As a job seeker or worker in Romania, it is critical to be aware of your labor rights. Regardless of your nationality or legal status, you have the legal right to a safe, fair and healthy work environment.

In case you or your relatives/friends are faced with labor violations or labor exploitations, please visit this page: https://help.unhcr.org/romania/tips-on-staying-safe/accessing-safe-and-dignified-employment/

Ukrainian citizens have the right to work in Romania under the same conditions as Romanian citizens without the need for a work permit or a long stay working visa. If you need support with preparing for or seeking employment (for instance assistance with job searching, CV writing, counselling on labor rights and laws, etc.) you can turn to the below organizations.

If you are needing support with preparing for or seeking employment in Romania (for example, assistance with job searching, CV writing, counselling on labor rights and laws, etc.), you can turn to the organizations listed below:

The Government Employment Agencies

AJOFM is the Governmental Agency for Employment which offers a variety of free employment assistance services in all counties across Romania. For more information about the services that they offer and how to access them, please consult the “Employment Agency Guide” (available here in Ukrainian, Russian, English and Romanian)

Contact details:
A list of all the AJOFM office locations and their contact details is available here: www.anofm.ro/index.html?agentie=&categ=7&subcateg=2. 

Asociatia Proiect Voiajor (Jobs for Ukraine)

Project Voyager runs the Jobs4Ukraine platform (www.jobs4ukr.com) which regularly publishes available employment opportunities for refugee jobseekers in Romania, abroad and remotely. They also offer employment counselling (both online and offline), online training courses (www.jobs4ukr.com/courses), community events and other services to prepare you for work.  

Contact details:

  1. Website: www.jobs4ukr.com 
  2. Telegram channel: www.t.me/jobs4ukrinromania 
  3. Phone number: +40 744 221 224  
  4. Email address: [email protected] 
  5. Address: Calea Griviței nr. 8-10, Bucharest 030167

World Vision Romania


World Vision Romania helps to prepare people for employment and link them to the labor market (www.worldvision.ro/medierea-muncii/). Their services include information, job counseling, entrepreneurship support, professional mediation services, Romanian language courses and networking events with employers among other activities. Additionally, parents / caretakers with children that are working or seeking employment will have priority to access care and educational support services offered through the World Vision Happy Bubble centers (www.worldvision.ro/ce-facem/proiecte-educatie/informatii-programul-ucr/). 

Location and Contact details: 

  1. Website: www.worldvision.ro 
  2. Phone number: +40 754 600 244 
  3. Email: [email protected] 
  4. Regional offices:  

The Romanian National Council for Refugees (CNRR)

CNRR offers legal counselling and assistance to asylum seekers, refugees and holders of temporary protection in Romania, including aspects related to Romanian labor law, the right to access the labor market and prevention of exploitation at the workplace.  

Locations and contact details:

  1. Website: www.cnrr.ro
  2. Phone number: +40213126210
  3. Call Center: +40730073170 (Monday – Friday from 08:00 to 22:00)
  4. Email: [email protected]
  5. Main Office: Strada Viesparilor nr. 19, Etaj 2, Bucharest 020641
  6. Regional offices:  


AIDROM offers Romanian language courses and counselling, both online and in-person, on the legal rights of the refugees as job seekers and employees in Romania.  

Locations and contact details:

  1. Website: www.aidrom.ro
  2. Phone number: +4075 16 10 540
  3. Email address: [email protected]; [email protected]
  4. Address: Strada Gheorghe Șincai 9, Timișoara 300425

For more information about available employment assistance services throughout Romania, please go to the Services Advisor Tool (www.romania.servicesadvisor.net) and filter by “employment”. 

For more information about your legal rights as a refugee job seeker and employee in Romania, you can consult the “Guide for Access to the Labor Market” (available here in Ukrainian, Russian, English and Romanian) developed by the Coalition for Migrants and Refugee Rights (CDMiR).   

I do not have documents proving my professional qualifications or work experience, what can I do?  

Ukrainian citizens who do not have documents proving their professional qualifications or work experience required for a job may be hired for a period of 12 months with the possibility of extending that by six-month periods for up to one year, on the basis of an affidavit filed together with the employer (available here in Romanian or Ukrainian), stating that (i) they meet the conditions of professional qualifications and work experience required for the job they are to be hired for and (ii) they do not have a criminal record incompatible with the activity they intend to carry out in Romania. The affidavit is not applicable to some professions, such as doctors, dentists, pharmacists, general medical assistants, midwives, veterinary surgeons, architects, etc. For recognition of qualifications in these sectors, and for further information and guidance, one should consult the Centre for Skills Recognition (CNRED).