Non-Immigrant Officer Jobs vacancy kenya 2019
Career Employment Kenya: Non-Immigrant Officer Jobs vacancy kenya 2019
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

SALARY: Starting salary KES 2,278,901 gross
per annum

VACANCY TYPE: Term/Indeterminate

TERM DETAILS: Non-Immigrant Officer (NIO)
is a developmental position. The successful candidate will initially be
appointed at the LES-06, Immigration Program Officer level. After a prescribed
period of fully-satisfactory performance at the LES-06 level, the incumbent
will be required to travel to Canada for training and examination. The
incumbent will be promoted to the LES-07 level as a Non-Immigrant Officer only
upon successful completion of the mandatory training and examination as well as
positive recommendation from the Migration Program Manager. Meeting designation
requirements is a condition of employment. Failure to meet will result in the
employee being removed from the position. This position is a LES (Locally
Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for
LES in Kenya.

LEVEL: Officer

completion of successful training)

LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya

At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1



Under the general direction of a
Canada-based Officer, a Non-Immigrant Officer exercises delegated authority and
discretion when making decisions in accordance with legislation, regulations,
policies, guidelines and procedures in approving, granting, rejecting or
refusing applications for temporary resident entry to Canada; conducts
interviews of temporary resident applicants; participates in promotion and
recruitment activities, project teams, and working groups; composes
correspondence, prepares statistics, reports, briefings and presentations;
provides and explains policies and procedures to clients, their
representatives, partners and other stakeholders in person, by telephone and in
writing; reports information on trends of misrepresentation or non-compliance;
interprets or translates interviews, documents, and other material as required;
supervises staff, conducts performance management and may be involved in staffing



Candidates will initially be screened
against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, experience and
language. Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how
they meet each of these essential qualifications. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized
    university in any discipline 


  • Proficiency in English – (reading, writing,
    comprehension and speaking) 


  • A minimum of four years of work experience
    in an office environment within the past five years
  • Recent and significant* work experience
    using knowledge of regulations, legislation, or other rules or guidelines to:
  • A minimum of two years of recent and
    significant* work experience using knowledge of regulations, legislation, or
    other rules or guidelines to analyse cases and make recommendations / decisions
    or understand client inquiries and provide technical or expert advice;
  • Experience using a computer, word
    processing and spreadsheet software, electronic mail and other web-based
    applications in an office environment;
  • Experience working in a client-service
    environment, including the delivery of courteous and effective in-person or
    electronic service.

* “Recent and significant” means at least
two years within the last three years.



The Rated Requirements relating to
knowledge, abilities and competencies will also be assessed. Methods of
assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral
interview, role-play, practical tests, references, presentations and/or
psychometric assessment. 


  • General knowledge of local laws i.e. family
    law, criminal law, etc. in the East African region;
  • Knowledge of the Government of Canada’s
  • Knowledge of Canadian immigration policies



  • Ability to analyse and interpret
    information and problems, conduct research, identify key variables, and make
    logical decisions;
  • Ability to work under pressure and with
    changing or conflicting priorities;
  • Ability to work independently as well as in
    a diverse team;
  • Ability to plan work, direct and supervise
  • Ability to use office applications and to
    navigate the internet.
  • Professional integrity and discretion;
  • Sound
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow
  • Focus on client service.



Preference may be given to candidates who
meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly
demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications in their cover letter and

  • Ability to communicate effectively
    (speaking and writing) in French (please note French ability may be tested);
  • Experience in supervising employees;
  • Ability to communicate (speaking and
    writing) in any East African language or dialect;
  • Experience in using SQL and/or Oracle based
  • Experience working at an Embassy, High
    Commission, Consulate, UN Agency, development agency or law firm.



Operational Requirements:

  • Must be willing and able to work overtime,
    as operationally required
  • Must be able and willing to travel
    regionally and/or internationally on a regular basis
  • Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week (Monday
    to Friday)



The successful candidate will be required
to obtain and maintain a Government of Canada Reliability Status (RS), which
includes criminal and credit background check, covering the entire employment

Candidates must have a valid work
authorization covering the entire employment period. If the employment is indeterminate,
the work authorization should be permanent or itself lead to a permanent work

Before an offer of employment can be made,
candidates must provide a local address as proof of residence in the specific
city, region or country so that if selected, it will appear on the offer




Open to all external applicants who are
legally eligible to work and live in Nairobi, Kenya, and to all mission
employees occupying an indeterminate or term position, who meet all of the
essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the
closing date. Applicants should be resident in the vicinity of Nairobi at the
time of hiring. Please note that the High Commission of Canada in Kenya does
not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly and will not relocate
successful candidates. The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities
employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community.
Candidates will be considered on merit regardless of ethnic origin, religious
belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other irrelevant



Candidates are also required to upload a
cover letter and CV in English or French. Applications which do not include all
of the requested documents or information will be rejected.

Candidates who are unable to submit their
application due to technical difficulties must report these to: prior
to the closing date. Failure to do so will result in the application being

Only applications submitted in one of the
official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French). Candidates
are entitled to participate in the recruitment process in the official language
of their choice and to indicate their preferred official language in their

Communication for this process will be sent
via email. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure accurate
contact information is provided and updated as required.

Candidates who apply to this vacancy should
include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly
check their email, including spam folder.

Reference checks will be sought for
candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection

The High Commission of Canada in Kenya does
not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it
reimburse any relocation costs.

Candidates requiring any special assistance
in attending exams or interviews are requested to inform us.

The results of this recruitment process may
also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for
similar openings at the High Commission of Canada in Kenya, which might arise
in the 18 months following the completion of this recruitment process, with
various tenures, including indeterminate or term.

All qualifications are non-compensatory.

The High Commission of Canada in Kenya is
committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.

We thank all applicants for their interest.
However, acknowledgement of receipt of applications will not be sent; only
those candidates screened in for further consideration will be contacted.