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Programme Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

UNDP Kenya seeks to recruit a Programme Officer in The Inclusive Economic Growth and Social Development Unit.

Position Information: 

Post Title: 
Programme Officer

Contract Type: Service Contract (SC)
Band and level: SB4, level 9

Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: One year renewable

Date of Issue: 26 June 2013
Closing Date: 10 July 2013


The Inclusive Economic Growth and Social Development Unit (IEG) of UNDP Kenya, aims at supporting the Government of Kenya in achieving inclusive growth, and economic and social inclusion in Kenya, contributing to sustainable human development. 

Focusing on economic inclusiveness, equity and social inclusion will ensure that the poor and most vulnerable are both participating and equally benefiting from the process of economic growth, have equal access to resources and opportunities and that they participate in all processes that generate productive and primary entitlements and have access to the entire range of basic needs and social service, i.e. health services.

Through its new, integrated multi-year and multi-partner program, UNDP Kenya’s IEG Unit aims at promoting inclusive and equitable growth in Kenya, and at empowering the poor as economic agents through an integrated approach.

The Programme Officer shall be responsible for management of the Programme’s Component on promoting Inclusive Growth.



At least a Masters Degree in Economics, Social Science, International Relations, Development Studies or other relevant area.

·                     At least four years’ experience in management and implementation of development programmes in the area of policy interventions related to inclusive growth, employment creation, poverty and inequality reduction.
·                     Experience in initiating or implementing Public-private partnerships.
·                     Experience in results based planning and financial planning.
·                     Good expertise and experience in policy-related projects.
·                     Good strategic thinking, together with strong analytical skills.
·                     Excellent communication skills.
·                     Ability to work with minimum supervision and in a multicultural setting.
·                     Familiarity with UNDP/UN and/or Government management/ financial procedures.
Application Procedure

Interested and qualified applicants should apply online through the UNDP Kenya e-Recruitment portal at 10 July 2013. 

Applications received via other means will not be accepted. 

Applicants MUST fill in and sign the P11 Form for SSA and SC and submit it with the online application. 

The P11 Form can be accessed on the above link. Applications submitted without a P11 form will not be given further consideration. 

UNDP will only respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

“UNDP is an equal opportunity employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its staffing patterns”.

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