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UNDP Kenya invites applications for the following position:
 
Position Information
 
Post Title: Project Officer - Support for Amani Facility 
 
Contract Type: Service Contract 
 
Grade / Band: SB4 
 

Direct Supervisor: Team Leader, Peace Building & Conflict Prevention (PBCP) Unit. 
 
Duration: One year, renewable subject to funding and performance. 

Date of Issue: 20 August 2014 
 
Closing Date: 27 August 2014
 
Background: Amani Facility for Non-state Actors and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Support for Peacebuilding, Reconciliation, Cohesion, Community Security and Devolution processes. 

The civil society, interfaith organizations and private sector have been a vanguard of Kenya democratization, development and peacebuilding and community security processes. 

As complementary actors in driving forward and realizing the national goals and aspirations, the CSOs and private sector remain a great partner in the consolidation of national healing and reconciliation, peacebuilding and cohesion strengthening, community security as well as in engendering peaceful devolution.

Education and Experience:
  • Master’s Degree in relevant academic field such as strategic security studies, conflict analysis and resolution, coexistence, peace studies, political science, international relations, social sciences or other relevant fields of study;
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience at national/international levels in the field of peacebuilding and conflict prevention which should include programme management; community sector. 
  • Experience with UN agencies an advantage.
  • Experience with UN/International organizations an advantage.
  • Familiarity with UNDP/UN and/or Government management and financial procedures.
The full terms of reference for the position can be accessed on the UNDP Kenya e-Recruitment portal on the UNDP Kenya website -http://www.ke.undp.org

Post Title: Project Officer (Community Security)

Contract Type:Service Contract 
 
Grade / Band: SB4 
 
Direct Supervisor: Team Leader, Peace Building & Conflict Prevention (PBCP) Unit 
 
Duration: One year, renewable subject to funding and performance.  

Date of Issue:
 20 August 2014 
 
Closing Date: 27 August 2014 
Background: The UNDP Kenya and the Government of Kenya are implementing a new four-year prgramme, “Deepening Foundations for Peacebuilding and Community Security in Kenya 2014-2018” that aims at developing institutional capacities for policy formulation and implementation; deepening structures for peacebuilding, cohesion and community security; and reducing community security threats as well as improving response to conflicts, risks and disasters; and as well mainstreaming peacebuilding, reconciliation and community security in national and county development agendas.

This programme is expected to effectively deliver results for the UNDP’s Country Programme Document (CPD- 2014-2017) and UN development assistance through the outcomes envisaged in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF- 2014 to 2018) and county development agendas.

Education and Experience:
  • Masters Degree in relevant academic field such as international relations, strategic security, sociology, conflict management, peacebuilding, political science, security studies, social sciences or other relevant fields of study
  • Minimum of 5 years of increasingly responsible working experience in the area of project management/coordination within the field of armed violence reduction, security sector and community sector. 
  • Experience with UN agencies an advantage.
  • Experience with UN/International organizations an advantage.
  • Familiarity with UNDP/UN and/or Government management and financial procedures.
The full terms of reference for the position can be accessed on the UNDP Kenya e-Recruitment portal on the UNDP Kenya website -http://www.ke.undp.org
 
Notice: UNDP, as a matter of practice, does not charge any application, processing or training fee at any stage of the recruitment process.


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

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