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UN Paid Internships in Kenya,April 2018

UN Paid Internships in Kenya,April 2018

Posting Title: INTERN – Language Programme, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN – ADMINISTRATION
Department/Office: United Nations Office at Nairobi
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 18 April 2018 – 02 May 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Administration-UNON-96334-J-Nairobi (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

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Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. We support programme implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing Administrative, conference, Security and information services (www.unon.org).

The UNON Language Programme internship is for 3 months with a possibility for extension depending on the needs of the Organization.

The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period.
Under the supervision of the Language Programme Coordinator the intern will be responsible for:
Administration
1. Provide information about the Language Programme (LP) offer and manage the LP Reception.
2. Update class list, prepare reports on enrolment, follow up on payments and verifying bills.
3. Receive and file registration forms.
4. Generate and update statistics
5. Prepare students certificates.
6. Manage the Library (books and DVDs) and sell course texts.
7. Assist LP teachers.
8. Look after the LP facilities (classrooms) and equipment (photocopier, projectors, etc.)
9. Develop a client database and assist with the LP Moodle platform.

Communication and Marketing
1. Update and manage the UNON Language Programme website.
2. Manage the UNON Language Programme e-mail account and maintain correspondence with students.
3. Generate mailing lists of past and potential clients.
4. Prepare and distribute marketing material (flyers, posters).

Any other duties that will be assigned.

Competencies

Core 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

Education

Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
a. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
b. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
c. Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
Be computer literate in standard software applications.

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.

Preferred area of study: Studies in foreign languages or a related field preferred

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN Language is desirable.

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

Special Notice

Your application for this internship must include:
1. A Completed application (Personal History Profile) through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT Skills, and three references.
2.Proof of enrollment (click on link to access and attach to your application: http://unon.org/content/internship-programme),
– List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in using, and Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship and what you hope to gain from the internship.
3. A certified copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).
Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

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Kenya: USPSC Regional Advisor

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Apr 2018

Position Title: Regional Advisor

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00030

Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $89,370- $116,181

Issuance Date: March 15, 2018

Closing Date: April 27, 2018 (Deadline Extended)

Closing Time: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Dear Prospective Applicants:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Regional Advisor (RA) under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS

AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data

Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award

Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an award. You will be disqualified if you either

fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The

selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed

notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the

DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit

can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link:

https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b&

sysparm_search=kb0013183

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process.

Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume must be emailed to:

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Regional Advisor

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00030

2. ISSUANCE DATE: March 15, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: April 27, 2018 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Regional Advisor

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-14 equivalent ($89,370- $116,181- not eligible for locality pay). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s past salary, work history and educational background. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya

There may be an initial training program in Washington, D.C. for three months, which will include formal classroom training and on-the-job training; and may include security training. After completion of Washington training, the Regional Advisor will be assigned to the place of performance.

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID that is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. OFDA is part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and is organized into six divisions.

The Africa (AFD) Response Division and the Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East (ALE) Response Division are responsible for the provision of emergency humanitarian assistance through a grants mechanism to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations including United Nations (UN) agencies and to other partners to ensure the implementation and delivery of this assistance. These divisions also oversee OFDA’s non-response efforts in disaster risk reduction and resilience. AFD and ALE Response Divisions also coordinate with other organizations for the provision of relief supplies and assistance. They devise, coordinate and implement program strategies for a variety of natural and complex disaster situations. Both Divisions encompass groups of operations specialists who provide technical expert capability in assessing the quality and strategic function of disaster response and risk reduction activities. The AFD Response Division is divided into two teams: East and Central Africa (ECA), and Southern, West, and North Africa (SWAN). The ALE Response Division is divided into four teams: East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and South Asia.

The Operations (OPS) Division develops and manages operations for OFDA’s disaster responses by readying people and systems; projecting U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian capacity quickly into the field; and delivering material and technical assistance. The OPS Division maintains readiness to respond to emergencies through several mechanisms, including managing Urban Search and Rescue Teams, coordinating, staffing, training, and equipping Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs), and Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), and stockpiling emergency relief commodities in key locations around the globe to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division provides technical guidance and expertise in Disaster Logistics, Urban Search and Rescue, Operations Center management, activation/readiness, Civil-Military Liaison, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Consequence Management. It also provides overseas support to OFDA offices and personnel and to other sectors necessary to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division is divided into four teams: the Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP), Military Liaison Team (MLT), Operations Support Team (OST), and Overseas Administration Team (OAT).

The Program Support (PS) Division provides operational management support, including general administration, budget and financial services, procurement planning, information technology, human resources management including staff care, and contract and grant administration support to OFDA. The PS Division supports OFDA's mandate by providing innovative solutions in the areas of Information Technology, staffing, funds control, budgeting, human resource management, and procurement to facilitate timely disaster responses. The PS Division is divided into four teams: the Award Change Control Group (ACCG), Human Resources Management Team (HRM), Budget, Finance, and Information Technology (BFIT) Team, and the Acquisition and Management (ACQ) Team.

