The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees worldwide and find durable solutions for them. Established in 1950, 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, until they can return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. Today nearly 17,000 personnel work in 134 countries helping and protecting millions of refugees, returnees, internally displaced and stateless people.
As part of UNHCR outposted HQs, the Global Service Centre (GSC) in Budapest hosts Financial and Accounting Service, Human Resources Service including Global staff development, Supply and Procurement Service, and ICT Service.
The incumbent will be under the direct supervision of the Personnel Administration Officer (PAO), or a senior staff member within the sub-unit designated by the PAO. The incumbent works on regular assignments under the close supervision of the supervisor who provides general guidance and work plans for identifying work priorities and appropriate approaches. S/he will be working in a working environment in which various personnel administration issues will be discussed and actions initiated. The confidentiality of all personnel matters and the need to deal with clients in a courteous and efficient manner are salient features of this position.
Over 470 staff members from around 80 countries work in the GSC. Locally recruited staff are young with the average age of 38, hold a University degree, fully conversant with computer technologies and are proficient in English. Several speak a second or third foreign language.
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This post was originally published on UNHCR Central Europe.