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

Vacancy Announcement 
  “KCO/ADM/2014-066”

Duty Station:Nairobi

Vacancy:
Administrative Assistant, GS-4

Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Reference # 90684

Date of Issue: 21 October 2014


Closing Date: 03 November 2014

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position in the Administration Section of UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO).

Purpose of the Post: Under supervision of Administrative Officer (Travel and Transport), performs a variety of general Admin services in the area of transport management, protocol and tracking the invoices related to travel services for KCO and ESARO.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:
 
1. Receives requests for transport from RO and KCO and assigns appropriate means of transport from the UNICEF vehicle pool or outsourced car hire based on the most cost-effectiveness within the set standards operating procedures.  Brings to the attention of the supervisor any abnormalities in the use of transport paid for by the organization and proposes corrective measures.
2. Assists the supervisor in the preparation of Travel Authorizations (TAs) for both local and international travel for KCO within UNICEF rules related to travel entitlements. Assists staff members by processing requests for visas for official travel. 

Updates the profile of Embassies and share with staff the requirements of visa – when needed; Files all documents on Travel Authorisations and Visas and make sure that they are kept in a safe place.

3. Makes hotel reservations and necessary logistic arrangements for conferences / workshops related to RO and KCO activities.

4. Follow-up on the usage of office vehicles, ensures that drivers are fully conversant and adhere to UNICEF driving rules for their safety and that of authorized passengers. Liaise with the relevant staff in charge of vehicles maintenance to ensure that vehicles are regularly serviced and any default timely repaired.

5. Guide international staff and their dependants by providing information about the Host Country Unit for further processing of re-entry passes, identity cards, drivers’ licenses and other necessary personnel-related documents, in accordance with the requirements of the United Nations and the country of the duty station.

6. Any other duty that may be assigned by supervisor for the achievement of office objectives.

Required Qualifications:
 
Completion of secondary education.  

Ability to operate a computer and basic ability in Microsoft word, excel.
  
Experience: Four years general clerical work, which should include a good knowledge of standard clerical practices and procedures.  

Language:  Good knowledge of the local language and one or two languages of the organization.  

Competencies:
 
i)  Core Values (Required)
  • Commitment      
  • Diversity and Inclusion     
  • Integrity
ii) Core Competencies (Required)
  • Communication [Level II] 
  • Working with People [Level II] 
  • Drive for Results [Level II]
iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
  • Analysing, [Level II]
  • Applying Technical Expertise, [Level II]
  • Planning and Organizing, [Level II]
  • Following Instructions and Procedures, [Level II]
Interested and suitable candidates should ensure they forward their applications along with their curriculum vitae, P11 (CLICK HERE to download) (internal candidates should attach copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports), to:

The Human Resources Manager
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Email address: kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/ADM/2014-066” in the email subject

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

Vacancy Announcement
“KCO/HLTH/2014-070”

Duty Station:Lodwar
 
Vacancy: Health Officer (M&E), NO-B

Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Reference # 90646

Date of Issue: 21 October 2014

Closing Date: 03 November 2014

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position of Health Officer in UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO) based in Lodwar Field Office.

