UN Habitat Senior Legal Officer Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs

UN Habitat Senior Legal Officer Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs.

UN Habitat Kenya looking for “Senior Legal Officer”.

Applicants with a University degree may apply on or before 21 February 2024.

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is the United Nations programme for human settlements and sustainable urban development. It was established in 1978 as an outcome of the first United Nations Conference on Human Settlements and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat I) held in Vancouver, Canada, in 1976. UN-Habitat maintains its headquarters at the United Nations Office at Nairobi, Kenya. It is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. It is a member of the United Nations Development Group. The mandate of UN-Habitat derives from the Habitat Agenda, adopted by the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1996.

UN Habitat Senior Legal Officer Jobs 2024

The UN Habitat has published a job vacancy announcement on 09 February 2024 for qualified Kenya’s to fill in the vacant post of Senior Legal Officer to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Recruiter United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat)
Position Senior Legal Officer
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Country Kenya
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification University degree
Experience Required At least two (2) years
Application Deadline 21 February 2024

UN Habitat Job Vacancy 2024


  • Coordinates and direct teams of other legal officers or trial attorneys, guides and supervises the work of junior officers; may assist the Director/Deputy Director in general management and administration of the unit, organizing and prioritizing the workload and providing general coordination and supervision of assignments as regards the legal work.
  • Makes various types of recommendations to senior officials of substantive units with respect to actions to take; recommendations are usually accepted as proposed.
  • Provides authoritative legal advice on diverse range of highly complex or novel substantive and procedural questions of law, which may include those related to administration and management, institutions support, procurement and contracts, peacekeeping and other operational matters, separately administered programmes and funds, etc.
  • Organizes and supervises research studies and the preparation of legal opinions, as well as performs extensive legal
  • research and analysis on highly complex or novel legal issues/questions and prepares legal opinions, studies, briefs, reports,
  • and correspondence.
  • Advises on and supervises the review, negotiation and drafting of major contracts, agreements, indictments, institutional and operational modalities, legal submissions/motions, and other legal documents; develops new legal modalities to meet unique needs/circumstances.


  • Advanced university degree, (Masters degree or equivalent), in international law or related field is required. A first-level university degree in law in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.


  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in law, obtained in the legal office of an international intergovernmental organization, or a government, including legal analysis, research and writing is required.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in providing legal and policy advice to intergovernmental bodies such as the Executive Boards and Governing Bodies, UN Member States, senior government officials, partners and other stakeholders on matters relating to their respective mandates, rules of procedure and supporting their meetings is required.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the drafting, reviewing, negotiating and developing of international agreements and other legal instruments such as Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), Host Country and Conference Agreements between the United Nations and Member States and other stakeholders, is required.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in legal representation in matters related to the United Nations or similar international organization’s internal justice system, including legal representation before the United Nations Dispute Tribunal and United Nations Appeals Tribunal or similar Tribunal is required.

Other Details

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

How to Apply UN Habitat Senior Legal Officer Jobs 2024

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

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The Closing Date: 21 February 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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