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United Nations Research and Statistics Jobs in Kenya,Salary over Ksh 200,000

Program Analyst – Gender Statistics
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Location : Nairobi, KENYA
Application Deadline : 04-Jul-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 14d 9h 28m
Additional Category : Gender Equality
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-4
Languages Required : English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Aug-2018
Duration of Initial Contract : One year
Expected Duration of Assignment : One year

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Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

In September 2015, governments united behind the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which features 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets that aim to end poverty, combat inequalities and promote prosperity by 2030 while protecting the environment. To successfully track the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, a robust and equally ambitious monitoring framework is needed.

To support member states in implementing the 2030 Agenda, UN Women’s Flagship Programme Initiative Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MEWGC) aims to effect a radical shift in the production, availability, accessibility and use of quality data and statistics on key aspects of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

In Kenya, Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MEWGC) is an initiative meant to strengthen the capacity of the Government and Non-State Actors to produce and use gender statistics in order to inform and monitor the implementation of Kenya’s gender-related commitments in the 2030 Agenda.

The Programme Analyst-Gender Statistics will report to the Team Leader-Democratic Governance and work under the overall guidance and direction of the Team Leader- Democratic Governance. MEWGC is a global flagship programme of UN Women, the Programme Analyst-Gender Statistics will work with the Regional MEWGC representative and the UN Women HQ MEWGC programme staff. The Programme analysist – gender and statistics will contribute to ensuring the effective planning, implementing, managing and reporting of the gender and statistics MEWGC project in Kenya.

The Programme Analyst-Gender Statistics will be part of the Democratic Governance Team, working closely with the Programme Analyst-National Planning and Governance.

Duties and Responsibilities

Effective Management of the Gender and Statistics Project in Kenya

  • Design, draft and review MEWGC project documents including Letters of Agreement (LOA) and/or Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) and ensure that action is taken in a timely manner;
  • Develop detailed annual workplans and budgets, and manage their implementation;
  • Oversee and review the budget and proposed activities as needed ensuring consistency with the objectives of the MEWGC and in compliance with agreed timelines;
  • Develop procurement plans and oversee procurement processes in accordance with corporate rules and regulations;
  • Manage the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Organize Project Steering Committee, project review and/or evaluation meetings, as needed.

Manage technical assistance and capacity development to project partners:

  • Build and manage relationships with Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), State Department of Gender Affairs, Council of Governors and other state and non-state institutions for effective delivery of the project and effective relation building;
  • Facilitate coordination mechanisms of the project by providing technical assistance;
  • Provide technical assistance in the capacity development initiatives to implementing partners.

Manage the monitoring and reporting of the programme/project:

  • Manage the monitoring of project implementation and finances using results-based management tools;
  • Oversee field missions and review reports on monitoring missions;
  • Write quarterly updates and contribute to MEWGC donor annual reports, focusing on activities and results at output and outcome levels;
  • Contribute to office donor and UN Women reports.

Manage the people and financial resources of the Gender Statistics project:

  • Manage the project budget and resources, and draft financial reports;
  • Work closely with the gender statistics advisor on all technical elements related to the planned activities for efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Work closely with other UN Women programme and operation staff to deliver the project;
  • Draft ToRs, participate in recruitment processes of consultants and other services, as necessary.

Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:

  • Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
  • Finalize relevant documentation on donors and potential opportunities for resource mobilization;
  • Analyze and research information on donors, prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost sharing.

Contribute to inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence for Gender Statistics in Kenya:

  • Participate in inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees as needed;
  • Coordinate with other UN agencies, government departments, donors and NSAs to ensure the projects’ capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with other in-country efforts.

Manage advocacy, knowledge management and communication efforts:

  • Develop and review background documents, briefs and presentations related to the Gender Statistics;
  • Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to Gender Statistics as necessary;
  • Develop advocacy strategies and oversee their implementation;
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide project improvement and strategy planning;
  • Develop knowledge management strategies, products and methodologies on Gender Statistics.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality project design and inputs to Strategic Note 2019 – 2022;
  • Timely and quality of project delivery in line with budget and workplans, and in line with all UN Women operational rules and regulations, including security;
  • Timely and quality monitoring and evaluation of project;
  • Relations with partners and stakeholders;
  • Effective initiative and participation in further resource mobilization of the gender statistics project;
  • Quality reports and timely submission of the reports as per the MEWGC framework;
  • Regular communication with other agencies and partners;
  • Quality of advocacy and communication initiatives.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Strong knowledge of Results Based Management;
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising and develop strategies.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in gender statistics, pure statistics, mathematics, population studies, social sciences, economics, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international development, or a related field is required.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
  • Experience working in the UN System is an asset;
  • Experience in working in a diversity team is an asset.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required;

Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset

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United Nations Paid Internships in Kenya

SDG Partnership Platform Research Internship
Location : Nairobi, KENYA
Application Deadline : 29-Jun-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 9d 9h 32m
Additional Category : HIV, Health and Development
Type of Contract : Internship
Post Level : Intern
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : 4 months
Expected Duration of Assignment : 6 months

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Background

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be as much about the effectiveness of development co-operation as it will be about the scale and form such co-operation takes. There is a lot of talk about partnership, but not enough practical, on-the-ground support to make partnerships effective in practice, especially not at scale.

Whilst Kenya has made substantial progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals, this progress has been uneven across specific goals and within the country. Strides have been made in attaining universal primary education, reducing infant and child mortality and the fight against HIV/AIDS. However, SDG progress must focus more on socio-economic equity of benefits in order to make sure that Kenya leaves no-one-behind.

The SDG agenda is marked by solidarity participation and universality, with a fundamental shift expected in the development finance architecture. Improving the effectiveness, quality and impact of development co-operation in this context will require inclusive partnerships, innovative approaches and application of lessons at country level.

The Government of Kenya and UN System in Kenya established in 2017 the SDG Partnership Platform. This Platform brings together a range of partners from Government, development partners, private sector, civil society, philanthropy, academia, and faith-based organizations to create diverse SDG accelerator windows. Primary Healthcare (PHC) – contributing to the SDG 3 cluster – will be the first window aiming to improve Universal Health Coverage through transformation of Kenya’s PHC system. Subsequently, the Platform will open windows to support thematic SDG clusters in support of Kenya’s “Big Four” agenda such as agriculture, and manufacturing.

