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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 Inter-Agency Coordination Associate
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2020-08-25
Bogotá (Colombia)
Senior Inter-Agency Coordination Associate
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2020-08-25
Bogotá (Colombia)
Senior Economist Associate to MOPIC
Level not specified
Closes: 2020-08-26
Amman (Jordan)
Senior Inter-Agency Coordination Associate
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2020-08-24
Bogotá (Colombia)
Senior Inter-Agency Coordination Associate (Temporary Appointment)
Level not specified
Closes: 2020-08-24
Bogotá (Colombia)
Senior  Inter-Agency Coordination Associate
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2020-08-24
Bogotá (Colombia)
Internship - Division of External Relations, Partnership and Coordination Service in Geneva, Switzerland
Internship
Closes: 2020-08-26
Geneva (Switzerland)
Senior Field Security Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2020-08-25
Beirut (Lebanon)
Protection Assistant (PN10021288 - Ankara)
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2020-08-20
Ankara (Turkey)
Assistant Protection Officer (PN10011340 - Ankara)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2020-08-20
Ankara (Turkey)
Project Control Assistant (Temporary Appointment - TA)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2020-08-17
Quito (Ecuador)
Senior Field Assistant/G5/FTA
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2020-08-24
Luhansk (Ukraine)
Snr Operations Associate, Temporary Appointment- 6 months
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2020-08-20
Pretoria (South Africa)
Programme Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2020-08-23
Mexico (Mexico)
Head of Field Unit
Level not specified
Closes: 2020-08-23
Acayucan (Mexico)
Supply Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Ankara (Turkey)
Snr Risk Mgmt & Compliance Adv
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Nairobi (Kenya)
Snr Programme Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Maiduguri (Nigeria)
Snr Programme Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Ankara (Turkey)
Snr Progr Assessm & Analys Off
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Geneva (Switzerland)
Snr External Relations Adviser - US Government
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2020-08-24
washington
Senior Operations Coordinator
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Cox's Bazaar (Bangladesh)
Senior Liaison Adviser - Americas (RB)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Geneva (Switzerland)
SGBV Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Lusaka (Zambia)
Public Health Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Amman (Jordan)
Protection Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Aden (Yemen)
Programme Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Melkadida (Ethiopia)
Programme Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Peshāwar (Pakistan)
Programme CBI Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Sanaa (Yemen)
PSP CRM Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-24
London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
PPH Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
Livelihood and Econom Incl Off
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Gbadolite (Congo Democratic)
Information Management Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Lima (Peru)
IT Service Delivery Mgmt Off
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-24
bangkok (co)
Human Resources Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Bangui (Central African Republic)
Head of Sub Office
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Maiduguri (Nigeria)
Head of Global Comms Hub
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2020-08-24
New York City (United States of America)
Head of Field Office
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Tijuana (Mexico)
Field Security Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Kakuma (Kenya)
Field Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Tartous
External Relations Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Tokyo (Japan)
Executive Assistant
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Pretoria (South Africa)
Dep Representative - Operations Support & Coordination
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Communications Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Chief of Tech Support Section
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Geneva (Switzerland)
CCCM Cluster Coordination Off
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-24
N'Djamena (Chad)
Associate Supply Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Peshāwar (Pakistan)
Assc Registr&Identity Mgmt Off - PRIMES Support
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Assc Registr&Identity Mgmt Off
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Kosti (Sudan)
Assc Protection Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Cali (Colombia)
Assc Info Mgmt Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-08-24
Tunis (Tunisia)
HR Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2020-08-19
Bogotá (Colombia)
Senior Environment Associate
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2020-08-20
Kakuma (Kenya)
Cash-Based Intervention (CBI) Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2020-08-20
Kakuma (Kenya)
Snr Admin Assistant/G5 (Luhansk)
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2020-08-20
Luhansk (Ukraine)
Administrative Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2020-08-16
Guayaquil (Ecuador)
HR Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2020-08-18
Bogotá (Colombia)
Senior Finance Assistant (PN10027023) - Ankara
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2020-08-19
Ankara (Turkey)
Assistant Programme Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2020-08-14
Maiduguri (Nigeria)
Internship - Global Communications Service, Division of External Relations in Geneva, Switzerland
Internship
Closes soon: 2020-08-14
Geneva (Switzerland)
Asst Finance Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2020-08-13
Maiduguri (Nigeria)
Assistant WASH Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2020-08-13
Ogoja (Nigeria)
Profile - Development Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
JPO - Associate Protection Officer in San Jose, Costa Rica
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2020-08-17
San Jose (Costa Rica)
Non-Specific Profile
Level not specified
Closes: 2020-12-31
Snr Inclusion & Diversity Adv
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2020-08-15
Geneva (Switzerland)
Snr Inclusion & Diversity Adv
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2020-08-15
Geneva (Switzerland)
Profile - Economist Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2020-12-31
Senior Risk Management and Compliance Advisor Profile (P5 - D1)
Senior - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Private Sector Partnerships Officer (Leadership Giving)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Private Sector Partnerships Officer (Individual Giving)
Level not specified
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Fleet and Asset Manager
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile RSD Officer (P2, P3, P4)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Reporting Officer Profile
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Web Editor/Writer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Social Media Officer Profile
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Communications Officer (Field)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Communication Officer (Global)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile  Shelter Cluster Coordinator
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Operations Data Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Information Management Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile ICT Officer (Infra)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Environmental (Emergency) Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Livelihoods Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Cash-Based Interventions Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Human Resources Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Project Control Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile CCCM Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Registration Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Admin/Finance Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Protection Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Shelter Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Field Safety Advisor
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Programme Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Physical Site Planner
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Supply Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Evaluation Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-08-19
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Study on Statelessness and Risks of Statelessness in the Kingdom of Eswatini
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-08-17
Mbabane (Eswatini)