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28 Jun 2022

Full-Time Jobs at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (7 Positions)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – Posted by Sunlit Centre Kenya Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya

Job Description

UNHCR was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. We had three years to complete our work and then disband. Today, over 65 years later, our organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world.

Associate Programme Officer (on Replacement Capacity)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Years of Experience / Degree Level For P2/NOB – 3 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 1 year relevant experience with Doctorate degree
  • Field(s) of Education Economics; Business Administration; Social Sciences; or other relevant field. (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Certificates and/or Licenses Programme Management Certification Programme in Programme Management (CP-PM) (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Relevant Job Experience Essential: Demonstrated experience in programme management including familiarization with the OMC and sound knowledge of Results Based-Management. Demonstrated experience in field operations, sound knowledge on the centrality of protection in programming, Joint Needs Assessments and the principles of targeting.
  • Desirable: Demonstrated experience in coordination within an inter-agency context and other actors, in a refugee or humanitarian context. Sound experience in program management training and capacity building activities.
  • Functional Skills MG-Project Management PG-Results-Based Management PG-UNHCR’s Programmes PG-Stakeholder management and coordination with Implementing Partners (Gov/NGO/Corporate) (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Language Requirements For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English. For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language. For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.
  • As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.
  • This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Filing Assistant

Minimum Qualifications

  • Years of Experience / Degree Level For G4 – 1 year relevant experience with High School Diploma; or Bachelor or equivalent or higher
  • Field(s) of Education Not applicable. (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Certificates and/or Licenses Not specified. (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Relevant Job Experience Essential Not specified.
  • Desirable Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position would be an asset.
  • Functional Skills *IT-Computer Literacy (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Language Requirements For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English. For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language. For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.
  • As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.
  • This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Shelter Associate

Minimum Qualifications

  • Years of Experience / Degree Level For G6 – 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher
  • Field(s) of Education Not applicable. (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Certificates and/or Licenses Civil Engineering; Architecture (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Relevant Job Experience Essential Knowledge of SPHERE standards and the ability to use basic survey equipment, digital cameras, and computer equipment. Experience in developing shelter and settlement need assessments and undertaking gap analysis for development of shelter programs.
  • Desirable Knowledge of UNHCR shelter standards, as well as standards related to protection, environment and land use. Knowledge of a range of shelter assistance options, including sensitivity to cultural and gender specific needs to ensure that the social and cultural background of PoC is taken into account while designing and developing shelter options. Knowledge of computer graphics, AutoCAD and mapping software as well as the capacity to use mapping tools (GPS), and digital photographic equipment, and related software (map info etc.).
  • Functional Skills SP-CAD 3D modeling for Settlement Analysis (eg. Infraworks, Civil 3D) CO-Drafting and Documentation SP-Shelter and Infrastructure Coordination IT-Computer Assisted Design Software (e.g. AutoCAD) (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Language Requirements For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English. For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language. For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.
  • As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.
  • This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Senior Resettlement Assistant

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education & Professional Work Experience Years of Experience / Degree Level For G5 – 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher
  • Field(s) of Education Not applicable (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Certificates and/or Licenses International Law; International Relations; (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Relevant Job Experience Essential Not specified
  • Desirable Good knowledge of resettlement issues and UNHCR resettlement policies and operational applications. Completion of UNHCR specific learning/training activities (e.g., PLP and RSD/Resettlement Learning Programme, resettlement anti-fraud workshop).
  • Functional Skills PR-Refugee Resettlement programs PR-Resettlement Anti-Fraud Policy and Procedures CO-Cross-cultural communication (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Language Requirements For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English. For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language. For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.
  • As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.
  • This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Registration Assistant

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education & Professional Work Experience Years of Experience / Degree Level G4 – 1 year relevant experience with High School Diploma; or Bachelor or equivalent or higher
  • Field(s) of Education Not applicable.
  • Certificates and/or Licenses Social Sciences; Statistics; Mathematics; Information Technology; HCR Protection Lrng Prog; (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Relevant Job Experience Essential Not specified.
  • Desirable Experience in working with UNHCR proGres software.
  • Functional Skills IT-Computer Literacy; (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Community-Based Protection Assistant

Minimum Qualifications

  • Years of Experience / Degree Level For G4 – 1 year relevant experience with High School Diploma; or Bachelor or equivalent or higher
  • Field(s) of Education Not applicable.
  • Certificates and/or Licenses Development, Human Rights, International Law Social Work, Social Science, Political Science, (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Relevant Job Experience Essential Not specified
  • Desirable UNHCR learning programmes (PLP). Knowledge of MSRP.
  • Functional Skills UN-UN/UNHCR Administrative Rules, Regulations and Procedures IT-Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) *IT-Computer Literacy PR-Community-based Protection – Principles and methodologies CL-Multi-stakeholder Communications with Partners, Government & Community (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Language Requirements For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English. For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language. For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.
  • As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.
  • This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Senior Data Management Assistant

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education & Professional Work Experience Years of Experience / Degree Level G5- 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher
  • Field(s) of Education Not applicable
  • Certificates and/or Licenses Electronic Data Processing Information Technology (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Relevant Job Experience Essential Not specified
  • Desirable Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.
  • Functional Skills IT-Computer Literacy DM-Data Management DM-Data collection methodologies DM-Database Management (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Resettlement Assistant – Deferral

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education & Professional Work Experience Years of Experience / Degree Level G4 – 1 year relevant experience with High School Diploma; or Bachelor or equivalent or higher
  • Field(s) of Education Not applicable
  • Certificates and/or Licenses International Relations, International Law (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Relevant Job Experience Essential Not specified
  • Desirable Good knowledge of resettlement issues and UNHCR resettlement policies and operational applications. Completion of UNHCR specific learning/training activities.
  • Functional Skills PR-Refugee Resettlement programs PR-Resettlement Anti-Fraud Policy and Procedures CO-Cross-cultural communication UN-Analysis of geo-political realities and their socio-cultural implications (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Language Requirements For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English. For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language. For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.
  • As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.
  • This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

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