Whilst the Platform aims at contributing to the SDG target 17.17: Effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships encouraged and promoted in Kenya, the SDG3 PHC Window aims at contributing to the results of the following three sub-outcomes:

  • Enhanced national and county government capacities to steward large-scale Primary Healthcare PPPs.
  • Innovative financing promoted in support of Kenya’s domestic resource mobilization agenda for UHC.
  • Improved delivery and innovations of the Primary healthcare system, through increased public private collaboration, to better address Kenya’s triple burden of disease.

With the aim of contributing to the set outcomes and deliverables, the SDG3 Primary Healthcare Accelerator Window’s activities will be implemented through a three phased-approach (I. Diagnostics and Facts, II. Design and Planning and III. Active facilitation of on-the-ground implementation (national and county level) under which a common fact-base will firstly be established for Platform members to jointly identify selected bold transformative initiatives in pursuit of the SDG Partnership Platform goals and objectives, secondly to carefully design and plan with key stakeholders for the successful delivery of these initiatives, and thirdly to facilitate implementation of the initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the SDG Partnership Secretariat, the intern(s) will deliver results under the SDG Partnership Platform Diagnostics and Facts phase, in particularly through;

  • Conducting quantitative and qualitative research and analysis on (i) Innovative financing in support of Kenya’s domestic resource mobilization agenda for UHC and / or (ii)?improved delivery and innovations of the primary healthcare system, through increased public private collaboration, to better address Kenya’s triple burden of disease.

Moreover, the Intern will support on a needs bases SDG Partnership Platform Secretariat coordination, media and communication functions, as for example outlined below:

  • Support to SDG Partnership Platform media and communications functions through development of selected media and communications materials
  • Support to facilitation of knowledge sharing through development of knowledge materials, including monthly newsletters and website
  • Support to the organization of SDG Partnership Platform special events and workshop.

Learning expectations:

Upon completion of the assignment the Intern will have / be able to deliver quantitative and qualitative research papers and analysis on (i)

  • Innovative financing in support of Kenya’s domestic resource mobilization agenda for UHC and / or
  • improved delivery and innovations of the primary healthcare system, through increased public private collaboration, to better address Kenya’s triple burden of disease. Moreover, the Intern will have gained experience on how to successfully deliver support to coordination, media and communication functions of a public private partnership platform:

Training components:

Learning will be facilitated through on-the-job supervision, guidance and support from the SDG Partnership Platform Secretariat and key partners from Government, Private Sector, Civil Society, Philanthropy and Academia.

Institutional Arrangements:

The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and will be supervised by the SDG Partnership Specialist at the SDG Partnership Platform Secretariat, housed at the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office hosted by UNDP Kenya.

Competencies

Communication:

  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively;
  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;
  • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication;
  • Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience;
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork:

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;
  • Places team agenda before personal agenda;
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Client Orientation:

  • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;
  • Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect;
  • Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
  • Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;
  • Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects;
  • Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Potential candidates should be enrolled in a degree programme in Public Health, International Development, Business Administration, or Financing, Economics or other related Social Sciences, preferably at the post graduate level.

Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Experience:

  • Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views;
  • Past experience in development research and policy analysis, or relevant publications, would be highly desirable;
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications.

Languages:

  • Fluency in oral and written English is required;
  • Knowledge of another UN Language is desirable.

General Terms and Conditions:

  • This position is only open to international interns;
  • Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility (a)The nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or (b)The intern, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence through private sources;
  • Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of their internship with UNDP and must provide a medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship. UNDP will not reimburse the medical insurance of the intern. Any costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship assignment will be the responsibility of the intern;
  • Applicants for internships must show proof of valid medical insurance for the duty station in which they will intern. For applicants which are neither nationals or residents of the duty station, the insurance must include adequate coverage in the event of an injury or illness during the internship duration;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal effects that may occur during the internship.

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Kenya: INTERN – PUBLIC INFORMATION, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID: 99403

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 Jun 2018

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort. This internship will be based in the OCHA’s Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, and the intern will be under the general guidance and direct supervision of the Head of the Communications Unit. The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to a maximum period of six (6) months, starting as soon as possible.

Responsibilities

In general, the intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and will be related to public information and reporting, where s/he will become familiar with international humanitarian emergency response mechanisms. Duties may include but are not limited to: assisting in the collection of information, including news articles, on humanitarian issues in the region; assisting with the production of information products on priority issues and/or major events; assisting with the drafting of reports aimed at specific audiences, including internal and public reports; participating in the creation of content for social media platforms; and performing other tasks requested by the supervisor.

Competencies

COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. TEAMWORK: works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. CREATIVITY: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box"; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

Education

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or
Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic programme. Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted. The University degree must be preferably in the area of communication, journalism, international relations, public administration or in a related field.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional working experience for participation in the Programme though any academic and/or practical experience in communications, journalism, humanitarian affairs issues or international relations is desirable. Familiarity with graphic design software (e.g. Adobe InDesign and Illustator), photo and video editing tools (e.g Adobe Photoshop and Premiere), social media platforms, web analytics tools and/or content management tools (e.g. Drupal) would be an asset. Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations, a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter and; have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another United Nations official language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian Spanish) is an advantage.

Assessment

Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profile (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration. A complete online application (e.g. cover note and PHP) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The cover Note must include: -Title of degree you are currently pursuing;-Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);-IT skills and programmes in which you are proficient;-Explanation why you are the best candidate for the internship position. In your PHP, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references. Due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Special Notice

Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies and/or skills and expertise. Applicants are asked to please indicate preferences which best match her/his suitability and do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both the intern and the receiving United Nations (UN) Secretariat department/ office. A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the UN Secretariat. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this advertisement, "child" means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (e.g. stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member's spouse (e.g. son- or daughter-in-law). "Sibling" includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child. In line with the UN Internship programme, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs-(OCHA) internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the UN through assignment to offices within the Secretariat. The Programme endeavours to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrich their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. The internship is an unpaid and full-time opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established official weekly working hours of the duty station where it is based with one hour for a lunch break. Qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other opportunities with the UN Secretariat at https://careers.un.org For more information on the Programme, please visit https://www.unog.ch

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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Kenya: Social Development Planner Consultant, (Nairobi), Deadline: 25 June 2018

Organization: UN Human Settlements Program
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 Jun 2018

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Issued on: 14 June 2018

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:

UN-Habitat

DUTY STATION:

Nairobi

FUNCTIONAL TITLE:

Social Development Planner Consultant

DURATION

10 months

CLOSING DATE:

25 June 2018

Background

UN-Habitat, United Nations Human Settlements Programme, is the agency for human settlements in the United Nations system. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.

