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.htmlink.

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.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.


Shelter Officer

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Various Locations,
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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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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
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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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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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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
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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.
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Various Locations,
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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,
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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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Supply Officer

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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
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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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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,
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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
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The Physical Site Planner provides specialised support to emergency operations in designing and developing sustainable settlements to host people of concern to UNHCR.
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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
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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
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UNHCR is looking for talented individuals for the Cash-Based Interventions Officer profile to enhance its ability to implement CBIs.
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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
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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
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Competitive
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
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The Project Control Officer provides support to the operation by ensuring sound financial management in tandem with operational performance, and providing oversight of project funded by UNHCR in complementary with programme management.
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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
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Competitive
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
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The Registration Officer plans, coordinates and monitors registration, population data management, and other registration-related activities for populations of concern to UNHCR.
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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
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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
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Various Locations,
International Public Sector
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Competitive
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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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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Company Statistics

Headquarters

Geneva, Switzerland

Number of employees

10,966

Date established

1950