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Senior Development Officer UNHCR


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8+ Year
Male, Female, Both
Bachelor Degree


  • Organization: UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Istanbul
  • Grade: Mid level – P-4, International Professional – Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date:


The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a  worldwide organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights, and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people. They work to make sure that everyone has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, or war at home. UNHCR has been setting essential protection and assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced, and stateless people since 1950. They have a presence in many countries around the world, and give information and assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers, and stateless people.


– Advise procedures on practical research and analysis to interpret long-term political, economic and social trends that will enhance prospects for solutions, resilience and inclusion for populations of concern to UNHCR as well as more sustainable approaches to refugee shelter ; – Support the operation in planning for resilience and inclusion with a clear shared vision of long term security and solution outcomes for people of concern that takes account of host communities and leverages the roles, help and capacities of development partners, including International Financial Institutions, Multilateral Development Banks, and Bilateral Development donors. – Support the development of extensive multi-year protection and solutions plans/strategies (incl. Multi-Year Multi-Partner Strategies) for Persons of Concern to UNHCR and/or facilitate the inclusion of populations of concern into national and local growth planning and programming instruments. – Support and advise the operation in identifying, strategically articulating and capitalizing on growth and resilience opportunities, including through Government pledges and or pledges made by bilateral or multilateral growth and/or peacebuilding partners. – Provide technical leadership and support for relationship making with development co-operation agencies and peace and state-building agendas through the distinct stages of policy and programme identification, preparation, implementation and review. – Develop alliances and networks with development cooperation actors to influence the policy dialogue with governments on institutional collections related to sectors, locations and programme content of consequence to UNHCR and individuals of concern.

APPLY ALSO: Programme Assistant UNICEF


  • 9 years appropriate background with Undergraduate degree; or 8 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 7 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree
  • Six (6) years of direct work background in a large international development institution in a relevant position and of which at least two (2) years in field operations.
  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Command of English and UN working language of the duty placement if not English.
  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working vocabulary of the duty station if not English and local verbiage.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the responsibility station if not English.



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