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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

Internship - Internal Communications, Division of External Relations in Geneva, Switzerland
Internship
Closes: 2021-01-31
Eligibility Assistant with ONPAR, LICA-4, UNOPS
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-28
Panama (United States of America)
Field Security Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-29
Benghazi (Libya)
Senior Medical Admin Assistant/Nurse
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-28
bangkok (glob.prog.)
Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-26
Dakar (Senegal)
Associate Public Health Officer under UNOPS (LICA-9)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-01-27
Maroua (Cameroon)
TA - Social Media Officer in Tokyo, Japan
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-01-28
Tokyo (Japan)
Asst Registr&Identity Mgmt Of
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-01-25
Irbid (Jordan)
Snr Protection Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-24
Azraq (Jordan)
Snr Protection Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-24
Azraq (Jordan)
Senior Registration Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-24
Irbid (Jordan)
Senior Registration Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-24
Azraq (Jordan)
Senior Field Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-24
Mafraq (Jordan)
Registration Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-24
Irbid (Jordan)
Registration Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-24
Irbid (Jordan)
Filing Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-24
Irbid (Jordan)
Data Management Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-24
Mafraq (Jordan)
HR Associate (Asylum System), LICA-6. San Jose
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-01-27
San Jose (Costa Rica)
Field Security Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-28
Pemba (Mozambique)
Snr Resettlement Asst
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-24
Amman (Jordan)
Shelter Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-24
Amman (Jordan)
Senior CBI Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-24
Amman (Jordan)
Snr Resettlement Asst
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-24
Amman (Jordan)
Snr Protection Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-24
Amman (Jordan)
Senior Registration Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-24
Amman (Jordan)
Project Control Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-24
Amman (Jordan)
Education Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-24
Amman (Jordan)
Internship - RSD Section, Division of International Protection in Geneva, Switzerland
Internship
Closes: 2021-01-27
Geneva (Switzerland)
Asst Public Health Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-01-24
Mafraq (Jordan)
Senior Communications Associate
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-01-20
Maputo (Mozambique)
Asst Public Health Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-01-24
Amman (Jordan)
Assistant Protection Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-24
Amman (Jordan)
Assc Info Mgmt Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-01-24
Amman (Jordan)
Assc Field Security Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-01-24
Amman (Jordan)
Associate Field Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-01-26
Benghazi (Libya)
Data Management Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-27
Faradje (Congo Democratic)
Assistant Field Security Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-27
Kinshasa (Congo Democratic)
Asesor Legal Especialista en Refugio, MTSS. LICA-5, San Jose
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-01-27
San Jose (Costa Rica)
Driver (Temporary Appointment)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-01-26
Berbera (Somalia)
Snr Durable Solutions Asst
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-25
Tehrān (Iran)
Senior Project Control Associate, G7, FTA. San Jose
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-25
San Jose (Costa Rica)
Senior Community-Based Protection Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-25
Tehrān (Iran)
Senior Community-Based Protection Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-25
Mashhad (Afghanistan)
Protection Associate DGME, Coordinador. LICA-6. Upala, Costa Rica
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-01-25
Upala (Costa Rica)
Protection Assistant DGME, LICA-5. Upala, Costa Rica
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-25
Upala (Costa Rica)
Protection Assistant DGME, LICA-5. Peñas Blancas, Costa Rica
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-25
Upala (Costa Rica)
Clerk DGME, LICA-3. Upala, Costa Rica
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-01-25
Upala (Costa Rica)
Senior Supply Assistant (in Replacement Capacity)
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-26
gicumbi
Digital Marketing Intern
Internship
Closes: 2021-01-24
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Supply Associate (In replacement Capacity)
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-24
Kigali (Rwanda)
Senior Programme Assistant - Field Office Esmeraldas
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-24
Esmeraldas (Ecuador)
Programme Associate - Quito
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-24
Quito (Ecuador)
Senior Education Associate (UNOPS)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-01-24
Amman (Jordan)
Protection Associate - UNOPS
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-01-24
Amman (Jordan)
Talent Devel & Perf Mngt Associate-Analytics
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-01-28
Budapest (Hungary)
Admin Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-01-18
Kawambwa (Zambia)
Logistics Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-01-22
Panama (United States of America)
IT Services Delivery Management Intern
Internship
Closes soon: 2021-01-22
Kigali (Rwanda)
Re-advertisement: IM Associate (Mapping and Visualization), G6, Temporary Appointment
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-01-21
Amman (Jordan)
Internship - Global Communications Service, Division of External Relations in Geneva, Switzerland
Internship
Closes soon: 2021-01-21
Geneva (Switzerland)
Data Management Associate - UNOPS
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-01-21
Amman (Jordan)
Re-advertisement: Snr Information Mgmt Assc, G7 (Temporary Appointment)
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-01-21
Amman (Jordan)
Re-advertisement: Data Management Associate, G6, Temporary Appointment (Two Positions)
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-01-21
Amman (Jordan)
Re-advertisement: Asst Operations Data Mgt Off, NOA (Temporary Appointment)
NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-01-21
Amman (Jordan)
Interpreter Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-01-22
Amman (Jordan)
Re-Advertisement: Senior Community-Based Protection Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-01-21
Tyre (Lebanon)
Re-Advertisement: Senior Programme Assistant - Temporary Appointment (Maternity Replacement)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-01-20
Tripoli (Libya)
Shelter Associate - Temporary Appointment
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-01-20
Beirut (Lebanon)
Associate Communications Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-01-20
Beirut (Lebanon)
Assistant Registration Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-01-20
Beirut (Lebanon)
Assistant Programme Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-01-20
Khartoum (Sudan)
Assistant Field Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-01-20
Al Qoubaiyat (Lebanon)
Senior Programme Associate
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-01-19
Tripoli (Libya)
Senior Programme Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-01-19
Tripoli (Libya)
Telecoms Operator
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-01-19
Gao (Mali)
Senior External Relations Asst (UNOPS LICA-5)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-01-18
Aden (Yemen)
Associate Programme Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-01-19
Solwezi (Zambia)
Individual Consultant (Family Reunification Specialist)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-01-18
Panama (United States of America)
Assc Protection Officer (PN10022633) - Ankara
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-01-17
Ankara (Turkey)
Senior Supply Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-01-17
Tunis (Tunisia)
Admin Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-01-17
Tripoli (Libya)
Admin Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-01-17
Tunis (Tunisia)
Finance Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-01-18
Guatemala (Guatemala)
Executive Support Associate (Re-advertisement)
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-01-17
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Regional Data Curator UNOPS IICA-1
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-01-17
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Associate Communications Officer UNOPS IICA-1
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-01-17
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Data Policy Associate UNOPS LICA-6
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-01-17
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Protection Assistant (PN10014343) - Istanbul
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-01-17
Istanbul (Turkey)
Senior Economist in Nairobi, Kenya
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-02-03
Nairobi (Kenya)
Profile Statistics & Data Analysis Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile - Development Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Non-Specific Profile
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-12-31
Senior Risk Management and Compliance Advisor Profile (P5 - D1)
Senior - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Private Sector Partnerships Officer (Leadership Giving)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Private Sector Partnerships Officer (Individual Giving)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Fleet and Asset Manager
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile RSD Officer (P2, P3, P4)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Reporting Officer Profile
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile WASH Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Web Editor/Writer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)