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Kenya: Archives Assistant (GS-4), (Nairobi), Deadline:23 February 2018

Organization: UN Human Settlements Program
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 23 Feb 2018

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Issued on 14 February 2018

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-Habitat

DUTY STATION: Nairobi

FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Archives Assistant (GS-4)

DURATION: Two Years

CLOSING DATE: 23 February 2018

BACKGROUND
UN-Habitat Archives and Records Management Programme ensures proper record keeping system and archiving of documents to support institutional memory and encourage organization learning, with the major objective of ensuring timely provision of information to support decision making.

RESPONSIBILITES

  1. Supports the management of UN-Habitat Archives; ensuring that records are properly stored, safe-guarded and available for reference by authorized staff members;
  2. Arrange and assist with transfers of records from offices to the Record center, and provide retrieval services for Staff.
  3. Process new acquisition of records in accordance with the approved procedures and guidelines, ensuring that transferred records meet the required standards and are stored securely,
  4. Support the implementation of UN-Habitat Records Disposition Projects for physical and electronic records by coordinating with relevant UN-Habitat staff concerning secondary storage; ensuring proper preparation of background information.
  5. Implement records disposal procedures by liaising with relevant section coordinators to ensure that the disposed records are guided by the organization retention schedule, in support of disposition decisions
  6. Create and maintain manual accession register for transferred records to support of reference, archival arrangement and descriptions.
  7. Participate in the appraisal and processing of legacy record according to identified records groups and series, and provide relevant assistance to users regarding access to documents stored in the records Center and the Archives.
  8. Participate in the archival arrangement and description of records according to the agreed standards and administrative histories and provide records content analysis for purposes of series description.
  9. Coordinate the delivery of correspondences from UN-Habitat to UNON, Mail and Pouch Unit, and other UN offices as required, ensuring efficient and timely delivery of official mail to respective offices both internally and externally.
  10. Update systematically the UN-HABITAT Intranet Staff Directory, ensuring quality control and currency of the information.
  11. Scan and upload documents on Performance, Accrual and Accounting System (PAAS) Knowledge Resource Page as required
  12. Undertake any other duty as assigned by the Head of Division or Unit **

COMPETENCIES

Professionalism: Knowledge of electronic record-keeping, relevant information systems and ability to manage records life cycle. 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 the audience;-Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed
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; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Technological Awareness; Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology

EDUCATION

Completion of secondary level education. A Diploma or post-Secondary training in Archives and Records Management or a related Information Management field desired.

QUALIFICATION

Five years progressive experience in the field of Archives Administration and Records management, including managing records life-cycle in both paper and electronic format.
Experience of using computer technology is required.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of other UN official languages is an asset.

OTHER SKILLS
Familiarity with Electronic Records and Archives Management Systems.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Applicants may have to sit the Global General Services Test (GGST) as per OHRM instructions. **

REMUNERATION
See UN website http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/index.html

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: Joseph Gichuki via email at Joseph.Gichuki@un.org

Deadline for applications: 23 February 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

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Organization: Interpeace
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 Feb 2018

Interpeace is a non-profit international peacebuilding organisation that works in close partnership with national partner organizations and the United Nations with the aim of building lasting peace. Interpeace has a two-fold mandate: (i) to strengthen the capacities of societies to manage conflict in non-violent, non-coercive ways by assisting national actors in their efforts to develop social and political cohesion; and (ii) to assist the international community (and in particular the United Nations) to play a more effective role, in supporting peacebuilding efforts around the world, through better understanding and responses to the challenges of creating local capacities that enhance social and political cohesion. The Interpeace Regional Office for Eastern and Central Africa (ECA) is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Position to be Filled

Interpeace is seeking to fill the position of the Programme Officer – Kenya, based in Nairobi but with frequent travel to, and within, Mandera County. The contract duration is until 31 December 2018, with the possibility of extension. The candidate must be a team player with a spirit that is both creative and flexible; have a commitment to inclusiveness and consensus building; be confident, tactful, demonstrate participatory skills and cultural sensitivity; have an ability to work effectively and adhere to deadlines with minimal supervision; show capability to solve problems, prioritize and follow up; demonstrate a solid understanding of current political, economic, social conditions and historical context of the East African region; demonstrate an ability to obtain, analyze and act on large amounts of programme information from diverse range of sources; have excellent research skills*.*

Period: Until 31 December 2018, with possibility of extension

Scope of the position

The Programme Officer is a member of the Kenya Programme Team and will report to the Kenya Programme Coordinator. S/he wil also collaborate directly with other Interpeace ECA Programme Officers in charge of the respective programmes. The Programme Officer shall:

  • lead the Kenya programme’s business development, proposal development, implementation of programmatic and administrative functions of the programme on the ground and support coordination with local Interpeace partners, the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), and donors.
  • coordinate the daily operational programme of NCIC and Interpeace peacebuilding efforts in Kenya, starting with the Mandera Peacebuilding Programme, which is jointly implemented by the NCIC and Interpeace. Overall, a strong collaborative and horizontal approach to programme coordination, delivery and reporting will be maintained between Interpeace and the NCIC and the wider Interpeace ECA programmes. Relationships will be focused on collaboration and collective engagement.
  • support the Kenya Programme Coordinator in shaping the direction of Interpeace’s peacebuilding work in Kenya, noting the locally-owned and locally-driven nature of Interpeace’s work guided by the peacebuilding team and local partners. The programme officer shall show or immediately develop an understanding of Interpeace’s peacebuilding values and appreciate how this culture underpins our efforts in individual and institutional development.
  • assist in preparing narrative reports, programmatic updates, and other project and programme-related inputs for peacebuilding programming, as required by the donor(s) and NCIC.
  • help institutional capacity building of NCIC as well as support NCIC in joint peacebuilding initiatives in Kenya.
  • be the key link between the Programme Coordinator (Nairobi) and the NCIC-Interpeace Peacebuilding Team in the field. S/he is responsible for ensuring that the Kenya Programme is run in a coherent, well-planned manner, and in line with the programme design as agreed by Interpeace, NCIC and donors.
  • The post of the Programme Officer is based in Nairobi and involves frequent travel to the field.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