The Preparation, Strategic Planning and Mitigation (PSPM) Division is responsible for the technical oversight of all OFDA response and mitigation programs, as well as preparation for response, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction activities. The PSPM Division houses technical experts in all sectors potentially affected by disasters, and leads the Agency in developing and promoting best practices for programming in these specific sectors. In addition, PSPM will be the focal point for technological innovations for humanitarian assistance in areas such as monitoring and evaluation, assessment, and information management. The PSPM Division is divided into four teams: Cross-Cutting Sectors Team, Natural Hazards Team, Health Team, and Livelihoods Team.

The Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement (HPGE) Division assists the DCHA front office, the OFDA Director and OFDA Deputy Director with tracking trends and policy developments in the humanitarian assistance field. It engages in policy dialogue with other parts of USAID, the USG interagency, other donors, multilateral agencies, and NGO partners; recommends strategies for action to DCHA; initiates development of policy and internal guidance for OFDA; maintains global relationships with implementing partners, other donors, and the broader humanitarian architecture; and engages with the UN to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. The HPGE Division leads OFDA's communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences. It serves as the office’s primary interlocutor on strategic issues with other federal partners to provide guidance to OFDA on policy issues pertaining to the interagency, and to improve USG humanitarian coordination and response during large-scale crises. The HPGE Division staff manages global programs, policy and outreach, strategic communications, and interagency training and engagement. HPGE is divided into seven teams: Policy Team, Global Programs Team, Strategic Interagency Team, Strategic Communications Team, Interagency Training Team, Public-Private Engagement Team, and the United States Mission to the UN (USUN).

INTRODUCTION

To fulfill its mandate, and to effectively respond to disasters worldwide, OFDA has established six regional offices in the following locations: San Jose, Costa Rica; Nairobi, Kenya; Dakar, Senegal; Pretoria, South Africa; Budapest, Hungary and Bangkok, Thailand. OFDA also has other, smaller sub-regional and program offices around the world.

The regional offices are headed by a Principal Regional Advisor or a Senior Regional Advisor, who works closely with the Team Leaders in Washington, and report to the appropriate Division Director. The Senior or Principal Regional Advisor serves as the regional team leader for all response, preparedness and disaster risk reduction activities. They serve as the key interlocutor with embassies and missions in the event of a disaster and may also serve as the DART Leader if needed. They are principally responsible for managing the regional offices, monitoring all grants on humanitarian assistance program implementation, overseeing the sub-regional offices, as appropriate, supervising the office staff, and developing, in consultation with their respective Washington-based Team Leaders, the multi-year non-response program strategies for their respective regions. They coordinate with OFDA/Washington on disaster response activities, determine program priorities, and identify and formulate disaster preparedness, mitigation and training programs for their respective regions.

The Regional Advisors report to the Principal or Senior Regional Advisors. They ensure that OFDA’s objectives for disaster response and assistance, strategic reporting and analysis are met. The Regional Advisors are responsible for monitoring and reporting on OFDA-funded programs and activities, and formulating disaster response, preparedness, mitigation and training programs for the region.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a Regional Advisor for the East and Central Africa Regional Office (ECARO) in Nairobi, Kenya to ensure that OFDA’s objectives for disaster assistance, disaster risk reduction, resilience programming, strategic reporting, and interagency coordination for the ECARO region are met.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Regional Advisor will be responsible for program analysis, strategy development, and coordination with relief agencies, other donors, and USG interagency partners, as well as reporting to OFDA’s ECARO in Nairobi, Kenya and OFDA/Washington. The Regional Advisor will maintain close coordination and collaboration with USAID and Embassy staff across the affected region and in the relevant regional offices.

This position requires substantial coordination with representatives from other USAID offices, the U.S. Embassy, other USG agencies, host country governments, U.S. military representatives, as well as with relevant donor representatives, UN agencies and NGOs, therefore requiring a highly collaborative work style. The Regional Advisor must be prepared to function effectively in a challenging and restrictive work environment and be willing to strictly adhere to U.S. Embassy security guidelines.

Working directly under the guidance and supervision of the OFDA Senior Regional Advisor for ECARO, the Regional Advisor will work in close collaboration with a program team that may include other Regional Advisors, Senior Humanitarian Advisors, Program Officers, Field Monitors, Regional Team Leaders, Disaster Operation Specialists, and/or Program Assistants. Specifically, the Regional Advisor will be responsible for the following:

Contextual Specialty

  • Serve as an expert on humanitarian issues, priorities, lessons learned, and opportunities in the region of responsibility.
  • Provide expert guidance on political, humanitarian, organizational, structural and stakeholder interests specific to the region of responsibility.
  • Prepare and/or provide substantive guidance in the preparation of, regular strategic and analytical reports on current or anticipated emergencies, as well as comprehensive preparedness documentation on assigned countries.

