UN Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

Position Title: National Project Professional Personnel (NPPP) - RH/HIV&AIDS
Grade: Service Contract (SB-4)
Location: Nairobi
Duration: One year renewable
Organizational Unit: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Reporting to: Head-Division of Reproductive Health, Ministry of Health
Background: Under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Deputy Representative and direct supervision of the Head-Division of Reproductive Health in the Ministry of Health, the NPPP substantively contributes to the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of reproductive health/rights and gender. 

He/ She is expected to analyze and assess relevant technical, political, social and economic trends and provides substantive inputs and feedback to SRH/HIV/AIDS programme formulation and evaluation.

The NPP position is based in the Ministry of Health’s Reproductive and Maternal Health Unit.

Duties and responsibilities:
·                     Provide technical and logistic support to the referenced ministries and Non-Governmental Organizations in coordination, implementation, monitoring and supervision of reproductive health programme activities in the supported districts and during humanitarian response and work closely with other Development Partners in Health.
·                     Coordinating UNFPA support to the Ministry of Health and Non-Governmental Organizations in the implementation of integrated and quality reproductive health activities.
·                     Prepare and submit programme and financial analysis and reports on the implementation of the programme requests for funds (FACE), and ensuring the implementing partners adhere to UNFPA requirement and procedures;
·                     Participate in the formulation of various Reproductive Health program documents for the referenced ministries and Non-Governmental Organizations.
·                     Facilitate and ensure regular monitoring, supervision and continuous internal evaluation of project activities;
·                     Facilitate procurement of RH commodities, project equipment, vehicles, and training materials and ensuring their appropriate and effective use;
·                     Liaising with UNFPA Country Office and the referenced implementing partners to ensure timely submission of work-plans and budgets, reports and other relevant documents, release of project funds and effective implementation of the project activities.
·                     Collaborate with other institutions and organizations in the sharing of experiences and lessons learned;
·                     Guides and works together with Officer of implanting partners’ assigned to the UNFPA programme.
·                     Participate in advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of the Country Office
·                     Helps create and document knowledge about current and emerging trends in RH/HIV&AIDS and gender issues, by analyzing programmes, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices, and shares with management for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies.
Required Competencies:

Core Competencies
·                     Integrity and commitment to UNFPA’s mandate and values
·                     Performance management, developing people, coaching and mentoring
·                     Work in teams
·                     Analytical and strategic thinking in the area of reproductive health
·                     Knowledge sharing and continuous learning
·                     Communication
Functional Competencies
·                     Conceptual innovation in the provision of technical expertise
·                     Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners, and building strategic alliances and partnerships - building strategic alliances;
·                     Job knowledge / technical expertise – excellent knowledge of own discipline.
Other Requirements:
·                     Successful candidates must have a master’s degree in Medicine, Public Health and/or other related fields.
·                     We expect minimum professional experience of 5 years, preferably in Reproductive Health programme / project management in the public or private sector.
·                     Candidates are expected to be fluent in English Language and proficient in current office software applications.

Position Title:Senior Programme Coordinator - Reproductive, Maternal, New-born, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH), Kenya
Grade: Service Contract (SB-5)
Location: Nairobi
Duration: One year renewable
Organizational Unit: County Project Office
Background: Improving Maternal, Newborn and Child health is a key global agenda. Although some progress has been noted, the goal of reducing maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by three quarters by 2015 remains unmet by most of the Low Income Countries (LICS). 

Given this scenario, consistent efforts need to continue focusing on reducing MMR in the high burden LICS, many of which will not have achieved the desired health targets contained within the aspirations of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 

The Global Financing Facility (GFF) for Every Woman and Every Child responds to this challenge and aims to support scale-up RMNCAH plans and measurement mobilize and channel additional international and domestic financing.

The proposed project to improve maternal and new born mortality in 6 high burden counties (Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit, Isiolo, Lamu, & Migori) is aligned to existing Kenyan aspirations and initiatives to increase access and improve quality of health services.

This project will bring together key partners (USAID, DFID, Save the Children Fund, members of the UN H4+ partnership-UNFPA, WHO, UNAIDS, UN Women, UNICEF and the World Bank) in the target counties in a coordinated manner.
The project, in addition to supporting the 6 county governments, will also provide technical assistance to finalization of multi-year RMNCAH plan and investment case for Kenya being developed by the Family Health Division, Ministry of Health. 

It is proposed to contract one national technical advisor to support this critical role.

Main tasks and responsibilities:
The National Technical Advisor will provide technical leadership to the RMNCAH policy development at the national level and its implementation in the 6 Counties. 

Specifically s/he will have the following core functions:
·                     Collaborate with the World Bank Group in supporting the Division of Family Health to in the finalization of the multi-year integrated RMNACH plan and investment framework revenant for the Kenyan context involving key stakeholders.
·                     Facilitate dialogue and information sharing between the two levels of Government, UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF, the World Bank, WHO, other UN partners and development partners financing RMNCAH on technical and operational issues.
·                     Provide technical advice to the county health teams in the project counties, including support for prioritization, target setting and quality assurance.
·                     Prompt identification of implementation bottlenecks for the Project and find locally relevant solutions to address them.
·                     Participate in the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation tools for the project and support the UNPFA team in the project oversight.
·                     Prepare regular analytical reports to be shared with H4+ Partners and the Project Steering Committee; and
·                     Facilitate documenting the implementing experiences and best practices for deepening the knowledge base on RMNCAH.
·                     Technical notes and analytical pieces to be used for the finalization of multi-year RMNCAH plan and investment case.
·                     Baseline analysis of implementation bottlenecks and options relevant for the Kenyan context.
·                     Monthly progress reports.
·                     Quarterly newsletter documenting the implementation experiences and best practices.
Reporting and Coordination Responsibilities:
The selected candidate will work closely with the Lead Health Specialist, World Bank for the development of the RMNCAH Kenya multi-year plan and investment framework.

S/he will work under the overall Supervision of the UNFPA Representative/Deputy Representative.

Core Competencies:
·                     Self-Motivated with strong Emotional Intelligence
·                     Commitment to the poor
·                     Integrity and valuing Diversity
·                     Fostering Innovation and Empowerment
·                     Coaching and Mentoring to build implementation capacity within the county
·                     Working in Teams & Communication Information and Ideas
·                     Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making
·                     Analytical and Strategic thinking and Results Orientation/Commitment to Excellence
·                     Promoting Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Learning.
Qualification and Experience Required
·                     Advanced university degree in public health, medicine, demography, social sciences or related field;
·                     At least 10 years of progressive professional experience in development, design, and implementation of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)/RMNCAH programmes in developing countries;
·                     Experience of working in Africa especially Kenya either with Governments or UN systems will be an asset;
·                     Experience in the management of county or national level RMNCAH or Health related programmes;
·                     Fluency in English with excellent writing, analytical and communication skills.
Application Procedures
Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications may send their applications to email address: kenya.recruit@unfpa.org by Wednesday, 11th March 2015, quoting the post title on the subject line.

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

We will only be able to respond to those applicants in whom UNFPA has a further interest. 

Women and nationals from developing countries (this is a National Position) are encouraged to apply.

Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process.

Applications received via other means will not be accepted.

For detailed TORs please visit http://unfpakenya.or.ke