Leadership responsibilities

In coordination with the Programme Coordinator, support the following programmatic actions for sustainable delivery of Interpeace’s peacebuilding efforts in Kenya:

1. Implement the NCIC/Interpeace Mandera Peacebuilding Programme. This will be achieved through:

  • Timely implementation of the programme
  • Strengthening the peacebuilding capacity of the NCIC-Interpeace peacebuilding team
  • Developing quality reporting and communicating programme outputs effectively
  • Holding regular programme and Kenyan context updates and meetings with selected donors for high level engagements
  • Having regular programme support group meetings

2. Sustain and expand NCIC/Interpeace Kenya Peacebuilding programme and expanding Interpeace’s networking in *Kenya*

  • Play a lead role in the drafting of proposals seeking funding to support the Interpeace peacebuilding programme in Kenya.
  • Identifying and engaging with new donors to bring them into ongoing programmes
  • Support existing relations with key national and international actors in the region and strategically engage these actors in the work of Interpeace and NCIC
  • Monitor activities and substantive contextual developments in Kenya and the neighbouring regions relevant for the Interpeace Programme and provide regular briefings to the Kenya programme coordinator.
  • Participate in the discussions and mitigation of peace and security issues in Kenya with key government agencies and donors

Specific responsibilities

  • Ensure that all technical guidance and support is provided through Interpeace’s peacebuilding lens. This includes ensuring all processes are locally- owned and driven, and that technical solutions are not considered outside of the contextual realities and capacities of the societies Interpeace is supporting;
  • Support the effective implementation of the programmatic, logistical and administrative functions, operations, and activities of the NCIC/Interpeace peacebuilding programme on the ground;
  • Develop and nurture a clear understanding of the programme of work throughout the Interpeace Kenya Programme;
  • Review written products including publications and donor reports of the Interpeace Kenya Programme and provide quality control, including coordination of tasks relating to content and quality as appropriate;
  • Monitor activities and substantive contextual developments in Kenya and the neighbouring regions relevant for the NCIC/Interpeace Programme and coordinate regular briefings to Interpeace and the NCIC; actively participate in the reflection and linking of these to NCIC capacity building and technical support in pilot implementation.

Communication and reporting

  • Lead development of written products including concept notes, proposals, publications and workshop reports, providing quality control, including coordination of tasks relating to content and quality as appropriate;
  • Maintain close liaison with Interpeace and NCIC team members to ensure that all are regularly briefed on all activities.

Learning

  • Identify and capture experiences, thematic competencies and process knowledge from the NCIC collaboration, including capacity building and implementation that can be shared with and incorporated into NCIC and Interpeace work in other programmes;
  • Ensure that reflection and learning take place regularly with regards to the capacity building process including workshops, pilot implementation, methodological adaptations and any other relevant aspects of the work.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

  • Master’s degree in Post-Conflict Studies, Peacebuilding, International Relations, Political Science or a related field from an accredited academic institution with at least five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • A first-level university degree in the above fields with at least seven years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience

  • Excellent capacity with proven knowledge and experience in proposal writing for major donor institutions like USAID, EU, DFID and other institutional donors
  • Experience in business development and project management concepts (project development, Logical Framework design and analysis, monitoring & evaluation, reporting);
  • Experience with post conflict recovery, community dialogue, peacebuilding, social reconciliation and cohesion and/or development interventions in conflict and/or post-conflict settings;
  • Experience in liaising and building effective partnerships with donors, government authorities, other national/international institutions;
  • Previous working experience in the Horn of Africa region; experience with community engagement in Kenya or Somalia would be an advantage.

Languages

  • Fluency in English is required.

How to apply:

  • Please send your CV and a short motivation letter, with subject Kenya Programme Officer, to ECA@interpeace.org by 25th February 2017. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.*

Kenya: Junior Urban Planner, (Consultant), Nairobi, Deadline: 08 February 2018

Organization: UN Human Settlements Program
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 08 Feb 2018

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Issued on: 01 January 2018
ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION UN-Habitat, Somalia Programme
DUTY STATION Nairobi/ Kenya
FUNCTIONAL TITLE Junior Urban Planner
CONTRACT TYPE Consultant
POST DURATION 6 months
CLOSING DATE 08 February 2018

BACKGROUND

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations 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 UN-Habitat Somalia Programme is seeking the support of a qualified Junior Planner to support and coordinate the implementation of a newly established set of displacement programmes funded by the European Union, the Peacebuilding Fund, the Human Security Trust Fund, and the Government of Sweden.

These projects align with broader durable solutions, peacebuilding and stabilization objectives championed by different Federal Member States Administration and the Federal Government of Somalia.

Cross-cutting project outcomes are as follows:
● 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 supervision of the Programme Manager and the direct supervision of the Human Settlements Officer (Urban Planner) in Nairobi and supported by the UN-HABITAT Somalia Programme managers, the Junior Urban Planner will perform the following duties:

Specific Responsibilities
• Provide planning and design inputs to ongoing planning initiatives, including citywide strategies, extension plans and urban transformation plans.
• Develop clear planning proposals, drawings and related reports for partner cities.
• Review of proposals and design prepared by local planners for various pilot cities
• Develop critical analysis of existing planning documents and instruments.
• Provide inputs to guide or facilitate the delivery of relevant urban legislation reviews and financial mechanism in view of plan implementation and planning processes support.
• Develop and organize participatory, multi-stakeholder processes tailor made for the projects in a specific context.