As part of its work, UN-Habitat seeks to promote sustainable and resilient cities and towns through provision of urban basic services infrastructure through technical support and integrated sectoral and regional development approaches in water and sanitation sector at national, regional and local levels of government as one of its priorities. Due to urbanisation process, African cities in general and developing countries globally need more than ever before to be resilient, sustainable and should offer the kind of quality of life and opportunity that make people want to live in them and make businesses want to invest through matching urban population growth to economic growth. UN-Habitat is working globally to ensure a future characterised by resilient, sustainable, healthy, attractive and vibrant towns and cities for future generations. It has ambitions to create more competitive, sustainable and inclusive cities and human settlements in an increasingly globalizing and urbanising world. Financed by European Investment Bank (EIB), Agence Française de Développement (AFD); UN-Habitat is executing and leading the implementation of ‘Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation’ (LVWATSAN-Mwanza). UN-Habitat’ role is mainly Mobilization and Institutional Facilitation of Sanitation in Mwanza City; Mwanza City informal areas; and satellite Towns of Magu, Lamadi and Musoma, secondary and or medium sized cities of Bukoba and Musoma around the Lake Region. The overall goal of the LVWATSAN-Mwanza project is to protect the environment of Lake Victoria and wellbeing of the population in the Lake Basin with the aim of improvement of sewerage, sanitation and wastewater treatment, with the specific objectives of not only improving living conditions but also improving urban basic services delivery and cities sustainability.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Japan is financing Integrated Provision of Access to Basic Services (Transport, Waste and Drainage) to Bethlehem City and Refugee Camp which targets at establishing the status of basic services. The Department for international Development Corporation (DFID) is financing the technical support to the sustainable development of Hawassa City Cluster to develop a regional development plan.

Specifically, this role entails Programme development and planning; Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results; Technical and operational support for programme implementation; Humanitarian-Development-Peace nexus developemnt and response when need arises; Regional development strategic plan development, Networking and partnership building; Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building; promoting and supporting gender-responsive planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of projects; and mainstreaming gender equality fostering economic growth through growth poles development.

In addition, the consultant must ensure due diligence of UN-Habitat projects and programmes in accordance with UN social policies and standards especially in cooperating cross cutting issues such as vulnerable groups, gender equality, human rights, poverty, youths, climate change, environment, sustainability, urban poverty, inequality, informality and good governance among others.

The Social Development Planner consultant position entails promoting sustainable social, economic and environmental development in cities through regional development programmes and projects. This entails supporting further advancement of the UN-Habitat' sustainable development approach through recognizing the socio-economic impacts of spatially planned human settlements according to functions and regionalisation.

Through capacity building, the consultant will be responsible for promoting the broader capacity strengthening of all stakeholders on national, regional and local development plans; documenting assessment reports on the status of urban basic services in selected regions and cities and providing technical support and coordination of partners for regional development plan development.

Additionally, the Consultant will participate in the relevant stages of the project cycle of selected projects and programmes, including the review of the quality of documents required under UN project progress reporting and documenting lessons learnt in projects, Institutional and Community Stakeholders’ engagement, trainings on urban basic services governance to utilities and local, regional and national governments.

Furthermore, the consultant will participate as resource person in technical capacity building initiatives to enhance the technical competencies of project beneficiaries as well as assist in the preparation of learning/knowledge products, covering innovative approaches and good practices, to support overall WASH sector development at all levels of government.

Networking and partnership building entails building and sustaining close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve project outputs and results.

Objectives

This consultancy will support project management and the steering of the project implementation to successfully deliver the Expected Accomplishments as in accordance with the Project Documents and the Agreement with the financiers. This includes assisting in: (1) situation analysis on waste management in Hawassa, (2) building local capacity for housing and waste management in Hawassa City, (3) action plan for improving waste management in Hawassa, (4) integrated rapid assessment report on current status of basic services provision in the area of Bethlehem (5) sustainable strategies for improved provision of drainage, water and sanitation, waste, transport endorsed by stakeholders in Bethlehem (6) Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) community/stakeholder engagement and cooperation mechanisms – LVWATSAN-Mwanza programme, (7) mainstreaming gender equality through WASH in LVWATSAN-Mwanza programme (8) Technical and operational support for LVWATSAN programme implementation, (9) Technical capacity building on WASH in communities, utilities and local government in LVWATSAN-Mwanza programme, (10) carry out rapid assessment on the status of WASH in 7 scale-up informal areas – LVWATSAN programme, (11) preparation and review of the two quarter reports for September and November 2018 LVWATSAN-Mwanza Project, (12) organise symposium ‘urban sanitation in informal areas – LVWATSAN-Mwanza, (13) document International best practices and lessons learnt – LVWATSAN-Mwanza project

RESPONSIBILITES

The Consultant will support the work of the Water and Sanitation Unit in the Urban Basic Services Branch with focus on the following tasks:

  1. Carry out a rapid assessment and document a report on status of Integrated basic services provision in Bethlehem City;
  2. Develop Sustainable strategies for improved provision of basic services endorsed by stakeholders in Bethlehem City;
  3. Building local capacity for housing and waste management in Hawassa City
  4. Situation analysis on waste management in Hawassa and development of Action plan for the improvement of waste management in Hawassa City
  5. Community WASH training for MSFs, Local Government institutions and National government authorities in LVWATSAN-Mwanza programme;
  6. Prepare technical reports and inputs for LVWATSAN programme implementation ensuring accuracy, timeliness and relevance of information;
  7. Provide technical and operational support throughout LVWATSAN-Mwanza project implementation;
  8. Prepare and review of quarter reports for LVWATSAN Project;
  9. Organise a symposium “Urban Sanitation in Informal Areas” for LVWATSAN-Mwanza programme
  10. Document international best practices and lessons learnt from LVWATSAN-Mwanza project
  11. Work collaboratively with field-based colleagues and partners to collect/analyze/ share information on implementation issues, provide solutions on routine programme implementation and alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level interventions and/or decisions;
  12. Dissemination of International Best Practices and Lessons Learned from LVWATSAN-Mwanza pitching sanitation solutions in informal settlements.
  13. Assist in the implementation of other on-going WASH projects by supporting contracting, research, coordination with partners, project review, programme updates and reporting;

Key Outcome

The key outcome is the successful delivery of the project’s Expected Accomplishments so that the overall project goal is accomplished.

