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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

Driver (Temporary Appointment)
Level not specified
Closes: 2020-04-21
Assistant Community-Based  Protection Officer UNHCR Temporary Appointment (Maternity Replacement)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2020-04-21
Beirut (Lebanon)
Registration Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2020-04-15
Dakar (Senegal)
Development Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2020-04-15
Dakar (Senegal)
Finance Associate (Financial Support)
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2020-04-20
Budapest (Hungary)
Snr Resettlement Asst
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2020-04-15
Dakar (Senegal)
Resettlement Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2020-04-15
Dakar (Senegal)
Senior Medical Admin Assistant / Nurse
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Nairobi (Kenya)
PSP Donor Care and Social Media Intern
Internship
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Nairobi (Kenya)
PSP Communications Intern
Internship
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Nairobi (Kenya)
Associate Supply Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Bogotá (Colombia)
Hd Operatl & Partnersh Mgmt Unit
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Geneva (Switzerland)
WASH Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Bunj (South Sudan)
Technical Coordinator
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Amman (Jordan)
Technical Coordinator
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Kampala (Uganda)
Supply Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Jam-Jang (South Sudan)
Supply Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Peshāwar (Pakistan)
Statistics & Data Analysis Of
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Panama (United States of America)
Snr WASH Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Kakuma (Kenya)
Snr Talent Devlp & Perfor Off
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Budapest (Hungary)
Snr Strategic Planning Adviser
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Geneva (Switzerland)
Snr Staff Counsellor
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
pretoria (gl. p)
Snr Risk Mgmt & Compliance Adv
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Baghdad (Iraq)
Snr Protection Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Caracas (Venezuela)
Snr Protection Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Mogadishu (Somalia)
Snr Protection Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Bunj (South Sudan)
Snr Protection Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
San Salvador (El Salvador)
Snr Protection Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Maiduguri (Nigeria)
Snr Programme Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Bangui (Central African Republic)
Snr Programme Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Juba (South Sudan)
Snr Programme Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Brasilia (Brazil)
Snr Programme Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Gambella (Ethiopia)
Snr Programme Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Mogadishu (Somalia)
Snr Prog Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Snr Liaison & Policy Off (Sec)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Geneva (Switzerland)
Snr Legal Officer (Comm Matt)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Geneva (Switzerland)
Snr Legal Off (Prot&Nat Sec)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Geneva (Switzerland)
Snr Investigation Specialist - External Recruitment
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Amman (Jordan)
Snr Investigation Specialist - External Recruitment
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Nairobi (Kenya)
Snr Investigation Specialist
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Amman (Jordan)
Snr Information Management Of
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Bangkok (Thailand)
Snr Finance Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
N'Djamena (Chad)
Snr Field Security Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Niamey (Niger)
Snr Field Security Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Sanaa (Yemen)
Snr Field Coordinator
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Boa Vista (Brazil)
Snr Development Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Nouakchott (Mauritania)
Snr Community-Based Prot Off
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
sloviansk (kramatorsk)
Snr Communic Adv-Crisis Comm
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Geneva (Switzerland)
Snr Clust Coord Off (Prot)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Sanaa (Yemen)
Snr Admin Officer - Finance
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Juba (South Sudan)
Snr Admin Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Mogadishu (Somalia)
Shelter Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Damascus (Syria)
Shelter Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Diffa (Niger)
Shelter Cluster Coord Of - Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Senior Technical Coordinator
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Cox's Bazaar (Bangladesh)
Senior Policy Adviser
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Geneva (Switzerland)
Senior PSP CRM Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
bangkok (glob.prog.)
Senior PPH Officer - Philanthropy
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Senior Operations Officer - Protection
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Senior Operations Coordinator - Field Coordination
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Senior Coordinator (Integrity)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Geneva (Switzerland)
Senior CRR Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Mogadishu (Somalia)
Senior Business Analyst - Supply Chain
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Budapest (Hungary)
Senior Business Analyst - HCM
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Budapest (Hungary)
Senior Business Analyst
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Geneva (Switzerland)
Risk Mgmt and Compliance Off
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Kampala (Uganda)
Reset & Complem Pathws Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Kakuma (Kenya)
Representative
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
San Salvador (El Salvador)
Representative
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Quito (Ecuador)
Reporting Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Goma (Congo Democratic)
Reporting Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Damascus (Syria)
Reporting Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Kinshasa (Congo Democratic)
Registr & Identity Mgmt Of
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Mogadishu (Somalia)
Registr & Identity Mgmt Of
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Gambella (Ethiopia)
Public Health Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Cox's Bazaar (Bangladesh)
Protection Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Juba (South Sudan)
Protection Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Kinshasa (Congo Democratic)
Protection Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Amman (Jordan)
Protection Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Gaalkacyo (Somalia)
Protection Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Damascus (Syria)
Protection Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Jam-Jang (South Sudan)
Protection Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Quetta (Pakistan)
Protection Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago)
Protection Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
Protection Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Maroua (Cameroon)
Protection Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Protection Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Tripoli (Libya)
Protection Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Kuwait City (Kuwait)
Protection Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Damascus (Syria)
Project Control Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Tripoli (Libya)
Project Control Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Gambella (Ethiopia)
Project Control Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Sanaa (Yemen)
Project Control Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Mogadishu (Somalia)
Project Control Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Bangui (Central African Republic)
Programme Officer - Programme
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
El Fasher (Sudan)
Programme Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Panama (United States of America)
Programme Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Aden (Yemen)
Programme Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Quetta (Pakistan)
Programme Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
San Salvador (El Salvador)
Programme Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-16
Gaalkacyo (Somalia)