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 five decades, the agency has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today, a staff of some 6,600 people in more than 110 countries continues to help about 34 million persons.
Public Health Officer
University degree in a medical field (e.g. nursing, medical doctor) with postgraduate training in Public Health;
- Minimum 7 years of previous job experience relevant to the function and in national/multinational organizations;
- Knowledge of public health, nutrition and HIV in humanitarian emergencies;
- Very good communication and computer skills;
- Excellent knowledge of the English language.