ lives, whether you want to work at a field location or at our Headquarters in Geneva. 

UNHCR’s workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, and opinions. We seek to sustain and strengthen this diversity and to ensure equal opportunities, as well as an inclusive working environment, for our entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. We work with skilled professionals who are committed to put people first, make a real difference in people’s lives and are willing to go anywhere we are needed to get the job done.


What UNHCR is looking for in a candidate:

  • Passion for humanitarian work
  • At least an undergraduate degree from a UNESCO accredited institution (international staff)
  • Successful completion of secondary education (general/field service)
  • Relevant work experience and skills
  • Proficiency in English and working knowledge of another UN language may be required
  • Ability to work in diverse teams
  • Willingness to serve in hardship locations/rotate from one duty station to another

How to apply to an International position at UNHCR

If you want UNHCR specific advice on how to apply for an International position, please have a look at the below video, you can also find more information here

 

 Meet our people

Learn more about the different profiles of UNHCR staff around the world here.


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Current jobs

Operational Data Management Offier (Under UNOPS)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2022-01-17
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Associate Operational Data Management Officer- under UNOPS
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2022-01-17
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Assc Operational Data Mgmt Off - under UNOPS
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2022-01-17
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Associate Operational Data Management Officer - under UNOPS
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2022-01-17
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Senior Protection Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-24
Beirut (Lebanon)
Senior Protection Assistant (Re-advertisement)
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-24
Cairo (Egypt)
Senior Field Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-24
Maungdaw (Myanmar)
Livelihood & Economic Inclusion Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-24
Pemba (Mozambique)
Legal Associate - UNOPS - AMM 132
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-01-24
Amman (Jordan)
Digital Learning Programme Manager - UNOPS LICA 7
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-01-24
Dadaab (Kenya)
Associate Protection Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-01-24
Zahle (Lebanon)
Assistant PPH Officer - UNOPS IICA-1 Private Partnerships & Philanthropy
IICA-1, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
Closes: 2022-01-24
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Senior Supply Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-22
Pretoria (South Africa)
Information Management Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-13
Madrid (Spain)
RSD Associate (Temporary Appointment)
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-01-20
Turin (Italy)
IT Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-20
Guiglo (Cote d'Ivoire)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-21
Pemba (Mozambique)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-21
Pemba (Mozambique)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-21
Pemba (Mozambique)
TA - UNHCR/WFP Joint Technical Advisor - Economic Inclusion (P3)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-01-23
Geneva (Switzerland)
PSP HR/Admin Intern
Internship
Closes: 2022-01-23
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Internship - Communication Support in Division of Information Systems and Telecommunications in Geneva, Switzerland
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2022-01-23
Geneva (Switzerland)
Global Website Support Officer, UNOPS International Specialist IICA-2 or LICA-10, Bangkok
IICA-2, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-23
Bangkok (Thailand)
TA - Technical Coordinator Greening and Sustainability (P3), in Nairobi, Kenya
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-01-20
Nairobi (Kenya)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-20
Benghazi (Libya)
UNOPS Field Assistant LICA 4 Esmeraldas (2 positions)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-19
Esmeraldas (Ecuador)
Snr Protection Assistant - UNOPS - MAF - 022
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-19
Mafraq (Jordan)
Snr Protection Assistant - UNOPS - MAF - 019
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-19
Mafraq (Jordan)
Snr Livelih & Econom Incl Asst
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-19
Kyiv (Ukraine)
Senior Data Management Asst - UNOPS - MAF- 039
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-01-19
Mafraq (Jordan)
Snr HR Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-20
Nouakchott (Mauritania)
Senior Protection Assistant (PN10036382) - Istanbul
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-20
Istanbul (Turkey)
Senior Protection Assistant (PN10036381) - Istanbul
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-20
Istanbul (Turkey)
Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-20
Nouakchott (Mauritania)
Associate Statelessness Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-01-20
Pretoria (South Africa)
Assc IT Serv Delivery Mgmt Of
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-01-20
Amman (Jordan)
Senior Supply Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-03
Panama (United States of America)
Settlement Planning Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-19
Nampula (Mozambique)
Registration Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-19
Nouakchott (Mauritania)
Protection Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-19
Nouakchott (Mauritania)
Protection Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-19
Nouakchott (Mauritania)
Protection Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-19
Nouakchott (Mauritania)
Internship - NGO and Civil Society Section in Division of External Relations in Geneva, Switzerland
Internship
Closes: 2022-01-19
Geneva (Switzerland)
Finance Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-19
Nairobi (Kenya)
Education Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-19
Kakuma (Kenya)
Programme Associate
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-01-18
Budapest (Hungary)
Assc Prog Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2022-01-16
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
Snr Livelih & Econom Incl Asst
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-18
Amman (Jordan)
Snr Protection Assistant UNOPS/LICA 5
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Snr Community-Based Protection Assistant LICA 5
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
Choluteca
Intern (Administrative and Finance)
Internship
Closes soon: 2022-01-14
Lima (Peru)
Admin Associate, G6 (Fixed Term Appointment)
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-14
Panama (United States of America)
Assistant Statistics and Data Analysis Officer - (UNOPS IICA)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-17
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Senior Community-Based Protection Assistant  UNOPS LICA 5
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
ocotepeque
Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
ocotepeque
Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
Choluteca
Protection Assistant UNOPS LICA 4
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
San Pedro Sula (Honduras)
Senior GBV Assistant - UNOPS - AMM 157
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Amman (Jordan)
Snr Protection Associate
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-13
Bassikounou (Mauritania)
Snr Programme Associate
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-13
Bassikounou (Mauritania)
Senior Resettlement Assistant(Temporary Appointment)  Istanbul
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-13
Istanbul (Turkey)
Senior Registration Associate
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-13
Bassikounou (Mauritania)
Protection Assistant (10014343) - Istanbul
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-13
Istanbul (Turkey)
Field Associate (10026248) - Istanbul
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-13
Istanbul (Turkey)
Protection Associate - Temporary Appointment
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Homs (Syria)
Assistant Protection Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Homs (Syria)
Assistant Community-Based  Protection Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support

