What to expect working for UNHCR

Our values

  1. Our core values are integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity.
  2. We put people first – the needs of people forced to flee are at the heart of everything we do.
  3. We go wherever we are needed and get the job done – our staff work in more than 128 countries, often in extremely difficult conditions.
  4. We support resilience – we work with those in need, affording them dignity and respect.
  5. We protect people’s rights – we work to safeguard the rights of those who have been forced to flee their homes or are deprived of a nationality.
  6. We deliver the best possible outcome – we are focused on protecting refugees and displaced communities forced to flee, and developing solutions to support people in their quest to restart their lives and build a better future.

Diversity and inclusion

UNHCR’s workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. We seek to sustain and strengthen this diversity and to ensure equal opportunities, as well as an inclusive working environment, for our entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency,  has a zero tolerance policy against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA). SEA is unacceptable behaviour and prohibited conduct for UNHCR personnel. It constitutes acts of serious misconduct and is therefore grounds for disciplinary measures, including dismissal. Any concerns or suspicions about a possible case of SEA should be reported immediately to the Inspector General’s Office (IGO). More information on SEA and how to report it.

Greece. Refugees and migrants arrive in Lesvos.

Inclusion and Diversity in UNHCR

Recruitment Brochure for International Staff

General information on entitlements and benefits for International Staff

Administration Jobs/Vacancies