UNHCR Innovation Officer Jobs

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UNHCR Innovation Officer Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs.

UNHCR Kenya looking for “Innovation Officer”.

Applicants with a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering 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 Innovation Officer to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

UNHCR Job Vacancy 2024

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the delivery of the Community-based approaches to solarization pilot projects across 6 countries.
  • Provide overall project management duties as well as detailed technical guidance for feasibility, design and implementation to the 7 pilot project teams, technical specifications for tendering documents.
  • Co-design with communities and adjustments or pivots necessary throughout implementation, including in-country support through visits.
  • Support the completion of necessary reviews and assessments, for example, feasibility studies, design of renewable energy systems, and development of cost recovery schemes across all operations.
  • Ensure that the 7 pilot projects are implemented effectively with high-quality technical standards, also in line with local regulations..
  • Support operations on staff recruitment, management and training as relevant.


  • B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or similar.


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience (with a graduate degree or 6 with a bachelors) in designing and implementing electrical engineering projects. Experience must include design and project management of renewable energy (solar mainly) systems and governance systems;
  • Sound technical understanding of requirements and approaches to establish solar infrastructure, undertake solarization initiatives and/or delivery of programmes to establish energy systems sustainably
  • Experience in developing tools and recommendations for the sustainability and maintenance of energy systems, including addressing feasibility studies, participatory assessments, design, repair and maintenance, training of local actors on use and maintenance of the system, managing the financial viability etc.

Other Details

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

How to Apply UNHCR Innovation Officer Jobs 2024

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to this link Click Here

The Closing Date: 28 February 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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