UN Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

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

Vacancy Announcement

Duty Station: Nairobi

Communication Officer, NO-A

Type of Contract: 
Temporary Appointment (364 days)

Date of Issue: 
 04 February 2015

Closing Date: 17 February 2015

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Temporary position in the Health Outcome Group of UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO).
Purpose of the Post: Under the supervision of the Health Specialist/Polio C4D, work in partnership with Ministry of health (unit of vaccines and immunization) and Ministry of Education to adopt two key strategies, Mtoto-kwa-mtoto (Child to child) and Youth strategies with overall goal of reducing the numbers of unvaccinated and under-vaccinated children in priority counties that have posted low immunization performance over the years at National and county level.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
·                     Organize an Advocacy meeting for KEY stakeholders (MOH, MOE, health care provider-county and sub county nurses and health promotion, parent and teachers association chair etc) in the selected areas to share on the proposed intervention, obtain consensus and support for the initiative, review the design of the initiative and develop and implementation plan with defined roles and responsibilities.
·                     Support the National and County departments of health to establish a coordination mechanism/secretariat to steer the initiatives
·                     Participate in the design, development, pre-testing and evaluation of key simple messages and tools for the initiatives (for children and the youths)
·                     Support the development and implementation rollout plan for the initiative with focus on following criteria: immunization coverage and school enrolment. Areas with low immunization rate, high dropout rates and high school enrolment to be prioritized in initial phase
·                     Monitoring of implementation by youths, schools teachers and the link health facilities.
·                     Any other duties assigned by the EPI/Polio Communications and Child Health Specialist.
Required Qualifications:
·                     University degree in Communication, social sciences, or any other relevant field of discipline. 
·                     At least 2 years’ experience in the areas of communication planning, media and material development, preferably in the area of development, technical assistance and children’s issues.
Specific Technical Knowledge Required:
·                     Knowledge and familiarity with UNICEF work.
·                     Ability to research, analyze and synthesize information is an asset
·                     Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·                     Excellent planning and organizational skills.
·                     Ability to provide quality products, with minimum supervision and to meet tight deadlines.
·                     Ability to work with government counterpart at national and county level
Language: Fluency in English and knowledge of the local working language of the duty station.

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)
·                     Applying Technical Expertise [Level II]
·                     Relating and Networking   [ I ]             
·                     Formulating Strategies and Concepts   [ I ]  
·                     Planning and Organizing [Level II]
·                     Persuading and Influencing   [ I ]                   
·                     Learning and Researching  [ II ]                     
  Interested and suitable candidates should ensure they forward their applications along with their curriculum vitae, P-11 (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/C4D/2015-01” in the email subject.

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

Vacancy Announcement 

Duty Station: Nairobi

Child Protection Specialist (Emergency), NO-C          
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Date of Issue: 04 February 2015

Closing Date: 17 February 2015

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 Chief, Child Protection, this post is responsible for contributing to the development of a national child protection system that prevents and responds to violence, abuse and exploitation of children, including during emergency scenarios such as natural disaster and conflict through:

(1) the development, implementation, and coordination of child protection emergency prevention and response initiatives; 

(2) within the context of systems development, contribute to the strengthening of those systems through the integration of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience in national and county level programming; and 

(3), supporting the development and/or integration of child protection in emergency coordination mechanisms at the national and county level.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
·                     As part of a country-wide initiative towards the development of child protection systems, develop sustainable and institutionalized emergency preparedness and response capacities within government structures - at national and county levels - in accordance with the CCCs by supporting a broad spectrum of training and capacity building, including, but not limited to, Child Protection in Emergencies, Psychosocial Support (including Child Friendly Spaces), Separated and Unaccompanied Children, Gender-Based Violence, development/support to Case Management, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, and demobilization of child-combatants and monitoring and reporting (as required).
·                     In collaboration with UNHCR and implementing partners engaged in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, support the development and implementation of child protection interventions in accordance with the parameters set by contingency planning exercises and work plans for the refugee population
·                     Responsible for arranging contracts (program cooperation agreements and special service agreements), securing standby partners, arranging for supply procurement, and in collaboration with section, ensuring appropriate management and use of emergency resources
·                     With regard to the IASC cluster approach and under the auspices of humanitarian reform, ensure child protection in emergency needs and activities are reflected in broader humanitarian appeals for Kenya, including FLASH, CAP, and CERF, and mainstream child protection concerns through sectors and/or clusters.
·                     Within UNICEF, and as required, contribute to raising additional funds for child protection systems development and child protection in emergencies, prepare donor proposals, donor reports and/or briefing notes (including sitreps) on child protection interventions.
Required Qualifications:
·                     Advanced university degree, preferably in the social sciences, law or other relevant field.
·                     At least 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in international setting or in emergency prevention and response within Kenya, including supervisory experience.
·                     Emergency child protection experience with refugees and/or IDPs is required, as is experience working in conflict and natural disasters, i.e, drought/flooding. 
·                     Must have demonstrated knowledge and training experience with child protection in emergencies including psychosocial support, IDTR, Case Management, and GBV.  
·                     This position requires: excellent writing, analytic, and communication/diplomacy skills; supervisory experience; and a demonstrated ability to mobilize resources.
Language: Good knowledge of English language and knowledge of the working language of the duty station.

