UNICEF is a non-profit organization that works tirelessly to ensure children survive, wherever children’s lives are at risk. As part of the UN, we are active in more countries and have saved more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization. We are passionate about the well-being of children around the world. Our mission is to promote the importance of child protection, child rights and child development.

Working at UNICEF Canada

Our charity is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization and pursue successful careers.

UNICEF’s workforce is made up of different categories of staff reflecting various levels of responsibilities and duties. Each category of staff has its own requirements. All staff must share our organization’s values of diversity and inclusion, integrity and commitment and meet our core employment competencies of communication, working with people and drive for results. These competencies are behaviours that are used to achieve desired results for UNICEF.

UNICEF Canada’s four year strategic plan calls on the organization to double gross revenues, re-launch the UNICEF brand in Canada and increase engagement with Canadians in order to improve more children’s lives globally. As a result, UNICEF Canada is recruiting a number of new roles to assist in the achievement of this plan.

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For consideration for any current vacancies, please submit your resume and cover letter (with salary expectations) as one document to careers@unicef.ca by the closing date. Please reference the title of the position clearly in the subject heading.


On occasion, we accept new graduates, current students or interested individuals for various paid internships – be sure to check back later if you do not see any in the list of vacancies above.


Please note, we do not currently have volunteer positions available. However, there are other ways you can help: follow us on Twitter or Facebook, or you can join our mailing list to stay up to date about news concerning the world’s children in need.

U-Report Ambassador Application 2024

Volunteer Position: Become a U-Report Canada Ambassador!

We’re recruiting new U-Report Ambassadors! This application is for U-Reporters aged 13-24 living in Canada, who are passionate about youth inclusion in decision-making and making a difference in their community. U-Report Ambassadors support recruitment, poll development, and participate in events and meetings throughout the year.

This is a volunteer position with a one-year commitment beginning April 2024. U-Report Ambassadors are expected to contribute two to four hours a month, and attend three virtual meetings throughout the year. Please see the U-Report Ambassador position outline for more details: U-Report Ambassador Outline 2024 Final.

Are you interested in amplifying youth voice, learning more about poll development, and getting involved with UNICEF Canada? Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm EST on April 9th, 2024. Applicants will be notified by April 15th, 2024.

Interested in working abroad?

International jobs are recruited globally by UNICEF Headquarters, Regional Offices and Country Offices. Positions include leadership, managerial or specialist functions which require a specific level of technical expertise and competencies.

UNICEF Canada does not recruit staff for positions located overseas. For more information on international employment opportunities with UNICEF please visit www.unicef.org/careers/

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