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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14 Dec 2018 description

Forcés d’abandonner leurs maisons, leurs fermes et leur bétail, plus de 50 000 personnes ont été déplacées par l’insécurité dans les régions frontalières de l’ouest du Niger.

TILLABERI, Niger - Lorsque des militants ont attaqué son village dans l’ouest du Niger, la vie paisible d’Al-Bashir Gamo Gamo auprès de son bétail s’est arrêtée net.

« Ils ont enlevé cinq personnes de mon village, retrouvées mortes peu après », dit-il, expliquant comment les groupes armés ont menacé de mort les membres du village s’ils ne partaient pas dans les 12 heures.

14 Dec 2018 description

$326.6 million

UNHCR's financial requirements 2018

70% funded

14 Dec 2018 description

The Mindanao Displacement Dashboard is a monthly publication of the Protection Cluster in Mindanao, Philippines which is co-led by UNHCR with the Department of Social Welfare and Development. This publication aims to provide an overview of the protection environment related to displacement incidents in Mindanao during each month. Data on displacement incidents was collected with the support of Protection Cluster members in Mindanao.

POST-MARAWI SIEGE RECOVERY AND REHABILITATION

13 Dec 2018 description
  • 231,504 Nigerian refugees displaced in Cameroon, Chad and Niger due to insurgency as of 30 November 2018
  • 2,477,417 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and north-east Nigeria due to insurgency as of 31 October 2018 (or latest figures available)

FUNDING
USD 163.5 M
requested for the Nigeria situation (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, including support costs) Funded 33%
53.65 M
Funding gap 67%
109.85 M

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Jobs

24 entries found
13 Dec 2018 description
job Closing date: 23 Dec 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Expected Start of the Internship: January 2019

BACKGROUND INFORMATION/ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT:
The main purpose of Internship with UNHCR is to offer candidates an opportunity to gain a hands-on experience linked to their field of study or their career perspective, along with providing a valuable support to the Information Management Unit.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

12 Dec 2018 description
job Closing date: 19 Dec 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Duty Station : Geneva HQ

Duration : 01 January 2019 to 31 July 2019

Contract Type : Individual Contractor (Local Recruitment)

Fees : CHF 5,200 – CHF 6,100

Closing date : 19 December 2018

Applicant information: Please note that this is a Local recruitment vacancy (Geneva based) or within reasonable Commuting distance. The selected candidate will be subject to Swiss law- Relevant information can be found in the link below:-

11 Dec 2018 description
job Closing date: 24 Dec 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Function Title: Senior Protection Assistant
Vacancy Number: HCR/VAC/18/91
Duty Station: Cairo, Egypt
Category and Grade: Fixed term Appointment (FTA) PN 10011197 - G5
Duration: One year, with possibility of extension.
Date of Issue: 10 December 2018
Closing Date: 24 December 2018

11 Dec 2018 description
job Closing date: 15 Dec 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Function Title: Associate Data Analyst Officer
Vacancy Number: HCR/VAC/18/87
Duty Station: Cairo, Egypt
Category and Grade: International UNOPS Contract IICA1
Duration: One year , with possibility of extension
Date of Issue: 10 December 2018
Closing Date: 15 December 2018

11 Dec 2018 description
job Closing date: 15 Dec 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Function Title: Associate Child Protection Officer
Vacancy Number: HCR/VAC/18/86
Duty Station: Cairo, Egypt
Category and Grade: International UNOPS Contract IICA1
Duration: One year , with possibility of extension
Date of Issue: 10 December 2018
Closing Date: 15 December 2018

Training

2 entries found
19 Nov 2018 description
training Registration deadline: 31 Jan 2019 Training date: 25 Feb 2019 to 11 May 2019 International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Oxford Brookes University

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.