Purpose of the Post:  Under the supervision of the Chief, Field Office and additional support from the Nairobi-based Planning and M&E Specialist and M&E Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for routine monitoring of maternal and new-born health programs in Turkana County, including joint monitoring exercises, data collection and verification, and logistical support for operational research studies.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Programme Performance Monitoring 
  • Provide technical support to ensure that the Country Office has quality information to assess progress towards expected results established in annual work plans, and to manage financial and programmatic risks.
  • Provide technical support to ensure that monitoring systems are in place and accurately monitoring changes in supplies, demand, coverage and quality of maternal-new-born health services in Turkana. This task will require both technical assistance to county-based personnel and direct involvement in periodic data collection and data quality audits;
  • Conduct spot-checks to verify the correct placement and management of UNICEF-procured supplies;
  • Support the collection and verification of quarterly programme reports from partners and conduct site visits to verify the accuracy of information.
2. M&E Capacity Building
  • Provide technical support to ensure that the monitoring and evaluation capacities of Field Office staff and county partners government and civil society are strengthened enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead monitoring and evaluation processes.
  • Contribute to the M&E capacity building strategy for county-level partners and institutions and corresponding activities for implementation in the context of the MNH M&E Plan;
  • Provide technical support for implementation of capacity building strategies as a joint commitment with other developmental partners.
3. Integrated Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Planning (IMEP)
  • Provide technical support to ensure that the Lodwar Field Office and county partners use a well-prioritised and realistic plan of research, monitoring and evaluation activities that will provide the most relevant and strategic information to manage the Maternal-New-born Health Component of the UNICEF Country Programme, including tracking and assessing  UNICEF’s distinct contribution to improving maternal and new-born health outcomes.
  • Make contributions to and provide technical assistance for the planning and establishing the research, monitoring and evaluation activities for the UNICEF Health Section, with particular emphasis on maternal and new-born health programmes operating in Turkana County.
  • Ensure that M&E plans and methods are effectively communicated to UNICEF’s maternal-new-born health partners at county levels, and that these partners are prepared and supported to contribute appropriately;
  • In humanitarian response situations, within the first month, support data collection on the health situation of pregnant women, mothers and new-borns, and draft and recommend a simple one-month data-collection plan to cover key data gaps as required for the initial emergency response.  After the initial humanitarian response, support management of the medium-term response with a revised IMEP.
4. Situation Monitoring and Assessment 
  • Provide technical support to ensure that the Lodwar Field Office and county partners have timely and accurate measurement of change in conditions affecting the health of pregnant women, mothers and new-borns to facilitate planning and to draw conclusions about the impact of programmes or policies.
  • Support management and improvement of available baseline information on key indicators through established databases at county levels (e.g., DHIS, community health information systems and maternal and perinatal death review and response system) for easy access and use;
  • Support the preparation of county- level statistical reports on the status of maternal and new-born health issues, and provide technical support to fulfil donor reporting obligations;
  • Support the MOH and partners to use available evidence to draft evidence-based plans and budgets for MNH programmes towards the attainment of national and county MNH objectives.
  • In humanitarian response situations, provide technical support for a rapid assessment (inter-agency or independently if necessary) to be carried out within the first 48-72 hours, focusing on the health status and needs of pregnant women, mothers and new-borns. Provide rapid and accurate information on emergency programme’s coverage, coordination and coherence.
5. Evaluation
  • Provide technical support to ensure that a well-prioritised and strategic selection of evaluations for maternal-new-born health programmes are carried out with quality and that evaluation results are useful to the intended audiences. 
  • Provide logistical support for evaluations and operational research;
  • Ensure that county-level partners, particularly the County Health Management Teams, are involved in the planning and implementation of evaluations and operational research;
  • Support effective participatory feedback, including to community and civil society stakeholders in the focus counties.
6. Communication and Partnerships 
  • Provide technical support to ensure that all of the above tasks are carried out and accomplished through effective communication and partnerships, as elaborated below:
  • Organize and contribute to joint monitoring and evaluation activities with county partners;
  • Provide synthesis of M & E results to the Field Office senior management, and to the Planning and M & E Specialist in the Kenya Country Office;
  • Ensure that evaluation recommendations are communicated to the relevant county partners for implementation, with advice on follow-up action for future programming.
Required Qualifications:
  • University degree in public health or a related social science, with particular emphasis on monitoring and evaluation and research.   
Experience:
  • Two years of relevant professional work experience, including field work experience, preferably in the area of maternal, new-born and child health;
  • Professional work experience in public health programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities; and
  • At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming, including preparedness planning. Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme preferred.
Language: 
  • Fluency in English and another UN working language required.  
  • Knowledge of local working language of the duty station an asset.
Competencies:
 
i)  Core Values (Required)
  • Commitment 
  • Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Integrity 
ii) Core Competencies (Required)
  • Communication [Level II] 
  • Working with People   [Level I]      
  • Drive for Results   [Level I]  
iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [Level I]
  • Analyzing   [Level II] 
  • Applying Technical Expertise [Level II]
  • Learning and Researching [Level II] 
  • Planning and Organizing [Level II]
Interested and suitable candidates should ensure they forward their applications along with their curriculum vitae, P11 (CLICK HERE to download) (internal candidates should attach copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports), to:

The Human Resources Manager
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Email address: kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/HLTH/2014-070” in the email subject.

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

Vacancy Announcement
“KCO/HLTH/2014-068”

Duty Station:Kisumu

Vacancy: 
Health Officer (M&E), NO-B

Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Reference # 90636

Date of Issue: 21 October 2014

Closing Date: 03 November 2014

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position of Health Officer in UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO) based in Kisumu Field Office.

