The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

Why work for UNHCR?

UNHCR employs 11,000 staff from all over the world, mostly working in field locations where refugees and internally displaced people need our help most. They have a wide range of skills. Our staff provides live-saving aid and protection every day for millions of uprooted and stateless people around the world.

This is something that our staff takes great pride of, despite the many hardships they face while working in deep field operations, at times close to or within conflict areas. Our greatest reward is to know that our work has a major positive impact and brings hope to people uprooted by conflict and persecution.

In accordance with the recently released strategy by the Secretary-General on achieving gender parity before 2030, UNHCR has put measures in place to attain this goal.  UNHCR encourages qualified women to apply to international vacancies and functional profiles in the talent pool which can be found on the  careers website: http://www.unhcr.org/careers.html

In accordance with the recently released strategy by the Secretary-General on achieving gender parity before 2030, UNHCR has put measures in place to attain this goal.  UNHCR encourages qualified women to apply to international vacancies and functional profiles in the talent pool which can be found on the  careers website:https://www.unhcr.org/careers.htmlink.


About UNHCR

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.

The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees.

It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.

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Around the World in Many Ways

UNHCR staff operate in some 126 countries around the world, from major capitals to remote, difficult locations where our field staff are directly helping the most vulnerable victims of displacement. We maintain offices in donor countries worldwide and wherever refugees are arriving, working closely with governments to ensure the 1951 Refugee Convention is honored.

Staff at the Geneva headquarters now number just over 9 per cent of our total, a declining portion as UNHCR moves to decentralize and get closer to the people we assist. Geneva, along with our Global Service Centre in Budapest, Hungary, provides support for the rest of UNHCR, including key administrative functions. But about 85 percent of staff are in the field.


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Speak 1-2-1 with UNHCR at Global Careers in Asia 21.06.18 | The Protection Officer leads and coordinates UNHCR’s protection programme with the objective of providing timely and effective protection to populations of concern, as well as supervising protection interventions within an office.
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Speak 1-2-1 with UNHCR at Global Careers in Asia 21.06.18 | The Camp Coordination and Camp Management Officer ensures a multi-sectoral response to assist and protect displaced populations in communal settings (collective centres, camps, transit/reception centres, spontaneous and informal sites, etc.), where such are created or envisaged.
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Speak 1-2-1 with UNHCR at Global Careers in Asia 21.06.18 | The Cluster Coordinator (Shelter) is expected to perform UNHCR's lead role in the SC and to impartially represent the interests of the members of the Shelter Cluster, including the provision of active support, as applicable, to sub-national clusters which may be coordinated by other Agencies.
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Speak 1-2-1 with UNHCR at Global Careers in Asia 21.06.18 | The incumbent for this position should possess a strong academic qualification in architecture or civil engineering, demonstrated professional experience of physical site planning and knowledge of the variety of settlement options available within the specific context.
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Speak 1-2-1 with UNHCR at Global Careers in Asia 21.06.18 | The WASH Officer will support the UNHCR Country Operation, in coordination with the Government, to assess needs and coordinate the provision of WASH services to persons of concern to UNHCR.
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Speak 1-2-1 with UNHCR at Global Careers in Asia 21.06.18 | The Operations Data Management Unit at UNHCR is looking for talented individuals to compliment the team. This position is responsible for the management of regional data collection and reporting activities in field operations and for training field staff on data management and analysis.
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Speak 1-2-1 with UNHCR at Global Careers in Asia 21.06.18 | Given the nature of UNHCR’s work, it is essential that its workforce has the right mix of skills and qualities to fulfil its mandate. In this regard, the Information Management Unit at UNHCR is looking for talented individuals to compliment the team.
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Speak 1-2-1 with UNHCR at Global Careers in Asia 21.06.18 | The Field Safety Adviser takes on the role of leading, coordinating and providing appropriate guidance related to security management within an office. The incumbent maintains contact with other UN agencies, NGOs, implementing partners, government partners in the area to facilitate the operation.
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Speak 1-2-1 with UNHCR at Global Careers in Asia 21.06.18 | The Administrative/Finance Officer establishes and maintains efficient administrative systems and control mechanisms to support the smooth running of the operations and ensure compliance with administrative, human resources and financial rules and procedures.
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Speak 1-2-1 with UNHCR at Global Careers in Asia 21.06.18 | Given the nature of UNHCR’s work, it is essential that its workforce has the right mix of skills and qualities to fulfil its mandate. In this regard, the ICT Unit at UNHCR is looking for talented individuals for the ICT Infrastructure Division to compliment the team.
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Speak 1-2-1 with UNHCR at Global Careers in Asia 21.06.18 | The Supply Officer takes on the role of leading, coordinating and supervising supply activities within an office. The incumbent maintains contact with other UN agencies, NGOs, government partners and commercial contractors in the area to facilitate the operation.
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Speak 1-2-1 with UNHCR at Global Careers in Asia 21.06.18 | UNHCR is looking for talented individuals for the Cash-Based Interventions Officer profile to enhance its ability to implement CBIs. The CBI Officer supports the planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of CBIs.
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UNHCR’s Internship Programme offers eligible students and recent graduates, like you, the opportunity to gain experience in the humanitarian sector in an international environment, in line with your academic programme or future work in a field related to UNHCR’s mission. Internships are offered at various locations depending on the needs and capacity of offices to receive and supervise interns and provide them with meaningful assignments.
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Company Statistics

Headquarters

Geneva, Switzerland

Number of employees

10,966

Date established

1950