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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

Programme Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-23
Pemba (Mozambique)
IT Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-23
Pemba (Mozambique)
IT Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-23
Nampula (Mozambique)
Assistant Finance Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-23
Nampula (Mozambique)
Associate Field Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-06-29
Meiganga (Cameroon)
Snr Protection Assistant - UNOPS
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-06-30
Cairo (Egypt)
Snr IT Associate, FTA, PN:10031628
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-06-30
Amman (Jordan)
Field Associate (CCCM/Shelter), UNOPS
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-06-30
Saada
Individual Contractor- Protection Working Group
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-19
San Salvador (El Salvador)
Trabajador/a Social para apoyo a la Procuraduría Municipal de Protección de NNA - UNOPS LICA-3
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Saltillo (United States of America)
Trabajador/a Social para apoyo a la Procuraduría Municipal de Protección de NNA - UNOPS LICA-3
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Monterrey (Honduras)
Trabajador/a Social para apoyo a la Procuraduría Municipal de Protección de NNA - UNOPS LICA-3
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Monterrey (Honduras)
Trabajador/a Social para apoyo a la Procuraduría Municipal de Protección de NNA - UNOPS LICA-3
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Acayucan (Mexico)
Trabajador/a Social para apoyo a la Procuraduría Municipal de Protección de NNA - UNOPS LICA-3
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Tenosique
Psicólogo/a para apoyo a la Procuraduría Municipal de Protección de NNA - UNOPS LICA-3
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Saltillo (United States of America)
Psicólogo/a para apoyo a la Procuraduría Municipal de Protección de NNA - UNOPS LICA-3
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Monterrey (Honduras)
Psicólogo/a para apoyo a la Procuraduría Municipal de Protección de NNA - UNOPS LICA-3
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Monterrey (Honduras)
Psicólogo/a para apoyo a la Procuraduría Municipal de Protección de NNA - UNOPS LICA-3
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Acayucan (Mexico)
Psicólogo/a para apoyo a la Procuraduría Municipal de Protección de NNA - UNOPS LICA-3
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Tenosique
Abogado/a para apoyo a la Procuraduría Municipal de Protección de NNA - UNOPS LICA-3
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Saltillo (United States of America)
Abogado/a para apoyo a la Procuraduría Municipal de Protección de NNA - UNOPS LICA-3
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Monterrey (Honduras)
Abogado/a para apoyo a la Procuraduría Municipal de Protección de NNA - UNOPS LICA-3
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Monterrey (Honduras)
Abogado/a para apoyo a la Procuraduría Municipal de Protección de NNA - UNOPS LICA-3
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Acayucan (Mexico)
Abogado/a para apoyo a la Procuraduría Municipal de Protección de NNA - UNOPS LICA-3
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Palenque (Mexico)
Abogado/a para apoyo a la Procuraduría Municipal de Protección de NNA - UNOPS LICA-3 (3 posiciones)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Tenosique
Protection Associate - UNOPS L-ICA 6 (Maternity replacement)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-06-21
Rome (Italy)
Associate Info Mgmt Officer, NOB, TA. San Jose.
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-06-28
San Jose (Philippines)
Senior Learning Development Associate
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-06-29
Budapest (Hungary)
Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-21
Maputo (Mozambique)
Programme Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-21
Maputo (Mozambique)
IT Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-21
Maputo (Mozambique)
Field Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-21
Nampula (Mozambique)
Assc Legal Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-06-23
Stockholm (Sweden)
Senior Registration Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-06-24
Beirut (Lebanon)
Resettlement Associate (Temporary Appointment)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-06-27
Guatemala (Guatemala)
Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-06-27
Brussels (Belgium)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-06-27
Guatemala (Guatemala)
Data Management Associate LICA 6, UNOPS.
