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UNHCR Assistant Protection Officer Job Vacancy in Nairobi Kenya

Title:Assistant Protection Officer
Category/Level:National Professional Officer (NOA)

Position No:10003952
Duty Station:Nairobi, Kenya

The Branch Office for Somalia, of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is seeking to recruit a qualified Kenyan national to fill the position of Assistant Protection Officer at the National Professional Officer Level (NOA).

Applicants should hold a university degree in Law/International Law, Political Science or related field. Advanced studies or specialisation in Human Rights or refugee related studies is desirable.

Experience required:

  • At least three years jobs experience preferably in related functional areas.
  • Knowledge of Somali context is highly desirable.
  • Candidates should possess good drafting, reporting and analytical skills.
A detailed job description is available at the UNHCR Branch Office for Somalia situated on the 1 st Floor of Lion Place, Waiyaki Way, Westlands.

Only those who qualify should apply in writing attaching copies of relevant academic certificates, testimonials and should indicate their telephone and/or e-mail contacts.

Applicants should also complete a UN Personal History form (Ru) available at the UN website,

Applications should be sent to:

The Associate Human Resources Officer
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Branch Office for Somalia
RO. Box 43801 — 00100
Nairobi, Kenya


Only those candidates who are short listed for interviews will be contacted.

Late applications will not be considered.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Closing date: 19 August 2010

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