UNHCR's greatest asset is our workforce. We work with passionate, talented and creative individuals who want to use their skills for good. Thanks to people like you, we can develop solutions that enable people who have been forced to flee to restart their lives and build better futures.

Language Requirements

We are committed to the principle of multilingualism and require our international professional staff to be competent in at least two official UN languages.

UNHCR's People Strategy 2016-2021

Executive CommitteeInformal Consultative Meetings

What to expect working for UNHCR

What does job rotation mean? What is a non-family duty post? These and other questions are answered in this section.

Types of employment

Entry Level

Entry level offers excellent opportunities to build a career at UNHCR.

Entry-Level Humanitarian Professional Programme

Talent Pools

Mid-career Professionals

Opportunities for those midway through their careers.

Talent Pools

International Professional


Support Personnel

Each position requires different qualifications and professional experience.

General Service Staff

National Professional