Ultimate result of service
The consultancy will focus on 1) helping cities develop practical, feasible approaches to implementing urban planning interventions through direct planning support; 2) assisting national governments to scale up successful local-level approaches through tools development, and 3) build the capacities of planning and facilitating institutions (development control, construction plan scrutiny, etc.)

Outputs/Work Assignment:
The main outputs that are expected are:
• Urban Planning and Design proposals and related reports.
• Innovative Solutions for Displacement in Somalia
• Midnimo Project for Durable Solutions to Displacement
• EU Reinteg
• Participatory, multi-stakeholder processes and related sessions
• Business Development
• Normative Outputs

This will include but is not limited to the following:
• Comments and inputs to planning proposals, guidelines and implementation strategies.
• Development of training workshops and participatory planning exercises.
• Report on urban planning documents.
• Inputs to economy and legislation reviews related to urban planning.
• Clear analytical drawings, design drawings and diagrams at various scales: region, city, neighbourhood.
• Reflective texts on projects, processes and best practices
• Output production will be documented regularly through interim reports covering the tasks above and one final report, summarizing the work done and presenting all outputs in electronic and hard copy format.

COMPETENCIES (maximum of five)

Professionalism:
Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to urban planning and design. Strong analysis of urban form, urban systems, underlying social, legal and financial mechanisms and the political context. Ability to develop strong graphic materials (concept plans, diagrams, street sections) as well as substantive reports. Knowledge of urban development issues. Ability to observe deadlines and achieve set goals. Ability to work and deliver under pressure.

Communication:
Excellent written and oral presentation skills in English. Excellent capacity to produce and manipulate graphic documents and drawings. Good presentation skills. Ability to communicate complex interventions in a clear language and convincing narratives. Sketching capabilities to effectively communicate in workshop settings and teams.

Teamwork:
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve agreed goals.

Planning and Organizing:
Ability to prioritize activities and assignments and to easily switch between different projects.

Creativity:
Strong conceptual thinking. Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches, takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box", and offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs. Can easily develop clear plans in contexts with limited information and datasets. Finds ways to extract and combine data and information to create base maps. Is both able to reduce complexity as well as sensitive to specific urban form and the landscape.

EDUCATION
University degree in Architecture or Urban Planning, or related field that is relevant for sustainable urban development and urban planning and design. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

WORK EXPERIENCE
Between 2 to 5 years of experience in urban planning and design with direct proven experience in drawing and preparing plan graphical material using computer assisted design tools. Strong graphic representation skills required. Good hand drawing / sketching is an advantage. The candidate has a portfolio of plans and designs of which he/she is the author. Post conflict experience is desirable.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
For this consultancy, fluency in oral and written English is required. Although not a requirement, knowledge of French, Spanish, or Arabic will be an advantage

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:
UN-HABITAT Somalia
P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Email: un-habitat.som@unhabitat.org
*Deadline for applications: 08 February 2018*

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Kenya: National Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer – VA-002-2018

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Feb 2018

Type of Requisition: National Project Personnel (NPP)
Organizational Unit: FAO Representation in Kenya
Duration:12 months with possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds

Organizational Setting

The tasks envisaged for this consultancy are to be carried out through the Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD), which is currently implementing a number of projects in various countries in Africa, Asia and Middle East. Within the ECTAD framework, the Animal Production and Health Division (AGA) is closely working with the Emergency and Rehabilitation Division (TCE) under the Strategic Program 5 to support various aspects of the animal health programme of FAO, including the USAID-funded Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT-2) and Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Programmes. Since 2015, USAID has been investing in building M&E systems and capacities for EPT2/GHSA supported projects and countries.

The post is located in the FAO Representation in Kenya, Nairobi.

Reporting Lines

The National Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will work under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative (FAO-R) in Kenya, the direct supervision of the ECTAD Team Leader, the direct technical supervision of the M&E Global Coordinator of ECTAD/AGAH at the FAO HQ, and in close collaboration with the FAO Programme in the country and ECTAD Eastern Africa Regional teams.

Technical Focus

The M&E Officer will support the M&E reporting at country level including the quality assurance of the information for ECTAD projects in FAO Kenya.

Tasks and responsibilities

The incumbent will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Collect and assure the quality of information required for reporting on project and programme-level indicators.
  • Liaise with/backstopping of technical officers concerning M&E information provision and validation.
  • Retrieve the required supporting documentation (means of verification) for the reported information.
  • Enter information in the prescribed formats.
  • Generate M&E and narrative reports in prescribed formats.
  • Upkeep archiving systems up to date and in line with prescribed standards.
  • Support M&E meetings and training activities as required.
  • Develop M&E project frameworks and monitoring plans (PMPs) for projects at national level.
  • Contribute to the development of project concept notes (CNs), proposals, and detail implementation plans (DIPs).
  • Contribute to the preparation of progress and final project report.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the ECTAD Team Lead.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Minimum Requirements

  • National of Kenya.
  • University degree with postgraduate qualification in social sciences, statistics, research methods, anthropology and/or related fields.
  • At least 3 years of proven experience in M&E functions preferably in the agriculture/livestock domains or health related fields.
  • Skills in statistics, data audit and data collection and management.
  • Proficiency in English language.
  • Experience in international institution, NGOs, etc. is an advantage

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Excellent mastery of MS Excel and/or Access, statistical software packages such as SPSS, SAS, etc.
  • Good analytical skills with strong orientation to details.
  • Work experience in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary setting.
  • Experience in project development, project report writing and data analysis.

