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United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
 
Kenya Country Office, Nairobi
 
Vacancy Announcement:School WASH Consultant 
 
Duration: 3 months

Date of Issue:
 06 March 2015

Closing Date: 12 March, 2015

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified Kenya Nationals to fill the above consultancy in the WASH Section, UNICEF Kenya Country Office


Purpose of the Consultancy:
 Under the overall guidance of the Chief of WASH Section, and direct supervision of  WASH in Schools Specialist, the WASH Officer will be responsible for technical support for implementation and monitoring of  WASH services in 83 low cost boarding schools in 8 ASAL counties.

Justification
: The government of Kenya has adopted the National School Health Policy and made it compulsory for all schools to adopt. It has also issued the National School Health Guidelines to promote WASH, disease prevention and control, gender issues, child rights and special needs in the school learning environment. 

The policy and guidelines are being implemented in line with other national frameworks – such as the Public Health Act Cap 242, Water Act Cap 372, and the Children’s Act. 

The School Health Policy plays an important guidance role in providing adequate WASH facilities to schools. This initiative embodies the potential synergy of inter-ministerial efforts between the MoE and the Ministry of Health. 

The holistic and inter-sectoral approach is intended to reduce morbidity and mortality, promote health and hygiene for school children, and enhance overall equitable access, retention and quality in pre-primary, primary and secondary education. 

The approach “WASH in Schools” has been globally recognized as effective in bringing about a positive impact on educational outcomes. In Kenya ,nine schools surveyed found that, when student hand washing in Grades 4–8 increased, absenteeism declined by 35%, while absences in neighboring schools without the intervention increased by 5% {
UNICEF, 2012, Raising even more clean hands: Advocating health, learning and equity through WASH in Schools} .

Globally, there is rich evidence to show that WASH in Schools boosts school attendance, academic achievement, and levels of safety and protection, especially for girls’ education

Despite the above positive evidence related to WASH in Schools, many public schools in Kenya have limited access to WASH facilities and school water sources, such as pipelines, shallow wells and boreholes, especially in arid counties prone to chronic drought and seasonal flooding. For example, 647 of 1,207 primary schools (53%) had no water sources in the eight arid counties. 

Another survey by UNICEF WASH indicates that only 37% of schools in 20 ASAL and flood prone districts had safe water sources in the school compound or within 200 meters of the school. In addition, only 9% of the schools had latrines which meet the minimum hygienic conditions. 

Furthermore, only 20% of the schools met the national standards regarding the number of latrines for boys and only 19% for girls. These imply that arid counties are confronted by low coverage and low quality of WASH in schools.
 
Noteworthy, inadequate access to WASH services in ASAL has placed disproportionate burdens on girls and women who bear the responsibility for the collection of household water. 

It has been the practice that girls and women are also care givers to those who suffer from the effects of unsafe water consumption in the household. Further, many schools including low-cost boarding schools in ASAL have few bathrooms with showers and few gender-sensitive sanitary facilities in the compound. 

The consequence of this is that fewer girls enrol in school and many of those who enrol do not complete eight years of primary schooling. 

Such household responsibilities and inadequate access to WASH services in the schools are serious barriers to girls’ education in ASAL. 

This is particularly so for adolescent girls who have special needs, such as menstrual hygiene management.

The above issues shows that there is need to accelerate and scale up interventions to improve the WASH coverage and the poor WASH situation in schools in Arid and Semi-Arid areas in Kenya. 

The WASH section has received funding from the Department for International Development (DFID-UK) for provision of school WASH activities in 100 schools in 7 counties ((Garissa, Tana River, Isiolo, Marsabit, Samburu, Turkana, and Wajir) in the Arid and Semi-Arid areas in Kenya. 

This is a joint project with the focus on improvement of Education and WASH services in 100 low cost primary boarding schools in these target counties in Arid regions of Kenya.  The project has duration of 2 years. 

The selected nomadic education interventions aim to demonstrate an integrated package of school improvements in terms of WASH services, solar-lighting, school management, and community participation. This is intended to create a model of effective and efficient integrated schools. 

The project will also contribute to improved child-health, attendance, performance, retention and transition of all learners including girls, boys and children with special needs. 

For acceleration of the results for the school WASH component in the joint project, a WASH Consultant at NOB level is being proposed for ensuring technical support and monitoring for implementation of the WASH activities in these 7 counties
 
 
Responsibilities
  1. Support Implementation and monitoring of WASH in schools (WINS) activities in the 7 target counties.
  2. Provide technical support to Government and NGO partners for the mobilization of schools, PTAs/ SMCs and school communities for implementation of WASH in schools project.
  3. Assist in the organization and management of trainings and other capacity building activities needed to enhance sustainability of WASH in schools investments at the county and community levels.
  4. Prepare monthly progress reports.
 RWP Output  areas covered

The WASH Officer will support implementation and monitoring of activities under  Output 2
 