Purpose of the Post:  Under the supervision of the Chief, Field Office and Health Specialist MCNH, and additional support from the Nairobi-based Planning and M&E Specialist and M&E Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for routine monitoring of maternal and new-born health programs in Homa Bay, Siaya, Kakamega and Bungoma, including joint monitoring exercises, data collection and verification, and logistical support for operational research studies.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Programme Performance Monitoring 
  • Provide technical support to ensure that the Country Office has quality information to assess progress towards expected results established in annual work plans, and to manage financial and programmatic risks.
  • Provide technical support to ensure that monitoring systems are in place and accurately monitoring changes in supplies, demand, coverage and quality of maternal-new-born health services in target counties (Homa Bay, Siaya, Kakamega and occasionally Bungoma). This task will require both technical assistance to county-based personnel and direct involvement in periodic data collection and data quality audits;
  • Conduct spot-checks to verify the correct placement and management of UNICEF-procured supplies;
  • Support the collection and verification of quarterly programme reports from partners and conduct site visits to verify the accuracy of information.
2. M&E Capacity Building
  • Provide technical support to ensure that the monitoring and evaluation capacities of Field Office staff and county partners government and civil society are strengthened enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead monitoring and evaluation processes.
  • Contribute to the M&E capacity building strategy for county-level partners and institutions and corresponding activities for implementation in the context of the MNH M&E Plan;
  • Provide technical support for implementation of capacity building strategies as a joint commitment with other developmental partners.
3. Integrated Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Planning (IMEP)
  • Provide technical support to ensure that the Kisumu Field Office and county partners use a well-prioritised and realistic plan of research, monitoring and evaluation activities that will provide the most relevant and strategic information to manage the Maternal-New-born Health Component of the UNICEF Country Programme, including tracking and assessing  UNICEF’s distinct contribution to improving maternal and new-born health outcomes.
  • Make contributions to and provide technical assistance for the planning and establishing the research, monitoring and evaluation activities for the UNICEF Health Section, with particular emphasis on maternal and new-born health programmes operating in Homa Bay, Siaya, Kakamega and Bungoma Counties;
  • Ensure that M&E plans and methods are effectively communicated to UNICEF’s maternal-new-born health partners at county levels, and that these partners are prepared and supported to contribute appropriately;
  • In humanitarian response situations, within the first month, support data collection on the health situation of pregnant women, mothers and new-borns, and draft and recommend a simple one-month data-collection plan to cover key data gaps as required for the initial emergency response.  After the initial humanitarian response, support management of the medium-term response with a revised IMEP.
4. Situation Monitoring and Assessment 
  • Provide technical support to ensure that the Kisumu Field Office and county partners have timely and accurate measurement of change in conditions affecting the health of pregnant women, mothers and new-borns to facilitate planning and to draw conclusions about the impact of programmes or policies.
  • Support management and improvement of available baseline information on key indicators through established databases at county levels (e.g., DHIS, community health information systems and maternal and perinatal death review and response system) for easy access and use;
  • Support the preparation of county- level statistical reports on the status of maternal and new-born health issues, and provide technical support to fulfil donor reporting obligations;
  • Support the MOH and partners to use available evidence to draft evidence-based plans and budgets for MNH programmes towards the attainment of national and county MNH objectives.
  • In humanitarian response situations, provide technical support for a rapid assessment (inter-agency or independently if necessary) to be carried out within the first 48-72 hours, focusing on the health status and needs of pregnant women, mothers and new-borns. 
  • Provide rapid and accurate information on emergency programme’s coverage, coordination and coherence.
5. Evaluation
  • Provide technical support to ensure that a well-prioritised and strategic selection of evaluations for maternal-new-born health programmes are carried out with quality and that evaluation results are useful to the intended audiences. 
  • Provide logistical support for evaluations and operational research;
  • Ensure that county-level partners, particularly the County Health Management Teams, are involved in the planning and implementation of evaluations and operational research;
  • Support effective participatory feedback, including to community and civil society stakeholders in the focus counties.
6. Communication and Partnerships 
  • Provide technical support to ensure that all of the above tasks are carried out and accomplished through effective communication and partnerships, as elaborated below:
  • Organize and contribute to joint monitoring and evaluation activities with county partners;
  • Provide synthesis of M & E results to the Field Office senior management, and to the Planning and M & E Specialist in the Kenya Country Office;
  • Ensure that evaluation recommendations are communicated to the relevant county partners for implementation, with advice on follow-up action for future programming.
Required Qualifications:
  • University degree in public health or a related social science, with particular emphasis on monitoring and evaluation and research.   
Experience:
  • Two years of relevant professional work experience, including field work experience, preferably in the area of maternal, new-born and child health;
  • Professional work experience in public health programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities; and
  • At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming, including preparedness planning. Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme preferred.
Language: 
  • Fluency in English and another UN working language required.  
  • Knowledge of local working language of the duty station an asset.
Competencies:
 
i)  Core Values (Required)
  • Commitment 
  • Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Integrity 
ii) Core Competencies (Required)
  • Communication [Level II] 
  • Working with People   [Level I]      
  • Drive for Results   [Level I]  
iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [Level I]
  • Analyzing   [Level II] 
  • Applying Technical Expertise [Level II]
  • Learning and Researching [Level II] 
  • Planning and Organizing [Level II]
Interested and suitable candidates should ensure they forward their applications along with their curriculum vitae, P11 (CLICK HERE to download) (internal candidates should attach copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports), to:

The Human Resources Manager
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Email address: kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/HLTH/2014-068” in the email subject.

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

Vacancy Announcement
“KCO/HLTH/2014-067”

Duty Station:Nairobi

Vacancy: 
Health Specialist (Community), NO-C

Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Reference # 90608

Date of Issue: 21 October 2014

Closing Date: 03 November 2014

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position of Health Specialist (Community) in UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO).


Purpose of the Post: Under the overall guidance of the Chief Health, and the supervision of the Health Specialist, Systems, the Health Specialist (Community) is to manage the UNICEF support to the government and its partners to finalize policy, strengthen capacity required for provision of community health services, in context of the devolved system of governance.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
 
1. Manages the office coordination of community health services.
  • In collaboration with the Unit of Community health Services,  provides technical support to National Level Ministry of Health and relevant partners for the development of well-functioning policies including:
  • Policy documents, guidelines and strategies to strengthen the roll out of responsive Community Health Services in Kenya;
  • Operational guidance to selected Counties to model, document and scale up functional community level service delivery, including establish community-based new-born care services and ICCM.
  • Keep abreast of public health developments in the county that could have an impact on the child Health program (positive or negative) and proactively propose to the Child health specialist how to respond to these developments.
2. Provide technical support to strengthening the community health services coordination mechanism at government level (national and County levels)to effectively design, plan and implement key community health service interventions;  

ii) Revise, disseminate and roll-out the use of community based health information services tools by counties.
 
3. Provides technical support to selected counties to implement Community Health Strategy including: 

i. Monitoring, evaluation and reporting on specific Community Health Services activities carried out through various field visits, in a timely manner, efficiently.

