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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

Info Management Associate G6  [TA] - CO Bogot; Re- Advertisement
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-11
Bogotá (Colombia)
Human Resources Assistant (Temporary Appointment)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-05
Lima (Peru)
TA - Executive Assistant, DHR in Geneva, Switzerland
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Geneva (Switzerland)
Statelessness Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Geneva (Switzerland)
Snr Talent Learning & Devel Of
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Budapest (Hungary)
Snr Protection Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Bujumbura (Burundi)
Snr Prot Clust Coord Off
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Yaoundé (Cameroon)
Snr Policy Adv-Corporate Initiatives
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Geneva (Switzerland)
Snr Occupational Safety Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Budapest (Hungary)
Snr Information Management Of
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Damascus (Syria)
Snr Community-Based Protection Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-10
sheddar
Snr Communications Officer - News and Media
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Geneva (Switzerland)
Snr Communications Officer - Global Themes and Events
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Geneva (Switzerland)
Snr Communications Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Washington D.C. (United States of America)
Snr Communications Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Dakar (Senegal)
Settlement Planning Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Geneva (Switzerland)
Senior Protection Assistant G5, SO Cali [Fixed-Term Appointment]
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-10
Cali (Colombia)
Senior Legal Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Geneva (Switzerland)
Senior GBV Officer - Roving
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Amman (Jordan)
Senior Financial Systems Coord
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Geneva (Switzerland)
Senior Evaluation Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Amman (Jordan)
Reset & Complem Pathws Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Niamey (Niger)
Reset & Complem Pathws Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Guatemala (Guatemala)
Repatriation Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Bujumbura (Burundi)
Regis Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-10
sheddar
Protection Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Boa Vista (Brazil)
Project Control Officer - Compliance
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
San Salvador (El Salvador)
Programme Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Brasilia (Brazil)
Programme CBI Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Geneva (Switzerland)
Programme CBI Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Yaoundé (Cameroon)
PPH Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Tokyo (Japan)
Occupational Safety Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Nairobi (Kenya)
Livelihood & Economic Incl Off
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Kigali (Rwanda)
Investigation Intake Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Bangkok (Thailand)
Information Management Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
N'Djamena (Chad)
Human Resources Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Geneva (Switzerland)
Head of Sub Office
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
hargeisa
Head of Strategic Comm & Outreach Unit
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Washington D.C. (United States of America)
Hd of Local Assignments & FT Unit
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Geneva (Switzerland)
External Relations Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Tripoli (Libya)
External Relations Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Doha (Qatar)
Donor Relations Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Geneva (Switzerland)
Development Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Maputo (Mozambique)
Deputy Representative
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Brasilia (Brazil)
DIMA Coordinator
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
N'Djamena (Chad)
Community-Based Prot Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Guatemala (Guatemala)
Communications Officer - Global Themes and Events
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Geneva (Switzerland)
Assistant Field Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-10
Luhansk (Ukraine)
Assc Programme Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Tripoli (Libya)
Assc Education Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2022-02-10
N'Djamena (Chad)
Assc Durable Solutions Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Mexico (Mexico)
Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-11
Nampula (Mozambique)
Associate Programme Officer FTA, NOB - Brasília
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2022-02-11
Brasilia (Brazil)
Website Content Migration Specialist
IICA-1, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
Closes: 2022-02-15
London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Associate External Relations and Reporting Officer
International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2022-02-08
Brazzaville (Congo Republic)
Associate Durable Solutions Officer
International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2022-02-08
Brazzaville (Congo Republic)
Associate Outbound Marketing Officer (home based)
IICA-1, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
Closes: 2022-02-28
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Associate Global Digital Marketing Officer (Paid Social/Display)
IICA-1, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
Closes: 2022-02-28
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Representative
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2022-02-10
Maputo (Mozambique)
Associate Protection Officer (PN10015856) - Ankara
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-02-06
Ankara (Turkey)
Associate Protection Officer (PN10007578) - Ankara
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-02-06
Ankara (Turkey)
Senior Protection Associate G7, FO Pasto [Fixed-Term Appointment]
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-09
Pasto (Colombia)
Senior Community-Based Protection  Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-09
Melilla (Spain)
Field Associate, G6 (PN# 10006022) based in SO Quetta
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-09
Quetta (Pakistan)
Data Curator (Regional)
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-02-10
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Assc Programme CBI Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-02-10
Erbil (Iraq)
Senior HR Assistant - MIP (Temporary Appointment)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-02-02
Budapest (Hungary)
Snr Communication Assistant - focused on Digital Communication
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-06
Madrid (Spain)
Supply Associate (Temporary Appointment)
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-02-09
Lima (Peru)
Senior WASH Assistant UNOPS LICA-5, Individual Contractor
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-09
Dundo (Angola)
Senior Community-Based Protection Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-09
Al Qoubaiyat (Lebanon)
RSD Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-09
Beirut (Lebanon)
RSD Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-09
Beirut (Lebanon)
Protection Assistant  UNOPS (LICA-4)   Individual Contractor
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-09
Luanda (Angola)
HR Associate (Replacement Capacity)
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-09
Tripoli (Libya)
Assc Communications Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-02-09
Amman (Jordan)
Internship - Create Content Management Intern, Divison of External Relations in Geneva, Switzerland
Internship
Closes: 2022-03-31
Geneva (Switzerland)
TA - Goodwill Ambassador Relations Officer in New York, USA
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-08
New York City (United States of America)
Internship - Creative Content Management Intern in Division of External Relations in Geneva, Switzerland
Internship
Closes: 2022-02-08
Geneva (Switzerland)
Internship - Arabic Content Creator, Division of External Relations in Geneva, Switzerland
Internship
Closes: 2022-02-08
Geneva (Switzerland)
UNHCR Legal Fellowships in the United States
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-02-18
Washington D.C. (United States of America)
Senior Protection Assistant (PN10007550) - Ankara
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-02-04
Ankara (Turkey)
Senior Project Control Associate, G7 (PN#10014792)
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-07
Peshāwar (Pakistan)
Associate Executive Officer
IICA-1, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
Closes soon: 2022-01-31
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
Public Health Officer
IICA-2, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-06
Mogadishu (Somalia)
Snr Protection Assistant - LICA5 - UNOPS - Individual Contractors
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-06
Tripoli (Libya)
Protection Associate - LICA6 - UNOPS - Individual Contractors
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-02-06
Tripoli (Libya)
Protection Associate - LICA6 - UNOPS - Individual Contractors
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-02-06
Tripoli (Libya)
Interpreter Assistant - AWF LICA UNOPS - ReAD
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-31
Tehrān (Iran)
Senior Protection Assistant (Re-advertisement)
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-07
Cairo (Egypt)
Senior Education Associate (PN 10020027) -Ankara
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-07
Ankara (Turkey)
Livelihood & Economic Inclusion Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-07
Huye (Rwanda)
Education Associate - UNOPS - LICA 6
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-02-07
Amman (Jordan)
Senior Public Health Assistant - UNOPS LICA 5
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-06
Amman (Jordan)
Senior Call Centre Assistant - UNOPS - LICA 5
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-02-06
Amman (Jordan)
Snr Protection Assc
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-30
Bassikounou (Mauritania)
Snr Programme Assc
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-30
Bassikounou (Mauritania)
Snr HR Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-30
Nouakchott (Mauritania)
Senior Registration Associate
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-30
Bassikounou (Mauritania)
Registration Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-30
Nouakchott (Mauritania)