UNKLESA is the UN Kenya Local Expatriate Spouses Association. The LESAs were set up according to a Guidance Note from the UN Development Group, to help spouse/partner employment, and to make mobility more attractive. In addition, by creating a spouse and partner database, the LESA gives UN agencies a choice of internationally qualified staff which can be hired locally (which saves time and money for the Agencies).
We focus on three main goals to serve the UN Community:
- Promote Work Opportunities for spouses and partners;
- Family and Peer support;
- Training and Skills Development.
Every day, we have UN staff, spouses or partners stop by our office to ask for information that can help them to settle in Nairobi.
Other LESAs ( Local Expatriate Spouse Associations)
If you are an UNKLESA member and are going to be leaving Kenya for another duty station, you might want to get in touch with another LESA before you go.