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Jackson Musoni, Associate Field Coordinator, Darfur, Sudan, UNHCR

Jackson Musoni

Jovial, fun, down to earth, and always ready to go the extra mile to help those in a time of great need were qualities that defined Rwandan Jackson Musoni, 31.

He joined UNHCR in 2014, in Butare, Rwanda. Colleagues at the field office in Huye, in the south of the country, remember him as passionate about his work and always ready to go above and beyond, particularly to help children.

Working in Rwanda as a Senior Protection Assistant, Jackson received and counselled Congolese refugees arriving at Kigeme camp, where he identified and supported those who were especially vulnerable, among them children and survivors of sexual violence. He was recognized for his high level of integrity, respect and professionalism.

Since late 2017, Jackson had been working as Associate Field Coordinator in Sudan’s East Darfur, where his colleagues recall how he started each day greeting everyone from the security guards at the gate up to staff and visitors throughout the field office.

From 2011 to 2014, Jackson worked for the Rwandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

A graduate in international relations from the University of Johannesburg, in South Africa, Jackson also had a Master’s degree in law and political science from Mount Kenya University in Kigali, Rwanda.

The close family he leaves behind includes three children, aged eight, five and four.

Biographical information and photo provided by UNHCR. Photo: © Courtesy of Huguette Debets