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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

Protection Associate (Indigenous)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-03-07
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Human Resources Intern
Internship
Closes: 2021-03-14
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Temporary Appointment - Senior Communications Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-14
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Fundraising and Donor Care Associate (IG)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-03-21
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Fundraising Communication Associate (IG)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-03-21
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Community-Based Protection Associate, G6 [Fixed-Term Appointment]
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-10
Arauca (Colombia)
Associate Field Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-03-10
Mafraq (Jordan)
Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-03-05
Dori (Burkina Faso)
Senior IT Assistant, G5
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-09
Cali (Colombia)
Shelter Associate (Individual Contaractor)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-03-10
nyamata (kigali)
Registration Clerk-Individual contractor
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-10
Kirehe
Interpreter Assistant (Tigrinya and Somali to Arabic or English)- Individual Contractor
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-12-31
Tripoli (Libya)
Driver - Temporary Assignment (ROSTER)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-03-08
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Associate Government Liaison Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-03-08
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Assistant WASH Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-08
Asosa
Assistant Reporting Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-08
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Assistant Program Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-08
Asosa
Registration Assistant UNOPS, LICA-4 (10 Positions)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-02-28
Mexico (Mexico)
Asistente de Protección - 10 posiciones (UNOPS LICA-4)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-02-28
Mexico (Mexico)
Senior Administrative Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-08
Barranquilla (Colombia)
Communications Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-09
Boa Vista (Brazil)
Communications Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-09
Associate Reporting and Public Information Officer-IICA-1 under UNOPS
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-09
nyamata (kigali)
Assistant Protection Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-09
Takum (Nigeria)
PSP Donor Care Intern
Internship
Closes: 2021-03-08
Nairobi (Kenya)
Senior Registration Assistant (Temporary Appointment)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-08
Berbera (Somalia)
Government Liaison Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-03-08
Amman (Jordan)
Senior Procurement Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-09
Budapest (Hungary)
Associate Business Analyst-Supply Chain Management
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-03-09
Budapest (Hungary)
TA - Senior Social Media Officer in Geneva, Switzerland
Senior
Closes: 2021-03-07
Geneva (Switzerland)
Snr HR Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-08
Abuja (Nigeria)
Associate Protection Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-03-08
Kigali (Rwanda)
Supply Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-07
Amman (Jordan)
Supply Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-06
Lilongwe (Malawi)
Data Management Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-06
Lilongwe (Malawi)
Senior Field Assistant (UNOPS, LICA-5)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-02-28
Kos (Greece)
WASH Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Geneva (Switzerland)
Snr Shelter Cluster Coord Of
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Sanaa (Yemen)
Snr Risk Mgmt & Compliance Adv
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Islamabad (Pakistan)
Snr Risk Mgmt & Compliance Adv
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
Snr Protection Officer - Child Protection/ SGBV
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Panama (United States of America)
Snr Programme Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Cox's Bazaar (Bangladesh)
Snr Priv Sec Engagement Off
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Snr Inter-Agency Coordinat Off
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Geneva (Switzerland)
Snr Information Management Of
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Damascus (Syria)
Snr Communications Officer - Social Media
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
New York City (United States of America)
Senior Project Control Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Panama (United States of America)
Senior PPH Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
san francisco
Senior External Relations Of
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Senior Education Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Senior Education Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Senior Business Analyst
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Risk Mgmt and Compliance Off
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Kampala (Uganda)
Public Health Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Juba (South Sudan)
Public Health Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Kinshasa (Congo Democratic)
Protection Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Panama (United States of America)
Protection Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Fugnido
Protection Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
hargeisa
Project Control Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Bangui (Central African Republic)
Programme Monitoring Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Geneva (Switzerland)
Prog Analysis & Reporting Off
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Geneva (Switzerland)
Livelihood and Econom Incl Off
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Djibouti (Djibouti)
Legal Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Geneva (Switzerland)
Innovation Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Nairobi (Kenya)
Information Management Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Panama (United States of America)
Head of Sub Office
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Mosul (Iraq)
Head of Income Management & Funding Analysis Unit
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Geneva (Switzerland)
Financial Oversight Coord
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Geneva (Switzerland)
Finance Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Kananga (Congo Democratic)
Field Security Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Maroua (Cameroon)
Field Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Fugnido
Development Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Khartoum (Sudan)
Dep Representative
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Beirut (Lebanon)
DIMA Coordinator
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Pretoria (South Africa)
Chief of Social Media Section
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Geneva (Switzerland)
Chief of Global Shelter Cluster Section
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Geneva (Switzerland)
Asst Representative - Prot
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
Asst Representative - Admin
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Associate Finance Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Baraka (Indonesia)
Associate Admin Officer - Finance
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Jam-Jang (South Sudan)
Associate Admin Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
Assc Reset & Compl Pathws Off
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Guatemala (Guatemala)
Assc Registr & Identity Mgmt Off
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Yumbe (Uganda)
Assc Programme CBI Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Guatemala (Guatemala)
Assc Durable Solutions Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Ali Sabieh (Djibouti)
Assc Community-Based Prot Off
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Aleppo (Syria)
Admin Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Djibouti (Djibouti)
Senior Executive Support Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-03-05
Pretoria (South Africa)
Head of Field Unit
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
djohung
Head of Field Unit
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-03-03
djohung
Registration Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Takum (Nigeria)
Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Maiduguri (Nigeria)
Asst Finance Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-03-04
Maiduguri (Nigeria)
Assc Protection Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-03-03
Damascus (Syria)
Associate Education Officer (PN10030104) - Ankara
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-02-27
Ankara (Turkey)
Senior IT Assistant LICA5, UNOPS
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-02-28
Senior IT Assistant LICA5, UNOPS
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-02-28
Senior Durable Solution Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-03-02
Bukavu (Congo Democratic)
SGBV Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-03-02
Gbadolite (Congo Democratic)
Programme Associate
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-03-02
Goma (Congo Democratic)