Tangible objectives to be achieved by the NPP and Key Performance Indicators

  • Information required for reporting on project and programme-level indicators collected and quality assurance provided.
  • Data collection and reporting formats developed and regularly revised.
  • Ensure validation by liaising with backstopping of technical officers.
  • Prepare supporting documentation (means of verification) as per the prescribed formats.
  • M&E and narrative reports generated in prescribed formats on time.
  • Archiving systems maintained and up to date per prescribed standards.
  • Support M&E meetings and training activities.
  • National level M&E project frameworks and PMPs developed.
  • Active contribution to development proposal, preparation of DIPs and reports made.
  • Existing M&E tools into a coherent system integrated.
  • Analytical reports generated.

How to apply:

Candidates are requested to submit their application by email to vacancy-kenya@fao.org quoting the position title and vacancy announcement number.

A duly completed Personal Profile Form (PPF) generated from FAO’s iRecruitment portal as a PDF-file is to be submitted by email together with a motivation letter. Please note that attached resumes or CV’s in place of the PPF will not be accepted.

In order to prepare a Personal Profile Form, you must first register on the FAO iRecruitment site by clicking on the following link to register: https://irec.fao.org In order for your application to be properly evaluated, please ensure that all sections of the on-line profile are completed.

Applications received after the closing date will not be given consideration. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

Kenya: Grants Manager (Somalia Stabilisation Initiative SSI))

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Feb 2018

Position Title : Grants Manager (Somalia Stabilisation Initiative SSI))

Duty Station : IOM Somalia in Nairobi*, Kenya

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 13 February 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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa

Context:

Under the overall guidance of the IOM Chief of Mission (CoM), and under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager/Chief of Party and the Programmatic directives from IOM-OTI Global Programme Coordinator in Washington, DC, the successful candidate will manage and be responsible for organizing, tracking and managing all aspects of grant activities funded through a small grants mechanism, ensuring the thorough administration of all grant requirements from activity identification, development and submission for donor approval, and implementation monitoring towards completion. S/he will oversee all aspects of the donor-provided grant activity database as a means of tracking each grant from start-up through to close out.

The Grants Manager is the principle administrator of grant activities, with the overall responsibility of ensuring that grant content and process consistently meet programme objectives and IOM standards. S/he will strengthen and maintain the necessary administrative structures and inter-departmental processes, both within the Somalia Stabilisation Initiative (the Programme, hereinafter referred to as SSI) and between the programme and IOM Mission, in order to ensure grant transparency, smooth implementation, reporting, requisite controls and monitoring. S/he will also provide technical support and supervise the implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for the programme.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise the staff of the Grants Unit of the programme and oversee the rapid development, tracking and control of grant ideas and approved grant activities.

  2. Provide training on all related aspects of the grant life cycle, grants writing process and database, and ensure the overall integrity of performance within the Grants Unit and Database team.

  3. Review the narrative components of all grants and reports closely to ensure that the grant development process and approved grant records successfully convey the goals and strategic objectives of the programme.

  4. Be responsible for the overall quality of grants documentation, in English, and for the timely entry of all relevant grant information; serve as a focal point for all changes made to grant records and grant approvals in the Database.

  5. Manage, modify, update and maintain the Activity Database as well as the Unit’s procedures and processes to ensure that all hardcopy and electronic (i.e. Country Room and database “Document Registry”) documents for all grants are complete, filed and in order. This includes leading on the grant closures process in cooperation with M&E staff.

  6. In line with the Grants Activity Cycle, liaise with the USAID/OTI counterpart as needed to revise and update the database, including submission of grant, budget and grant amendments, if required.

  7. Develop, enhance and maintain systems of communication and data transfer with programme counterparts in field offices and maintain appropriate, programme-wide standards of grant integrity, data collection and management, and information flow.

  8. Ensure the Database includes centralized financial tracking of all grants; liaise regularly and actively with financial, administrative and logistical and procurement units in order to further programme objectives and ensure that programme standards are followed.

  9. Establish and maintain the reporting system of programmatic activity for donors, and counterparts within the programme, IOM Mission and IOM at large as required. Upon request from the Programme Manager/Chief of Party, provide to USAID/OTI and the IOM Global OTI Programme Coordinator in Washington, DC weekly activity notes/grant updates, and all other requested grant-related information.

  10. Support the preparation of programme budgets and pipelines, as required.

  11. Monitor and review ongoing activities of the programme, including those of project implementing partners (if any) for grants funded by the programme; in coordination with the Programme Manager/Chief of Party, facilitate and oversee the exchange of monitoring information with external partners as necessary to maintain appropriate visibility with grant activities.

  12. Coordinate the collection and submission of activity notes for weekly submission to Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and USAID/OTI for inclusion in the database.

  13. Support the admin/finance team with the overall control of expenditures, with a specific focus on grants commitments vs. disbursements. Make sure that all grant disbursements are properly coded, as per IOM’s accountancy system.

  14. Supervise the regular reconciliation of Grants Database financial tracking with IOM’s financial systems. Provide technical support to the implementation of the programme’s M&E plan, in particular mechanisms required to carry out the three levels of “rolling analysis” – country, programme and project.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Business Administration, Management or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or

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

Experience

• Experience in operational activities in a complex crisis or emergency area;

• Previous experience in small-grants programming desirable, particularly in the areas of infrastructure works, procurement and civil-society strengthening or Monitoring and Evaluation;

• At least 1 work experience with the United States Agency for International Development

(USAID) programmes an advantage, preferably with the Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI);

• Familiarity with political analysis in complex crisis settings;

• Knowledge of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) protocols, and experience working in a phase III or above security environment;

• Experience managing staff from diverse environments and backgrounds;

• Experience in graphic design, Power Point or other software to generate sophisticated reporting;

• Strong general analytical skills;

• Significant reporting and database experience required, preferably with Microsoft Access.

Languages

Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of any regional language(s) is an advantage.

Note

With frequent travel to Somalia; and possible relocation to Somalia if and when the situation is conducive.