4. Support to design of models of community based participation in health services, including community dialogue, with clear definition of the roles of all stakeholders, establishment of proper norms and guidelines in the implementation of the Community Health.

5. Participate in inter-sectoral collaboration (Child Health and Community Health Services with other programme colleagues for the systematic delivery of an integrated package of MNCH services.

Required Qualifications: Advanced degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Medicine, Health Research, International Health, Health Policy and Management or a field relevant to international development assistance in Health.

Experience:
  • At least five years progressive work experience at the national in public health or related field with focus on community maternal and child survival and development programs.
  • Experience working with National and Regional government will be an asset
Language: 
  • Fluency in English required. 
  • Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.
Competencies:
 
i) Core Values (Required)
  • Commitment      
  • Diversity and Inclusion    
  • Integrity
ii) Core Competencies (Required)
  • Communication [Level II]
  • Working with People [Level II]
  • Drive for Results [Level II]
iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
  • Leading and Supervising [I]  
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [II]
  • Analyzing [III]      
  • Relating and Networking [II]
  • Deciding and Initiating Action [II]      
  • Applying Technical Expertise [III]
Interested and suitable candidates should ensure they forward their applications along with their curriculum vitae, P11 (CLICK HERE to download) (internal candidates should attach copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports), to:

The Human Resources Manager
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Email address: kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/HLTH/2014-067” in the email subject.

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

Vacancy Announcement
“KCO/HIV-AIDS/2014-069”

Duty Station:Kisumu

Vacancy: 
HIV-AIDS Officer, NO-B

Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Reference # KCO14065

Date of Issue: 21 October 2014

Closing Date: 03 November 2014

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position of HIV-AIDS Officer in UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO) based in Kisumu Field Office.

Purpose of the Post: Under the supervision of the Chief of Field Office (Kisumu), accountable for professional technical contribution to project design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation of the HIV/AIDS programme/project activities, especially related to adolescents HIV prevention, treatment and care needs, at sub national level, data analysis and progress reporting, and commitment for enhancement of teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the sub national work plan, aligned with country programme goals and strategy, with an emphasis on addressing gender inequalities. 

Responsible to support the Chief of Field Office in internal coordination and facilitate coordination with external partners for counties supported by the UNICEF Kisumu Field Office to advance HIV prevention, treatment and care results for children and adolescents.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
 
 
1. Programme / Project Management
  • Support the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information at sub national level required for effective HIV/AIDS programme and project design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation. 
  • Draft sound HIV/AIDS programme budgets for review by the supervisor. 
  • Pay special attention to development and management of new programme/projects related to HIV and adolescents.
2. Project Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Enhance project efficiency and effectiveness through implementation follow-on, including gender- and age-specific monitoring UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply and non-supply assistance and HIV/AIDS project status.
3. Work Plan and Project Documentation
  • Analyze collected data and information and prepare progress reports; draft changes in HIV/AIDS project work plans and assist in identification of required supplies and equipment as well as in the drafting of Country Programme
  • Recommendation and other project documentation, using agreed-upon gender and equity related indicators where needed; assure accuracy and consistency with established rules, regulations and plans of action. 
  • Communicate regularly with the UNICEF national office and seek advice related to work planning processes and development of project documentation.
4. Project Implementation Information and Data
  • Ensure the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verify that HIV/AIDS project expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the project information and database (e.g. Vision). 
  • Follow up on queries or initiate corrective action on discrepancies.
5. Knowledge Sharing
  • Compile HIV/AIDS project implementation training and orientation materials to promote knowledge sharing with donors and media and other partners at sub national level.
  • Share HIV and children and adolescents related evidence within the organization and externally.
6. Communication and Networking
  • Ensure the effective communication and networking developed and maintained through review of existing partnerships, development of new partnerships and collaboration, with particular emphasis adolescents and HIV, understanding gender inequalities and on practicing gender mainstreaming where applicable. Share regularly programmatic updates with the national UNICEF office and seek technical guidance related to major programme directions.
  • Collaborate with Operations staff to implement internal controls systems and resolve day-to-day issues or discrepancies in financial or supply management.
  • Team with local Government counterparts to exchange information on HIV/AIDS project implementation and status as well as movement and distribution of supplies.
  • Collaborate with members of the development community, including NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the exchange of information relating to HIV/AIDS sector
Required Qualifications:
  • University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Social Sciences, Health, Public Health, Family Health, Nursing, or a field relevant to international development assistance in HIV and AIDS. 
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency an asset.
Experience:
 
At least two years of relevant professional work experience in HIV prevention, treatment and/or care with children and adolescents. 

Good written and verbal communication skills.

Experience in knowledge management. 

Training and experience in social welfare, or HIV and AIDS health care.

Experience in monitoring gender disparities and programme interventions that reduce these disparities and asset.

Language: Fluency in English and Swahili language required. 

Competencies:
 
i)  Core Values (Required)
  • Commitment 
  • Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Integrity 
ii) Core Competencies (Required)
  • Communication [Level II] 
  • Working with People   [Level I]      
  • Drive for Results   [Level I]  
iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [Level I]
  • Analyzing   [Level II] 
  • Applying Technical Expertise [Level II]
  • Learning and Researching [Level II] 
  • Planning and Organizing [Level II]
Interested and suitable candidates should ensure they forward their applications along with their curriculum vitae, P11 (CLICK HERE to download) (internal candidates should attach copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports), to:

The Human Resources Manager
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Email address: kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/HIV-AIDS/2014-069” in the email subject.

