UNHCR's greatest asset is our workforce. We work with passionate, talented and creative individuals who want to use their skills for good. Thanks to people like you, we can develop solutions that enable people who have been forced to flee to restart their lives and build better futures.

Important notice to candidates who submitted their application before 2 May 2016

On 2 May 2016 UNHCR has launched a new recruitment platform. If you have submitted an application prior to that date, there is no need to re-apply as your application has been retained in the system. However, in case you would like to update your profile or apply to other available positions, you are kindly requested to complete a new application. 

Should you experience difficulties in accessing the portal, we suggest that you clear the cache of your browser and try to re-login.

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.  

Language Requirements

We are committed to the principle of multilingualism and require our international professional staff to be competent in at least two official UN languages.

UNHCR's People Strategy 2016-2021

Executive CommitteeInformal Consultative Meetings

What to expect working for UNHCR

What does job rotation mean? What is a non-family duty post? These and other questions are answered in this section.

Types of employment

Entry Level

Entry level offers excellent opportunities to build a career at UNHCR.

Entry-Level Humanitarian Professional Programme

Talent Pools

Mid-career Professionals

Opportunities for those midway through their careers.

Talent Pools

International Professional


Support Personnel

Each position requires different qualifications and professional experience.

General Service Staff

National Professional

Important notices for applicants

Warning - Confidence Schemes and Scams

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