Job Opening at the German Embassy Nairobi

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Nairobi is currently looking for a Desk Officer for Political Affairs and Development Cooperation.

The application is to be submitted on or before October 31st, 2018 to vw-1@nair.diplo.de

Your tasks

  • You will prepare official visits of German delegations to Kenya and make logistical arrangements for these visits.
  • You will prepare, attend and report on meetings with implementing agencies, international and domestic partners.
  • You will monitor projects and assist with analysis on human rights issues, humanitarian aid, counter violent extremism, democratisation et al.
  • You will draft diplomatic notes and communicate with internal and external partners.
  • You will carry out research, offer organisational support and administrate budgets.

Your profile

  • You are a team player and you have good organisational and management skills.
  • You hold a university degree (Bachelor or above).
  • You are familiar with Kenyan politics and also have expertise in regional matters.
  • You have prior work-experience in a GO, NGO or in a diplomatic mission.
  • You are fluent in English; knowledge of German, Kiswahili and/or Somali would be an asset.
  • You master MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Our benefits


  • We offer an exciting working environment in one of Germany’s largest missions in Africa.
  • We will pay you a competitive salary and provide health insurance for you and your family.
  • We provide training options in Germany and Kenya (including German language training).

Qualified candidates for this position should submit the following documents to be considered. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

  • Cover letter of not more than two pages describing how the candidate’s skills and experience fit the requirements of the subject position;
  • Curriculum Vitae of not more than three pages;
  • Copy of relevant diplomas/degrees/certificates;
  • Professional references with complete contact information.

The application is to be submitted on or before October 31st, 2018

to vw-1@nair.diplo.de

More info available on the German Embassy website here.

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