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UNDP Kenya Assistant Country Director Management Project Fund Job Vacancy

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is UN’s global development organization. UNDP has a normative global mission as a pro-poor development agency to promote human rights, gender and the Millennium Development Goals.

UNDP Kenya would like to recruit a 
Assistant Country Director Management Project Fund, (Grade NOD)


Under the guidance of the Country Director and direct supervision Deputy Country Director (Programme) to the Assistant Resident Representative Programme acts as a one of the advisers to Senior Management.

In addition to senior managerial functions the incumbent is responsible for providing the overall Country Programme with management and administrative support, strategic planning, proactive delivery and effective implementation of the entire range of functions in the programme cycle, from conceptualization and formulation to monitoring and evaluation.

In liaison with DCD-P and other Team Leders, the ACD-P plays lead role in the analyses of the social, economic, environmental and political context in Kenya and advises on creative responses to emerging complex chalenges and possible areas for UNDP interventions within the Country Programme Action Plan.

In addition the ACD identifies and forges strategic partnerships with the government, UN agencies, bi-laterals for simplification and harmonization, substantive programme interventions and resource mobilization in his domain.

Position Information

The ACD may also assume a broader scope as well as higher levels of decision making as a member of Senior Management Team.

In addition to the senior managerial functions associated with the position, the ACD, with other Team Leaders, may also advise on potential areas of policy that could have an impact in the country.

Other senior management, advisory and policy functions include ensuring accountability and adherence within various UNDP policies and guidelines and CO committees to ensure accountability and staff responsiveness to emerging performance requirements.

In addition the ACD identifies and forges strategic partnerships with government, Un Agencies, bilateral organizations for simplification and harmonization, substantive programme interventions and resource mobilization.

The external focus of the job also entails engagement of senior government officials such as Members of Parliament, Permanent Secretaries and Heads of parastatals and government departments for upstream policy advise, formulating national policies and strategies with the parameters established by the AR.

The ACD also works closely with technical advisors and experts in UN agencies, UNDP HQ and Regional Centre staff, government, multi-lateral, bi-lateral and civil society to implement UNDP strategy and also serves as member of high-level national advisory technical committees and boards.

Also has established and continues to offer advice to national level communities of practice for specific sectors.

The ACD also advises the DCDP, CD and RR on potential areas for policy advice that could have impact in the country and lobby efforts.

He/she will also be providing the necessary support to the Deputy Country Director in relation to policy advice and guidance to strengthen national capacity to develop effective and sustainable broad-based integrated programmes in UNDP strategic/thematic areas.

Externally, the ACD/P works closely and frequently with high level Government officials, such as Permanent Secretaries, Department Directors and periodically with Ministers with the parameters established by the RR including working closely with Government technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society to successfully implement the UNDP strategy

  • Master’s degree in, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field
  • At least 7 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management and policy advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments, civil society and local communities.
  • Experience in coordinating and maintain synergy with development partners and the UN system.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.
Application Procedure

Please visit the UNDP Kenya website — detailed terms of reference/post description.

Interested and qualified persons should apply using the UNDP Kenya e-Recruitment portal located at on or before 15 October 2010. Select “vacancies” under “Operations” and click on ‘’. Applicants are required to fill and sign a Personal History Form (P11) Form and submit it together with their online application. Applications received via other means will not be accepted.

Additional considerations
  1. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
  2. UNDP will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
  3. Preference will be given to equally qualified women.
  4. “UNDP is an equal opportunity employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its staffing patterns”.

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