UNHCR Entry-Level Humanitarian Professional Programme 2016

UNHCR Entry-Level Humanitarian Professional Programme 2016

Deadline: June 14, 2016

Applications are now open for the 2016 UNHCR Entry-Level Humanitarian Professional Programme. The Entry-level Humanitarian Professional Programme (EHP) is a competitive point of entry into the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for talented professionals and who have a passion for humanitarian work.

This recruitment initiative is designed to identify highly qualified and motivated individuals with the right profiles willing to be deployed to field locations where they are needed most. As part of UNHCR’s global talent management strategy, which aims to achieve the organisation’s current and future goals, the EHP focuses on attracting, selecting, developing and retaining new talent to grow and develop within the organisation.


The EHP programme offers a structured development programme in a highly collaborative environment, where participants can apply their experience and knowledge to UNHCR’s mandate. It enables participants to directly contribute to international action that protects people forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution.

EHP participants join UNHCR at P2 level (UN grading scale) for a two-year cohort programme. They are deployed to the field after successfully completing a comprehensive residential orientation course.

Areas of Expertise

  • Administration and Finance
  • Protection
  • Programme
  • Supply


Applicants will need to fulfil the following minimum requirements:

  • Advanced university degree, at least a Bachelor’s degree, from an accredited institution;
  • Two years of relevant work experience in the respective functional area;
  • 45 years of age or younger by the closing date of applications;
  • For language requirements, please refer to the following link;
  • Willingness to serve in conflict zones and field locations.


  • Interested candidates can submit their online application form through their websiteThe deadline for application is Tuesday, 14 June 2016.
  • For additional information on the EHP please consult the attached FAQ.

For more information, visit UNHCR EHP.