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Non-specific Profile

Multiple locations (Various)

Generic Profile

Various Locations

Grade: For Junior (P2), Mid (P3) and Senior (P4) Level Positions


The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is one of the world¿s leading humanitarian organisations addressing the global challenges of refugees, internally displaced persons, and stateless persons. It is constantly seeking talented, compassionate candidates with high-integrity in a vast array of functional areas to strengthen its capacity to respond urgently to crisis with the right skills. Given the nature of UNHCR's work, it is essential that its workforce has the right mix of skills and qualities to fulfill its mandate. The non-specific profile has thus been created for highly-skilled candidates within their respective area of expertise which does not match any other specialist job profiles advertised in the Talent Pool. Candidates should therefore possess a strong academic qualification relating to their respective area of expertise, demonstrated professional experience within the public and/or private sector and knowledge within the specific context. The incumbent will be expected to demonstrate a passion for the humanitarian sector and commitment to help persons of concern to UNHCR.


Minimum qualifications and professional experience required:

For positions at the P2 level

Requirements:
- Education: (Advanced) University degree.
- Job experience: Minimum of 2 years of relevant job experience with a Master's Degree or 4 years with a Bachelor's Degree. 
- Languages: Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.


For positions at the P3 level

Requirements:
- Education: (Advanced) University degree.
- Job experience: Minimum of 6 years of relevant job experience with a Master's Degree or 8 years with a Bachelor's Degree; at least 2 years of international working experience; at least 2 years of experience in the respective area of expertise.
- Languages: Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.


For positions at the P4 level 

Requirements:
- Education: (Advanced) University degree.
- Job experience: Minimum of 10 years of relevant job experience with a Master's Degree or 12 years with a Bachelor's Degree; at least 4 years of international working experience; at least 4 years of experience in in the respective area of expertise.
- Languages: Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.
Desirable qualifications and skills for all positions
 
- Knowledge of UN policies and procedures 
- Field experience 
- Commitment to help persons of concern and willingness to cooperate with counterparts. 
- Good analytical skills
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting 
- Experience of working with persons of concern desirable 
- Ability to live and work in the difficult and harsh conditions of developing countries is essential.


To apply

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity and to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Multiple locations (Various)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Refugee rights and well-being
  • Closing Date: 2018-12-30

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