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Check out these Job Opportunities at UNHCR , Join UNHCR and Make a Difference in the Lives of Displaced People

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is dedicated to protecting refugees, displaced, and stateless individuals worldwide by advocating for their rights and providing essential services. Working closely with governments and partners, UNHCR strengthens laws, national systems, and service provision to ensure displaced people have access to documentation, education, work, and healthcare.

Why Choose a Career with UNHCR?
At UNHCR, our committed staff members play a crucial role in protecting and assisting those fleeing conflict and persecution, especially during a time when global forced displacement is at an all-time high. Our team comprises individuals with diverse skills, including expertise in legal protection, administration, community services, public affairs, health, and various other disciplines.

Explore Exciting Career Opportunities with UNHCR:
1. RSD Associate - Cairo, Egypt

The Refugee Status Determination (RSD) Associate, part of the UNHCR team, assists in processing refugee claims by offering guidance to asylum seekers and refugees on UNHCR's RSD procedures, their rights, and obligations. They collaborate closely with Registration, Community Services, Resettlement, and other Protection staff, conducting research, maintaining local information repositories, and drafting RSD assessments, reports, and correspondence.

Additionally, they monitor legal, political, and security developments affecting the protection environment, provide counseling, prevent fraud, and apply age, gender, and diversity perspectives. UNHCR seeks an RSD Associate with strong technical abilities, RSD case processing experience, and proficiency in cross-cultural communication, counseling, and government RSD procedures.

The candidate must possess a minimum B2 level of competency, liaise effectively with government authorities, and promote workplace harmony and teamwork while reporting to UNHCR premises in Giza Governorate.


2. Assistant Protection Officer(N) - Cairo, Egypt

The Assistant Protection Officer reports to the Protection Officer or Senior Protection Officer and may have supervisory responsibility for protection staff, including community-based protection, registration, resettlement, and education. They provide guidance on protection matters and accountabilities, including statelessness, GCR commitments, and child protection. They supervise protection standards and operational procedures in line with international standards. The Assistant Protection Officer coordinates quality, timely, and effective protection responses to populations of concern, contributing to the design of a comprehensive protection strategy and representing the organization on protection doctrine and policy.

UNHCR staff members are responsible for performing their duties within their delegated authorities, adhering to the regulatory framework of UNHCR, including the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions, and relevant accountability frameworks. They must also discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with UNHCR's core values of professionalism, integrity, and respect for diversity.

Duties include staying updated on political, social, economic, and cultural developments impacting the protection environment, consistently applying International and National Law, providing legal advice, conducting eligibility and status determination, promoting measures to reduce statelessness, contributing to country-level child and education plans, and providing input for the development of protection policies and standards.

Minimum qualifications for these roles include years of experience, education in law, international law, political sciences, and relevant certificates or licenses. Essential job experience includes knowledge of International Refugee and Human Rights Law and ability to apply relevant legal principles. Functional skills include protection-related guidelines, standards, indicators, age, gender, diversity, project management, human rights doctrine, assessment of IDPs status, climate change, disaster-related displacement, drafting and documentation, and gender-based violence coordination.

Language requirements include English and UN working languages for international professionals and general service jobs. All UNHCR workforce members must contribute towards a safe and empowered working environment, demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation, harassment, and harassment. Proactive prevention and response to inappropriate conduct, ongoing dialogue, and seeking guidance from relevant UNHCR resources are essential.


3. Administrative Intern - New York, United States of America

The UNHCR's New York Office (NYO) acts as the representative of UNHCR in New York-based UN proceedings and serves as a liaison, collaborating closely with UNHCR Headquarters, regional bureaus, and country operations. The NYO engages in advocacy and partnerships to promote UNHCR's mandate and positions among key stakeholders in New York, leveraging its operational and policy expertise on refugee, displacement, and statelessness issues.

The internship position entails reporting to the Senior Executive Assistant of the New York Office and involves assisting in logistical and administrative preparations for the UN General Assembly High-Level Week in September 2024. Responsibilities include aiding in the planning and coordination of high-level side events, roundtable discussions, and other collaborative initiatives at UN headquarters and various venues in NYC to enhance awareness and understanding of forced displacement issues.

Minimum qualifications for the internship comprise recent graduation or current enrollment in a graduate/undergraduate program accredited by IAU/UNESCO, completion of at least two years of undergraduate studies in a relevant field, strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, multitasking ability, proficiency in English, and expertise in PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Teams.

The internship is full-time, requiring the successful candidate to work 40 hours per week and provide support to the NY office team in New York, USA. Interns are responsible for arranging medical insurance and demonstrating proof of valid insurance coverage for the duration of the internship.

UNHCR does not impose any fees during its recruitment process and encourages applications from candidates with a refugee or stateless background.


4. Community-Based Protection Associate - San Jose, Costa Rica


5. Associate PSP Officer (GIK) - Copenhagen (HQ), Denmark


6. Communications Intern - Brussels, Belgium


7. Wash Associate - Gamboma, Congo


8. PPH Intern - Dubai, United Arab Emirates


9. Senior Registration Assistant - Bogota (FO), Colombia


10. Cultural Mediators (Various Languages) - Valletta, Malta


11. Protection Intern - Stockholm, Sweden


12. Registration Associate - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


13. Executive Support Associate - New Delhi, India


14. Information Management Associate - Yangon, Myanmar


Join us at UNHCR and be part of a dedicated team committed to making a positive impact in the lives of displaced individuals worldwide. Apply now and help us fulfill our mission of protecting and assisting those in need.

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