Key outputs/milestones include:

Key outputs/milestones include objectives and tasks/responsibilities mentioned under section 2 and 3 above

COMPETENCIES

Professionalism

Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations.

Teamwork

Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Communication

Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

Planning and Organising

Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.

EDUCATION

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Regional Development Planning and Management; Social or Political Sciences; Social Development or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted instead of the advanced university degree.

QUALIFICATION

A minimum of four to five (4-5) years of progressive experience in project management and development especially providing technical and operational support to governments at national and local levels on issues of decentralised governance, regional/cluster development planning, local economic development, institutional stakeholder relations in WASH with a focus on sustainable urban basic services provision. Workshop facilitation, policy dialogues in areas related to urban basic services focusing on integrated water resources management, gender equality in water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is required. Furthermore, expertise with the following is a pre-requisite:

  • Broad experience in regional development planning and management in developing countries
  • Extensive capability in designing action plans and strategies for urban basic service provision
  • Sound knowledge of social processes, applicable tools and their application thereof in a spatial development project/programme implementation and management
  • Solid experience with the main social standards and social development policies and practices of UN system and UN-Habitat work
  • Experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders, including governments, civil society, and local communities would be an asset
  • Familiarity with current approaches to and debates on sustainable urban development (SDGs) and new urban agenda (NUA) including leveraging tenants of sustainable cities and ICT in regional and local level development plans. A more specialized expertise in urban basic service and spatial planning research in developing countries is an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge and experience in leveraging cross cutting issues such as vulnerable groups, human rights, poverty, youths, climate change, environment, sustainability, urban poverty, inequality, informality and good governance among others is an asset.
  • Proven work experience in Africa and developing countries with UN agencies and any other development organizations especially is necessary experience.
  • Experience in working with and supporting national, regional and local government institutions, city administrations, academia, NGOs is versatile.

  • Strong writing, inter-personal and networking skills are resourceful.

  • Excellent command of English and any other UN official languages would be an advantage.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English is the working language of the United Nations Secretariat. For this assignment, fluency in oral and written English is required and other UN languages such as Spanish and French are a significant asset.

REMUNERATION

Payments will be done monthly upon receipt of monthly progress reports (covering all activities undertaken during the reporting period) over the consultancy period. The rate will be paid as per UN salary scale.

Supervision and Reporting

The consultant will prepare a proposed work schedule for the consultancy period. The Consultant will work under the the direct supervision of the Coordinator of the Urban Basic Services Branch, reporting to the Team Leader of Water and Sanitation Unit, Urban Basic Services Branch, UN-Habitat and will work in close collaboration with project team members and field officers.

Duration of the Consultancy:

Ten (10) months: The Consultant will be contracted for a period of 10 months starting from 1 July 2018 and ending 30 April 2019.

How to apply:

Applications should include:

• Cover memo (maximum 1 page)

• CV in the PHP format, accessible through the INSPIRA website (inspira.un.org) Please note, if using INSPIRA for the first time, you need to register in order to activate your account, which will allow you to log in and create a personal History Profile.

• The PHP should be attached to the application as a PDF file.

• Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:

  1. Educational Background (incl. dates)

  2. Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)

  3. Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)

  4. Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments

  5. Expectations regarding remuneration

• Cover memo (maximum 1 page)

Please also be advised that since April 15th 2010, applicants for consultancies must be part of the

UN-HABITAT e-Roster in order for their application to be considered. You can reach the e-Roster

through the following link: http://e-roster.unhabitat.org

All applications should be submitted to:

Rose Mureithi

UN-Habitat

Urban Basic Services Branch

P.O. Box 30030-00100

Nairobi

Email: rose.mureithi@un.org

Deadline for applications: 25 June 2018

UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact: recruitment@unon.org

UN Front Office Jobs for Diploma Holders in Kenya,Salary over Ksh 100,000

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of
WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, nutrition and food assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers.

This position is open to qualified Kenyan candidates.

Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Administrative Assistant Job Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Administrative Assistant (Assets Management) and overall supervision of the Head of Administration Unit, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Maintain up-to-date Global Equipment Management System (GEMS) records of all assets/inventory items for the Country Office and Area Offices;
  • Generate regular assets reports from Corporate Assets Management Database-(GEMS), review data integrity, analyse data to identify inconsistencies if any, and recommend corrective action;
  • Perform Fixed Assets reconciliation on a monthly basis;
  • Compile a list of old, obsolete/disposable assets/inventory items for the Country office and present to the Local Property Survey Board (LPSB);
  • Prepare and maintain records for new inventory items and match them against the Purchase Order, invoice and delivery;
  • Promptly raise Good Receipt Notes (GRN) in WINGS II; attaching inventory labels to the procured assets and assignment to the responsible unit;
  • Compile and prepare reports for informative decision making and to support the effective and timely management of WFP resources;
  • Conduct Physical Count of Assets (PCA) as per corporate timelines, investigate and report discrepancies (loss, damages, unserviceable property) if any, and present to the LPSB with appropriate suggestions for structured deliberations and policy compliant recommendations;
  • Monitor the implementation of LPSB recommendations to ensure that all recommendations are acted on;
  • Ensure that any transfers of WFP property to government counterparts, cooperative partners, retailers are duly recorded in line with corporate procedures;
  • Ensure payment for assets related supplies and/or services are processed promptly and expenditure recognized/accrued in WINGS as per IPSAS requirements;
  • Respond promptly to a range of assets related queries;
  • Provide training and guidance to Asset Management Focal Persons on processing of GEMS/WINGS transactions including on-the-job training;
  • Conduct oversight of asset management activities in Area Offices across Somalia;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

 Qualifications for the Responsibilities:

  • Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in administration or other field related to functional is desirable.
  • Experience: Four years of progressively responsible support experience in general administrative work including at least one year in the field of inventory and assets management.
  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English is a requirement.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Has demonstrated an ability to perform all routine administrative activities in line with WFPs operating standards through day-to-day work.
  • General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures and in the area of work would be an added advantage

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment using the following link:

https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=84222&company=C0000168410P&username=

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded.