Portfolio Management

  • Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of OFDA’s program strategy and the implementation of the resulting awards in area of assigned responsibility.
  • Guide regional team efforts to develop appropriate programmatic strategies for disaster responses and disaster risk reduction efforts in the area of responsibility.
  • Review program proposals for conceptual soundness, technical feasibility, and budget for disaster assistance activities and emergency projects.
  • Lead/conduct initial assessments to identify humanitarian needs and/or disaster risk reduction opportunities across a broad spectrum of sectors in current disaster sites or locations with high vulnerability.
  • Monitor ongoing humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction activities to validate that objectives are met and beneficiaries are served.
  • Lead the development of country, issue, or disaster specific strategies across the region of responsibility, as well as timely revision of these strategies as contextual realities shift.
  • Re-assess implementation approaches and strategies on an ongoing basis and make recommendations for appropriate shifts approach or resource allocation.
  • Participate in the development of field-based recommendations on difficult resource and programmatic trade-offs within the region.

Representation

  • Develop and maintain relationships with representatives of host governments, donor governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, U.S. embassies and USAID missions to ensure efficient and coordinated humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction activities.
  • Represent USAID in joint efforts to design, develop, and implement humanitarian strategies and intervention with local governments, donor, partner, and UN organizations, as appropriate.
  • Advise regional officials, including host country authorities and other USAID officials on disaster response, mitigation and risk reduction efforts, including the review of sector disaster response and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) plans.
  • Work with local and regional institutions and private/public sector organizations to incorporate disaster risk reduction into appropriate programs.

Leadership

  • Support regional team efforts to develop current and future strategic direction for the regional office to include programmatic, liaison and representational prioritization, and human and financial resource requirements.
  • Participate in a leadership role in office-wide policy initiatives to ensure field perspectives are well-represented.
  • Serve as a peer-mentor for program staff working to increase exposure and experience in field-based humanitarian operations.

General Duties

  • Supervise relevant USPSC and foreign national program staff in assigned program offices.
  • Serve in leadership, planning, or program positions on response teams, assessment teams, or to provide coverage for field offices within and outside the region.
  • Serve in leadership, planning, or program positions on Washington-based RMTs, which provides services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters, for up to 45 days. The duties on RMTs will be varied.

  • Ensure timely reporting of OFDA’s activities the region through written cables, analyses, strategies, and other requests for written information and/or oral briefings.

  • Maintain regular communications with the regional (and/or sub-regional) office in their area of responsibility and with OFDA/Washington.

  • Serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.

  • As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office, not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The incumbent will take direction from and report to the OFDA Senior Regional Advisor for ECARO or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor provides administrative directions in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. Employee independently plans, designs and carries out programs, projects, studies or other work. Results are considered authoritative and are normally accepted without significant change.

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, there may be some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds).

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is primarily performed in an office setting. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.

12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained.

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor’s degree with study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field of, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy, African studies, or a related field or country; and nine (9) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, which should include five (5) years of overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Substantial overseas field experience is highly preferred.

OR

Master’s degree with study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field of, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy, African studies, or a related field or country; and seven (7) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, which should include five (5) years of overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Substantial overseas field experience is highly preferred.

SELECTION FACTORS

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

● Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

● Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

● USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

● Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

● Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.

● Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

● Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

APPLICANT RATING SYSTEM

The applicant rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. Applicants must demonstrate the rating factors outlined below within their resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided. The rating factors are as follows:

Professional Experience (10 points)

· Experience managing humanitarian interventions in an international disaster context across the entire disaster management cycle to include emergency response, early recovery and transition, disaster risk reduction, and resilience.

· Specific experience managing humanitarian interventions including needs assessment, strategy development, budget management, resource prioritization, program development, and program management.

Skills and Abilities (10 points)

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with host governments at senior levels in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with other donors and diplomatic missions at senior levels in the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with international and national non-governmental humanitarian partners at senior levels in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to effectively achieve humanitarian objectives within the USG at senior levels, including with DOD, Embassies, Members of Congress, and senior executive branch staff the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations.

Leading Teams Experience (10 points)

· Demonstrated experience leading teams of varied nationalities and cultural backgrounds working in a constant state of complex, international humanitarian crisis.

· Experience leading a diverse team of program, technical, and administrative staff, including senior U.S. professionals, working in a constant state of in complex, international humanitarian crisis.

Interview Performance (40 points)

Timed Writing Test (15 points)

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (15 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated in accordance with the Applicant Rating System. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.

Applicants are required to address each factor of the Applicant Rating System in their resume, describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Applicant Rating System factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.

The most qualified candidates may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. OFDA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an applicant. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process.

How to apply:

APPLYING:

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

  1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship.

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

  1. USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.

By submitting your application materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject line in any email.

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov

UNICEF Paid Internships in Kenya,April 2018

UNICEF Paid Internships in Kenya,April 2018

Internship: Health Economics and Financing, ESARO, Nairobi, Kenya, 6 Months (Kenyan Nationals Only)

Job no: 512259
Position type: Internship
Location: Kenya
Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)
School/Unit: Kenya
Department/Office: Nairobi, Kenya
Categories: Health

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

Background & Rationale

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfil their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

The UNICEF Internship Programme offers qualified and eligible students at both Headquarters (HQ) and Country Offices (CO) the unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF’s work and the United Nations system under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.