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

Vacancy Announcement 
“KCO/SUP/2014-076” 

Duty Station:Nairobi

Vacancy: 
Human Resources Assistant, GS-6

Type of Contract: Fixed Term
       
Reference # 90693

Date of Issue: 21 October 2014

Closing Date: 03 November 2014

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position in UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO), Nairobi

Purpose of the Post:  Under the general supervision of the Human Resources Officer, the HR Assistant is responsible for the attendance/leave management and assists in the Human Resource Management of all categories of staff in the office.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Maintain, monitor and update attendance and leave records both manually and in VISION for all staff for KCO and ESARO providing accurate information to staff on their leave entitlements as appropriate. Reconciles the VISION records with manual records obtained from monthly attendance sheets to ensure consistency and accuracy at all times.  
 

Manage the on-boarding and off-boarding process by providing orientation and accurate information to newly recruited/arrived staff members to facilitate quick and efficient settling in; and assisting separating staff with guidance on check-out and completion of the necessary forms.     
 

Maintaining HR databases to facilitate easy access of up-to-date information, statistics and reports such as e-pas/pas reports, staff data,

Maintain up-to-date information and staff lists on staff and dependents in an easily accessible format to meet the needs of different stakeholders such as UNJMS and UNDSS. Information will input into management reports and indicators and also serve the office particularly to support emergency preparedness.

Supports recruitment processes for vacant posts or short-term requirements, by preparing vacancy announcements, screening applications (long list), participating in competency based interviews and administering written exams.
 

Processes specific entitlements (salary advances, rental subsidy and advances) for both local and international staff in accordance with UN/UNICEF rules and regulations, by ensuring that all relevant forms are completed by staff, entering data into VISION Ensures the appropriate maintenance of the relevant personnel records and files.

Keep abreast of the latest HR rules, regulations and policies and assist staff in the correct interpretation and application of HR policies and procedures and provide advice as required.    
 

Required Qualifications:


  • Completion of secondary education.  
  • Diploma/post-secondary training in Human Resources Management from a recognized institution is desirable.
Experience:
  • Six (6) years progressive work experience in HR Management or in Administration.
  • Experience in the UN system a distinct advantage.
Language: Fluency in English and Kiswahili. 

Competencies: 

i) Core Values (Required)
  • Commitment      
  • Diversity and Inclusion     
  • Integrity
ii) Core Competencies (Required)
  • Communication [Level II] 
  • Working with People [Level II] 
  • Drive for Results [Level II]
iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
  • Analysing, [Level II]
  • Applying Technical Expertise, [Level II]
  • Planning and Organizing, [Level II]
  • Following Instructions and Procedures, [Level II]
Interested and suitable candidates should ensure they forward their applications along with their P11, curriculum vitae, P11 (CLICK HERE to download) (internal candidates should attach copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports), to:   

The Human Resources Manager
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Email address: kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/HR/2014-076” in the email subject.

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

Vacancy Announcement
“KCO/ICT/2014-055”

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Duty Station: 
Nairobi

Vacancy: 
Information Technology Officer (Technology for Development), NO-B

Type of Contract: Fixed Term
              
Reference # 90599

Date of Issue: 21 October 2014

Closing Date: 03 November 2014

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position of Information Technology Officer, Information Communication Technologies For Development (T4D) in UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO).

Purpose of the Post:  Under the supervision of the ICT Specialist, assist UNICEF Kenya with the identification, assessment, and integration of ICT into UNICEF programming, strengthening internal capacity to lead and support T4D related projects, and maximizing potential for T4D scale-up and rollout. 

The specialist will also liaise with all stake holders to contribute to programme planning, administration, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting. 

Provide T4D oversight functions with ICT systems and support with information security policy and procedures and risk analysis.  

The Technology for Development specialist will be integrated into the CO ICT team and will have a matrix management structure with the Country Office Innovation Lead. 

Technology for Development activities will be aligned with work plans of the country office programmes. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities: 
 
Policy and Strategy development: 
  • Contribute to the development of a technology for development strategy for the country office, including assessment of T4D gaps, opportunities, standards and develop a scale up strategy for KCO. 
  • Lead the development and oversee quality assurance during the roll-out of an office-wide T4D strategy and participate in setting up standards, documentation and mechanisms for T4D Programme M&E and Research.
Partnerships: 
  • Raise awareness of potential partners and solutions to UNICEF Kenya ICT and Programme community. 
  • Develop a catalogue of potential country specific T4D partners and their profiles/areas of engagement in Kenya to promote and enhance UNICEF goals for outcomes for children through the use of Technology for Development. 
  • Develop clear and concise concept notes of each agreed T4D Initiative and proposals for fund raising efforts. 
  • In close consultation with the CO innovation lead, support the design of and participate in global, regional and country events on innovation.
Research:  
  • Collect data, undertake analysis and prepare reports on existing initiatives, solutions, capture lessons learnt from various programmes and share resources available. 
  • Map all T4D projects and resources. 
  • Ensure documentation and clear monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for the projects including baseline data collection, necessarily on-going monitoring, as well as first phase data collection and analysis. 
  • With CO Information Management Specialist, respond to the data analytics, information and knowledge management needs of the country office.
Technical Assistance: 
  • Support the development of innovative tools; 
  • Provide support and technical assistance to the Country Office in the identification, selection, concept design and roll-out and sustainability of T4D interventions to address bottlenecks towards the achievement of programme results; 
  • Work with stakeholders to help develop standards, procedures and partnerships for T4D interventions and their transition to relevant Government and Civil Society institutions. 
  • Assist programme sections to identify and assess new T4D initiatives, or new phases of on-going initiatives, with immediate potential to improve UNICEF programming in service delivery and/or monitoring and evaluation.
 Capacity building: 
  • Provide training on the use of new technological approaches to UNICEF staff, clients and partners; 
  • Build capacity of programme staff in analysing the large amounts of data generated through T4D initiatives including the use of data visualization techniques, infographics and analytics tools. 
  • Provision local Business and Technical Analysis services to country office sections (ICT and programme) to help define requirements, guidelines and sustainability for T4D solutions;
Required Qualifications: University degree or equivalent background in Computer Science, Information Science, Business Administration, Social Science, or related area

