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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 (Community Based Protection, CBP & Gender Based Violence, GBV) - UNOPS, L-ICA 6
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-05-20
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Senior Resettlement Assistant (Temporary Appointment)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-21
Kigali (Rwanda)
Senior Resettlement Assistant (Temporary Appointment)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-21
Kirehe
Senior Community-Based Protection Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-21
Valletta (Malta)
Registration Assistant (Temporary Appointment)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-21
karongi
Interpreter Assistant Under UNOPS
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-21
karongi
Associate Protection Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-05-21
Baku (Azerbaijan)
Resettlement Associate (Temporary Appointment)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-05-20
Kirehe
Resettlement Associate (Temporary Appointment)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-05-20
karongi
Resettlement Associate (Temporary Appointment)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-05-20
kabarore
Resettlement Associate (Temporary Appointment)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-05-20
gicumbi
Republicación - Asistente de Estadísticas (Individual Contractor)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-20
Bogotá (Colombia)
Registration Assistant (Temporary Appointment)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-20
kabarore
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-20
Kakuma (Kenya)
Community Based Protection Intern
Internship
Closes: 2021-05-20
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Child Protection Associate (Temporary Appointment)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-05-20
gicumbi
Assistant Public Health Officer - Under UNOPS, L-ICA 8
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-20
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Programme Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-21
Kawambwa (Zambia)
Interpreter Assistant (Temporary Appointment)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-21
kabarore
CBI Associate
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-05-21
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
SGBV Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-12
um rakuba
Senior Administrative Assistant (G5) - Temporary Appointment
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-13
Lesbos (Greece)
Programme Associate (Temporary Appointment)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-05-18
Washington D.C. (United States of America)
Snr Programme Assc
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-19
Dakar (Senegal)
Senior Protection Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-19
Tartous
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-19
Mashhad (Iran)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-19
Tartous
Communications Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-19
Pretoria (South Africa)
Senior PPH (Private, Partnerships & Philanthropy) Assistant  (UNOPS LICA-5)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-20
Nairobi (Kenya)
Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-20
Valletta (Malta)
Private Sector Partnerships Associate
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-05-26
Copenhagen (Denmark)
TA - Programme Management Support Officer in Budapest, Hungary
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-05-17
Budapest (Hungary)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-17
Bunj (South Sudan)
(Intern) Pasantia Proteccion - Legal
Internship
Closes: 2021-05-17
Assistant Government Liaison Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-18
Tripoli (Libya)
Administrative Associate, G6 [Fixed-term Appointment]
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-18
Cali (Colombia)
(Intern) Pasantia Proteccion - Basado en la Comunidad
Internship
Closes: 2021-05-18
HR Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-13
Kaya (Burkina Faso)
Assc Legal Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-05-16
Ottawa (Canada)
Field Security Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-17
Dakar (Senegal)
(Temporary Appointment) Driver
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-05-17
Benghazi (Libya)
(Intern) Pasante Proteccion Basado en la Comunidad
Internship
Closes: 2021-05-17
Santiago (Chile)
Senior Field Security Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-18
Daraa/Sweida (Syria)
Assistant Public Health Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-08
El Gedaref (Sudan)
Supply Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Shire (Ethiopia)
Shelter Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Shelter Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Mekele (Ethiopia)
Shelter Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Shire (Ethiopia)
Senior Driver
GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Mekele (Ethiopia)
Registration Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Shire (Ethiopia)
Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Asosa
Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Mekele (Ethiopia)
Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Shire (Ethiopia)
Project Control Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Shire (Ethiopia)
Programme Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Inter-Agency Coordination Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Information Technology (IT) Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Mekele (Ethiopia)
Information Management Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Information Management Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Mekele (Ethiopia)
Information Management Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Mekele (Ethiopia)
Information Management Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Shire (Ethiopia)
Info Management Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Semera (Ethiopia)
Human Resources Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Shire (Ethiopia)
Executive Support Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Mekele (Ethiopia)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Asosa
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Semera (Ethiopia)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Semera (Ethiopia)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
ebamadrie (shire)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Shire (Ethiopia)
Donor Relations Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Data Management Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Shire (Ethiopia)
Cash-Based Interventions Associate (Temporary Appointment)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Guatemala (Guatemala)
Associate Administrative Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Assistant Protection Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Assistant Protection Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Mekele (Ethiopia)
Assistant Protection Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Shire (Ethiopia)
Assistant Programme Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Mekele (Ethiopia)
Assc Prot Clust Coord Off
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
Semera (Ethiopia)
Administrative Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-09
ebamadrie (shire)
Snr Protection Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-12
Baku (Azerbaijan)
Senior Registration Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-12
Yumbe (Uganda)
Senior Human Resources Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-12
Brasilia (Brazil)
Senior Field Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-12
Arua (Uganda)
Protection Associate (Internally Displaced Persons, IDP)  - UNOPS, L-ICA 6
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-05-12
Gambella (Ethiopia)
Community-Based Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-12
Yumbe (Uganda)
Communications Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-05-12
Ottawa (Canada)
Senior Supply Assistant G5 (Temporal Appointment)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-13
Bogotá (Colombia)
Senior Programme Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-13
El Fasher
Senior Data Management Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-13
Kosti (Sudan)
Registration & Identity Management Internship
Internship
Closes soon: 2021-05-13
Amman (Jordan)
Programme Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-13
Kosti (Sudan)
Internship - Partnership and Coordination Service in Geneva, Switzerland
Internship
Closes soon: 2021-05-13
Geneva (United States of America)
Assistant Project Control Officer, NOA [Fixed-term Appointment]
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-13
Bogotá (Colombia)
UNOPS Tutelar Specialist LICA 5 - MACHALA
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-05-14
Huaquillas (Ecuador)
Snr Livelihoods & Economic Inclusion Associate - FTA - QUITO
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-14
Quito (Ecuador)
Senior Logistics Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-14
Budapest (Hungary)
Protection Associate (UNOPS, LICA-6), Tucson Arizona
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-05-14
Washington D.C. (United States of America)