Closing Date: 20th June 2018

Kenya: Information Management Officer- MiMOSA

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Jun 2018

Call for Applications

Position Title : Information Management Officer- MiMOSA

Duty Station : Nairobi, Kenya

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade UG

Type of Appointment : Special short-term ungraded, Six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 27 June 2018

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading

UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and

non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Internal and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. For the purposes of this vacancy, internal candidates are defined as staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded or ungraded contract, including Junior Professional Officers (JPOs), staff on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP), and staff members on secondment/loan released by the Organization, unless otherwise specified in their contract. Staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded contract will not retain their contract type if appointed to an ungraded position.

Context:

In 2017, the International Organization for Migration and the European Commission launched several IOM-EU External Actions to Support Migrant Protection and Reintegration of returnees funded by the EU Trust Fund (EUTF) for Africa and the Development Cooperation Instrument. In the framework of the EUTF-funded Reintegration Facility the IOM Regional Office for the East and Horn of Africa is looking for an Information Management Officer.

In the context of IOM’s global information management strategy, systems are being upgraded and expanded to ensure that all individuals assisted have their cases systematically stored and managed through a centralized, standardized system which allows unique cases to be tracked across different countries and access points. The expanded systems will also include processes to improve the assistance workflow and monitoring of the return and reintegration experiences and outcomes of returnees, as well as the assistance provided to all migrants in vulnerable situations assisted by IOM.

Under the direct supervision of the Regional Data Hub Coordinator and the overall supervision of the Regional EUTF Programme Coordinator, and, and in close coordination with the Migrant Protection Assistance (MPA) Division’s Senior Regional Thematic Specialist and Information Management Officer in Headquarters, the successful candidate will support the roll-out of IOM’s Migrant Management Operational Systems Application (MiMOSA) version 7.5 in the East and Horn of Africa as well as support with the development of harmonized tools for the collection and analysis of case management data related to Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) and migrant protection case management (including CT data).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support the roll out and application of MiMOSA 7.5 in East and Horn of Africa in particular for the use in EUTF funded migrant protection and reintegration programming.

  2. Oversee and assist missions with the compilation of regional case management data, including for regular reports required by IOM HQ as well as donors

  3. Provide technical and thematic guidance and support/train the IOM field missions in information management. In particular, support the expansion and ensure consistent use of MiMOSA across the missions in East and Horn of Africa, in line with relevant instructions and internal guidance notes. Deliver relevant trainings and follow-up trouble shooting for project staff and field colleagues in line with the Information Management training support.

  4. Develop data reports and data output functionality for MiMOSA (including monthly quantitative reports), meeting the requirements of internal and external stakeholders; work to include migrant assistance data in visual analytic applications.

  5. Develop ad hoc migrant assistance data collection activities to support field missions where necessary.

  6. Develop information and knowledge products on migrant assistance and protection based on internal and external needs and requirements.

  7. Identify and implement technical solutions related to data collection, analysis, and visualization of migrant assistance data, in line with best practices on data security and data protection, particularly through partnerships with the private sector, academic institutions, and other stakeholders.

  8. Ensure the field missions’ adequate and consistent use of Share Point once established.

  9. Liaise and coordinate with external stakeholders to inform their work by providing data on migrant assistance issues.

  10. Represent IOM in relevant national and international fora and participate in the relevant inter-agency working groups at regional and global level.

  11. Undertake duty travel, as necessary.

  12. Ensure that all data collection, storage, analysis and dissemination is in line with IOM’s data

Protection principles.

  1. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Political Science, Economics, Public Health, Migration Studies, Computer Science or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience

Experience

• Experience in the development and management of databases and applications.

• Experience of other information management work desirable, including data verification, validation, classification, and transformation as well as data warehousing.

• Knowledge or experience of case management/customer relationship management systems desirable.

• Excellent qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills and demonstrated ability to produce high-quality research reports.

• Experience in the field of migrant assistance, particularly AVRR and protection.

• Proven ability to deliver technical training to different audiences.

• Experience in the use of database applications and statistical analysis tools

Languages

• Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:

Behavioral

• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

Other:

Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

No late applications will be accepted.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements and security clearances.

How to apply:

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 27 June 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 14.06.2018 to 27.06.2018

Requisition: CFA 2018/29 (P) – Information Management Officer-MiMOSA (UG) – Nairobi, Kenya

(55531464) Draft

Posting: Posting NC55531465 (55531465) Released

United Nations Research Jobs in Kenya,Salary over Ksh 200,000

Human Settlements Research Officer, P3 (Nairobi), Deadline: 18 June 2018

CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 Issued on: 11 June 2018

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: United Nations Human Settlements Programme, Research and Capacity Development Branch

DUTY STATION: Nairobi
FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Human Settlements Research Officer, P3
DURATION: 6 Months
CLOSING DATE: 18 June 2018

 

BACKGROUND

The adoption of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) in 2016 following the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development was a major milestone in global urban policy. The NUA charts the course and provides an action-oriented roadmap to guide sustainable urban development globally over the next 20 years.  The NUA together and the Sustainable Development Goals, which include an urban goal— (SDG 11) to make cities and human settlements safe, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable firmly place urbanization at the forefront of international development policy. UN-Habitat in close collaboration with other relevant entities of the United Nations system will every four years, submit a report on the progress on the implementation of the NUA to the General Assembly.

The position is located in the Research and Capacity Development Branch (RCDB), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). Under the general supervision of the Coordinator of RCDB, the incumbent reports directly to the Unit Leader, Research and Flagships Unit.

