UNHCR
International Organization based in Switzerland

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.

In more than six decades, the agency has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today, a staff of some 7,685 people in more than 125 countries continues to help some 33.9 million persons.

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27 Sep 2016 description

Veteran Sudanese educator launches his own learning centre to give young refugees lessons in English – and peace – at Ethiopian camp.

By: Diana Diaz in Sherkole Camp, Ethiopia

Alnur Burtel may be an old man now, but he still remembers how his university teachers at home in Sudan inspired him to live a good life and study hard for a better future.

27 Sep 2016 description

A centre for young refugees in Saint-Omer offers shelter and protection, as well as the chance to enjoy being children again.

By: Céline Schmitt in Saint-Omer, France

On a cloudy day in the northern French town of Saint-Omer, Ibrahim, from Darfur in Sudan, is tending to a crop of vegetables with eight other young teenagers.

Ranging from 14 to 17 years in age, they are among the lucky few who have been given a place at Saint-Omer’s Maison du Jeune Réfugié (‘house for young refugees’), run by the NGO France Terre d’Asile.

27 Sep 2016 description

This document was produced on 10 Septembert and the data displayed, refers to the month of Augus 2016

27 Sep 2016 description

In Libya, UNHCR operates through its direct implementation as well as in partnership with key international humanitarian actors such as the International Medical Corps, CESVI, ACTED, Mercy Corps and REACH.

Maps / Infographics

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Jobs

15 entries found
27 Sep 2016 description
job Closing date: 14 Oct 2016 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

General Background of Project or Assignment:

26 Sep 2016 description
job Closing date: 16 Oct 2016 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Representation in Thailand

Vacancy Announcement No. 40/2016

Internal/External Circulation

Position Title: Private Sector Fund-Raising (PSFR) Associate, Face-to-Face (F2F)

Post Level: General Service (GS) - 6

Post No.: 10024481

Report To: Associate PSFR Officer (Thailand)

Section: PSFR Thailand

26 Sep 2016 description
job Closing date: 02 Oct 2016 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

BACKGROUND

22 Sep 2016 description
job Closing date: 27 Sep 2016 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Availability of the Post : Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs personnel administration tasks including interpretation and processing entitlements, issuance of contracts and maintenance of various personnel records and files;

  • Assists in conducting preliminary interviews of candidates, administering typing exams and recruitment of GL staff;

  • Conducts surveys of local cost of living, DSA rate and servicing staff, housing rental and collects information on the above-mentioned.

22 Sep 2016 description
job Closing date: 27 Sep 2016 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Availability of the Post : Immediately

*Note: There is a lien to this post

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collect and maintain data on project activities.

  • Prepare background materials, working papers and tables for briefing and review sessions.

  • Draft routine correspondence.

  • Collect data on the implementation and performance of IPs agreements.

Training

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04 Sep 2015 description

With the aim of helping the humanitarian sector to improve beneficiary’s data protection, CaLP is now launching in partnership with the UNHCR the course “E – transfer and operationalizing beneficiary data protection”. The purpose of this course is to assist humanitarian practitioners to take the necessary steps to operationalize the protection of beneficiary data in programmes using electronic transfers, or e-transfers.