For every child, hope.

How can you make a difference?

Most developing countries have relied and continue to rely on donors’ support to finance vaccines and provide immunization service.  In the WHO/UNICEF Joint Reporting Form (JRF), countries are each year asked questions about their financing sources for vaccines and immunization delivery (Table 1). The large majority of countries report vaccines that are acquired through domestic budgets and those acquired through external support. They also largely report that they have a line item in the national budget for vaccines. Some countries may also have one or more line items for immunization delivery costs, such as printing of vaccination cards, vaccine transport and training. The reliability of the data collected from these questions is unknown.

Strong planning and budgeting for vaccines and immunization delivery is viewed as one of the most important foundations for ensuring financial sustainability especially in countries transitioning from GAVI and other donors’ support.  One of the other important foundations is to ensure the provision of “traditional vaccines” through domestic (government) funding.

Ensuring that traditional vaccine is provided for in national budget is the initial and basic step on the road to financial sustainability for vaccines. Thus, monitoring this information is critical for the national, regional and global communities in their support to eligible countries. Beyond immunization expenditures, it is important to understand and monitor the share of such immunization and health expenditures as part of the total government expenditures, which reflect the level of priority for governments.

Purpose

UNICEF Vaccine Financing team is currently offering an internship position to support its ongoing work on Immunization Financing and Sustainability (IFS) globally. Specifically, this component of the IFS team work intends to complement other ongoing work on vaccine budgeting and planning in the selected countries. The results will enable an assessment of the reliability of JRF data, as well as identify scope for further work on funding and supply for vaccines and immunization services, with an emphasis on financial sustainability.

During the internship period, the main tasks include the following:

Analytics of health and immunization data

  1. Support the analysis of the existing evidence available in the JRF and other potential sources on the funding for traditional vaccine in all GAVI-eligible countries across all UNICEF regions.
  2. Gather missing financing and economic data on the provision of traditional vaccines using the UNICEF regional and country immunization focal points.
  3. Build a database with the data gathered and analyse it gathered by region and by antigen
  4. Compare the data gathered with the data reported in the JRF and other sources.
  5. Summarize findings of this research
  6. Author a peer-reviewed publication on this topic

Depending on time, the intern will also work on the following:

Measles immunization

  1. Retrieve cost information of measles campaign documents from ESAR countries
  2. Assist in analysing cost per child immunized against measles
  3. Author a peer-reviewed publication on this topic 

Duty Station

Nairobi -Kenya

Qualifications:

  • University graduate: Completed at least 4 years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution with a major in economy, accountancy, public Financial Management (PFM)
  • Training or Experience in immunization, health and budgeting
  • Languages needed: English required, any other language is desired
  • Excellent communication and writing skills and a strong team player.

Other

  • Candidate is based in Nairobi

Do you have?

  • Respect for UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, and Integrity
  • A drive for results, setting high standards for the quality of work
  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills and capacity to work in a multicultural environment

If you recognise yourself from the above and wish to make a difference for every child, apply online through www.unicef.org/employ. The deadline for receipt of applications is 25 February 2018. 

UNICEF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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Conditions of Internship:

Interns with UNICEF may be remunerated with a living allowance, depending on the specific conditions. Preferably the costs associated to be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements to take on this assignment.

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are….

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: Apr 11 2018 E. Africa Standard Time
Application close: Apr 26 2018 E. Africa Standard Time

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United Nations April 2018 Internships

United Nations April 2018 Internships

Posting Title: INTERN – Mediterranean City to City Migration Project, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN – PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT
Department/Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 10 April 2018 – 24 April 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Programme Management-UNHABITAT-95888-J-Nairobi (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

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Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. 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.

UN-Habitat promotes the stronger commitment of national and local governments as well as other relevant stakeholders to work towards the realization of a world with economically productive, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable cities and other human settlements.

The main focus of the Housing Unit relates to the Habitat Agenda goal “Adequate Housing for All”, and Focus Area 5: “Housing and Slum Upgrading” of Strategic and Institutional Plan, 2014-2019. The Unit works normatively as well as provides technical advice and operational support to improve access to housing for the world’s poor and other groups in vulnerable situations, particularly in developing countries and countries in transition.

The UN-HABITAT – Mediterranean City to City Migration Project internship is for 6 months.

The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period.
Under the Supervision of the Programme Officer, the intern will:
– Assist increase migration-related knowledge by collaborating on city migration profiles identifying the migration situation, and cities’ priorities, capacities and practices for migrants’ access to rights,
including the right to adequate housing and basic services;
– Support in enhancing the exchange of technical expertise between cities on topics related to migration governance; namely access to adequate housing and basic services;
– Enhance communication within the network and towards the public at large by participating in partner meetings, city network meetings, international conferences, and sharing knowledge amongst
the partner network via IT-based information-gathering and exchange tools (including expert network; data and document repository);
– Engage in participatory processes of problem identification through city stakeholder groups and the consequent elaboration of city priority papers that can serve as a foundation for the development
of targeted projects.

