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Career Opportunities

Working at UNHCR is diverse and highly challenging. It requires committed, responsive and flexible staff with a high degree of motivation and professional skills. Positions range from legal protection officers, programme or logistics specialists to communication, external relations and human resources experts. 

UNHCR’s international staff is expected to be mobile and work in different locations during their carrier, in some cases, in some of the world’s most difficult and remote spots. 

Recruitment for entry level international professional positions is through our International Professional Roster (IPR). The Junior Professional Officer (JPO) programme is open to young university graduates and qualified professionals sponsored by their government participating in the JPO scheme.

There are also national posts open to qualified local staff in countries where we operate. Upon our programme needs, we also open consultant positions for a particular task and period. 

For further information about the recruitment and selection process and our current openings, click on Vacancies.


Information on the application and selection process and our current openings.


Find out how you can do an internship and the current opportunities. 

Calls for proposals

Research, training, consultancy and other service opportunities for individuals and entities. 


Junior Professional Officer Program

Information on the JPO programme sponsored by participating governments.  

International Professional Roster

Information on the recruitment for entry-level international positions. 

Standard post profiles

See what profile we look for for the different positions. 

Warning - Confidence Schemes and Scams

Information for job-seekers regarding fraudulent schemes and scams using UNHCR's name.

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