 RESPONSIBILITES:

 

Within delegated authority, the Human Settlements Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Contributes to the preparation of the Quadrennial Report on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and other internationally agreed goals and targets relevant to sustainable urbanization and human settlements i.e. the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Addis Ababa Plan of Action.
  • Prepares/contributes to various written reports, documents, writes reports or sections of reports, case studies, background papers relating to the New Urban Agenda and other internationally agreed goals and targets relevant to sustainable urbanization and human settlements.
  • Contributes to the preparation and revision of the guidelines for reporting on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
  • Provides technical assistance to Member States on the preparation of national reports on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
  • Reviews, revises, summarizes and edits country reports on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
  • Collate the inputs of subnational and local governments, other relevant entities of the United Nations system, relevant stakeholders in support of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
  • Work with key partners, governments, local authorities, including global research networks on the analysis of urban conditions and trends and progress in implementing the New Urban Agenda.
  • Develops collaborative working relations with UN-Habitat’s regional offices, other relevant branches and units within the organization and other UN agencies
  • Assists in the planning, organizing and servicing of ad hoc expert group and technical meeting, policy dialogues, development seminars, drafting reports and preparing summaries of meetings.
  • Represents RCDB at international and other meetings; organize and participates in working groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners on social and economic development related matters.

Performs other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of the research services.

 COMPETENCIES

Professionalism: Demonstrable understanding of the New Urban Agenda, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and other internationally agreed goals and targets relevant to sustainable urbanization and human settlements. Strong research and writing skills. Ability to carry out research on the social, economic, political, spatial and planning dimensions of cities and human settlements at local, national and international levels. Ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources using standard methodologies and analytical techniques and draw conclusions and assess impacts at different levels. Experience in preparing large/flagship reports. Ability to review, edit and summarize the work of others. Strong analytical capacity and the ability to identify, analyze and articulate difficult issues/problems. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;

solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;

places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group

decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for

team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

EDUCATION

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Urban Planning, Urban Development, Urban Geography, Economics, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Urban Governance, Regional Planning, Civil Engineering, Architecture, or any other related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

 WORK EXPERIENCE

At least five years of progressive experience as researcher/analyst working on a broad range urban and human settlements issues at the local, national and international levels.  Experience of working effectively in a multi-cultural environment; substantial experience in networking; experience of conducting policy reviews and preparation of policy recommendations for decision makers; demonstrable analytical, drafting, reporting and presentation experience; experience of analyzing, summarizing and presenting large quantities of statistics on human settlements using relevant computer software; and experience in the coordination of multiple contributors to major reports

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Fluency in English is required for this position. Knowledge of another UN official language would be an advantage

OTHER SKILLS

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview

RENUMERATION

Applications should include:

·      Cover memo (maximum 1 page)

·      Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:

1.      Educational Background (incl. dates)

2.      Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)

3.      Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)

4.      Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments

5.      Expectations regarding remuneration

All applications should be submitted to: Mary.Dibo@un.org, Ben.Arimah@un.org, Beatrice.Bazanye@un.org, Anne.Idukitta@un.org

 

Deadline for applications: June 18, 2018

UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or  companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact: recruitment@unon.org

Kenya: Human Settlements Research Officer, P3 (Nairobi), Deadline: 18 June 2018

Organization: UN Human Settlements Program
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 18 Jun 2018

CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Issued on: 11 June 2018

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:

United Nations Human Settlements Programme, Research and Capacity Development Branch

DUTY STATION:

Nairobi

FUNCTIONAL TITLE:

Human Settlements Research Officer, P3

DURATION:

6 Months

CLOSING DATE:

18 June 2018

BACKGROUND

The adoption of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) in 2016 following the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development was a major milestone in global urban policy. The NUA charts the course and provides an action-oriented roadmap to guide sustainable urban development globally over the next 20 years. The NUA together and the Sustainable Development Goals, which include an urban goal— (SDG 11) to make cities and human settlements safe, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable firmly place urbanization at the forefront of international development policy. UN-Habitat in close collaboration with other relevant entities of the United Nations system will every four years, submit a report on the progress on the implementation of the NUA to the General Assembly.

The position is located in the Research and Capacity Development Branch (RCDB), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). Under the general supervision of the Coordinator of RCDB, the incumbent reports directly to the Unit Leader, Research and Flagships Unit.

RESPONSIBILITES:**

Within delegated authority, the Human Settlements Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Contributes to the preparation of the Quadrennial Report on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and other internationally agreed goals and targets relevant to sustainable urbanization and human settlements i.e. the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Addis Ababa Plan of Action.
  • Prepares/contributes to various written reports, documents, writes reports or sections of reports, case studies, background papers relating to the New Urban Agenda and other internationally agreed goals and targets relevant to sustainable urbanization and human settlements.
  • Contributes to the preparation and revision of the guidelines for reporting on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
  • Provides technical assistance to Member States on the preparation of national reports on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
  • Reviews, revises, summarizes and edits country reports on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
  • Collate the inputs of subnational and local governments, other relevant entities of the United Nations system, relevant stakeholders in support of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
  • Work with key partners, governments, local authorities, including global research networks on the analysis of urban conditions and trends and progress in implementing the New Urban Agenda.
  • Develops collaborative working relations with UN-Habitat’s regional offices, other relevant branches and units within the organization and other UN agencies
  • Assists in the planning, organizing and servicing of ad hoc expert group and technical meeting, policy dialogues, development seminars, drafting reports and preparing summaries of meetings.
  • Represents RCDB at international and other meetings; organize and participates in working groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners on social and economic development related matters.

Performs other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of the research services.

COMPETENCIES

Professionalism: Demonstrable understanding of the New Urban Agenda, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and other internationally agreed goals and targets relevant to sustainable urbanization and human settlements. Strong research and writing skills. Ability to carry out research on the social, economic, political, spatial and planning dimensions of cities and human settlements at local, national and international levels. Ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources using standard methodologies and analytical techniques and draw conclusions and assess impacts at different levels. Experience in preparing large/flagship reports. Ability to review, edit and summarize the work of others. Strong analytical capacity and the ability to identify, analyze and articulate difficult issues/problems. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;

solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;

places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group

decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for

team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

EDUCATION

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Urban Planning, Urban Development, Urban Geography, Economics, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Urban Governance, Regional Planning, Civil Engineering, Architecture, or any other related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

WORK EXPERIENCE

At least five years of progressive experience as researcher/analyst working on a broad range urban and human settlements issues at the local, national and international levels. Experience of working effectively in a multi-cultural environment; substantial experience in networking; experience of conducting policy reviews and preparation of policy recommendations for decision makers; demonstrable analytical, drafting, reporting and presentation experience; experience of analyzing, summarizing and presenting large quantities of statistics on human settlements using relevant computer software; and experience in the coordination of multiple contributors to major reports

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Fluency in English is required for this position. Knowledge of another UN official language would be an advantage

OTHER SKILLS

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview

RENUMERATION

How to apply:

Applications should include:

· Cover memo (maximum 1 page)

· Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:

  1. Educational Background (incl. dates)

  2. Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)

  3. Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)

  4. Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments

  5. Expectations regarding remuneration

All applications should be submitted to: Mary.Dibo@un.org, Ben.Arimah@un.org, Beatrice.Bazanye@un.org, Anne.Idukitta@un.org

Deadline for applications: June 18, 2018

UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact: recruitment@unon.org

Kenya: Head of Project Management Office (PMO)

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Jun 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

The primary role of Programme Management Office (PMO) is to provide the Somalia Programme with the structures, tools and techniques needed to ensure that it has the right programme and projects in place, that are operational and change priorities are balanced, the governance and decision making is facilitated and it has the resources and capability to deliver them consistently well.

