UNHCR Education Officer Jobs 2022 Kenya

UNHCR JobsUNHCR Education Officer Jobs 2022 Kenya: Currently the UNHCR is hiring employees for their upcoming projects vacancy for the Education Officer position. Now for all Kenyan NGO job seekers, it’s a great opportunity to work with UNHCR.

UNHCR Education Officer Jobs 2022 employment advertisement is published on April 01, 2022. Candidates can apply via online by April 21, 2022.

Organization Name United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR)
Type of Organization NGO
Date Posted April 01, 2022
Closing Date April 21, 2022
Position Education Officer
Total Vacancy N/A
Apply Process online
Country Kenya

UNHCR Education Officer Jobs 2022

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) seeks suitable applicants for the position below at the Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Education: Graduate degree.
  • Experience: Minimum 5 years.
  • Employment Type: Full-Time.
  • Language: For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English. For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language. For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • Duty Station: Nairobi.
  • Remuneration: As Per Rules.

Other Requirements / Information:

  • 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree.
  • 4 years of experience in progressively responsible functions in education. Demonstrated work experience in education programmes. Field experience in education programme implementation and coordination in humanitarian and/or development contexts. Experience working with Governments, Ministry of Education and other line Ministries. Strong inter-personal skills in collaboration and coordination. Excellent analytical skills and drafting skills. Strong communications/presentations skills. Demonstrated capacity to work with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrated work experience in refugee education programmes. Knowledge and experience of UNHCR policies and standards. Experience in the area of child protection. Experience with educational research, teaching or education administration.


  • Translate global education objectives and strategic directions into guidance, strategies and priorities, in collaboration with other parts of UNHCR, and education colleagues in Regional Bureaux, to ensure coherence with UNHCR’s education policy and strategy.
  • Engage, promote and foster partnerships/collaboration with education stakeholders and bodies within the AoR, in line with the GCR.
  • Provide technical advice and support on all issues related to UNHCR education programmes and strategic directions, in line with UNHCR education policy and other global priorities, including through remote support and field missions.
  • Support and provide technical advice to senior management and Policy and Development staff allowing for advocacy activities with States and international organisations on all issues related to UNHCR education programmes and strategic directions.
  • Participate in humanitarian and development sector working groups to support that all refugee education support programming at country level is extended, amplified and reported against sector development goals and humanitarian partners and funding serves system strengthening.
  • Assist Bureaux and Country Office(s) to elaborate and implement strategies to address issues related to education access, quality and data, in cooperation with other UN agencies (UNICEF, UNESCO, WFP, etc.) and other key education stakeholders.
  • Foster inter-sectoral linkages and coordination with child protection, GBV, gender, community-based protection livelihoods/economic inclusion and health, among others, and provide specialist advice for other sectors, to ensure that they fully integrate education related concerns in their planning.
  • Monitor and support implementation of education programmes within the AoR, provide guidance on orientation and facilitate engagement with key partners for delivery, reporting and advocacy.
  • Support and monitor the implementation of Global Refugee Forum pledges within the AoR.
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of UNHCR’s role concerning education, represent UNHCR at consultations, and represent UNHCR’s education strategy and policy to other UN bodies, NGOs, interlocutors, institutions and organisations within the AoR.
  • Identify training needs and train UNHCR staff, sister UN agency staff, NGOs, and bilateral partners on refugee education priorities and identified topics.
  • Support the development and dissemination of relevant tools to support UNHCR staff and partners in RBs and Country Office(s).
  • Support active exchange of information and that best practices are identified, documented and disseminated both within the AoR and beyond.
  • Where required, undertake direct dialogue with Country Office(s) on the implementation of education programmes in line with strategic directions and global approaches to working with education partners and coordination networks (UNICEF, Global Partnership for Education, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) and Local Education Groups, etc.
  • Where required, join joint assessment missions in emergencies to minimise the time refugee children and youth spend out of education (ideally a maximum of three months after arrival).
  • In emergency contexts, lead or co-lead education sector coordination groups, develop response strategies, advocate for the inclusion of education activities in inter-sectoral appeals and liaise with government and other actors to ensure that emergency programmes support inclusion in the national system and are aligned with national priorities and goals.
  • Prepare, co-ordinate and oversee drafting of education input in key internal and external documents and reports, including appeals and refugee response plans.
  • Encourage, seek, facilitate and learn from innovative practices in education.
  • Where relevant, supervision or oversight of other education staff.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

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