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Working for UNHCR can be as challenging as it is extremely rewarding. UNHCR is always looking for new talent.

Want to apply for a job or a traineeship at the UNHCR? Great! We’re always glad to hear from motivated candidates who want to join our cause. Before applying, we suggest you take our “Refugee or Migrant” quiz to test your knowledge.

Working with UNHCR is a unique opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of refugees and other displaced people around the globe.

You can support UNHCR’s work in many different ways, depending on your interests and the available opportunities. Any support – small or large – is important. Dedicating your time and talents to support UNHCR’s work is a significant contribution, irrespective of whether you dedicate an hour, a day, a few months, a decade, or even longer.

If you want to contribute to UNHCR’s important work protecting refugees and other displaced people, and you meet the requirements, there are many available employment opportunities in Northern Europe and around the globe.

Global Opportunities

All information on vacancies in UNHCR operations around the world is available from the UNHCR Careers Website.

Regional Opportunities

Principal Secretary – G6 level

The role of this position, Principal Secretary, is to provide administrative and secretarial support services to the Regional Representative and the Deputy Regional Representative. This would involve direct contract with other staff members and contacts with high ranking officials, both within and outside UNHCR.

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Consultancy opportunities

Associate Project Officer – Tigrinya Speaking

The UNHCR Division of External Relations is looking to recruit Associate Project Officer to work in the context of the Eritrean segments of a project called Telling the real story.

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Intern – Protection Unit

As an intern in the protection unit, you will join a team of specialised staff who have a strong focus on international and human rights law, including refugee and asylum law. You will be responsible for a variety of protection issues and tasks, with your interest and expertise guiding some of your workload.

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Intern – External Relations Unit

The External Relations Unit supports UNHCR in its resource mobilization efforts in securing and increasing political and financial support from the Northern Europe countries, who are among UNHCR’s main partners and donors, by providing political intelligence, risk management and public diplomacy.

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