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

Other:

Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

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

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

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:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 13 February 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 31.01.2018 to 13.02.2018

Requisition: SVN 2018/29 (P) – Grants Manager (SSI) (P3) – IOM Somalia in Nairobi, Kenya (55333773) Released

Posting: Posting NC55333783 (55333783) Released

Kenya: Education Specialist

Organization: GESCI
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Feb 2018

About GESCI:

GESCI, the Global E-Schools and Communities Initiative, is an international non-profit organisation founded by the United Nations ICT Task Force. GESCI, with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, provides strategic advice to relevant Ministries in developing countries on the effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) within the context of inclusive Knowledge Societies and Sustainable Development. See www.gesci.org. GESCI’s mission is to advance equitable access to high-quality education and in this regard GESCI works with governments and development partners to design and implement innovative and scalable models for the integration of ICTs in education and training systems and to build leadership competencies in ICT for knowledge society development and the achievement of key Sustainable Development Goals.

The Position:

The Education Specialist will lead GESCI’s education and ICT integration in education portfolio for all GESCI programmes and projects and working collaboratively with management and programme teams will advance the implementation of GESCI’s Strategy. The GESCI programmes are multi-faceted and implemented across a number of countries with different country/field teams involved in the implementation of its ICT in Education programmes. The Education Specialist will provide pedagogical leadership and oversight in the GESCI thematic focus areas of:

  • whole school improvement and ICT integration

  • teacher professional development and ICT competencies

  • ICTs for 21st century learning with a focus on STEM subjects

  • Technical and Vocational Skills Development (TVSD) and digital skills and youth entrepreneurship;

  • leadership development to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • ICT-enabled education for children and youth in crisis environments

  • scaling up learning opportunities in community-based settings.

The successful candidate will have substantive expertise and experience working in and with education systems across the different levels (primary to tertiary) in developing countries, and particularly in the African context. She/he will be expected to interact pro-actively and effectively with programme/project teams, and relevant levels (from international, regional, national and local) of partner and beneficiary organisations. The successful candidate will be well-informed of educational trends and challenges, able to develop effective pedagogical solutions, models and frameworks and capable of working successfully in a multi-disciplinary team. The successful candidate will also have a thorough appreciation and knowledge of the potential and advantages of incorporating mobile technologies in programme delivery.

She/he will possess excellent communication skills, be an initiative taker, facilitator, advisor and leader, critical and innovative thinker, highly motivated and results-oriented. She/he will have strong listening skills and ability to build deep and effective relationships with beneficiaries, partners and stakeholders.

The Education Specialist will report to the Director of Programmes (or designate) and will work closely and collaboratively with programme and project managers and the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Specialist.

Key Performance Indicators:

· Effective technical expertise and leadership to ensure robust pedagogical interventions for the thematic focus areas

· Simple and effective pedagogical models, tools and frameworks to facilitate effective implementation of programmes

· Incorporation and use of existing and emerging mobile technologies for more effective teaching and learning

· Timely and quality implementation of programme activities against set work plans, timelines and budgets and in line with programme objectives

· Effective implementation of pedagogical models, frameworks and tools and regular and timely monitoring of the same in collaboration with MERL Specialist

· Effective partnership building with relevant government partners and institutions, beneficiaries and stakeholders to facilitate implementation of models, frameworks, tools and solutions

· Proactive identification of pedagogical trends, challenges and emergent issues and conceptualisation of appropriate responses/solutions

· Effective and timely pedagogical support to programme/country project teams.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

· Provide leadership, guidance and supervision to GESCI’s current and evolving areas of Education and Training in relation to ICT in education with a focus on the areas of new and emergent pedagogy, 21st century learning and skills, ICT in the curriculum, STEM, open education resources, teacher competency for ICT integration and use, leadership in ICT for the knowledge society and sustainable development and student achievement

· Research, identify/develop and set up effective pedagogical models, frameworks and tools to facilitate and support programme/project implementation

· Advise GESCI management and programme teams on pedagogical trends, new and emerging models, frameworks and practices as well as challenges and appropriate solutions

· Build effective partnerships with partners, institutions, stakeholders and beneficiaries to facilitate implementation of pedagogical models, frameworks and tools

· Provide orientation and training on the use of the models, frameworks and tools

· Lead the programme teams in the development of appropriate pedagogical content, feasible training modes, OERS, assessment rubrics and capacity building for national and regional teams (e.g. through workshops, seminars, coaching and mentoring)

· Support GESCI managers on programme/ project design, work plans, implementation and policies for use of ICTs in Education (in teaching and learning) and approaches for project design and implementation to promote ICT use in the Education & Development sectors

· Collaborate with MERL specialist in the design of appropriate indicators to track teacher/ student/participant achievement across programmes

· Collaborate with GESCI’s technology officer on the identification and effective incorporation of new mobile technologies in teaching and learning

· Work with programme managers and teams to make GESCI a global leader in advocating for the role of ICT in education and development

· Participate in national, regional and international meetings, workshops and conferences on cutting edge pedagogical themes and agendas and for ICT use in Education (Education & assessment, use of new / mobile technologies for teacher development & student learning etc.) and in Leadership for KS and sustainable development

· Research and develop papers, opinion /think pieces and presentations to share good practice and showcase GESCI’s work

· Contribute to the dissemination and exchange of GESCI programme/project research findings and policy recommendations on issues and best practices related to ICT in education, training, the knowledge society and sustainable development

· Report as required to management, programme teams, partners and beneficiaries.

Required Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

Qualifications:

Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field (Education, Technology in Education, e-Learning, or other relevant field) (R). Advanced degree or PhD desirable (D)

Experience:

· Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the field of education, from which at least 3 years related to international development work in the African context (R)*

· Substantive knowledge of key issues and emerging trends and barriers in education and learning in Africa (R)

· At least 3 years’ experience related to education project / programme management or working in multi-faceted education project environments (R)

· Experience in working with government offices and institutions and other partners (R)

· Proven record as an expert in the field of ICT integration in education, as demonstrated by a track record in field experience and/or publications, in a national, regional or international capacity. (R)

· Experience as a trainer and facilitator for large groups/events (R)

· Content and OER development experience (R)

· Online/blended learning tutoring experience (R).

