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Women at UNHCR thrive on challenges

Due to ongoing conflicts and new emergencies, UNHCR - The UN Regugee Agency is faced with an unprecedented number of displaced people. Seeking to improve the diversity of its workforce, UNHCR is reaching out to women who are seeking not only a fulfilling and rewarding career, but who really want to use their skills to help those in need.

Women enjoy impressive careers at UNHCR

Many talented women work for UNHCR in a wide variety of roles. Overall 80 per cent of UNHCR's employees work in the field and these are challenging, yet very rewarding, roles.

Hear what some of UNHCR's impressive female talent say about working at UNHCR.

“UNHCR supports your career path through internal and external training opportunities so employees can stay in a specialist function role or move into management positions. There’s a lot of support and encouragement for women at UNHCR,” explains Julie Dunphy, Senior Policy and Liaison Officer (Division of Emergency, Security and Supply) in Geneva.

“A key priority for the Division of Human Resources is to attract women and men into the organisation who bring a diversity in experience, language, nationality and skills - and in so doing, UNHCR will make every effort to also close gender gaps, comments” Karen Farkas, Director of Human Resources Management.

"With very little we can make a big difference,” says Millicent Mutuli, Deputy Director Africa Bureau in Geneva. 

Interested in joining UNHCR?

With so many great roles and such an important job to do, the UNHCR can offer a career that will truly make a difference.


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Disclosure: Where Women Work researches and publishes insightful evidence about how its paid member organizations support women's equality.

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