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Vacancy for Environmental Officer at UNHCR in Switzerland

Vacancy for Environmental Officer at UNHCR in Switzerland

Country: Switzerland
City: Geneva
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Apply for Vacancy for Environmental Officer at UNHCR in Switzerland. The deadline for this application is 31st December 2021.


UNHCR commits to ensuring sustainable environmental management in its operations to improve the protection and wellbeing of our Persons of Concern. In this regard, the Environment Unit at UNHCR in Geneva oversees a broad range of related projects. Coordinates the overall environmental policy and enhancement of environmental management in the field through technical guidance, situation analysis and environmental impact assessments. UNHCRÂ’s engagement in energy and environment is receiving increasing attention globally. Also, as displaced persons rely on the natural resources surrounding them, there is a need to address environmental issues starting from the emergency phase.


  • Participate in site selection and collect and analyses baseline environmental data that can inform site planning and development
  • Also, collect and analyze existing data and information concerning the status of the environment in the refugee hosting areas;
  • Moreover, identify environmental assets and threats related to the emergency phase and establish managements plans. Also, SOPs to minimize environmental impacts
  • Additionally, assess environmental conditions in the selected camps, and assess how and to what extent those situations.
  • Moreover, interview representative of refugees and local populations from all segments of these populations, to examine their relationship with the surrounding environment.
  • Propose measures for reducing or arresting the impact of refugees on the environment;
  • Similarly, devise a strategy for monitoring of the environmental impact of refugees and refugee operations.


  • Degree in Forestry, Agroforestry, Rural Energy, Climate Change and Geography, Environmental Science, or Natural Resource Management.


  • Minimum 5 years of relevant job experience with graduate degree, 6 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS); at least 2 years of international working experience in development and/or humanitarian settings; at least 3 years of experience dealing with environmental issues.


Proficiency in English.

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Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline31 December,2021
Company NameUNHCR



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