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UNHCR Employer Presentation & Competency-Based Interview Workshop

Employer Event
Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. UNHCR directly assists the most vulnerable victims of displacement and works with governments where refugees arrive.

This event is an opportunity to learn more about UNHCR and potential career opportunities directly from UNHCR professionals, two of whom will join us on campus in Vienna and one who will connect remotely. In the second part of the event, participants will learn how to prepare for competency-based interviews with UNHCR and other international organizations.

12:45-13:30: UNHCR Employer Presentation
13:45-14:45: Preparing for competency-based interviews

While participants are encouraged to attend both parts, we understand that the second session may conflict with students' academic schedules. Please indicate which part(s) you are planning to attend in the registration form.

During this event, you will learn about:

  • UNHCR's mandate, mission, and international workforce
  • Open positions, application processes, and practical, easy-to-apply tips
  • Competency-based interviews with UNHCR and how to best prepare for them


Dora Csordas is a Recruitment Associate with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. She has been with UNHCR for almost three years and has been working in the field of HR for nearly 10 years. Dora works to promote UNHCR to global applicants and supports the design and implementation of talent outreach campaigns aimed at women, nationals of less-represented donor states, and diverse applicants such as persons with disabilities, niche professionals and other areas.

Damlagul Kirandi is a Senior Recruitment Assistant with UNHCR in Budapest, Hungary duty station. She started her UN Career in UNFAO as a Client Support Analyst in HR unit, and joined UNHCR's Affiliate Partnerships and Recruitment Section last year. Damla supports UNHCR in identifying, engaging and hiring the most qualified and skilled professionals across the globe by managing fair and transparent recruitment processes.

Csongor Kiss (IRES '15) currently works as an Associate Protection Officer with UNHCR in Iraq, focusing on the protection of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), as well as coordinating the inter-agency response to IDPs in Duhok governorate. He previously worked with UNHCR's Regional Representation in Central Europe as a legal advisor covering Central Europe and before that Hungary, and in emergency and field situations. Csongor holds an advanced LL.M in human rights law from Leiden University, an MA in international relations from CEU, and a BA in international relations from Corvinus University.

The roles presented during this event will include opportunities for students in all degree levels.

This event will be held on campus in Vienna. Please register in advanceYou will have an opportunity to indicate if you are not able to attend in person so that we can send you details for joining remotely.


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