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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

for late applications due to technical error
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2022-01-22
Budapest (Hungary)
Reporting Associate (Temporary Appointment) - Ankara
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-01-29
Ankara (Turkey)
Telecoms Operator
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
amdjarass
Telecoms Operator
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
moissala
Supply Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
N'Djamena (Chad)
Snr Travel Administration Asst
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
N'Djamena (Chad)
Snr Travel Administration Asst
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
N'Djamena (Chad)
Snr Prog Assistant GL
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
N'Djamena (Chad)
Snr Finance Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
N'Djamena (Chad)
Snr Data Mgmt Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
Ghz Beida (Chad)
Snr Data Mgmt Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
Iriba (Chad)
Snr Community-Based Prot Asst
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
moissala
Senior Supply Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
N'Djamena (Chad)
Senior IT Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
Maro
Senior Finance Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
Baga Sola (Chad)
Senior Field Security Assc
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
N'Djamena (Chad)
Senior Data Management Asst
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
moissala
Resettlement Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
N'Djamena (Chad)
Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
Iriba (Chad)
Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
Iriba (Chad)
Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
Baga Sola (Chad)
Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
Gore (New Zealand)
Programme Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
Guerada
Programme Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
Gore (New Zealand)
Info Management Associate
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
Baga Sola (Chad)
Info Management Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
N'Djamena (Chad)
HR Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
Abéché (Chad)
Finance Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
N'Djamena (Chad)
Field Security Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
moissala
Field Security Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
Guerada
Electrician
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
moissala
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
Iriba (Chad)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
amdjarass
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
Abéché (Chad)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
moissala
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
N'Djamena (Chad)
Communications Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
Gore (New Zealand)
Child Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
Iriba (Chad)
Associate Operational Data Management Officer, UNOPS IICA-1, Gbadolite
IICA-1, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
Closes: 2022-02-01
Gbadolite (Congo Democratic)
Child Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
Gore (New Zealand)
Asst Prot Cluster Coord Off
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-01-31
Baga Sola (Chad)
Assistant Admin Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
Baga Sola (Chad)
Admin Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
Farchana (Chad)
Admin Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
moissala
Admin Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
haraze
Re- Advertisement; Senior Field Assistant G5 [TA] FO Bogotá
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-01
Bogotá (Colombia)
Procurement Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-01
Budapest (Hungary)
Internship - Protection Intern
Internship
Closes: 2022-02-01
Intern
Internship
Closes: 2022-02-01
Durable Solutions Associate, G6 [Temporary Appointment] - SO Cúcuta
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-01
Cucuta (Colombia)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-01
Donetsk (Ukraine)
Communications Associate, PN # 10025868 - Peshawar, Pakistan
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-01
Peshāwar (Pakistan)
Communications Associate, G6 [Temporary Appointment] - SO Cúcuta
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-01
Cucuta (Colombia)
Video Producer - UNOPS LICA 7
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-02-02
Dakar (Senegal)
Protection Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-02
Tartous
Programme Associate
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-02
Alexandria (United States of America)
Head of Field Office (FTA NOB Lago Agrio)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2022-02-02
Lago Agrio (Ecuador)
Graphic Designer - UNOPS LICA 7
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-02-02
Dakar (Senegal)
Community-Based Protection Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-02
Tartous
Assistant Supply Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-02
Pemba (Mozambique)
Associate Operational Data Management Officer, UNOPS IICA-1, Baraka
IICA-1, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
Closes: 2022-02-01
Kinshasa (Congo Democratic)
Senior Information Technology Assistant, G5. San Jose, Costa Rica
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-03
San Jose (Philippines)
Associate Operational Data Management Officer, UNOPS IICA-1, Bunia
IICA-1, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
Closes: 2022-02-01
Bunia (Congo Democratic)
Operational Data Management Officer, UNOPS IICA-2, Kinshasa
IICA-2, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-01
Kinshasa (Congo Democratic)
Associate Community Officer, UNOPS IICA-1 or LICA-9, Budapest
IICA-1, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
Closes: 2022-02-02
Budapest (Hungary)
Driver (G2) - Temporary Appointment
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-25
evros
Assc Operational Data Mgmt Off
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2022-01-25
Gbadolite (Congo Democratic)
Assc Operational Data Mgmt Off
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2022-01-25
Baraka (Indonesia)
Programme Assistant,intern (Stagiaire au département Programme)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-28
Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
Snr Driver
GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
Iriba (Chad)
Internship - Division of External Relations in Geneve, Switzerland
Internship
Closes: 2022-01-31
Geneva (Switzerland)
Associate Liaison Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-01-31
Kyiv (Ukraine)
Supply Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-01
Nairobi (Kenya)
Project Control Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-01
Kinshasa (Congo Democratic)
Internship - Multimedia Content Section, Division of External Relations in Geneva, Switzerland
Internship
Closes: 2022-02-06
Geneva (Switzerland)
Snr Protection Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-14
Bern (Switzerland)
Senior Digital User Research Officer
IICA-3, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Mid level
Closes: 2022-01-31
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Individual Consultant on the Solutions Initiative for Sudan and South Sudan, Home-based
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-01-31
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Supply Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support

Maputo (Mozambique)
IT Associate (Internal advertisement)
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-23
Cairo (Egypt)
Temporary Appointment (Maternity Replacement) - Field Associate
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2022-01-24
Al Qoubaiyat (Lebanon)
Operational Data Management Officer Under UNOPS
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2022-01-24
Kinshasa (Congo Democratic)
Assc Operational Data Mgmt Officer Under UNOPS
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2022-01-24
Bunia (Congo Democratic)
Protection Associate, LICA-6. Frontera Sur
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-01-30
San Jose (Philippines)
HR Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-30
Gore (New Zealand)
Senior Shelter Associate (UNOPS LICA-7)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-01-31
Sanaa (Yemen)
Senior RSD Associate
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
Cairo (Egypt)
Senior  Communication  Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
Cairo (Egypt)
Resettlement Associate(Temporary Appointment) - Ankara
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-01-31
Ankara (Turkey)
Community-Based Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-31
Pemba (Mozambique)
Senior Project Manager, Integrated Workplace Management
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-01-30
Geneva (Switzerland)
Senior Field Assistant (UNOPS LICA-5)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-27
Aden (Yemen)
Snr Durable Solutions Assc
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-30
Mexico (Mexico)
Snr Digital Fundraising Assistant - UNOPS LICA-5
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-30
Mexico (Mexico)
Snr Communications Assistant - Temporary Appointment
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-30
Tijuana (Mexico)
Senior Digital Content Assistant - UNOPS LICA-5
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-30
Mexico (Mexico)
Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-30
Mexicali (Mexico)
Protection Assistant CBI - UNOPS LICA-4
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-30
Palenque (Mexico)
Protection Assistant - UNOPS LICA-4
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-30
Palenque (Mexico)
Pasantía en Redes Sociales
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-01-30
Mexico (Mexico)