*(R) Required/(D) Desirable

Skills and Abilities:

· Strong research and analytical skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (R). A working knowledge of French would be an asset

· Excellent prioritisation and time management skills with strong attention to detail (R)

· Ability to lead and work effectively in a team environment, and to achieve consensus on policy, programme/project/activity, and administrative matters (R)

· Ability to plan, organise, manage, and evaluate assigned programme/project/ activities (R)

· Comfortable and effective as a lead trainer on the ICT competency framework for teachers when required

· Ability to handle multiple tasks and to re-prioritise and adjust where necessary (R)

· Partnership building and coordination skills (R)

· Self- initiation skills (R)

· Excellent interpersonal and listening skills (R)

· Excellent command of digital information resources and information technology. (R)

· Demonstrated intellectual leadership and ability to think strategically about the use of ICT in education and training in developing countries as a tool to help meet various developmental objectives. (D)

· Project management skills (D)

The Person:

The ideal candidate for the position:

· Flexible, professionally mature, intellectually curious, passionate about education, learning and ICT, receptive to exploring new ideas, comfortable with ambiguity, attentive to detail and committed to development

· Demonstrates tact and diplomacy in order to establish and develop sustainable working relations and a high level of trust with government institutions, officials and other partners and stakeholders

· Able to thrive in a multi-cultural and multi-country working environment

· Demonstrates a strong sense of professionalism and team spirit.

How to apply:

To Apply;

Please send your resume and cover letter explaining your interest and why you qualify for the position before or on Wednesday 14th February 2018 to: hr@gesci.org indicating “Education Specialist” in the subject line. Any further information on the position can be obtained from: patti.swarts@gesci.org . Please note that only applicants meeting the requirements need to apply and only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

Kenya: Consultant for the Evaluation of the Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum, (Nairobi), Deadline: 2 February 2018

Organization: UN Human Settlements Program
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 02 Feb 2018

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CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Issued on: 26 January 2018

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-HABITAT

DUTY STATION: NAIROBI

FUNCTIONAL TITLE:Consultant for the Evaluation of the Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum

DURATION: 3 months over 11 months (February 2018-December 2018)

CLOSING DATE: 2 February 2018

BACKGROUND

The Evaluation of the World Urban Forum is in accordance with the Regulations and Rules Governing Programme Planning, the Programme Aspects of the Budget, the Monitoring of Implementation and the Methods of Evaluation (PPBME) – ST/SGB/2000/8. All previous World Urban Forum (WUF) sessions have been assessed since the 1st session that took place in 2002.

The UN-Habitat Governing Council (GC), during its 22nd Session of April 2009, through resolution 22/10, noting the growing interest in WUF, requested the lessons-learned review of previous sessions, 2002-2008, with a view to improving the planning, organization and effectiveness of future sessions. The review was carried out by an external consultant and resulted in 19 recommendations. Recommendation 9, on planning future WUF sessions using a results-based management approach, specifically requested expected results and success criteria to be clearly articulated in WUF documents. GC Resolution 23/5 further mandates UN-Habitat to assess the impact and outcome of each WUF session using a results-based approach and to incorporate that more distinctly into the programme of work of the UN-Habitat. Also, through resolution 26/6 operational paragraph 5, the GC reiterated the assessment of impact and outcomes of each session of the Forum using a results-based approach, including various evaluation tools and mechanisms.
This TOR has been developed to evaluate WUF programme in the course of 2018, focusing on outcomes (results) and impact. The evaluation will be carried out as a corporate evaluation, conducted by the external consultant and managed by the UN-Habitat Evaluation Unit, on behalf of the Executive Director of UN-Habitat. This is in line with the UN-Habitat Evaluation Policy.
The Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia takes place from 7 to 13 February 2018. The Theme of WUF9 “Cities 2030, Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda” – places the Forum’s focus on the New Urban Agenda as a tool and accelerator for achieving Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals.
The main purpose of this evaluation is to assess the outcomes and impact of WUF9. The evaluation will fulfill requirements of UN-Habitat GC resolution 26/6, strengthening knowledge sharing and learning, and planning and delivery of the WUF programme. The key users of the evaluation are UN-Habitat management and staff; the governing bodies (CPR and GC), donors, partners, experts in the field of urban development, policy makers and other key stakeholders. The assessment will be based on evaluation criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and impact. The evaluation will also identify achievements, lessons, challenges and opportunities for the World Urban Forum.

The evaluation shall be independent and carried out in line with the evaluation norms and standards of the United Nations system. A variety of methodologies will be applied to pre-forum, on-site and post forum assessment. Methods to be used include review of documents, face-to-face interviews, onsite observations and participants’ survey, post-WUF9 surveys, interviews with key individuals as well as analysis of secondary data and outcome mapping of the WUF9 programme.
RESPONSIBILITIES
The evaluation will be conducted by one consultant. It will be managed by the Evaluation Unit and supported by the WUF Secretariat. An Evaluation Reference Group will oversee the evaluation process. The evaluator is responsible for meeting professional and ethical standards in planning and conducting the evaluation, and producing the expected evaluation deliverables.
The consultant has overall responsibility for producing the deliverables according to the quality standards of UN-Habitat for evaluation reports.
Main deliverables expected from the consultant are:

  1. Inception Report with detailed evaluation methodology, evaluation questions and scheduled evaluation Work plan;

  2. A progress report will be presented the Evaluation Reference Group in June 2018;

  3. Evaluation Reports Drafts;

  4. Final Evaluation Report not exceeding 50 pages (excluding executive summary and annexes)

Compliance with United Nations Evaluation Group standards and UN-Habitat evaluation report format is expected.