The functions and services of the PMO include:

  • Strategic Planning/Portfolio Support: Ensuring UNOPS is focused on doing the right projects by supporting management decision-making.
  • Delivery Support: Ensuring UNOPS is doing projects the right way, through the effective delivery of the programme and projects.
  • Best Practices: Applying UNOPS standards in project management, encouraging consistent working practices and ensuring appropriate application.The primary role of PMO is to ensure that programme management policies, processes and methods are followed and practiced according to the organization standards, while acting as the overall Project Assurance capacity within the business unit on behalf of the Director and Representative (Executive). The PMO strongly contributes to moving the Somalia office toward achieving its mission-focused goals and objectives.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types.

There will be a reassignment of this role to Mogadishu, Somalia in the second year or as per need. The role will require frequent travel to Mogadishu, Somalia.

Functional Responsibilities

Summary of functions:

  1. Development and planning
  2. Set-up and closure
  3. Monitoring and reporting
  4. Stakeholder engagement
  5. Quality assurance
  6. Knowledge management and innovation
  7. Personnel management

1. Development and planning

  • In conjunction with the PMO team, provides appropriate levels of programmatic management and administrative support to the Head of Sustainable Programme Management regarding all ongoing project activities, while maintaining and implementing appropriate standards and best practices in line with UNOPS policies and procedures.
  • Directly contribute to strategic oversight, advice and direction on programme and project management activities in line with service agreements and project documents.
  • Ensure proper development, implementation and, as and when appropriate, amendments, of project budgets and staffing resources, ensuring synergies across the OC/Hub/PC.
  • Develops and establishes resource tracking systems for use within the PMO, complementary to UNOPS' online tools, to ensure effective planning, forecasting and tracking of delivery across the Somalia office.
  • Identifies, and anticipates in a timely manner, potential risks and issues and advises mitigating measures to the Head of Programme.
  • Deliver programme and project management related guidance to programme personnel as required.

2. Set-up and closure

  • Facilitate the development of high-level programme/project plans, including the collation of lower-level plans into programme/project-level milestones.
  • Develop, track and maintain dependencies.
  • Liaise closely and support the Head of Support Services in all project assets and finance related issues.
  • For project closure purposes, acts as (or nominates and supervises) a focal point between the Somalia office and donors throughout the process.
  • Oversee and coordinate all project closure activities, ensuring appropriate disposal of project assets, timely and effective final (operational) reporting, initiation of financial disbursements as appropriate during Defects Liability Periods, updating of information on the UNOPS systems, and effective handover of closed projects to UNOPS HQ for financial closure processes.
  • Provide expertise for start-up, planning and closing of projects and programmes. Provide temporary hands-on delivery support to a programme or project for; surge purposes in selected projects (including dealing with troubled projects, advising, mentoring and covering personnel gaps)

3. Monitoring and reporting

  • Reviews regular project reports in accordance with donor guidelines for reporting.
  • Regularly review project status, evaluating performance criteria (scope, cost, schedule and quality).
  • Maintain diaries and progress reports as required by UNOPS standard procedures.
  • Identify and anticipates in a timely manner, potential risks and issues specific to delivery forecasts, and advises mitigating measures to the Head of Programme.
  • Provide routine oversight and analysis of delivery data within the dashboard system, using UNOPS ERP system as required.
  • Perform routine maintenance and implementation of effective monitoring and evaluation systems of programme and project activities, in line with logical frameworks.
  • Within the context of monitoring and evaluation, ensure all projects submit and regularly update specific milestones and targets for the duration of projects' life-cycles, and tracks progress, or otherwise, against such information.
  • Provide editorial support to programmes and projects, ensuring effective and timely dissemination of reports, in line with project documentation and clients' expectations.
  • Provide the Head of Programme with necessary project analysis reports and information to support areas relevant to the project management team (i.e. Locally Managed Direct Costs projections etc.).
  • Coordinate and oversee the implementation of requests or initiatives relevant to project management from the Regional Office, IPAS, and HQ Teams, as required.

4. Stakeholder engagement

  • Develop stakeholder profiles and facilitate the formulation of stakeholder engagement strategies.
  • Enable the formulation of programme and project communications plans.
  • Coordinate stakeholder engagement and communication, ensuring effective timing and interdependency management of communications across programmes and projects.
  • Coordinate internal programme/project communications.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of programme/project communications.

5. Quality assurance

  • Work with internal audit and finance to ensure the programme complies with audit requirements.
  • Work with procurement/purchasing staff to ensure effective interface with suppliers' quality systems.
  • Ensure compliance with UNOPS defined standards for programme/project management.
  • Coordinate quality reviews of programme/project documents and deliverables.
  • Provide quality control for management products (project documents, reports, etc.).
  • Represent the Head of Programme in supporting key stakeholders to continuously identify and improve operational processes relevant to project implementation.

6. Knowledge management and innovation

  • Act as a focal point for the Somalia Programme maturity enhancement initiatives, using the UNOPS Project Management Manual as a baseline.
  • Ensure routine and effective capacity building activities are conducted in order to build the long-term and sustainable capacity of national staff.
  • Participate in, and advocate PMs' participation in, relevant Communities of Practice.
  • Actively interact with PMs and the wider PM community to share case studies, lessons learned and best practices in the Knowledge System.
  • Provides feedback to Regional Office/HQ Units on policy and supporting guidance working to achieve continuous improvement of UNOPS policies.
  • Contributes to the oversight of lessons learned procedures, ensuring that lessons learnt are shared in a timely and appropriate manner.

