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United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Kenya Country Office

Child Protection Officer - NOB 

Fixed Term Appointment

Date of Issue:    07 September 2012
Closing Date:    20 September 2012

Applications are hereby invited from suitably-qualified candidates who are Kenyan Nationals to fill the above position on a Fixed Term Appointment in the Child Protection Section of UNICEF Kenya Country Office.

Purpose of Post:

Under the guidance of the Child protection Specialist and the technical guidance of the Head of Protection Section, contribute to the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the emergency protection activities.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Contributes towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis by compiling data, analyzing and evaluating information, and writing chapters of the Analysis regarding protection in emergency
  • Designs, prepares, implements, monitors and evaluates assigned programmes or specific project(s) in the protection sector.  Analyzes and evaluates data to ensure achievement of objectives and/or takes corrective action when necessary to meet programme/project objectives. Contributes to the development and/or introduction and documentation of new approaches, methods and practices in project management and evaluation.
  • Contributes to the preparation of the protection sectoral documents for the Country Programme Document and workplans and other programme documents, as required with particular responsibility for emergency Protection.
  • Participates in intersectoral collaboration with other programme colleagues. Assists in development of appropriate communication and information strategy to support and/or advocate programme development.
  • Undertakes field visits to monitor protection programmes and projects, as well as conducts periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners.  Proposes and/or undertakes action on operational procedures affecting project management and implementation. Provides technical advice and assistance to government officials and other partners in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programme/project(s).
  • Meets with national and international agencies covering the management of protection programmes/projects.  Participates in meetings with ministries responsible for programme/project review, and follows up on implementation of recommendations and agreements.
  • Assists provincial government authorities in planning and organizing training programmes. Identifies training needs and objectives for the purpose of capacity building, programme sustainability, as well as promotion and advocacy.
  • Coordinates with the Operations/Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and government accountability. Certifies disbursements of funds, monitors and submits financial status reports to the concerned staff
  • Participates in the development of the protection sectoral workplan with particular responsibility emergency protection, ensures the achievement of specific assigned objectives. Provides guidance and support to staff in meeting project objectives.
  • Ensures the accurate and timely input of protection project information in the computerized programme system, and issues status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
  • Prepares protection programme/project status reports required for management, Board, donors, budget review, programme analysis, annual reports, etc. and contributes to the preparation of country reports.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, or related technical field.
  • Communication
  • Drive for  Results
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Relating and Networking
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Working with People
  • Planning and Organizing 

Two years of relevant professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme management, monitoring and evaluation, in a related field.


Fluency in English and another UN working language required.  Knowledge of Kiswahili would be an asset.

Contracts Officer,(NO-B)

(Temporary Appointment)
Date of Issue:   07 September 2012                    
Closing Date:   20 September 2012

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above post on a Temporary Appointment in the Supply Section of UNICEF Kenya Country Office.


 Under the guidance of the Procurement Specialists L -3, develop and execute procurement of a range of services and commodities including proposing method of procurement in order to maximize cost-effectiveness. 

Assist the country offices in the development of Terms of Reference, contract requisitions, update supplier/contractor data base and constantly monitor suppliers’/contractors’ performance.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
1.   Issue /Invitation to Bids//Request for Proposals, invitations to potential service providers, evaluate Proposals, clarify offers and negotiate with suppliers and service providers, as appropriate and at the same time ensure that procurement activities are in compliance with UNICEF Financial Regulations and Rules, Field Supply Manual and other applicable procurement procedures.
2.   Make recommendations for finalization of contracts/purchases, adjudicate offers, finalizes and presents Contract Review Committee (CRC) submissions.
3.   Conduct contract management to ensure supplier compliance with terms and conditions of Long Term Arrangements and Contracts.
4.   Develop new sources of supply and institutional/corporate services through market surveys and new services or improve long standing supplier/contractor relations, and well known products by examining samples, inspecting supplies, visiting manufacturers/ and contractors with a view to establishing a contractors database
5.   Analyze incoming requisitions to purchase and develops as necessary with the appropriate office, the specifications including technical/performance specifications, training, spares, packing etc., to provide a procurement specification.
6.   Advise programme officers in Kenya in the development of the institutional/corporate contracts component  of their projects including contracts planning and the development of Terms of References.  Assist the in provision of training opportunities by providing briefings, conducting  and guidance on procurement of services
7.   Coordinate the quality assurance aspects of purchased products and services in accordance with inspection/evaluation guidelines of the office and authorized inspections agents of UNICEF.
Required Qualifications:  

University Degree in Business Administration, Commerce or Law or Technical field required.  An Advanced University degree in the related field is an asset. Knowledge of public sector or commercial contracting and supply practices is essential and knowledge of UNICEF/UN supply procedures and financial regulations and rules is an asset.


Two years of relevant professional work experience. Both national and international work experience in supply, logistics, purchasing, contracting and administration and/or other related fields.
Work experience in emergency duty station.

Language:  Fluency in English and Kiswahili.

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Communication
  • Drive for Result 
  • Working with People
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Following Instructions and Procedures
  • Planning and Organizing
Interested and suitable candidates should ensure that they send their applications along with their curricula vitae.   

Internal candidates should enclose copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs) or Performance Assessment Reports

Apply to:

The Human Resource Manager
UNICEF Kenya Country Office

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/SUPP/2012-046” on email subject

“Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply”
zero tolerance of sexual exploitation and abuse
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