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Join our growing team to help refugees and displaced people worldwide by applying to the latest UNHCR job postings. UNHCR is an equal opportunity organization that seeks talented individuals from all backgrounds to join our mission to create a better world for refugees. UNHCR staff work in legal protection, community services, health, public affairs, communications, fundraising and more. Learn more about our work or volunteering with us.


UNHCR, also known as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees or the United Nations Refugee Agency, was established in 1950 by the General Assembly of the United Nations. UNHCR operates in 133 countries, working to protect the lives of millions of displaced people worldwide, including refugees, internally displaced people, asylum seekers and stateless communities. With over 17,000 staff members, the UN Refugee Agency is dedicated to ensuring that all who have fled violence, disaster, persecution or conflict has the right to seek asylum and find refuge. Learn more about us.

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Private-Sector Partnerships Positions

Senior PPH Associate - Application Deadline: 04 October 2023

This Senior PPH Associate will be part of the greater Private Partnerships and Philanthropy (PPH) team which focuses on Major Giving. This position in particular will work on cultivating new and existing partnerships with Foundations across Canada. The selected fundraiser will have experience working with Major Donors, particularly Foundations. The selected candidate will be comfortable soliciting and stewarding six and seven figure gifts from Foundations and will have a strong working knowledge of the Foundation context within Canada. Though this person will lead the strategy on Foundations, they will also support other Major Gifts colleagues in fostering their own relationships with key foundations in their portfolios. The selected candidate will collaborate with HQ and regional colleagues for key learnings about global Foundation partnerships and will manage an individual budget line.

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UNHCR works in more than 133 countries around the world—learn more about international opportunities here.


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