COMPETENCIES

Professionalism: Academic qualified and experienced evaluator, who shows pride in work and 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. Good research, analytical and problem-solving skills. 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.
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 timelines for delivery of products or services to client. **

QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced academic degree in economics, sociology statistics, urban planning, project management, or other related study areas.
Work Experience
Minimum of 10 years of proven evaluation experience. Knowledge and understanding of UN and UN-Habitat’s role in promoting sustainable urbanization and human settlements issues in general. Experience in delivery of advocacy and global outreach through programmes and experience in results-based management.
Language
Fluency as well as excellent writing skills in English is required; working knowledge of other United Nations official languages is an advantage.

REMUNERATION
Payments will be based on deliverables over the consultancy period. There are set remuneration rates for consultancies. The rate is determined by functions performed and experience of the consultant. The fees will be paid as per agreement.

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:
Ms. Lucy Waikwa-Omondi
UN-HABITAT Evaluation Unit
P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Email: lucy.omondi@un.org
Deadline for applications: 2 February 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: ASSOCIATE CONTRACTS MANAGEMENT OFFICER

Organization: UN Support Office in Somalia
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Feb 2018

This position is funded for an initial period of one year, extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval. Appointment against this post is on a local basis. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take-up the appointment. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening.

Interested applicants who are working with UN Contractors must fulfil the obligations of their contracts with the UN Contractors in order to be eligible to apply for this vacancy.

Background

United Nations (UN) Department of Field Support (DFS) is establishing a Supply Chain Management (SCM) Program at the enterprise level to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of Field Mission support through holistic planning and continuous collaboration across all stakeholders. The Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR®) model is used to categorize the future state of UN supply chain processes in a standard reference model that can be measured, managed, and controlled.

Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships:

Under the overall guidance of the Chief Plan Section, the Associate Contracts Management Officer will report to the Section Unit Chief and is based in Mombasa, Kenya.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Within delegated authority, the Associate Contracts Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

· Provide advice to the Chief of the Section on matters involving mission contacts.

· Assist in managing key contracts in support of mission (and regional) operations, which are under the purview of the Unit, with a focus on service contracts for which the Unit is primary responsible. Services contracts include but are not limited to equipment maintenance/repair, PX operations. Quality Assurance on catering aspects, active UN global systems service contracts.

· Carry out the implementation of Standard Operating Procedures and Administrative Instructions related to the field of Contract Management.

· Assist in the preparation of Statements of Work (SOWs) and Scopes for Work, Source Selection Plans, requisitions and technical evaluations for all contracts to be managed by the Section.

· Carry out programmatic/administrative tasks as required by the Section, including assisting in the assigning/monitoring performance parameters and critical indicators, reporting on programme performance, preparing inputs for results-based budgeting, evaluating national staff performance, interviewing candidates for job openings and evaluation of candidates for national posts.

· Respond to audit observations, as assigned. Manage, guide and train staff under his/her supervision.

· Carry out other tasks as requested by the Chief of the Section.

Competencies

Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and in-depth knowledge of Financial Regulations and Rules, Procurement Regulations, and other guiding principles of the outsourcing and contracting process; proven understanding of technical, supervisory and administrative roles relating to these functions; 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

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. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of product or services to clients.

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. Builds consensus for task purpose and direction with team members. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Qualifications

Education: Advanced university degree preferably in business administration, commerce, law or other relevant field. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.

Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in procurement, contract management administration or related area is required.

Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.

Assessment

Method: Evaluation of qualified candidates for this positions may include a substantive assessment which

will be followed by a competency-based interview.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates may submit their applications including their United Nations Personal History form (P.11) to the address mentioned below quoting vacancy announcement number and functional title on the subject line on or before the deadline. The P.11 is on the https://unsos.unmissions.org/jobs. Applications submitted after the deadline February 20, 2018 will not be accepted. Curriculum Vitae (CV) will not be accepted. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

Email: recruitment-unsoa@un.org

The United Nations shall place 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 DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). lower;

Kenya: SUPPLY OFFICER

Organization: UN Support Office in Somalia
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 29 Jan 2018

This position are funded for an initial period of one year, extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval. Appointment against this post is on a local basis. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take-up the appointment. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening.

Interested applicants who are working with UN Contractors must fulfil the obligations of their contracts with the UN Contractors in order to be eligible to apply for this vacancy.

Note: This postions are pending classification and thus the process may be cancelled in the event that the classfication level differs from the advertised level.

Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships:

Under the overall guidance of the Chief Plan Section, the Supply Officer will report to the Section Unit Chief and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Within delegated authority, the Supply Officer may be responsible for the following duties:

  • Collect, aggregate performance and provide data alerts on Supply Chain and/or Mission Support Activities.
  • Leverage analytics (using quantitative and/or qualitative methods) and dash boarding tools to assess, and improve operational effectiveness and efficiency and provide high level as well as detailed reporting for senior management and technical staff.
  • Develop, review, monitor, assess and manage data associated with technical contracts for the provision of supplies and support services.
  • Implement policies, controls and standards pertaining to supply chain management in a Business Intelligence environment using Data Extraction Transformation Load (ETL) tools and method in compliance with data Governance principles, standards, and guidance.
  • Ensure that accurate and complete accounting systems and reporting mechanisms are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained.
  • Initiate and oversee periodic reviews of policies and directives to ensure best practices in supply issues, standards and procedures.
  • Produce data insight that drive strategic, operational and tactical supply management decisions in support of contract performance monitoring, analysis and reporting.
  • Analyse problems, audit and performance reports on mission activities and provide remedial action programmes where required. Collect data needed to satisfy performance improvement and audits ensuring that data is valid, reliable, traceable, timely, available, secure and consistent.
  • Implement the Unit’s work program; supervises, train and monitor performance indicators for staff.
  • May provide guidance to or supervise new/junior staff.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies:

Professionalism: Proven analysis, reporting, and troubleshooting skills. Demonstrated ability to absorb, present complex ideas quickly and accurately. Ability to evaluate business operation performance issues to diagnose and address underlying business process and system problems and inefficiencies. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

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. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of product or services to clients.

