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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

Supply/Admin Assistant, LICA4 (Manaus)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-08-05
Manaus (Brazil)
Associate Shelter Officer ( UNOPS )
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-08-05
Yaoundé (Cameroon)
Associate Information  Management Officer ( UNOPS )
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-08-05
Yaoundé (Cameroon)
Associate  Settlement Planning Officer  ( UNOPS )
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-08-05
Maroua (Cameroon)
Associate  Information  Management Officer  ( UNOPS )
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-08-05
Maroua (Cameroon)
Head of Accounts Receivable and Donor Reporting Unit
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-08-06
Budapest (Hungary)
Community-Based Protection Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-08-06
Pemba (Mozambique)
Assistant Admin Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-08-06
Maputo (Mozambique)
Fundraising Appeals Officer
IICA-3, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-07-30
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Social Media Graphic Designer
IICA-3, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Mid level
Closes: 2021-08-21
New York City (United States of America), Home Based - May require travel
Associate Data Protection Officer
IICA-1, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-07-25
Copenhagen (Denmark)
SMART SENS Survey Consultant
IICA-2, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-07-26
Lusaka (Zambia)
Fleet Automation and Carpooling Implementation Manager
IICA-2, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Mid level
Closes: 2021-08-04
Beirut (Lebanon)
Resettlement Associate (Protection Referrals Caseworker)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-07-30
Asosa
Senior Supply Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-08-03
Asosa
Head of Field Unit, G7 [Temporary Appointment] BUCARAMANGA
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-08-04
Cucuta (Colombia)
Associate Project Control Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-08-05
Athens (Greece)
Senior Administrative Assistant ( Temporary Appointment )
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-08-07
Amman (Jordan)
Resettlement Associate (Temporary Appointment)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-08-07
Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago)
Registration Coordinator, LICA-6, UNOPS
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-07
Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago)
Community-Based Protection Assistant - Communicating with Communities, LICA-4, UNOPS
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-08-07
Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago)
Snr. Protection Officer (NOD), Port of Prince, Haiti (Temporary Appointment)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-08-04
Port-au-Prince (Haiti)
Education Intern
Internship
Closes: 2021-08-04
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Profile Administrative Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-12-31
Senior Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Assistant, LICA - 5
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-08-01
Lima (Peru)
Protection Intern
Internship
Closes: 2021-08-04
Pretoria (South Africa)
Data Management Associate ( UNOPS )
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-08-02
Yaoundé (Cameroon)
Field Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-08-03
Gaalkacyo (Somalia)
Shelter Associate (Regional Focal Point)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-07-28
Kunduz (Afghanistan)
Field Associate
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-07-28
Jalalabad (Afghanistan)
Field Associate
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-07-28
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Field Associate
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-07-28
Kandahar (Afghanistan)
Community-Based Protection Associate
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-07-28
Jalalabad (Afghanistan)
Community-Based Protection Associate
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-07-28
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Community-Based Protection Associate
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-07-28
Kandahar (Afghanistan)
Driver TA G2   (3 Positions)
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-08-01
Sanaa (Yemen)
Assistant Finance Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-08-02
Pemba (Mozambique)
Shelter Associate under UNOPS
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-08-01
nyamata (kigali)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-29
Kyaka (Tanzania)
Clerk DGME, LICA-3. Upala, Costa Rica
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-07-30
Upala (Costa Rica)
Assistant Public Health Officer NOA [Temporary Appointment]
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-30
Bogotá (Colombia)
Resettlement Associate, G6, TA. San Jose, Costa Rica
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-07-31
San Jose (Philippines)
Field Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-25
Tyre (Lebanon)
Senior Programme Monitoring Associate
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-29
Kampala (Uganda)
Senior Administrative Associate
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-29
Adjumani / Pakelle (Uganda)
Protection Associate - UNOPS L-ICA 6
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-07-29
Rome (Italy)
Assistant SGBV Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-29
Adjumani / Pakelle (Uganda)
Assistant Programme Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-29
Ogoja (Nigeria)
Assistant Education Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-07-29
Kampala (Uganda)
Administrative Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-29
Mbarara (Uganda)
Senior Protection Assistant (PN 10019902)-Hatay
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-30
antakya (hatay)
Senior Donor Relations Assistant (UNOPS LICA 5 - Quito)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-30
Quito (Ecuador)
Livelihood & Economic Inclusion Associate (Temporary Appointment)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-07-30
Pemba (Mozambique)
External Relations Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-30
Berlin (Germany)
Assistant External Relations Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-08-01
Beirut (Lebanon)
Senior Administrative Assistant (Temporary Appointment)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-24
Algiers (Algeria)
Snr Finance Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-28
Abuja (Nigeria)
Senior Supply Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-28
Tunis (Tunisia)
Senior Administrative Asst
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-28
Abuja (Nigeria)
Programme Associate
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-07-28
Mashhad (Iran)
Admin Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-28
Abuja (Nigeria)
UNOPS LICA 5 Snr Protection Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-27
Lisbon (Portugal)
Senior Registration Assistant (LICA-5, UNOPS)- Individual contractor
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-29
Tripoli (Libya)
Registration Assistant (LICA-4, UNOPS) Individual Contractor
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-29
Tripoli (Libya)
Data Management Associate (LICA-6, UNOPS) Individual Contractor
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-07-29
Tripoli (Libya)
Asst Admin Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-07-29
Gaziantep (Turkey)
Associate RSD Officer (IICA-2 UNOPS)- Individual Contractor
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-07-29
Tripoli (Libya)
Snr Protection Assistant UNOPS/LICA 5
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-27
Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Snr Community-Based Protection Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-27
San Pedro Sula (Honduras)
Protection Assistant - UNOPS/LICA 4
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-27
San Pedro Sula (Honduras)
CBI Associate - UNOPS
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-07-28
Amman (Jordan)
Assistant Finance Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-28
Nampula (Mozambique)
Especialista en Inclusión Económica y Alianzas LICA 6
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-07-26
Quito (Ecuador)
Supply Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-27
Pretoria (South Africa)
Administrative Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-27
Pretoria (South Africa)
Protection Associate G6 FTA, Izabal
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-25
Puerto Barrios (Guatemala)
MIP Associate, Temporary Appointment, six months
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-07-25
CBI Associate LICA 6, GTM
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-07-25
Guatemala (Guatemala)
Associate Data Protection Officer (UNOPS)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-07-25
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Assistant Protection Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-26
Benghazi (Libya)
Assistant Field Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-26
Irbid (Jordan)
Assistant Protection Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-25
Amman (Jordan)
Resettlement and Complementary Pathways Intern, USPSU
Internship
Closes soon: 2021-07-30
Washington D.C. (United States of America)
Senior Field Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-25
ciudad juarez
Associate PSP Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-07-25
Mexico (United States of America)
JPO - Associate Protection Officer in Islamabad, Pakistan
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-08-06
Islamabad (Pakistan)
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)
Profile Communications Officer (Field)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-12-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)