Competencies

Core 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

Education

Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
a. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
b. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
c. Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
Be computer literate in standard software applications.

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.

Preferred area of study: Architecture, Urban Planning, Geography, Law, Political Science, Economics, Real Estate, Public Policy, International Development with an urban focus or other social sciences or related areas.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN Language is desirable.

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

Special Notice

Your application for this internship must include:
1. A Completed application (Personal History Profile) through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT Skills, and three references.
2.Proof of enrollment (click on link to access and attach to your application: http://unon.org/content/internship-programme),
– List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in using, and Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship and what you hope to gain from the internship.
3. A certified copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).
Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted

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United Nations Finance and Budget Assistant Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Finance and Budget Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Job Opening

Posting Title: FINANCE AND BUDGET ASSISTANT, G6
Job Code Title: FINANCE AND BUDGET ASSISTANT
Department/Office: Department for General Assembly and Conference Management
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 10 April 2018 – 09 May 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Finance-DGACM-93941-R-Nairobi (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

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Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. We support programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services (www.unon.org). This post is located in the Conference Support Section, Division of Conference Services.

Under the supervision of the Finance and Budget Officer, the incumbent will perform the following functions:

Responsibilities

– Assist in preparation of budget performance submissions and finalization of budget performance reports, analysing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.

– Monitor integrity of various financial databases

– Verify accuracy of input data, ensuring consistency of data in previous allotments to new allotments issued.

– Co-ordinate with other finance and budget staff on related issues during preparation of budget and performance reports

– Periodic reconciliation of accounts. Prepares funds unreleased/released documents and fund commitment documents in ERP/Umoja and reviews them to ensure that funds are available and the correct budget account/fund/project/cost center has been used. Assists in the financial administration of trust funds, including generating expenditure reports from ERP/Umoja and monitoring reporting requirements by donors.

– Monitor expenditures and compares with approved budget; prepares adjustments.

– Review requisitions for goods and services to ensure:
(a) correct objects of expenditure have been charged, and
(b) availability of funds.

– Monitor integrity of various financial databases.

– Keep up-to-date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on matters related to programme budgets, ensuring compliance with intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations policies and procedures.

– Draft or prepare correspondence to respond to enquiries in respect to relevant financial and budget matters.

– Maintain and keep up-to-date files.

– May be responsible for providing guidance, training and daily supervision to other general service staff in the area of responsibility.

– Perform other related duties as assigned.

Competencies

– Professionalism: Knowledge of, and ability to apply financial rules, regulations and procedures in the UN environment; Knowledge, skills and ability to extract, interpret, analyse and format data across the full range of finance and budget functions, including database management and claims; Ability to identify and resolve data discrepancies and operational problems; Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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.

– Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

– Planning and 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

High school diploma or equivalent is required. Supplemental training in accounts with a minimum of CPA II will be desirable. Successful completion of the UN Accounting Test is an advantage. MUST have passed the United Nations Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) or the Global General Service Test (GGST) at Headquarters or an equivalent locally-administered test at Offices away from Headquarters (OAHs).

Work Experience

A minimum of seven (7) years of progressive experience in project/programme management, finance, accounts, administration or related area, is required. Demonstrated work experience in project/programme management and preparation of donor funding reports is required.Working experience with the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is required. Progressive work experience in areas of budgets or accounts, including performance reporting is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and oral English is required. Knowledge of other UN official languages is an advantage.

Assessment

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

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UN Habitat Project Assistant Job in Kenya, Salary over Ksh150,000

UN Habitat Project Assistant Job in Kenya, Salary over Ksh150,000

Project Assistant, (Consultant), Nairobi, Deadline: 11 April 2018

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

                                                                                                                         

Issued on: 04 April 2018

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION UN-Habitat, Somalia Programme
DUTY STATION Nairobi
FUNCTIONAL TITLE Project Assistant
CONTRACT TYPE Consultant
POST DURATION 12 Months
CLOSING DATE 11 April 2018

 

Joint Programme on Local Governance & Decentralized Service Delivery (JPLG),

The UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery for Somalia (JPLG) has established an important platform for seizing the development moment and is also a programme that has translated many of the ambitions of the ‘One UN’ principles into tangible improvements in aid and wider development effectiveness.

It is against this background that JPLG, launched in 2008 for a period of five years, is to be continued for a second phase of five years running from 2013 through 2017 referred to as JPLG II. The Joint Programme, which has five partners including ILO, UNCDF, UNDP, UN-Habitat and UNICEF. The overall objective of JPGL II is to promote improvements in local governance quality that can contribute to peace consolidation, development and equitable service delivery. The programme outcomes are structured around three mutually reinforcing strategies:

  • Supporting policy and legislative reforms for functional, fiscal and administrative decentralization that clarify and enhance the role of local government, its relationship to central government, and as a means to improve local service delivery,
  • Improving local government capacity for equitable service delivery,
  • Improving and expanding the delivery of sustainable services to citizens in an equitable, responsive and socially accountable manner and promoting local economic environment

 

EU- Reinteg Programme

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) formed a consortium in July 2016 in order to participate in a call for proposals issued by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa in the framework of the Regional Development and Protection Programme for the Horn of Africa. The EU Reinteg proposal submitted by UN-Habitat, UNHCR and UNDP received positive consideration and is the largest contribution to the Durable Solution Initiative for the Displaced in Somalia, promoted by the Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations. A contract of twelve (12) million Euro was signed with the European Union in December 2016 and the agreed upon start date of the EU Reinteg Lot for Mogadishu is April 2017.

