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Geneva (Switzerland)
501 to 1000 employees
1950
Nonprofit Organization
Non-Profit
Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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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 ... Read more

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    I have been working at UNHCR full-time

    Pros

    I work in a very team oriented environment in Cairo with extremely professional people that work together to get a very difficult job done with a very high volume of refugees per month. The supervisors are great and care about your success and the success of the mission. They will give you great feedback and help you as much as possible.

    Cons

    Coming from the U.S. and having to take a severe cut in salary as a local Egyptian employee rather than an international employee is very difficult. Hard to support a family in the U.S. on an Egyptian salary.

    Advice to Management

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UNHCR Interviews

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    Protection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at UNHCR (New York, NY) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online. They contacted me in a month time via email for an interview. The interview was through Skype. It took 45 minutes, they were 3 people from different backgrounds, very polite and serious.

    Interview Questions

    • They were interested to know about my background and protection expertise. Refugee Law and principles (non-refoulement), CBA, SGBV, AGD approach   Answer Question
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