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-06-27
Guatemala (Guatemala)
Assistant Protection Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-06-28
Irbid (Jordan)
UNOPS Programme Associate (Protection), IcSP Project LICA 6
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-19
Quito (Ecuador)
Asst Public Health Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-06-19
Ruyigi (Burundi)
Snr Admin Assistant (Temporary Appointment)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-06-24
Damascus (Syria)
Head of Field Office, NOB, Esmeraldas
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-06-26
Esmeraldas (Brazil)
Senior Administrative Assistant (Temporary Appointment)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-17
djohung
Assistant Public Health Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-18
Burundi (Burundi)
Interpreters
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Melkadida (Ethiopia)
Snr HR Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-23
Stockholm (Sweden)
Information Management Assistant (Temporary appointment)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-06-24
Madrid (Spain)
Supply Associate (In replacement capacity )
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-06-25
Bukavu (Congo Democratic)
Senior Protection Assistant  (UNOPS, LICA-5), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-06-25
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-06-25
Budapest (Hungary)
Associate Recruitment Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-06-25
Budapest (Hungary)
Administrative Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-06-25
Bunia (Congo Democratic)
Internship - Durable Solutions, Socio-Economic and Inclusion Service, Division of Resilience and Solutions
Internship
Closes: 2021-06-27
Geneva (United States of America)
Supply Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-17
Nampula (Mozambique)
Programme Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-23
Yumbe (Uganda)
Asst Prog Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-06-23
Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire)
Asst Finance Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-06-23
Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire)
Snr Registration Assistant In Replacement Capacity.
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-06-24
djohung
Senior IT Associate
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-06-24
Khartoum (Sudan)
Associate Field Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-06-24
Damascus (Syria)
Associado de Protección: Coordinación PdIs, LICA-6. San Jose
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-06-24
San Jose (Philippines)
Assc Admin Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-06-24
Damascus (Syria)
Senior Admin Assistant (Temporary Appointment)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-17
Budapest (Hungary)
TA - Statistics & Data Analysis Officer in Copenhagen, Denmark
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Protection Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-22
Kiryandongo (Uganda)
Individual Consultant (3 months)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-22
Panama (United States of America)
Graphic Designer (UNOPS IICA-1)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-22
Panama (United States of America)
Driver, G2
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-22
Peshāwar (Pakistan)
Assistant WASH Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-22
Mbarara (Uganda)
Senior Protection Assistant  (UNOPS, LICA-5), Jimaní, Dominican Republic
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-23
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
Protection Associate - UNOPS
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-06-23
Mafraq (Jordan)
Protection Assistant  (UNOPS, LICA-4), Dajabón, Dominican Republic
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-23
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
Inter-Agency Coordination Associate- UNOPS
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-06-23
Mafraq (Jordan)
Filing Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-23
Amman (Jordan)
Data Management Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-23
Mafraq (Jordan)
Child Protection, GBV Internship
Internship
Closes soon: 2021-06-23
Trabajador/a Social para apoyo a las Procuradurías de Protección de NNA - UNOPS LICA-3
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Tapachula (Mexico)
Writer (Individual Contractor)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-18
Athens (Greece)
Senior Data Management Associate (Temporary Appointment) - Ankara
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-06-19
Shelter Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-21
Timbuktu (Mali)
Inter-Agency Coordination Associate, G6 [Fixed-Term Appointment]
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-21
Arauca (Colombia)
Snr Protection Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-22
djohung
Snr Admin Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-22
Bamenda (Cameroon)
Shelter Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-22
Beirut (Lebanon)
Senior Project Control Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-22
Madrid (Spain)
RSD Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-22
Tripoli (Libya)
RSD Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-22
Tripoli (Libya)
Internship - Executive Direction and Management, Ethics Office in Geneva, Switzerland
Internship
Closes soon: 2021-06-22
Geneva (United States of America)
Finance Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-22
Tunis (Tunisia)
Field Security Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-22
Maroua (Cameroon)
Associate Admin Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-06-22
Tripoli (Libya)
Inter-Agency Coordination Assistant - UNOPS (LICA 4)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Ankara (Turkey)
Associate Education Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Islamabad (Pakistan)
Temporary Appointment/Assistant Protection Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-17
sloviansk (kramatorsk)
Senior Supply Associate
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-17
Moyo (Uganda)
Senior IT Assistant (Temporary Appointment)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-17
Panama (United States of America)
Senior Communications Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-17
Kampala (Uganda)
Refugee Status Determination (RSD) Associate Under UNOPS, L-ICA 6
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-06-17
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Finance Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-17
Kampala (Uganda)