Experience:
  • At least two years’ experience in the field of innovative technologies implementation, web development, data visualization or similar;
  • Experience in supporting and coordinating project activities across a large organization and with other international partner organizations.
  • Experience with ICT hardware, mobile and web-based technologies in Africa, particularly designing or deploying tools appropriate to low-bandwidth environments.
  • Strong understanding of Principles of Innovation and usability principles for user interfaces;
  • Strong experience with rapid prototyping methodology;
  • Proved experience in handling a variety of internal business clients;
  • Open Source, mobile and emerging ICT applied to public health is extremely desirable. It would be desirable if the individual had expert knowledge or interest in one of these areas: 
  1. Mobile and Telephony [SMS gateways, IVR and PBX systems]
  2. Mobile Health 
  3. Mobile Learning 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in supervising engineers and software developers and responsibility for budgets, contracts and procurement desirable; Experience in an international organization is desirable.
  • Good digital design skills and understanding of UNICEF led global technological innovations like RapdPRO, rapidFTR, uReport, mHERO would be an asset;
Language: 
  • Fluency in English and another UN working language required
  • Knowledge of local working language of the duty station an asset.
Competencies:
 
i) Core Values (Required)
  • Commitment 
  • Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Integrity                 
ii) Core Competencies (Required)
  • Communication [Level I] 
  • Working with People   [Level I]      
  • Drive for Results   [Level I]  
iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [Level I]
  • Analyzing [Level II] 
  • Applying Technical Expertise [Level II]
  • Learning and Researching [Level II] 
  • Planning and Organizing [Level I]
Interested and suitable candidates should ensure they forward their applications along with their curriculum vitae, P11 (CLICK HERE to download) (internal candidates should attach copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports), to:

The Human Resources Manager
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Email address: kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/ICT/2014-055” in the email subject.

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

Vacancy Announcement
“KCO/SUP/2014-056” 

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Duty Station:
Nairobi

Vacancy: 
Logistics Assistant, GS-6

Type of Contract: Fixed Term
       
Reference # 90680

Date of Issue: 21 October 2014

Closing Date: 03 November 2014

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position in UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO), Nairobi

Purpose of the Post:  Under the supervision of the Logistics Specialist, provide daily logistics assistance to the Logistics Specialist on Procurement Services and Donations-in-Kind (D-I-K) supplies tracking, monitoring and reporting functions; including up-dating & management of weekly Procurement Services transactions reports. 

The assistance will provide support in enhancing the planning, and timely delivery of Procurement Services & D-I-K supplies to consignees & partners; e.g., Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA), Unit of Vaccines and Immunization Services (UVIS), Division of Malaria Control and other relevant divisions the relevant in ministries, counties and facilities. 

The focus of this assistance supports the effective management of supplies and commodities, both PS and D-I-K, ensuring practice of efficient supply chain management at all levels.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Periodic Monitoring and Tracking of all PS and D-I-K supplies and real time up-dating of all related reports for weekly reporting & dissemination to programmes, partners, the GoK related clients and relevant programme sections.
  • Work closely with other Supply & Logistics colleagues, relevant programme staff, and Supply Division in Copenhagen to promote and support procurement services by government, counties, other UN agencies, international and philanthropic organizations e.g., World Bank, Global Fund, GAVI, etc.
  • Provide assistance for all capacity building activities to implementing partners (ministries, counties, NGOs, KEMSA), especially those in collaboration with through Procurement Services.
  • Undertake supply chain & end-user monitoring trips related to distribution of Procurement services commodities, and make recommendations for improvement of service delivery to promote and enhance value addition to Procurement Services and D-I-K supplies
  • Opening, maintenance & real time filing and up-dating of all files on all logistics transactions for PS operations & D-I-K shipments.
  • Prepare PS & D-I-K Release Orders for warehoused stocks in VISION, and perform any other logistics duties related to the warehouse and supply operations as assigned by the supervisor
  • Follow up on despatches from warehouse and proofs of delivery for PS and D-I-K supplies with consignees and end-users. Verify service invoices related to PS & D-I-K transactions for payment.
Required Qualifications:
  • Completion of secondary education or equivalent, supplemented by courses in purchasing methods and/or accounting. 
  • Diploma in Business Studies, Logistics Management or its equivalent.
  • Specialized training in Supply Chain Management and -humanitarian logistics, is an asset.
Experience: Six years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national level in in logistics.