Midnimo Project

UN-Habitat Somalia Programme’s newly established UN Peacebuilding Programme. Midnimo (Unity) is jointly implemented by UN-Habitat and the International Organization for Migration in target districts of Jubbaland State of Somalia and South West State. The Midnimo project aligns with broader peacebuilding and stabilization objectives championed by the Ministry of Internal and Federal Affairs and Regional Authorities in Jubbaland and South West State.

The Project Outcomes specific to Midnimo are:

  • Local leadership, IDPs, returnees and the broader existing communities in areas impacted by return and displacement are able to achieve locally defined and led solutions to displacement, including the means to sustain a living, access to basic social services and participation for all in civic life.
  • Participatory and inclusive community-driven activities enhance social cohesion and trust among diverse population groups, in areas impacted by displacement and return, and with local authorities
  • IDPs, returnees and existing communities in areas highly impacted by population mobility, are able to coexist peacefully and withstand drivers of instability and conflict
  • Participatory plans, actions and systems for dispute resolution / peaceful co-existence are incorporated into the programmes of longer-term recovery and development partners.
  • Spatial approaches are streamlined through spatial development plans and land use planning tools to reduce marginalization and increase community stabilization

RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the overall coordination of the Programme Manager (HSO) and the supervision of the Programme Officer (AHSO), the Project Assistant will be responsible for the following:

Finance

  • Support programme financial management and reporting by reviewing, analyzing and consolidating projects financial reports monthly and providing status report of each project and for the overall programme budget.
  • Assist in the preparation of financial disbursements which includes payment vouchers for suppliers, travel advances/claims, financial commitments and implementing partners AoC installments in the (UMOJA) system.
  • Assist in the quality assurance of field transactions (cash advances & Procurement).
  • Assist in executing financial and accountant procedures to close projects.

Administrative

  • Support with Logistics- Make flight bookings; prepare travel requests/ authorizations, make travel/transport arrangements, as well as general coordination of logistics.
  • Assist in compilation and updating of inventory of non-expendable items (for the Nairobi and Somalia Offices)
  • Place requests for procurement and payments and follow up on progress reporting in a timely manner in case of potential delay.
  • Ensure adequate and efficient support services for all meetings and conferences held in Nairobi
  • Process both national and international staff and consultants visa applications.
  • Prepare stationery requisitions for the office (Nairobi Office)
  • Prepare consignment documents for airfreight/pouch/courier service for the Somalia projects and liaise with UNON on follow-up of these consignments.
  • Maintain orderly files on on-going projects and project/programme

Other duties

  • Any other related tasks as assigned by HSO and AHSO
  • Provide administrative and operational support to the CTA (OiC). These include travel logistics, meeting and conferences arrangements, payments, circulation of documents for internal approval (signatures) and any other related task as assigned by the CTA.

COMPETENCIES

Professionalism

Shows pride in work and achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery in delivering on UN-Habitat mandate; 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.

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 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

University degree in Business Administration, Finance, Management or any related fields is required.

Professional Experience

Minimum one (1) year experience in administrative services, finance, management or related area is required.

Language

Fluency in oral and written English is required.

Other

  • Results-oriented, flexible and problem-solving attitude
  • Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Able to identify and carry out duties and responsibilities with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office windows, spread sheets)
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:

UN-HABITAT Somalia

P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya

Email: un-habitat.som@unhabitat.org

Deadline for applications: 11 April 2018

UNDP Internships in Kenya, April 2018

UNDP Internships in Kenya, April 2018

Human Resources and Administrative Intern – (Open to Kenyan Nationals only)
Location : Nairobi, KENYA
Application Deadline : 13-Apr-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 5d 22h 29m
Type of Contract : Internship
Post Level : Intern
Languages Required : English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
23-Apr-2018
Duration of Initial Contract : 3 months

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Background

Volunteerism is one of the most vital delivery mechanisms for social, environmental and economic transformation, ensuring a lasting impact with its ability to change people’s mindsets, attitudes and behaviours. People become actors of change and equal partners in the attainment of local, national and international progress towards sustainable human development and global peace.

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme recognizes the shared universal values underpinning volunteerism – free will, commitment, equity, engagement, solidarity, compassion, empathy and respect for others. Since its establishment in 1970, UNV has enabled thousands of volunteers around the globe to contribute to advancing human development and fostering progress towards a better world.

