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 Aug 2016 description

Number of pre-registered population 9 June to 30 July: 27,592

Number of UAMs identified through the pre-registration exercise during the period 9 June to 30 July: 1,225

26 Aug 2016 description

For the first time, a team of refugee athletes with disabilities will compete on the world stage.

By: UNHCR | 26 August 2016

GENEVA – Athletes with disabilities have vied for glory at the Paralympic Games since 1960. This summer, for the first time, para-athletes who have faced the additional challenge of being displaced from their homeland will compete in Rio de Janeiro as the Independent Paralympic Athletes Team.

26 Aug 2016 description


• Le 04 Aout 2016, le programme Education de IRC a organisé une rencontre avec les conseillers pédagogiques et les directeurs de 18 écoles ciblées pour le projet Education in Emergencies:

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26 Aug 2016 description
job Closing date: 08 Sep 2016 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Representation in Thailand

Vacancy Announcement No. 32/2016

Internal/External Circulation

Position Title: Protection Assistant

Post Level: Equivalent to GS-4

Post No.: -

Report To: Associate Protection Officer

Section: Protection Unit

Duty Station: Bangkok, Thailand

25 Aug 2016 description
job Closing date: 09 Sep 2016 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR, Division of Emergency, Security and Supply (DESS), Switzerland (Geneva), is seeking applications from interested and qualified consultants for the stock-taking of the Workshop on Emergency Management (WEM).


UNHCR maintains an Emergency Response Team (ERT) roster of selected staff members who remain on call for a period of 9 months, during which they may be deployed within 72 hours to an emergency operation for 2-3 months when available resources locally are insufficient.

22 Aug 2016 description
job Closing date: 05 Sep 2016 UN High Commissioner for Refugees


  • Effective and timely support is provided to the formulation of a clear and coherent protection and solutions oriented strategy, which incorporates a thorough age, gender and diversity analysis and reflects the Organization’s global, regional and country level priorities.

  • AGD sensitive analysis of community risks and capacities provides the essential basis for all of UNHCR’s work.

22 Aug 2016 description
job Closing date: 03 Sep 2016 UN High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Assigned UNHCR vehicles are properly maintained and equipped as per technical guidance and specifications established by the Organisation.

  • Local traffic rules and regulations are strictly observed.

  • Instructions and security guidance provided by the supervisor and security focal point are strictly followed by the Driver and the passengers during the journey.

Duties and Responsibilities:

19 Aug 2016 description
job Closing date: 02 Sep 2016 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Request for Proposals

Study on statelessness and risks of statelessness in The Gambia



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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.