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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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You will find all UNHCR positions at Impactpool, update your Impactpool profile to stay alerted when UNHCR jobs are posted. Find information on how to apply in the job advertisements. When sending your application, please indicate that you found the opportunity at Impactpool.org.

Current jobs

Senior Protection Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-27
El Obeid (Sudan)
Protection Associate (10019856) - Ankara
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-27
Ankara (Turkey)
Assistant Protection Officer (10034434) - Ankara
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-27
Ankara (Turkey)
Senior Protection Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-03
Kampala (Uganda)
Associate Reporting Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-05-03
Kampala (Uganda)
Associate Reporting Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-05-03
Kampala (Uganda)
Registration Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-03
Nakivale
Assistant WASH Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-03
Yumbe (Uganda)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-26
Georgetown (Guyana)
Programme Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-03
Kampala (Uganda)
Protection Assistant DGME, LICA-5. Upala, Costa Rica
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-26
Upala (Costa Rica)
Supply Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-04-15
Amman (Jordan)
RSD Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-04-15
Niamey (Niger)
Assc Reporting Officer - Donor Relations
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-04-15
Niamey (Niger)
Executive Support Associate - Liaison
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-25
Geneva (Switzerland)
Associate Reporting Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-05-02
Kampala (Uganda)
Associate Reporting Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-05-02
Kampala (Uganda)
Senior Programme Assistant - Educate A Child (EAC)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-27
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Senior Protection Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-02
Kampala (Uganda)
Registration Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-02
Nakivale
Assistant WASH Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-02
Yumbe (Uganda)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-26
Khartoum (Sudan)
Senior Administrative Assistant - Temporary Appointment
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-22
Asosa
Assistant Program Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-22
Asosa
Assistant Field Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-25
Khashm El Girba
Monitoring Assistant - UNOPS LICA 4
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-18
Monterrey (Colombia)
Asistente de Protección(Helpdesk) - 5 posiciones (UNOPS LICA-4)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-04-18
Mexico (Mexico)
Senior Registration Assistant - UNOPS LICA-5 (5 positions)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-25
Mexico (Mexico)
Senior Communication with Communities Assistant (Temporary Appointment)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-25
Tapachula (Mexico)
Protection Associate - Temporary Appointment
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-04-25
Tijuana (Mexico)
Protection Assistant - 5 positions (UNOPS-LICA4)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-25
ciudad juarez
Protection Assistant (UNOPS LICA-4)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-25
tenosique
PPH Associate (UNOPS LICA-6)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-04-25
Mexico (Mexico)
Local Integration Assistant (UNOPS LICA-4)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-25
Palenque (Ecuador)
Driver - Temporary Appointment
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-04-25
Tijuana (Mexico)
Driver (Temporary Appointment)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-04-25
Monterrey (Colombia)
Database Assistant (PSP) - Individual Contractor
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-25
Mexico (Mexico)
Data Management Associate - UNOPS LICA 6
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-04-25
Mexico (Mexico)
Administrative Assistant (UNOPS LICA-4)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-25
tenosique
Snr Field Security Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-04-15
Kinshasa (Congo Democratic)
Senior Resettlement Assistant G5 (Temporary Appointment)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-16
Bogotá (Colombia)
Registration Assistant - UNOPS LICA-4 (20 positions)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-25
Mexico (Mexico)
Snr Medical Admin Asst/Nurse (Temporary Appointment)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-04-23
Panama (United States of America)
Intern (Community Based Protection)
Internship
Closes: 2021-04-22
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Electrician - L-ICA 5 under UNOPS
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-04-22
Gambella (Ethiopia)
Assistant Nutrition and Food Security Officer - L-ICA 8 under UNOPS
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-22
Gambella (Ethiopia)
Field Associate - Temporary Appointment
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-04-22
Asosa
Assistant Education Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-22
Asosa
PSP Individual Giving Assc
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-22
Rome (Italy)
Programme Associate - Temporary Appointment
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-04-23
Betou
Field Associate - Temporary Appointment
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-04-23
Betou
Driver - Temporary Appointment (2 posts)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-04-23
Betou
Community-Based Protection Associate - Temporary Appointment
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-04-23
Betou
Supply Associate, G6 (Brasília)
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-25
Brasilia (Brazil)
Senior Field Security Assistant, G5 [Temporary Appointment]
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-22
Cucuta (Colombia)
Senior Protection Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-22
Tripoli (Libya)
Intern (U.S Strategic Communications and Outreach Unit)
Internship
Closes: 2021-04-30
Washington D.C. (United States of America)
Supply Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-15
Gamboma (Congo Republic)
Field Security Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-15
Gamboma (Congo Republic)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-15
Gamboma (Congo Republic)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-15
Gamboma (Congo Republic)
Community-Based Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-15
Gamboma (Congo Republic)
Administrative Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-15
Gamboma (Congo Republic)
UNOPS Senior Field Associate (Protection) LICA 7, Manta
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-04-21
Guayaquil (Ecuador)
Communications Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-21
San Jose (Costa Rica)
Communications Associate - Temporary Appointment
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-22
Brazzaville (Congo Republic)
Snr Personnel Admin Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-14
Budapest (Hungary)
Protection Assistant, LICA4 (Manaus)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-21
Manaus (Brazil)
Temporary Appointment, Senior Legal Associate
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-04-21
Tirana (Albania)
Temporary Appointment, Programme Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-21
Tirana (Albania)
Public Information (PI)/ Communications Intern
Internship
Closes: 2021-04-21
Tirana (Albania)
Project Control Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-15
Kaya (Burkina Faso)
Supply Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-15
Kaya (Burkina Faso)
Programme Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-15
Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
Info Management Associate (PN 10031930)-Gaziantep
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-13
Gaziantep (Turkey)
IT Assistant, G4 (Boa Vista)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-13
Boa Vista (Brazil)
Driver, G2 (Boa Vista)
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-13
Boa Vista (Brazil)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-13
Pemba (Mozambique)
Assistant Protection Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-13
Tripoli (Libya)
Snr Personnel Admin Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-14
Budapest (Hungary)
Snr Personnel Admin Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-14
Budapest (Hungary)
Snr Personnel Admin Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-14
Budapest (Hungary)
Senior Field Security Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-14
Homs (Syria)
Registration Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-14
Amman (Jordan)
Regis Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-14
Amman (Jordan)
Project Control Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-14
Homs (Syria)
Information Management Associate (UNOPS LICA-6)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-04-14
Sanaa (Yemen)
Protection Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-04-15
Valletta (Malta)
Lic. en Psicología, MREC, LICA-5. San Jose
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-04-15
San Jose (Costa Rica)
Executive Support Associate - Liaison
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-15
Geneva (Switzerland)
Head of Field Office
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-04-16
Thessaloníki (Greece)
Snr Protection Assc
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-18
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
Programme Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-18
Tunis (Tunisia)
Driver, G2 (Manaus)
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-18
Manaus (Brazil)
Livelihood & Economic Inclusion Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-19
Kigali (Rwanda)
Energy Associate Under UNOPS
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-04-19
Huye (Rwanda)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-19
Baraka (Indonesia)
Assistant Project Control Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-19
Baraka (Indonesia)
Senior Reporting Assistant, LICA5 (Brasília)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-20
Brasilia (Brazil)
Senior Field Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-20
Khashm El Girba