Employment opportunities and careers with UNHCR.

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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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Canadian Opportunities

Branch Office Positions

Senior Finance Assistant (Application deadline: 17 October 2023)

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Reporting to the Senior Finance colleague, the Senior Finance Assistant position provides financial and accounting support, preparing financial reports and statements, and assisting with budget management.

Private-Sector Partnerships Positions

Associate PSP IG Officer - Application Deadline: 20 December 2023

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Individual Giving (IG) is targeted at the general public to secure the support of individuals through regular, unrestricted donations, cash appeals and legacies. The aim is to generate both monthly and one-time donations from individuals using various channels and methods including direct mail, face-to-face fundraising, telemarketing, digital fundraising, DRTV and emergency fundraising, with focus on strong donor loyalty and lifetime value.

The purpose is to maximize the donor base from the individual giving (IG) for UNHCR, those with the ability to provide donations of between $1 to $10.000 per year to UNHCR.

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Senior PSP Officer - Application Deadline : 26 December 2023

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Senior Private Sector Partnership Officer (PSP Officer) is a senior managerial position within a given PSP country or multi-country operation and is part of a larger Private Sector Partnerships (PSP) team expected to manage, advise and support PSP markets in their respective area of responsibility (AOR). The Senior PSP Officer will be supervised by a more senior PSP staff in country, multi-country office or HQ and is responsible for meeting the income targets within the given budget set by the supervisor.

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International Opportunities

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


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