United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and mandated to provide assistance and protection to some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to provide assistance and protection to Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. UNRWA human development and humanitarian services encompass primary and vocational education, primary health care, relief and social services, infrastructure and camp improvement, microfinance and emergency response, including in situations of armed conflict.

Working for UNRWAUnited Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

UNRWA has over 30,000 employees, most of them Palestine refugees and a small number of international staff, in two headquarter offices (Gaza and Amman), five field offices (Gaza, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and West Bank), and in four Representative/Liaison Offices (New York, Geneva, Brussels and Cairo). The number of field staff range from nearly 3,000 in the Lebanon Field Office to over 10,000 in the Gaza Field Office, with the other three field offices employing numbers in between. In addition to field staff, the United Nations in New York funds nearly 120 international posts.

Sought profiles

Regularly sought profiles: programme specialists in education, health, relief and recovery, infrastructure and protection, as well as professionals with experience in administrative and operational support.

Opportunities for students and junior professionals

UNRWA offers internships from two to a maximum of 11 months.
Further information


Amman and Gaza

Fields of activity
Humanitarian aid and development cooperation for Palestine refugees

Countries of operation
Gaza Strip, West Bank, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan

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