The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home.

Since 1950, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has been taking the lead in protecting people forced to flee wars and persecution around the world, providing life-saving aid including shelter, food and water to ensure their basic safety, rights and dignity.

With 16,803 women and men working in 134​ countries, UNHCR works tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of 70.8 million forcibly displaced people worldwide.

Open vacancies at UNHCR Kenya

How to apply for UNHCR Kenya Jobs

To apply for UNHCR jobs, you can follow these steps:

  1. Visit the UNHCR online recruitment platform UNHCR Kenya Recruitment page
  2. Register and complete an online profile on the platform. This will save your profile and make it easier to apply for other positions in the future.
  3. Browse the available job openings and select the specific positions you are interested in.
  4. Click on the title of the job posting and then click “Apply” at the top of the page.
  5. Create your application by following the instructions provided. Make sure to highlight your skills, motivation, and relevant experience in your letter of interest.
  6. Save your application regularly as you work on it.
  7. Submit your application before the closing date stated on the job posting. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
  8. After submitting your application, you will receive a system-generated notification.
  9. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted by the recruitment team.

Here are some additional tips and information:

  • UNHCR places importance on multilingualism. Candidates applying for International Professional positions are required to be fully proficient in English. A working knowledge of a second UN language or additional language(s) may be essential or desirable based on operational needs
  • Candidates who pass the basic eligibility screening may be requested to complete various assessments, such as language and functional assessments. Competency-based interviews will also be conducted to assess past behavior and experience as an indicator of future performance
  • Successful candidates will receive an official offer from UNHCR. The recruitment process may include verifying previous education and work experiences, assessing the candidate’s fit with the organization’s culture, and obtaining necessary clearances

It’s worth noting that UNHCR is committed to diversity and inclusion. They encourage applications from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity unhcr.org.

If you have any technical support questions, you can reach out to UNHCR’s Global Service Desk at [email protected] unhcr.org.

Please keep in mind that the specific requirements and processes may vary for different types of positions, such as Junior Professional Officer roles and United Nations Volunteers. Make sure to review the relevant pages for more information on these positions unhcr.org.

If you are interested in working for UNHCR in the USA, you can visit the UNHCR USA website for additional opportunities unrefugees.org.

Remember, it’s always a good idea to carefully read the job descriptions and tailor your application accordingly