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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 17,324 women and men working in 135​ countries, we work tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of 79.5 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.

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.

Disability inclusion

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Any information provided will be treated strictly confidentially; only UNHCR staff who will be involved in recruitment processes will have access to the information shared. Please only share information that you feel comfortable in providing and also note that UNHCR will only contact the candidates who are shortlisted candidates.