Language: 
Good knowledge of English language and knowledge of the working language of the duty station.

Competencies: 

i) Core Values (Required)
  • Commitment      
  • Diversity and Inclusion     
  • Integrity
ii) Core Competencies (Required)
  • Communication [Level II] 
  • Working with People [Level II] 
  • Drive for Results [Level II]
iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
  • Analysing, [Level II]
  • Applying Technical Expertise, [Level II]
  • Planning and Organizing, [Level II]
  • Following Instructions and Procedures, [Level II]
  • Following instructions and Procedures [I]
Interested and suitable candidates should ensure they forward their applications along with their P11, curriculum vitae, P11 (CLICK HERE to download) (internal candidates should attach copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports), to:
   
The Human Resources Manager
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Email address: kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/SUP/2014-056” in the email subject.

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

Vacancy Announcement 
  “KCO/SUP/2014-071” 

Duty Station:Nairobi

Vacancy: 
Senior Procurement Assistant, GS-7

Type of Contract: Fixed Term
       
Reference # 90676

Date of Issue: 21 October 2014

Closing Date: 03 November 2014

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position in UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO), Nairobi

Purpose of the Post: Under the general supervision of the Procurement Specialist, prepares invitations to bid and requests for proposals; purchase orders, contracts and LTAs for all kinds of goods and institutional services, obtains quotations from local vendors, reviews and monitors status of Sales Orders, Purchase Requisitions, Purchase Orders, contracts and LTAs; their budgets and maintains financial records of purchase allotment accounts: for purchasing standard programme supplies and services, office supplies, furniture and equipment.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Receives and reviews Sales orders and Purchase requisitions for clarity, adequacy of specifications and terms of reference and evaluation criteria for completeness, confirms availability of funds, and obtains additional information considered necessary for authorizing a valid Sales Order and Purchase Requisition.
  • Compiles lists of local sources of procurement, contacts local vendors for price quotations, prepares summary of bids including information on price and conditions of offer.
  • For more costly procurements required under the procurement procedures, drafts bid invitations and/or requests for price quotations; drafts e-mail solicitations and related correspondence for goods and services. 
  • Once decision on supplier is taken, compiles purchase order and institutional contract documents for supervisor’s signature; ensures distribution of signed purchase orders and contract documents to suppliers, service providers and all required offices, collects their acknowledgements, and ensures obligation of funds is recorded.  Provides procedural training on procurement and contracting.
  • Drafts recommendations on adjudications, and submissions for the Contracts Review Committee (CRC); prepares and distributes submission files containing the cases to be presented to the CRC.5
  • Undertakes Supply and institutional contracts planning to support the country programme, consolidates different programme plans into an annual plan, advises programmes on specifications, material codes, budgets, sources of procurement and mode of shipment, follows up for budget allocations and shortfalls to ensure funds availability; records expenditures, and advises procurement specialist as to status of allotments, on a regular basis.
  • Extracts procurement information from Vision, records and summarizes them for use in the monthly, quarterly, mid-year and annual reports; compares these actual reports with Supply Plans, and follows up with respective Programme sections for necessary action, adjusting obligated prices with budgets on Sales Orders and Purchase Requisitions.
  • Maintains manual and automated procurement and contract files and records; provides purchase information to receiving and inventory staff; maintains procurement supply and vendor reference library.
Required Qualifications:
  • Completion of secondary education or equivalent, supplemented by courses in purchasing methods and/or accounting. 
  • Completion of first University degree in business courses or equivalent or Diploma in logistics, warehousing, supply management and/or accounting with computer proficiency are added advantages.
Experience:
  • Seven years of progressively responsible clerical or administrative work, with specialized experience in purchasing a variety of materials and services.  
  • Experience with computer databases, for the maintenance of procurement records. 
Language: Good knowledge of English language and knowledge of the working language of the duty station.

Competencies:
 
i) Core Values (Required)
  • Commitment      
  • Diversity and Inclusion     
  • Integrity
ii)  Core Competencies (Required)
  • Communication [Level II] 
  • Working with People [Level II] 
  • Drive for Results [Level II]
iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
  • Analysing, [Level II]
  • Applying Technical Expertise, [Level II]
  • Planning and Organizing, [Level II]
  • Following Instructions and Procedures, [Level II]
Interested and suitable candidates should ensure they forward their applications along with their P11, curriculum vitae, P11 (CLICK HERE to download) (internal candidates should attach copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports), to:   
 
The Human Resources Manager
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Email address: kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/SUP/2014-071” in the email subject.

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

Vacancy Announcement
“KCO/WASH/2014-075”

Duty Station: Nairobi

Vacancy: 
WASH Officer (Facilities), NO-B

Type of Contract: Fixed Term
    
Reference # 90595

Date of Issue: 21 October 2014

Closing Date: 03 November 2014

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position of WASH Officer (Facilities WASH) in UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO).