7. Personnel Management

  • Exercise control of all staffing issues within the PMO team including recruitment, on-boarding and staff performance reviews.
  • Directly contributes to the development and maintenance of budget and resource availability tables in conjunction with project managers and relevant project staff.
  • Promote and support a learning culture by empowering individuals and teams to identify critical learning needs and plan/provide easy access to learning opportunities to maintain personnel competency and flexibility.
  • Foster a positive work environment, respectful of both men and women, and ensure that the highest standards of conduct are observed.

Education

A Master Degree in Project Management, Business Administration or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with additional 2 years experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced (Masters) university degree.
PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification is highly desirable. MSP certification (Foundation and/or Practitioner) is an advantage.

Languages

  • Full working knowledge of English is essential.
  • Fluency in one or more additional official UN languages is an advantage.

Experience

  • A minimum of least 5 years of relevant experience, specifically in the field of Project Management with experience of implementation and/or oversight of programmes and projects.
  • Previous experience of working within a PMO environment is an advantage.
  • Skills in project management, reporting, project management support, business analytics are essential

Competencies

  • Strategic Perspective: Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.**(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)**
  • Integrity & Inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
  • Leading Self and Others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
  • Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
  • Results Orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Solution Focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
  • Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement
Contract level: IICA 2
Contract duration: 1 Year, with possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance and funds availability.
For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.

Background Information – East and Southern Africa Hub (ESAH)

Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the East Africa Hub manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The East Africa sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in South Sudan and a portfolio of engagements managed by the Kenya based East Africa Hub office. This includes primarily transactional projects in partnership with the Nairobi based UN Agencies UN-Habitat and UNEP, and multiple ‘operational’ projects in Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and several island states.

Somalia Office

The UNOPS Somalia Office presently manages a significant portfolio of projects in Somalia and has its direct representational and oversight functions in Somalia, while maintaining a technical and administrative support capacity at the hub level in Nairobi. UNOPS works with multiple partners including the Governments of Somalia, bilateral and multilateral donors, and United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes.

How to apply:

To apply for this position click on the below link

https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=15768

Kenya: Geospatial Technical Officer

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Jun 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

The Somali Urban Investment Planning Project (SUIPP), financed by the Somali Multi-Partner Fund (MPF), is supporting the preparation of Feasibility Studies (FS) and Preliminary Engineering Designs (PEDs) across three cities of Somalia (Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa). The Project is currently planning for 17 km of urban roads in Mogadishu and 29 km of urban roads in Garowe, community roads in all 17 districts of Mogadishu, improvement of the solid waste and liquid waste services and disposal in Hargeisa, and supplemental investment in the water supply improvement program of the Hargeisa Water Agency'. The FS and PEDs are currently being undertaken by UNOPS. The civil works for the above infrastructure will be implemented in the proposed follow on Somali Urban Development Project (SUDP).

A variation order has been approved for a new project to develop a Drainage Master Plan and Roads Inter-Connectivity in the city of Mogadishu.

a) The objective of the proposed study is to develop a road connectivity assessment and a trunk drainage masterplan for Mogadishu that guide the strategic and harmonized investments.

b) Such a plan gives an overview of the existing road network and drainage systems, allows BRA to identify key gaps, standardize the system design, and prioritize future investments based on evidence. Moreover, potential investors, namely the private sector and development partners are better able to identify investments that will have the highest economic and environmental returns.
**Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types.
This position is open to Kenyan nationals or those with Kenyan residency permits.
This position requires travelling in and out of Somalia. **

Functional Responsibilities

The Geospatial Technical Officer will include but not be limited to:

  • Guide, coordinate and monitor the field data collection with the support of local liaison and engineering students
  • Identify and employ appropriate geostatistical and spatial analysis techniques as required. Development of geodatabase and shapefiles as required
  • Identify appropriate GIS data sets/tools and sources
  • Perform necessary data analysis including spatial data analysis
  • Develop database on road and drainage study, data entry and data management
  • Translate roads and drainage study to the Masterplan and incorporate into the basemap
  • Assist in providing information for Mogadishu Drainage Master Plan by verifying the existing drainage location and transformed into a map that will produce GIS database
  • Superimpose the shortlisted road network to link with the urban and community roads chosen under SUIPP; develop a drawing and a database that will provide immediate information of the road network configuration
  • Any other duties as directed by UNOPS Project Manager.

Education

A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field i.e. Information System or other relevant field is required. A Master’s degree will be an asset.

Experience

  • A minimum of 2 years in Information Technology and/or Geospatial database management is required.
  • Skills in Geospatial database management is required.
  • Engineering, Construction, Land Surveying/Topographic Survey is desirable
  • Working experience in Somalia and or Somaliland will be an added advantage.

Languages

  • Full working knowledge of English is essential.

Competencies

  • Integrity & Inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
  • Leading Self and Others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
  • Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
  • Results Orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Solution Focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
  • Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Local Contractor Agreement
Contract level: LICA 8
Contract duration:6 Months with possible extension subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance

Additional Considerations

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
    https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspxCANDIDATES SHOULD SUBMIT A ONE PAGE COVER LETTER AND ALSO SUBMIT THE NAMES, PROFESSIONAL TITLES, FULL ADDRESSES AND CONTACT EMAIL AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR THREE PERSONS (REFERENCES) WHO ARE FAMILIAR WITH THEIR PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUNDS, TWO OF WHICH MUST HAVE BEEN IMMEDIATE SUPERVISORS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.

Background Information – East Africa Hub (EAH)

Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the East Africa Hub manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The East Africa sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in South Sudan and a portfolio of engagements managed by the Kenya based East Africa Hub office. This includes primarily transactional projects in partnership with the Nairobi based UN Agencies UN-Habitat and UNEP, and multiple ‘operational’ projects in Somalia, Tanzania, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya and several island states.

Somalia Office

The UNOPS Somalia Office presently manages a significant portfolio of projects in Somalia and has its direct representational and oversight functions in Somalia, while maintaining a technical and administrative support capacity at the hub level in Nairobi. UNOPS works with multiple partners including the Governments of Somalia, bilateral and multilateral donors, and United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes.

How to apply:

To apply for this position click on the below link

https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=15765