UNHCR Associate Innovation Officer Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs

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UNHCR Associate Innovation Officer Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs.

UNHCR Kenya looking for “Associate Innovation Officer”.

Applicants with a Undergraduate degree may apply on or before 28 February 2024.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a UN agency mandated to aid and protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people, and to assist in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with over 17,300 staff working in 135 countries.

The UNHCR has published a job vacancy announcement on 15 February 2024 for qualified Kenya’s to fill in the vacant post of Associate Innovation Officer to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

UNHCR Job Vacancy 2024

Purpose and Scope of Assignment: The postholder will play a critical role supporting the operationalization of the Connectivity for Refugees initiative supporting the Senior Innovation Officer and Innovation Officer (Connectivity for Refugees) in all dimensions from partnership management and coordination, to programme design and operations. The Associate Innovation Officer (Connectivity for Refugees) will act as a day-to-day support focal point for field level colleagues, developing capacity building materials, developing talking points and communication materials as necessary. This position is home-based.

  • Support the establishment of the global Refugee Connectivity initiative, engaging on all relevant elements of delivery as required
  • Support internal coordination with UNHCR Regional Bureaux and Country Operations regarding Refugee Connectivity programme potential, serving as primary day-to-day support
  • Support external coordination with key partners including but not limited to the ITU, GSMA et al.
  • Liaising with communications colleagues on relevant materials for donors, supporting with event coordination, talking points, briefing materials, etc.


  • Undergraduate degree (essential) or Graduate degree (desired) in a related discipline (Politics, Human Rights, Computer Science, Telecommunications, Innovation, Technology, Engineering etc.)


  • Minimum of 2 years (with Graduate degree) or 3 years (with Undergraduate degree) of previous job experience in the working in a humanitarian aid or development context with prior experience or interest in issues relating to information technology, telecommunications and digital services, a focus on community-facing solutions a distinct advantage;
  • Prior Experience working on complex technology projects desired
  • Prior experience working with a variety of stakeholders in the telecommunications ecosystem i.e. Mobile Network Operators, Satellite Companies, Telecommunications Regulators etc. a distinct advantage
  • Strong experience in coordination and project management, with experience in the UN system a distinct advantage;

Other Details

  • Contract Type: Full Time
  • Selection Process: Interview
  • Salary: negotiable
  • Application Process: Online

How to Apply UNHCR Associate Innovation Officer Jobs 2024

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The Closing Date: 28 February 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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