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UNHCR works to protect refugees and other displaced people across the globe. The work is diverse, highly challenging and requires committed, responsive and flexible staff with a high degree of motivation and professional skill. Positions range from protection officers and programme or logistics experts in some of the world's most difficult trouble spots to specialist work in the agency's headquarters in Geneva. UNHCR staff are expected to be mobile and work in different locations during their career.

Under UNHCR's human resources policy, internal candidates are usually given first priority for selected posts.

Recruitment for entry level international professional positions is through our International Professional Roster (IPR). Information on the next invitation to apply to the roster will be posted in 2010.

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Canadian Opportunities

  • Senior Private Sector Fundraising Associate
    The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is seeking an experienced fundraiser to join a dynamic team of international fundraisers. The successful applicant will be responsible for UNHCR’s Canadian Individual Giving fundraising programme and will receive a competitive salary, benefits and will be based in Ottawa. All applicants must have strong direct marketing fundraising experience and be fluent in written and spoken English. For a job description, please email CANOT@UNHCR.org. Deadline is close of business 5 p.m. (EST), 30 June, 2014.
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