Kenya has the largest number of UN Volunteers globally in a development setting and was one of the leading pilot countries in the world that mobilized Peace Monitors during election period in 2013, this under a UNDP administered project. As of March 2018, the total number of UN Volunteers assigned to Kenya is 177, with the number rapidly growing.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the UNV Program Assistant and overall supervision of the Programme Associate, the UNV Intern provides general administrative support services to the UNV unit to maintain optimum daily client services with UN Volunteers in a large country office. The UNV intern will ;

  • Assist in the preparation of arrival documentation for incoming national and international UN Volunteers;
  • Help prepare supporting documentation for payment of initial entitlements for national and international UN Volunteers;
  • Help keep up-to-date internal hard and soft information management system;
  • Assist in the preparation of contract extensions and/or renewal documents;
  • Assist in a timely delivery of the interview process for to-be recruited UN Volunteers through timely drafting and compiling of interview reports, scheduling interviews
  • Assist in the induction process for incoming national and international UN Volunteers;
  • Any other task assigned.

Competencies

Functional competencies:

  • Excellent timely and punctual administrative oversight;
  • Knowledge and understanding of HR-principles;
  • Good drafting skills.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNV;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Applicants for the UNV internship must – at the time of application –

  • Be enrolled in a relevant graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) or;
  • Be enrolled in a relevant final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with a university degree as defined below and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation
  • Related fields of Office Administration or Business Administration.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • A first degree in Office or Business Administration;
  • Knowledge of human resources principles is a distinctive advantage;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Eligibility:

The internship is open to Kenyan Nationals only

Language:

  • Fluency in English with excellent drafting skills;
  • Knowledge of any other official UN-language is an advantage.

Conditions of the Internship:

  • UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
  • UNDP is not responsible for any claims by any parties where the loss of or damage to their property, death or personal injury was caused by the actions or omission of action by the interns during their internship;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship. As interns are not covered under any insurance, including MAIP, they should not travel to hazardous locations during their internship with UNDP.
  • The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
  • The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship;

In case an applicant is successfully selected, s/he will be requested to provide electronic versions of the following documents:

  • Copy of the applicant’s most recent resume or curriculum vitae;
  • Letter from his/her university confirming current enrollment and graduation date;
  • Letter of recommendation from a professor;
  • Copy of his/her school transcript;
  • Medical Certificate of Good Health (to be provided upon selection);
  • Proof of medical insurance (to be provided upon selection)

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Female candidates, individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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United Nations Fresh Graduates Internships in Kenya,April 2018

United Nations Fresh Graduates Internships in Kenya,April 2018

Posting Title: INTERN – Regional and Metropolitan Planning, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN – PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT
Department/Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 05 April 2018 – 19 April 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Programme Management-UNHABITAT-95669-J-Nairobi (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

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Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. 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.

The intern will work under the direct supervision of the Leader of the Regional and Metropolitan Planning Unit (RMPU) and assist with activities that contribute to the agenda of the Urban Planning and Design Branch (UPDB) as well as other Units within UN-Habitat. RMPU is one of three Units in the Urban Planning and Design Branch: (1) Regional and Metropolitan Planning, (2) City Planning, Extension and Design, and (3) Climate Change Planning.

The UN- HABITAT Regional and Metropolitan Planning internship is for 3 months with a possibility for extension depending on the needs of the Organization.

The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period.
Under the Supervision of the Programme Officer, the intern will:
– Review introductory materials of the RMPU portfolio and research on contemporary topics related to Regional and Metropolitan Planning in the context of sustainable urbanization and the
implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals;
– Assist in developing tools, frameworks and guidelines, policy documents, and/or concept notes to build the RMPU portfolio on Regional and Metropolitan Planning;
– Assist in identifying research gaps and undertake activities, with the collaboration of research institutions, to fill any identified gaps in order to augment the Unit’s portfolio;
– Assist in developing and implementing the RMPU work plan monitoring system, monitoring key indicators and following-up with partners on their reporting and feedback, including with country and
regional offices;
– Assist in planning, preparing and implementing RMPU related events (meetings, workshops, conferences, Expert Group Meetings, etc.) and support the implementation of specific recommendations arising from these events;
– Assist in the design of training programs and materials related to the RMPU work plan, including through the identification of training needs and demands from key national and local stakeholders;
– Assist with outreach activities and the production of awareness materials that will support the rolling out of the RMPU work plan;
– Other tasks relevant to the candidate and RMPU, as jointly determined with the RMPU team.

Competencies

Core 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

Education

Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
a. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
b. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
c. Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
Be computer literate in standard software applications.

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.
Preferred area of study: Currently pursuing or have recently attained an advanced university degree in Public Policy, Urban Policy, Governance, Urban Planning at the regional and metropolitan scale, Metropolitan Planning, or other related fields. Knowledge of design software such as the Adobe creative suite is an advantage.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN Language is desirable.

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

Special Notice

Your application for this internship must include:
1. A Completed application (Personal History Profile) through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT Skills, and three references.
2.Proof of enrollment (click on link to access and attach to your application: http://unon.org/content/internship-programme),
– List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in using, and Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship and what you hope to gain from the internship.
3. A certified copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).
Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

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UNEP Internships in Nairobi,April 2018

UNEP Internships in Nairobi,April 2018

Posting Title: INTERN – Information Systems and Communication Technology, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN – ADMINISTRATION
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 05 April 2018 – 19 April 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Administration-UNEP-92990-J-Nairobi (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A

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Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. This internship is located in the Secretariat for the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and for the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Ozone Secretariat) at the Nairobi duty station.

