Temporary Appointments

UNHCR offers Temporary Appointment opportunities in field locations, at Headquarters in Geneva, or in one of the Global Service Centres - Amman, Budapest and Copenhagen - to better support the operations. Please note that a Temporary Appointment does not carry any expectancy, legal or otherwise, of renewal and cannot be converted to any other type of appointment. A Temporary Appointment carries reduced allowances and entitlements compared to a Fixed-term Appointment.


Important notice regarding our Careers page and applying for positions with UNHCR:

On 1 October 2022 UNHCR will introduce a new and improved online recruitment platform.

However, due to this transition candidates cannot currently apply for Talent Pools (often called profile positions) or update existing Talent Pool profiles. This change took effect on 31 July 2022. You will be able to apply for Talent Pools again from 1 October 2022.

Candidates who have already been successfully accepted to a Talent Pool will receive additional instructions about their existing profile closer to the launch date of the new system (1 October 2022). Please keep an eye on your email inbox.

Individuals who have previously applied for a role with UNHCR should note that past applications will not be migrated to the new recruitment platform. To make applying for future roles easier, you may wish to download your past information and save it at an alternative location. You will be able to do so up until 30 September 2022. Candidates will be prompted to re-enter their information (education, experience, skills, etc.) when applying for future vacancies on the new system after 1 October 2022.

To download a Talent Pool/job application, candidates should sign in to their account via the public careers site, go to My Activities page, click on the job title of their application and then click Print Application.


Current temporary appointment opportunities​

For the opportunity listed below, candidates should apply through International Vacancies and search with the job ID.

To learn more about how to apply, go to Application and Selection.