djohung
Snr Protection Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
Rome (Italy)
Admin Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
Baku (Azerbaijan)
RSD Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-16
Erbil (Iraq)
Associate Reporting Officer - UNOPS IICA-1/UNOPS LICA-9
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Assistant Repatriation Officer - Temporary Appointment
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Senior Administrative Associate (Temporary Appointment)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
Budapest (Hungary)
Assistant Finance Officer (Replacement Capacity)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
Kampala (Uganda)
IT Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
Dakar (Senegal)
Communications Associate TA, G6, Brasília
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-16
Brasilia (Brazil)
Statistics & Data Analysis Of
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Geneva (Switzerland)
Staff Counsellor
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Islamabad (Pakistan)
Snr Strategic Plan&Coord Of
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Snr Shelter Cluster Coord Of
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Snr Risk Mgmt & Compliance Adv
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Kampala (Uganda)
Snr Results Planning Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Geneva (Switzerland)
Snr RSD Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Amman (Jordan)
Snr Protection Coordinator
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Amman (Jordan)
Snr Legal Off - Intl Admin Law
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Geneva (Switzerland)
Snr Inter-Agency Coordinator
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Panama (United States of America)
Snr Inter-Agency Coordinat Off
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Dakar (Senegal)
Snr Field Security Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Beirut (Lebanon)
Snr Content Coordination Of
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Snr Communications Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Panama (United States of America)
Snr Child Protection Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Budapest (Hungary)
Snr CCCM Clust Coord Off
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Snr Admin Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Dakar (Senegal)
Shelter Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Kalemie (Congo Democratic)
Senior Public Health Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Senior PSP Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Washington D.C. (United States of America)
Senior Operations Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Panama (United States of America)
Senior External Relations Of
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Tripoli (Libya)
Senior External Relations Of
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Senior Development Officer - Capacity building
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Geneva (Switzerland)