The internship is for a duration of three months with the possibility of extension depending on the needs of the Organization.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period.

Under the supervision of the Programme Officer, the intern will:

1. Assist with the migration of the web site from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8.
2. Assist with the development of the Online Reporting Tool.
3. Assist the Senior Environmental Affairs Officer with finalization of reports from the Assessment Panels (formatting and layout).
4. Assist with the Admin and Maintenance of our web site.
5. Assist/Support the 60th Implementation Committee Meeting and 40th Open-ended Working Group Meeting in July 2018.

Competencies

Core 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

Education

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

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

Be computer literate in standard software applications.

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.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme. However, for the purpose of this internship, a keen interest in information technology related to web development is a definite advantage.

Languages

Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

Special Notice

Your application for this internship must include:

1. A Completed application (Personal History Profile) through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT Skills, and three references.

2.Proof of enrollment (click on link to access and attach to your application: http://unon.org/content/internship-programme),

– List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in using, and Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship and what you hope to gain from the internship.

3. A certified copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).

Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

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UN Administrative Officer Jobs in Kenya,Salary over Ksh125,000

UN Administrative Officer Jobs in Kenya,Salary over Ksh125,000

Posting Title: ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, P4
Job Code Title: ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Office at Nairobi
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 04 April 2018 – 18 May 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Administration-UNON-95071-R-Nairobi (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

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Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. UNON performs representation functions with permanent missions, the host government and governmental and non-governmental organizations in Nairobi. UNON supports programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services (www.unon.org).

The position is in the Office of the Director, Division of Administrative Services (DAS) at the United Nations Office Nairobi (UNON). The position supports the Director in the planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation of the business functions of UNON. The position reports directly to the Director. The incumbent will perform the following functions:

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Administrative Officer will contribute to the effective direction of the activities of DAS by providing direct support to the Director in the performance of his/her executive functions. The position is required to make sure that there is an orderly and transparent flow of information from the office of the Director to managers and staff at large and vice- versa. The focus is to create an environment where interested parties are kept abreast of developments at the executive level, where executive decisions are based on solid facts and where all DAS staff are able to contribute to, and enhance the work of the division.

1. Support the work of the Director in the area of management/administrative reform, including in the preparation, and coordination, of UNON inputs on global service delivery, restructuring, the simplification and streamlining of administrative processes and the implementation of ERP extensions:
– Initiates and coordinate meetings on the above within UNON/DAS and liaises with staff and management at UN headquarters and other Offices-Away-from-Headquarters (OAHs), the Office of the Director General (ODG) and other UNON divisions and services;

– Provides expert advice, researches, consults and prepares correspondence, proposals, comments, talking points and briefings relating to management and administrative reform issues for the Director, DAS and/or the Director General, UNON;

– Produces major/complex reports for management and handles specific policy and managerial issues assigned by the Director and discusses them with relevant parties (services & sections) and contributes to recommendations/actions to be taken.

2. Coordinates the preparation, management, monitoring and reporting of the annual work program for DAS.
– Leads, oversees and coordinates the delivery of work priorities and objectives, bring discrepancies to the attention of the Director and coordinate remedial action as appropriate;

– Monitors and controls change-management, infrastructure and other large scale UNON improvement projects and keeps the Director informed of the status of these projects;

– Serves as the DAS events coordinator and as the Director’s focal point for DAS support to the meetings and events of UNEP, UN-Habitat and other clients;

– Performs the function of Secretary to Service and Extended Chief’s meetings and coordinates meetings and consultation with the Nairobi Staff Union;

– Support the Director with senior level recruitments at the service-chief level within DAS.

3. Coordinates the acquisition, analysis and presentation of information relating to the management of DAS.
– Reviews post incumbency reports for purposes of vacancy management and staffing table control;

– Reviews training, travel and other cross-cutting budgetary allocations, prepares plans for the Director’s approval, identifies deviations from plans and proposes corrective measures;

– Establishes quality-control mechanisms, initiates and conducts studies to improve reporting systems and cost-effective utilization of resources and leads the implementation of multi-disciplinary projects related to administrative areas;

– Coordinates and supports the Director in communication with DAS staff and external constituencies;

– Represents the office as the primary ERP Security Liaison Officer (SLO) for UNON/DAS and supervises the work of secondary SLOs.

4. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Competencies

– PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of administrative, budgetary, financial and human resources policies and procedures. Ability to apply various United Nations administrative rules and regulations in work situations. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations. 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.

– 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.

– 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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, finance, accounting, law or related area, is required. 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

A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in administration, finance, accounting, human resources management or related field, is required. Experience with change management is desirable. Experience with the UN common system is an advantage. Familiarity with program support operations in an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) environment is an advantage.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and oral English is required. Knowledge of other UN official languages is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a substantive assessment which will be followed by a competency-based interview.

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