The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

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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.

See below for the latest UNHCR Careers and Job opportunities:


Various Locations,
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
The Registration Officer plans, coordinates and monitors registration, population data management, and other registration-related activities for populations of concern to UNHCR. His/her work will strengthen and improve the standardized collection of individual data from persons of concern, according to the priorities identified by an operation, and in compliance with its overall protection strategy.
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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
The Human Resources Officer (HRO) manages and oversees all HR related activities within the country, region or field operation in the formulation of HR plans (including selection, recruitment, posting, training and development of locally recruited staff) based on an established workforce planning exercise from the operational programme review, which identifies skills and competency gaps needed to achieve operational demands.
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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
The Cluster Coordinator (Shelter) represents the SC in Inter-Cluster Coordination mechanisms. S/he ensures appropriate cross-sectoral coordination with other related clusters such as WASH, CCCM, Protection and others, advocates for shelter in the humanitarian response, leads the mainstreaming of early recovery activities in the Shelter Cluster, and spearheads the integration of cross-cutting issues into the work of the Shelter Cluster, especially age, gender, diversity, HIV, environment.
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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
The non-specific profile has thus been created for highly-skilled candidates within their respective area of expertise which does not match any other specialist job profiles advertised in the Talent Pool. Candidates should therefore possess a strong academic qualification relating to their respective area of expertise, demonstrated professional experience within the public and/or private sector and knowledge within the specific context. The incumbent will be expected to demonstrate a passion for the humanitarian sector and commitment to help persons of concern to UNHCR.
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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
It is constantly seeking talented, compassionate candidates with high-integrity to strengthen its capacity to respond urgently to crises with the right skills. 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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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
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. The incumbent liaises with operational partners and headquarters to support data management.
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Shelter Officer

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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
The Shelter Officer conducts comprehensive sectoral needs assessments in liaison with other relevant sectors such as protection, programme, community services, Public Health, WASH, administration and supply.
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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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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect and assist refugees and other persons of concern. It is constantly seeking talented, compassionate candidates with high-integrity to strengthen its capacity to respond urgently to crises with the right skills. 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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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
Serve as community manager for any of our country, regional or global social media accounts, producing and curating content that reflects communications priorities and key messages and speaks effectively to the audience.
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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
The Physical Site Planner provides specialised support to emergency operations in designing and developing sustainable settlements to host people of concern to UNHCR. Within the context of UNHCR’s Global Strategy for Settlement and Shelter (2014-18), a settlement should take into consideration the spatial allocation of functions while addressing the needs of the population, the availability of resources, the amelioration of living conditions, the provision of services, enhancing transportation networks as well as recreational spaces
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UNHCR launched the Global Strategy for Livelihoods 2014-2018 in an effort to inform field operations on how to implement livelihoods programmes and to guide the development of national and local livelihoods strategies. UNHCR issued the Minimum Criteria for Livelihoods Programming in February 2015 to promote market-oriented and results-driven programming.
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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
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. The incumbent ensures that cash and vouchers are routinely considered as a response option in the respective UNHCR operation(s), assesses the suitability of CBIs for said operation(s) and monitors their implementation and impact.
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Supply Officer

Job Board:
Various Locations,
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
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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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
The Programme Officer assists in the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of protection and assistance programming for refugees, internally displaced and stateless persons.
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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
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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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
The Project Control Officer provides support to the operation by ensuring sound financial management in tandem with operational performance, and providing oversight of projects funded by UNHCR in complementary with programme management.
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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
Report and write news stories for unhcr.org from the field, striving for timely reportage that engages key audiences, respects protection concerns, and navigates political sensitivities.
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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
It is constantly seeking talented, compassionate candidates with high-integrity to strengthen its capacity to respond urgently to crises with the right skills. 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, we are looking for dynamic individuals with strong records in journalism, media and communications to lead the work of UNHCR country offices in strategically championing the refugee cause.
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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
In this regard, UNHCR is seeking to recruit leading communications professionals with a record in working at strategic level to be part of its high-profile global news teams based in Geneva and New York or out-posted in key regions.
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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
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. The incumbent must be able to contribute to or lead, depending on the level, development of a multi-year protection strategy that is solutions-oriented and based on a consultative process with multi-functional teams and partners.
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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
The incumbent ensures that environmental issues are considered in the response plan, assesses the environmental conditions and analyze how and to what extent those situations negatively affect the environment and formulate specific projects for reducing or arresting these impacts in consultation with the relevant government agencies, NGOs, UN agencies and sectoral specialists such as shelter, sanitation, water, livelihoods and others. S/he advocates for establishing environmentally-sound refugee assistance arrangements and make recommendations which need to be followed up in the care-and-maintenance phase. Incumbents may be based in the field or in the Country Offices depending on the nature of emergency and security.
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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
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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