100 jobs to make a difference for refugees worldwide

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When the World is facing its biggest humanitarian crisis since the second world war, the work of humanitarian organisations has become more important than ever before. UNjobfinder can now present a list of nearly 100 current vacancies in our partner organizations working to protect and support the wellbeing of refugees worldwide. Learn about the amazing work these organizations do and see if you match any of the profiles they are seeking.

More than 65 Millions are forcibly displaced worldwide, among them are 20 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18, according to United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Conflict and persecution forces an average of 42,500 persons per day to leave their homes and seek protection elsewhere, either within their countries or in other countries.

UNjobfinder wants to show our support by presenting the work of our partner organizations that are all in need of highly motivated and talented job seekers in different areas and locations:

  • DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees
  • Save the Children


If you like to promote and protects the rights of refugees and people who have been displaced within their own country check if they are looking for your career profile. Below you find lots of opportunities in different areas:

UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR works to protect and assist refugees everywhere. UNHCR strive to ensure that everyone has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to eventually return home, integrate or resettle.

During times of displacement, UNHCR provide critical emergency assistance in the form of clean water, sanitation and healthcare, as well as shelter, blankets, household goods and sometimes food. They also arrange transport and assistance packages for people who return home, and income-generating projects for those who resettle.

UNHCR regular staff members: 9,700 (89% of whom are in the field). Number of countries in which UNHCR is present: 126. UNHCR is now recruiting the below career profiles to rosters in multiple locations and on different career levels. 


NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, who provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDP) worldwide. NRC take action during situations of armed conflict, and engage in other contexts where our competences will add value.

The majority of NRC's more than 5000 staff members are national employees in NRC’s projects in around 25 countries worldwide. All their projects are supervised by the NRC Head Office located in Oslo.

NRC’s main activity is the deliverance of humanitarian aid through programme activities in the field. NRC specialises in five programme areas, or core competences - Shelter, Food Security, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Education, and Information Counselling and Legal Aid (ICLA). Read more about NRC here.

Below you find all current vacancies at Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC):

Information Counselling and Legal Aid (ICLA)

Gender Mainstreaming

Emergency Aid

Logistics

Monitoring & Evaluation

ICT/Database Management

Shelter/WASH

Education and Training

Human Resources

Mechanic (Kenyan Nationals only)

The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. IRC is providing clean water, medicine, protection services and emergency financial assistance to the displaced as well as vulnerable locals. At work in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. Read more about IRC on their career page here.

Currently IRC are recruiting for the positions below.

DRC - Danish Refugee Council

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world.

DRC fulfils its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world; and by advocating on behalf of conflict-affected populations internationally, and in Denmark, on the basis of humanitarian principles and the Human Rights Declaration.

DRC understand "durable solutions" as any means by which the situation of refugees can be permanently and satisfactorily resolved, enabling them to live normal lives. Durable solutions can be voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement. In Denmark, DRC assists refugees in all aspects of integration as well as asylum procedures. Internationally, DRC actively participates in supporting the protection of refugees, and promoting durable solutions for conflict-affected populations.

UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA was established by United Nations General Assembly 1949 to carry out direct relief and works programmes for Palestine refugees. The Agency has contributed to the welfare and human development of four generations of Palestine refugees. Today, some 5 million Palestine refugees are eligible for UNRWA services.

UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance, including in times of armed conflict.

UNRWA has two Headquarter offices one in Gaza and one in Amman, Jordan. In addition, UNRWA has five field offices - Gaza, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and West Bank, and four Representative/Liaison Offices - New York, Geneva, Brussels and Cairo. All in all, UNRWA has over 30,000 employees, most of them Palestine refugees and a small number of international staff. The majority of area staff are teachers, health services, relief and social services staff and administrative and support staff. Common employee profiles are programme specialists in education, health, relief and recovery, infrastructure and protection as well as professionals with experience in administrative and operational support.

Below you find a list of all the jobs available at UNRWA:


Save the Children

Save the Children is recognized as the leading non-governmental organization (NGO) for children in need. Working with Save the Children in the nonprofit sector isn't charity - it's investing in children's futures and empowering families to support themselves. Save the Children is recognized as the leading non-governmental organization (NGO) for children in need. Working with Save the Children in the nonprofit sector isn't charity - it's investing in children's futures and empowering families to support themselves.

Below you find a list of all the jobs available at Save the Children



Link to all vacancies in UNHCR, IRC, NRC, DRC, Save the Children, UNRWA

Photo: Taizz, Yemen, 15 February 2016 - Ahmed Najee (age 9) helping his family collect UNHCR NFIs during the distribution in Al Hagri school, Al Mudafar district, Taizz. Photo: UNHCR/Mohammed Al Hasani.