Core Values (Required)
i) Commitment
·                     Diversity and Inclusion
·                     Integrity
ii) Core Competencies (Required)
·                     Communication [II]
·                     Working with People [II]
·                     Drive for Results [II]
iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
·                     Formulating Strategies and Concepts [II]
·                     Relating and Networking [II]  
·                     Applying Technical Expertise [III]                      
·                     Leading and Supervising [I]
·                     Analyzing [III]         
·                     Deciding and Initiating Action [II]
How to Apply

Interested and suitable candidates should ensure they forward their applications along with their P11 (CLICK HERE to download), curriculum vitae, P11 (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/CP/2015-03” in the email subject.

This is a re-advertisement of the above position. 

Position Title:National Project Professional Personnel (NPPP) – Monitoring and Evaluation
Grade: Service Contract (SB-4)
Location: Nairobi
Duration: 1 year
Organizational Unit: UNFPA Kenya Country Office
Reporting to: The Director, Monitoring and Evaluation Department, Ministry of Devolution and Planning

Background: The Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Devolution and Planning (MDP) is mandated to facilitate and coordinate the national development planning process, oversee the implementation of Kenya’s Vision 2030 Development blueprint and provide leadership in the implementation of economic policies. 

To track implementation of Kenya Vision 2030 and its Medium Term Plans (MTPs), the Ministry through the Monitoring and Evaluation Department (MED) has developed a National Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation System (NIMES). 

NIMES has been reporting progress on the implementation of the Kenya Vision 2030 which is implemented through its five year MTPs. Currently, MED is tracking the implementation of the Medium Term Plan II (2013-2017).

The specific objectives of NIMES are:
·                     Building the Monitoring and Evaluation practice across Kenya, ensuring integration of government and non government partners in reporting process
·                     Strengthening capacities for Monitoring and Evaluation at all levels
·                     Producing policy research and key monitoring and evaluation reports
·                     Tracking follow-up on the implementation of recommendations of major monitoring reports Institutionalising standards for harmonised projects monitoring and reporting at national and county levels.
·                     MED has been facing several challenges in its operations, one of these being low capacity. 
·                     Indeed the Government of Kenya recognizes the need for rapid assessments as well as intensive monitoring and evaluation to assess relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of its policies, programmes and projects. 
·                     However, very few M&E exercises are currently being conducted; this is as a result of low capacities in terms of personnel and skills to undertake this. 
·                     One of the roles of the M&E department is to strengthen its human and institutional capacities to ensure that M&E is conducted as often as possible and results packaged and communicated effectively.
Objective: The National Project Professional Personnel (NPPP) will provide technical advice, coordinate and oversee the implementation of the evidence and rights based decision making,; strengthening of the Monitoring and Evaluation Systems and Capacities; and generation of population and socio-economic data. 

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for providing support to planning, implementing and managing administrative and programme results under the UNDAF Outcome 1.4: “By 2018 development planning & decision making are evidence & rights based, supported by a well-established & strong research monitoring & evaluation culture that guarantees the independence, credibility, timeliness & disaggregation of data, broadly accessible to the intended audience”.
Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Director, Monitoring and Evaluation Department, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for the following:
·                     Provide technical advice on the effective monitoring of government’s development policies, projects and programmes
·                     Assist to coordinate implementation of the UNDAF 1.4 Outcome on Evidence and Rights Based Decision Making by MED as a key stakeholder
·                     Assist to coordinate implementation of the UNFPA supported project to the Monitoring and Evaluation Department
·                     Advise and participate in the implementation of the National Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation System (NIMES)
·                     Provide technical advice on the development and implementation of National Monitoring and Evaluation plan and Participate in building Monitoring and Evaluation Capacities at the national and county level.
·                     Advice and participate in Public Expenditure Reviews preparation.
·                     Provide M&E technical support in development of M&E tools
·                     Advise and Participate in packaging and communicating of M&E findings
·                     Advise on and participate in best ways to advocate for M&E and utilization of its findings to influence decision making.
·                     Participate in various committee meetings such as the National Steering committee, Technical Oversight Committee, Technical Advisory Groups and Capacity Development Project Implementation Technical Committee
·                     Participate in other M&E related activities as may be requested from time to time.
·                     Any other duties as may be requested by Director MED.
Work Relations
·                     The NPPP will work closely with key stakeholders
·                     Guidance from the UNFPA Focal point as per the contract
Functional Competencies
·                     Excellent communication and writing skills.
·                     Team Player
·                     Computer literate.
·                     High integrity, good organization skills, interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with stakeholders.
·                     Ability to conduct high level discussions and negotiations with senior government officials, Development Partners, professional societies and experts on Monitoring and Evaluation
·                     Ability to work in a multi-cultural setting and link up with the media
·                     A Post Graduate Degree in Social Sciences or any other relevant discipline
·                     Extensive training on Monitoring and Evaluation of development projects, programmes and policies
·                     Extensive training on reporting and communication
·                     At least ten years relevant experience in conducting Monitoring and evaluations (impact and performance evaluations) in both developing countries and emerging economies.
·                     Experience in development and roll out of National, regional or international Monitoring and Evaluation plans either in the public sector or Non-Governmental organizations.
·                     Strong quantitative analytic skills(managing, analysing and interpreting data) using statistical packages like SPSS and STATA
·                     Ability to work with stakeholders of diverse cultural and academic backgrounds
·                     An understanding on M&E reporting and communication
·                     The post is for an initial period of one (1) year , renewable
·                     This is an office based appointment with frequent travel to the field.
Application Procedures
Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications may send their applications to email address: kenya.recruit@unfpa.org by Friday, 20 February 2015, quoting the post title on the subject line. 

Applications should have a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contacts of three referees.

Applications received via other means will not be accepted.