Purpose of the Post: Under the guidance of the WASH Chief and direct supervision of the WASH Specialist (Facilities WASH), responsible for technical contribution to design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Facilities WASH Output (schools and Health facilities) of the WASH Programme to ensure achievement of planned objectives of the sector workplan within the Government of Kenya/UNICEF programme of collaboration and school Health Policy.
Major Duties and Responsibilities: 


  • Support the supervisor by providing accurate data and information including community resilience for institutional WASH (schools and Health facilities) project design, implementation, management, monitoring and Evaluation. Support the development of budgets for review by the supervisor, including concrete steps to enhance community resilience.
  • Support the promotion of knowledge management with partners and stakeholders through documenting and maintaining materials, surveys, case studies, documentation of lessons learnt, data, information and experiences on institutional WASH programme implementation, resilience training and any necessary follow ups.
  • Undertake   regular field monitoring of institutional WASH to ascertain activities, technical inputs, supplies, equipment, and project status in implementation. Make appropriate recommendations for efficiency and effectiveness and timely implementation and follow ups as necessary
  • Monitor Programme budget flows, PCAs implementation, DCT liquidations and provide timely feedback for Institutional WASH programme implementation. Ensure consistency with appropriate documentation and initiate corrective action on discrepancies.
  • Contribute to the preparation of progress/annual/donor reports.  Review work plan targets ensuring consistency and timeliness of reports and coherence to sector work plan. Make any corrections necessary and ensure consistence with the existing guidelines.
  • Support networking of all stakeholders including Government NGOs, UN, private sector and communities for implementation status and emergency situations for exchange of information, effective communication, partnership and collaboration.
Required Qualifications:
  • University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.
  • Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication), an asset.
Experience:
  • Two years of professional work experience in the UN and national government and field work experience in programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in evidence based planning.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency preparedness and response (and the IASC Cluster approach).
Language: 
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required.
  • Knowledge of the local working language at the duty station is desirable.
Competencies:
 
i) Core Values (Required)
  • Commitment 
  • Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Integrity 
ii) Core Competencies (Required)
  • Communication [Level II] 
  • Working with People [Level I]      
  • Drive for Results [Level I]  
iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [Level I]
  • Analyzing   [Level II] 
  • Applying Technical Expertise [Level II]
  • Learning and Researching [Level II] 
  • Planning and Organizing [Level II]
Interested and suitable candidates should ensure they forward their applications along with their curriculum vitae, P11 (CLICK HERE to download) (internal candidates should attach copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports), to:

The Human Resources Manager
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Email address: kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/WASH/2014-075” in the email subject.

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

Vacancy Announcement
“KCO/WASH/2014-073”

Duty Station: Nairobi

Vacancy: 
WASH Officer (Sanitation and Hygiene), NO-B 

Type of Contract: Fixed Term
   
Reference # 90692

Date of Issue:  21 October 2014

Closing Date:  03 November 2014

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position of WASH Officer (Sanitation & Hygiene) in UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO).

Purpose of the Post: Under the guidance of WASH Chief and direct supervision of the WASH Specialist (Sanitation and Hygiene), responsible for technical contribution to design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Sanitation and Hygiene Output of the WASH Programme to ensure achievement of planned objectives of the sector workplan within the Government of Kenya/UNICEF programme of collaboration.
Major Duties and Responsibilities: 


  • Support the supervisor by providing accurate data and information for sanitation and Hygiene and contribute to project design, implementation, management, monitoring and Evaluation. Support the development of budgets for review by the supervisor, including concrete steps to enhance scaling up of sanitation and Hygiene.
  • Support training and other capacity building activities, promotion of knowledge management with partners and stakeholders through documenting and maintaining materials, surveys, case studies, documentation of lessons learnt, data, information and experiences on sanitation and hygiene component of WASH programme implementation and any necessary follow ups.
  • Undertake regular field monitoring of sanitation and Hygiene component of WASH programme to   ascertain activities, technical inputs, supplies, equipment, and project status in implementation. Make appropriate recommendations for efficiency and effectiveness and   timely implementation and follow ups as necessary
  • Monitor Programme budget flows, PCAs implementation, and DCT liquidations and provide timely feedback for sanitation and Hygiene component of WASH programme implementation. Ensure consistency with appropriate documentation and initiate corrective action on discrepancies.
  • Contribute to the preparation of progress/annual/donor reports.  Review work plan targets ensuring consistency and timeliness of reports and coherence to sector work plan. Make any corrections necessary and ensure consistence with the existing guidelines.
  • Support networking of all stakeholders including Government NGOs, UN, private sector and communities for implementation status and emergency situations for exchange of information, effective communication, partnership and collaboration.
Required Qualifications: University degree in civil Engineering, public health, environmental Health, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to WASH.

Experience:
  • Two years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the WASH sector at national and international levels in programme Design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.  
  • Experience in evidence based planning.
Language: 
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required. 
  • Knowledge of the local working language at the duty station is desirable.
Competencies:
 
i) Core Values (Required)
  • Commitment 
  • Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Integrity 
ii) Core Competencies (Required)
  • Communication [Level II] 
  • Working with People [Level I]      
  • Drive for Results [Level I]  
iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [Level I]
  • Analyzing   [Level II] 
  • Applying Technical Expertise [Level II]
  • Learning and Researching [Level II] 
  • Planning and Organizing [Level II]
Interested and suitable candidates should ensure they forward their applications along with their curriculum vitae, P11 (CLICK HERE to download) (internal candidates should attach copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports), to:

The Human Resources Manager
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Email address: kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/WASH/2014-073” in the email subject.

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