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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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Current jobs

Individual Consultant (6 months)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-10-01
Panama (United States of America)
Mental Health and Psychological. Individual Consultant
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-03
San Jose (Philippines)
Resettlement Caseworker - IICA1  ( UNOPS ) '' International Position ''
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-09-30
Maroua (Cameroon)
Resettlement Caseworker (Roving) - IICA1  UNOPS  '' International Position ''
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-09-30
Meiganga (Cameroon)
Clerk DGME, LICA-3. San Jose
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-06
San Jose (Philippines)
Asistente de Proteccion DGME, LICA-5, San Jose
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-06
San Jose (Philippines)
Senior Protection Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-10-07
Rwamwanja
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-10-07
nakivale
TA - Senior Programme Coordinator (IT Transformation) in Geneva, Switzerland
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-10-08
Geneva (Switzerland)
Snr Personnel Admin Asst
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-10-08
Budapest (Hungary)
Senior Field Assistant (Temporary Appointment) - Istanbul
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-10-08
Istanbul (Turkey)
Internship - Human Rights intern in the Human Rights Liaision Unit in Geneva, Swizterland
Internship
Closes: 2021-10-17
Geneva (Switzerland)
Registration Officer, UNOPS IICA-2, Bassikounou
IICA-2, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Mid level
Closes: 2021-10-10
Bassikounou (Mauritania)
Senior Supply Associate - Temporary Appointment
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-09-29
Damascus (Syria)
Asst Livelih & Econom Incl Off, NOA, FTA
NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-10-02
San Jose (Philippines)
Communications Associate, G6, FTA
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-10-05
San Jose (Philippines)
Finance Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-10-06
Shiraz
Driver G2, FTA (Manaus)
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-29
Manaus (Brazil)
Durable Solutions Associate, G6 (Boa Vista)
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-10-06
Boa Vista (Brazil)
Associate Supply Officer
IICA-1, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-09-30
Nouakchott (Mauritania)
Digital Marketing and Paid Media Specialist
IICA-2, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-09-26
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Senior Communications Assistant - TA
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-30
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Senior Administrative Assistant - TA
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-30
Mazār-e Sharīf (Afghanistan)
Assistant Government Liaison Officer - TA
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-30
Kabul (Afghanistan)
International Individual Contractor PSEA
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-04
San Salvador (El Salvador)
Environment Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-10-04
Amman (Jordan)
Senior Data Management Asst
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-26
Maungdaw (Myanmar)
Logistics Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-26
Buthidaung
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-26
Assistant Protection Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-26
Travel Administration Assistant - TA
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-29
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Senior Finance Assistant - TA
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-29
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Finance Associate - TA
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-09-29
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Assistant Field Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-10-03
Gamboma (Congo Republic)
Senior Supply Assistant, UNOPS-LICA5
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-10-04
San Salvador (El Salvador)
Senior IT Associate
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-10-04
Budapest (Hungary)
Internship - Nutrition and Food Security internship in the Public Health Section in Geneva, Switzerland
Internship
Closes: 2021-10-15
Geneva (Switzerland)
Senior Protection Assistant (RSD)
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-10-03
Cairo (Egypt)
Supply Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-10-01
Huye (Rwanda)
Resettlement Associate (Temporary Appointment)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-10-01
Kirehe
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-10-01
Kigali (Rwanda)
Temporary Appointment - RSD Associate
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-09-26
Beirut (Lebanon)
Temporary Appointment - Filing Clerk
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-09-26
Beirut (Lebanon)
Resettlement Assistant (Temporary Appointment)-Ankara
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-27
Ankara (Turkey)
Snr Resource Management Assc (Temporary Appointment)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-09-30
Budapest (Hungary)
Assistant Protection Cluster Coordination Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-30
nekemte
Assistant Protection Cluster Coordination Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-30
Bule Hora (Ethiopia)
Senior Finance Assistant (TA)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-10-01
Lima (Peru)
Project Control Associate (TA)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-10-01
Lima (Peru)
Senior Livelihoods & Economic Inclusion Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-29
Kyiv (Ukraine)
Internship - Division of International Protection, Global Protection Cluster in Geneva, Switzerland
Internship
Closes soon: 2021-09-29
Geneva (Switzerland)
Assistente para Questões Indígenas, LICA 4 (Boa Vista)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-29
Boa Vista (Brazil)
Assistant Protection Officer (PN10031751)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-29
Ankara (Turkey)
Private Partnerships & Philanthropy Internship
Internship
Closes soon: 2021-09-27
Rome (Italy)
Assistant Protection Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-27
Libenge (Congo Democratic)
Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-28
Aru (Congo Democratic)
Associate Programme Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-09-29
Khartoum (Sudan)
Assistant Field Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-29
Aleppo (Syria)
Finance Assistant (FTA)
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-26
Guatemala (Guatemala)
Assistant Resettlement and Complementary Pathways Officer, NOA (Brasilia)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-27
Brasilia (Brazil)
Senior External Relations Asst (ind.Contractor)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-27
Paris (France)
Associate Logistics Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-09-27
Budapest (Hungary)
Telecoms Operator
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-28
Gbadolite (Congo Democratic)
Senior Supply Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-28
Gbadolite (Congo Democratic)
Senior Protection Assistant (UNOPS LICA, level V)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-28
Nicosia (Cyprus)
IT Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-28
Gbadolite (Congo Democratic)
Field Associate (Temporary Appointment)-Gaziantep
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-09-28
Gaziantep (Turkey)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-28
Gbadolite (Congo Democratic)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-28
Gbadolite (Congo Democratic)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-28
Libenge (Congo Democratic)
Assistant Administrative Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-28
Kananga (Congo Democratic)
Admin Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-28
Libenge (Congo Democratic)
UNOPS LICA 7 Snr Monitoring and Evaluation Associate
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-27
Skopje (Macedonia)
Senior Registration Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-27
San Salvador (El Salvador)
Programme Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-27
Damascus (Syria)
Individual Contractor - Coordinador de Estudio de Caracterización
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-27
San Salvador (El Salvador)
Snr Community-Based Prot Asst
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-26
Erbil (Iraq)
Legal Associate - UNOPS
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-09-26
Amman (Jordan)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-26
Erbil (Iraq)
Open call for HR Assistant (Temporary Appointment) - Ankara
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-09-10
Ankara (Turkey)
TA Senior Human Resources Asst
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-09-30
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
TA Supply Assistant - Arica
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-10-06
Arica (Chile)
Senior IT Assistant (Temporary Appointment)- Gaziantep
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-09-29
Gaziantep (Turkey)
Open Call for Group 2 GS applicant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-30
Baghdad (Iraq)
Profile Administrative Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-12-31
TA Driver ANTOFAGASTA
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-10-06
Antofagasta (Chile)
Assc Prot Officer (Comm-Based)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-10-17
Zahle (Lebanon)
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)
Profile Statistics & Data Analysis Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile - Development Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Non-Specific Profile
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-12-31
Senior Risk Management and Compliance Advisor Profile (P5 - D1)
Senior - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Private Sector Partnerships Officer (Leadership Giving)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Private Sector Partnerships Officer (Individual Giving)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Fleet and Asset Manager
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile RSD Officer (P2, P3, P4)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Reporting Officer Profile
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile WASH Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Profile Web Editor/Writer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Social Media Officer Profile
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)