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:


The Senior Regional Medical Officer will keep daily contacts with all levels of HCR staff both at HQ and in the field. Close collaboration with the RSWO. Close contacts with UNHCR Regional Director, Representatives, Chiefs of Mission regarding the health and safety of their staff. Medical Advisor to the Administration and Field Security of the COs and to MIP. Close working collaboration with the Office of the Ombudsperson, the Office of the Inspector General.
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The main tasks of the incumbent include the formulation of a project monitoring plan, conducting monitoring, quality assurance, review of project agreements, and verification of reports, tracking project risks, effective project closure and managing audit.
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Candidates should 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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Typical functions may include conducting livelihoods assessments including market analysis, socioeconomic assessments, institutional mappings and developing context specific livelihoods strategies.
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The incumbent plays an important role in building the capacity of UNHCR personnel and partners, equipping operations with the means to implement CBIs. S/he advocates for the use of CBIs, and shares information related to cash and vouchers with UNHCR and partners. Incumbents may be based in the field, in the Regional Offices or at the Headquarters.
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The CCCM cluster coordinator must ensure the inclusion of key humanitarian partners within the sector, respecting their mandates and programme priorities. Working together and with other clusters and stakeholders, the CCCM cluster members will identify the overall requirements in responding to camp and communal displacement situations and augment their capacity to meet this threshold. The cluster will identify (and establish when necessary) standards and guidelines that facilitate interoperability to ensure that activities are carried out quickly and effectively.
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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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The Information Officer is responsible for designing and implementing a country-specific Information Management strategy to analyse and disseminate information on the population of concern to the Country Office including, but not limited to, Protection and Programme information. Where information gaps exist, the Information Management Officer may help setting up primary data collection systems and organise needs assessments, which may also involve other stakeholders.
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Geneva, Switzerland
International Public Sector
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Competitive
The Incumbent will contribute to the development and implementation of a strategic plan for Private Sector Partnership, building on the progress made in the past years and reflecting both the country advocacy strategies and the global PSP strategies
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