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. Builds consensus for task purpose and direction with team members. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Qualifications

Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, public administration, commerce, engineering, law or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.

Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in supply chain, project/contracts management, logistics support, procurement or related area. UN experience is desirable.

Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.

Assessment: Evaluation of qualified candidates for this positions may include a substantive assessment which

Method: will be followed by a competency-based interview. onsible

How to apply:

Qualified candidates may submit their applications including their United Nations Personal History form (P.11) to the address mentioned below quoting vacancy announcement number and functional title on the subject line on or before the deadline. The P.11 is on the https://unsos.unmissions.org/jobs. Applications submitted after the deadline January 29, 2018 will not be accepted. Curriculum Vitaes (CVs) will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Email: recruitment-unsoa@un.org

The United Nations shall place 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.

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Kenya: MHPSS Expert ( International Consultant)

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 Feb 2018

Position Title: MHPSS Expert

Vacancy Number : CFA/IOMSO/005/2018

Duty Station: Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia

Classification : IOM International Consultancy Contract

Duration : 2 months, with possibility of extension

Organizational Unit : Migration Health Division (MHD)

Direct Supervision : Senior Health Technical Advisor

Chief of Mission : Overall Supervision

Closing Date : 04 February 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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. Internal and External Candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy.

Context:

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is one of the major humanitarian and developmental actors in Somalia. IOM’S Migration Health Division (MHD) is currently implementing a large health programme across the country, which includes provision of primary healthcare through static and mobile teams. Where possible small components of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) have been incorporated into the health programme; in 2018 IOM would like to explore expansion of the MHPSS programme. In this context, IOM is seeking for an MHPSS expert r to support with an exploratory MHPSS needs assessment and development of a strategy. The candidate will work closely with all stakeholders, including the Government, the Protection and Health clusters, GBV sub-working group, and all stakeholders in Somalia.

Within the current programme IOM is not providing any direct PSS service, but is supporting the response with trainings. Yet the strategy can include direct service delivery, if need and gaps are identified, and in line with IOM global practices.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission for Somalia in Mogadishu, and the technical supervision of the Head, Psychosocial Response and Inter cultural Communication Section and the direct supervision of the Senior Health Technical Advisor in Somalia, the incumbent will be responsible and accountable for the planning, coordination and implementation, of an MHPSS needs assessment in Somalia. Based on findings of the assessment, the incumbent will develop an MHPSS strategy for IOM Somalia. Furthermore, the incumbent will be responsible for facilitation of MHPSS mainstreaming and Psychological First Aid (PFA) trainings, as needed.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Undertake an MHPSS needs assessment, including literature review including published academic work, policies, research reports and grey literature, protocols development, stakeholder consultation, primary data collection and analysis, and mapping of existing services, in line with IOM format assessment tools.

  2. Based on the findings of the MHPSS needs assessment, draft an IOM Somalia MHPSS strategy. Incorporate feedback from stakeholders including the Government, Health and Protection Clusters, and other stakeholders.

  3. The strategy will encompass MHPSS mainstreaming within the entire IOM Somalia portfolio, with particular emphasis to humanitarian assistance, health system strengthening, DDR and Migrant Assistance.

  4. Provide technical guidance to the activities of the existing MHPSS portfolio, including facilitation of MHPSS mainstreaming and Psychological First Aid (PFA) trainings, as needed.

  5. Provide supportive supervision and technical oversight and capacity building to the GBV/Protection Programme Assistant.

  6. In the course of the assessment and the elaboration of the strategy, ensure and facilitate close coordination and liaison with all technical MHPSS-related governmental and non-governmental counterparts. In particular.

  7. Liaise on specific MHPSS issues with national technical bodies and professionals, including the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Social Work and Counseling brunches of The National partner Universities, both at central and project implementation site levels, in coordination with the relevant MHD and Protection colleagues.

  8. Represent IOM’s MHPSS technical area in dedicated meetings of the Protection Cluster, Health Cluster, GBV Sub-Working Group and Camp Coordination, Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster.

  9. Facilitate publication and dissemination of the needs assessment and launch of the MHPSS strategy.

  10. Undertake frequent duty travel to the various project sites and others upon request of the supervisor.

  11. Other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education

  1. Master’s degree in Psychology (clinical and counseling), Social Work, Anthropology or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or

  2. Professional accreditation from a recognized psychological, social work or counseling association-society a distinctive advantage.

  3. Participation to IOM corporate Academic programs in Psychosocial Interventions in Emergency and Displacement or similar will be considered an asset.

    Experience

  4. Experience in designing, managing psychosocial support programmes in complex humanitarian emergency or post conflict environments;

  5. Experience in designing assessments and mappings in the MHPSS domain in underserved areas.

  6. Knowledge and experience in facilitating training and developing curricula;

  7. Familiarity with the region an advantage;

  8. Proficient in MS Office applications and basic knowledge of Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).

    Languages

    Fluency in written and oral English is required. Knowledge of Somali is an advantage

    Required Competencies

    Behavioural

  9. Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms

  10. Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders

  11. Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others

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

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

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

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

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

  17. Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter

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

  19. Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

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

Other

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 and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

How to apply:

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Vacancy Notice Number (CFA No) with three professional referees, and their contacts (both email and telephone) to: recruitmentsomalia@iom.int.

Closing Date: 04 February 2018 only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period: 21.01.2018 to 04.02.2018