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Full-time Visa Processing Officer

at Australian High Commission in Nairobi

Visa Processing Officer at Australian High Commission in Nairobi – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies

A vacancy exists on a contractual basis in the Immigration Section at the Australian High Commission. The position is to be filled August 2013.

Duties LE5
Specific duties include:

  • Participate in the team environment
  • Assist with the efficient processing of visa applications
  • Enter and retrieve data from computer based systems
  • Provide a high level of client service at all times when dealing with members of the public directly at our service counters, by phone and electronically
  • Check for completeness and validity of applications and be responsible for collection of public monies in accordance with Chief Executive Instructions (CEI)
  • Assist with the management of mail and filing within the office
  • Assist with general clerical duties and other duties as directed
  • Organise interview trips including preparation of the casework, travel, interpreters and other necessary equipment for the team
  • Engage/liaise regularly with our key external stakeholders
  • Prepare citizenship applications for decision to the Manager
  • Travel both within Kenya and other countries for immigration-related work
  • Conduct investigative interviews with our clients
  • Research, analyse and prepare reports

Duties LE6
In addition to the above duties, the successful applicant of the LE6 position will also include:

  • Interpret and apply migration legislation and policy in a decision making environment
  • Prepare lawful decision records and complex case assessments
  • Research and analyse information by drawing on various sources of data

Selection Criteria
Please use the template at Attachment B.

Salary and Benefits
Starting monthly salary for an LE5 position is from Ksh 93,235. The LE6 position will have a monthly salary from Ksh 127,227. Benefits include payment of medical insurance for employee and contributions for dependents, 22 days recreation leave per year, a performance payment scheme and opportunities for incremental advancement.

Applications for this position should include a current CV and must address the selection criteria at Attachment B. Applicants who do not address the selection criteria will not be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted. Applications are to be emailed to the Australian High Commission by no later than close of business Friday 19 July 2013. Late applications will not be accepted.

Applications should be emailed to with the subject heading “LE5 and LE6 Round” (applications cannot be submitted by mail or in person).

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Published at 09-07-2013
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