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Careers

Working together to build better futures for people forced to flee

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, takes the lead in protecting people forced to flee wars and persecution around the world, providing life-saving aid including shelter, food and water to ensure their basic safety, rights and dignity. With 16,803 women and men working in 134​ countries, we work tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of 70.8 million forcibly displaced people worldwide.


Our dedicated and professional staff work around the clock in roles including legal protection, community services, public affairs, health and more. Despite the challenges they can face, our staff are proud to work for UNHCR and determined to make a positive impact.

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Webinar: Humanitarian Careers with UNHCR - Why Choose Us?

Join the webinar on April 9th at 15:00 CEST! Participants will learn about the important work that UNHCR delivers, especially at times like this when a pandemic hit the globe. The webinar will provide details on a wide range of exciting and rewarding career opportunities that could serve as an entry point for interested candidates as well as some tips on how to prepare for a career with UNHCR. Moreover, we will touch on the current situation re COVID-19 and how UNHCR continues to operate and recruit. 

Why a career with UNHCR?

Our dedicated staff work to protect and assist people fleeing conflict and persecution at a time when global forced displacement is at a record high. Our colleagues bring a wide range of specialized skills, including expertise in legal protection, administration, community services, public affairs, health and other disciplines.

To learn more, read the UNHCR’s  People Strategy 2016-2021.