National Professional Officers

National Professional Officers (NPOs) are employed to perform functions which require national knowledge and experience. NPOs must be Kenyans and have substantial knowledge of local conditions. They do not have a requirement to rotate. Vacancies in the NPOs category are simultaneously advertised internally and externally.

Check out our UNHCR Jobs Portal – Kenya for vacancies

General Service Staff

General Service Staff are recruited locally, in the duty station where the vacancy arises. Candidates must be Kenyan nationals. They should also meet all established criteria. Staff in this category work in support roles and their functions vary from general administrative and secretarial assistance to more specialized positions, such as information technology assistant or protection assistant.

Check out our UNHCR Jobs Portal – Kenya for vacancies

Affiliate Workforce

The Affiliate Workforce comprises of persons working for UNHCR under different contracts  i.e. United Nations Volunteers (UNVs) , ICAs (UNOPS), Individual Consultants, Contractors and Interns

Check out our UNHCR Jobs Portal – Kenya for vacancies

Access the UNHCR Kenya Recruitment Portal here

Download Form P11 here 

Download Form P11 Supplementary Sheet here 

Download Internship Application Form here

International Vacancies

UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva is establishing the Independent Audit and Oversight Committee (IAOC) to serve in an expert advisory capacity to assist the High Commissioner for Refugees and UNHCR’s Executive Committee in exercising their oversight responsibilities. The Committee will meet up to four times per year in Geneva. UNHCR is seeking to appoint three members to this Committee. Applicants must have recent and relevant senior-level experience in financial oversight, audit and/or inspections. More details are available at

Apply for international positions at UNHCR here