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 May 2016 description

UN Refugee Agency vows to reduce and address displacement caused by disasters and the adverse effects of climate change.

27 May 2016 description

Summary

Bentiu protection of civilian site (PoC) was established in December 2013 with currently over 98,000 people seeking protection in the site. Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working together with the community to improve the living condition in the PoC area.

27 May 2016 description

CONTEXT

In the month of March 2016, 27,000 people made the journey across the Mediterranean to Greece bringing the total of arrivals in the first three months of the year to 151,400. In 2015, there were 856,000 sea arrivals. UNHCR iniKated a data collecKon and analysis exercise with support from the Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS) in order to beSer inform the wider community on the profile of refugees arriving to Greece, and improve immediate response and longer term planning.

Maps / Infographics

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Jobs

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27 May 2016 description
job Closing date: 11 Jun 2016 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is currently seeking a Rapid Response Team (RRT) Officer to work within the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Unit at its Geneva headquarters. This is an intermediate level position, a final offer will be made to the successful candidate depending on his/her relevant education and experience.

25 May 2016 description
job Closing date: 12 Jun 2016 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (the UN Refugee Agency, also known as UNHCR) is an intergovernmental organization with a mandate to protect refugees and stateless persons worldwide. Promoting respect for international protection norms in European Union (EU) law and policy is of vital importance to UNHCR, and the agency, accordingly, provides its views on a wide range of issues related to access to Europe, asylum, refugee protection, resettlement and integration in the 28 Member States of the EU.

25 May 2016 description
job Closing date: 10 Jun 2016 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Representation in Thailand

Vacancy Announcement No. 19/2016

Internal/External Circulation

Position Title:

Interpreter

  • Arabic

  • Chinese

  • Farsi

  • Jarai

  • Khmer (Cambodian)

  • Lingala

  • Somali

  • Urdu/Punjabi

Post Level: N/A

Post No.: -

24 May 2016 description
job Closing date: 07 Jun 2016 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

TERMS OF REFERENCE

(Individual Contractor Agreement)

Title: Communications Consultant

Organization: UNHCR (administrated by UNOPS)

Duty station: Home Based

Position level: International ICA Level 1

Duration: 2 months (with possible extension) Full Time

Reporting to: Innovation Engagement Officer, UNHCR Innovation and the Learn Lab Manager, UNHCR’s Education Unit

23 May 2016 description
job Closing date: 06 Jun 2016 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representation in Canberra invites applications for the full time national professional officer position of Associate Legal Officer.

Applicants must be Australian citizens and have a university degree in law with at least four years’ professional experience, strong communications skills and a demonstrated ability to analyse international and domestic refugee law.

Appointment will be for an initial period of one year, but is expected to be ongoing.

Training

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25 May 2016 description
training Registration deadline: 10 Jul 2016 Training date: 01 Aug 2016 to 04 Sep 2016 International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies, Oxford Brookes University, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

This Master level short course in Humanitarian Shelter Coordination is offered by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in partnership with the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) at Oxford Brookes University.

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.