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National Programme Officer - Kenya Women Parliamentarians Association (KEWOPA) Job Vacancy

Type of Appointment:National Programme Officer - Kenya Women Parliamentarians Association (KEWOPA)

Post Level: SB4

Duty Station: Nairobi

Starting Date: August 2010

Duration: 1 year

Application deadline: 31 st July 2010

I. Background

The Gender and Governance Programme (GGP) that is currently in its third phase is an innovative multi-stakeholder initiative which supports women’s effective participation in governance.
The programme was developed by various stakeholders that identified the need to include women’s issues in national polity, support transformative leadership across all levels of government, and strengthen women leadership at the grassroots level up to the national level in Kenya.

GGP III will continue to provide technical support to government institutions and national gender machineries in achieving equal access of women to goods and services, and civil society organisations in holding duty bearers accountable.

It will focus on developing institutional capacities to contribute to citizen-oriented quality policy,
programme and services with budget allocations through which women are assured equal opportunities and access.

Under the overall supervision of the Kenya Programme Manager but with direct supervision from the GGP Programme Manager, the National Programme Officer will be responsible for the overall programmatic management of the Kenya Women Parliamentarians Association (KEWOPA) including taking a leadership role in providing better guidance, promotion of women’s issues and integration of gender perspective in their oversight function as members of parliament.. The incumbent will be based at the KEWOPA offices.

2. Qualifications
  • A minimum of a Masters Degree with specialization in areas such as women/gender studies, international relations, international development, and/or other related social science disciplines.
  • At least 4 years of experience in gender and development; at least 2 years experience in mainstreaming gender in parliamentary mechanisms
  • Knowledge and technical expertise in development of annual work plans, financial expenditure forecasts and budgets for all the programmatic areas in the political and social arena of KEWOPA and its National and International development partners.
  • Ability to leverage the resources of development partners and building strategic alliances and partnerships will all relevant stakeholders addressed; contributing to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
Application procedures

This is a locally recruited position.

Applicants are advised to apply online after a careful perusal of the Terms of Reference with the details of the duties and responsibilities, competencies, qualifications and experience required.

Interested and qualified national candidates should apply on-line through the UNDP Jobs site at http://www.undp.org/Jobs

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