Completed activities under previous contract:
  • Dissemination of comprehensive school health policy  is completed in all the seven Counties
  • Two workshops on harmonization of hygiene promotion tools and approaches is conducted and a draft harmonized tool developed. 
  • School WASH assessment has been conducted in all schools and interventions for each school developed.  
  • Partners have issued contracts for construction of latrines and water supply in the 100 schools and work has commenced. 
  • Construction of gender sensitive sanitation facilities in 25 schools have been completed.
  • Installation of water supply and storage facilities in 25 schools  have been completed
  • Hygiene promotion trainings conducted in all 7 counties.
  • Formation of school Health clubs  completed in 64 schools 
  • Training of Trainers (ToTs) -teachers, SMC, and school children on hygiene done.  
  • Regular field monitoring visits conducted and reports submitted. 
Pending activities
  • Provide technical Support in implementation and monitoring to ensure quality and timely completion of the  water and sanitation facilities  in 75 schools (currently at 60% completion) in the 7 target counties
  • Provide technical assistance to partners in training of teachers, School Management Committees (SMC) and school children in operation, maintenance and management of WASH facilities for 100 schools  to enhance sustainability of the WASH in schools investments;
  • Support partners in hygiene promotion in 36 schools
  • Prepare monthly progress and final  reports for the project
Expected Deliverables 

  
 Deliverables
Task
No of days
·           Physical verification including quality assurance report of construction of water and sanitation facilities in 30 schools with photos, good practices and bad practices and recommendations on how to improve the quality and/or technical specifications.

·          Minutes of monthly review meetings with implementing partners with clear recommendations and follow up actions
·          Report on the status of implementation of follow up actions by implementing partners.


·          Consolidated Monthly progress report on the status of WASH in school package project implementation  with implementing partners
Physical verification and quality assurance of water and sanitation facilities   constructed by implementing partners in 30 schools as per agreed designs and standards

Organize and facilitate monthly review meeting with the implementing partners.

Follow up with the partners on the implementation of the actions and recommendations from field visits and review meetings

Prepare and submit timely and quality monthly report.
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·          Physical verification including quality assurance report of construction of water and sanitation facilities in additional 23 schools with photos, good practices and bad practices and recommendations on how to improve the quality and/or technical specifications.

·          Minutes of monthly review meeting with implementing partners with clear recommendations and follow up actions
·          Report on the status of implementation of follow up actions by implementing partners.

·          Training report on orientation of 15 trainers of implementing partners on Hygiene promotion including  list of participants


·          Report on quality of Hygiene promotion training in 36 schools and recommendations on improvement needed.

·          Report on the post training actions being undertaken by 36 schools to promote hygiene and recommended actions for the school to strengthen implementation.

·          Consolidated Monthly progress report on the status of WASH in school package project implementation  with implementing partners
Physical verification and quality assurance of water and sanitation facilities   constructed by implementing partners in 23 schools as per agreed designs and standards


Organize and facilitate monthly review meeting with the implementing partners.
Follow up with the partners on the implementation of the actions and recommendations from field visits and review meetings
One orientation session carried out for 15 trainers of trainers (TOTs) on use of Behaviour Communication Materials and post training follow ups for Hygiene promotion in schools by partners
On site monitoring of Hygiene promotion trainings conducted in 36 schools by implementing partners

Assess the post training activities being conducted  by the schools to promote hygiene


Prepare and submit timely and quality monthly report.
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·          Physical verification including quality assurance report of construction of water and sanitation facilities in additional 22 schools with photos, good practices and bad practices and recommendations on how to improve the quality and/or technical specifications.

·          Set of training materials developed after review and agreed with partners



·          Training report on orientation of 15 Trainers on use of training materials for operation and maintenance and management of WASH facilities by schools.
·          Report on quality of training by implementing partners on operation and maintenance and management of WASH facilities in 30 schools and recommendations on improvement needed.



·          Report on the post training actions being undertaken by 30 schools to sustainably manage the WASH facilities and recommended actions for the school to strengthen implementation.
·          Final consolidated report of  the WASH in school project implementation by implementing partners
Physical verification and quality assurance of water and sanitation facilities   constructed by implementing partners in 22 schools as per agreed designs and standards


Review of training materials for operation and maintenance and management of WASH facilities from implementing partners and make appropriate recommendations
One orientation session carried out for 15 trainers of trainers (TOTs) on use of the training materials.

On site monitoring of training of teachers, School Management Committees (SMC) and school children in operation, maintenance and management of WASH facilities by implementing partners for 30 schools  to enhance sustainability of the WASH in schools investments
Assess the post training activities being conducted  by the schools to promote hygiene

Prepare and submit quality final project report.
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Desired Background and Experience
 

Education:
 University degree in Water Engineering or Civil Engineering or Public Health / Environmental Health or Natural Resource Management or related to WASH.
 
Work Experience: Professional work experience in Programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities. Eight years of relevant field work and professional work experience in WASH Programmes.

Language Proficiency:
 Fluency in English and Kiswahili required. Knowledge of the local language is an added advantage.

Competencies

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]
Management, Organization and time frame
 
The WASH consultant will be based in Nairobi with frequent travel to the 7 counties. 

The consultant will report to the WASH Specialist (Facilities) and with overall supervision of the Chief WASH. 

In addition, there will be consultation and coordination with the UNICEF field staff and partners in the field offices.

DSA at UN rates and transport cost will be provided for travel to the counties.

The overall time frame of the consultancy is 3 months (60 working days).

Remuneration and Payment schedule

The consultancy fees will be set according to UNICEF standards applicable for consultants. The task requires an NOB qualification. 

The contract will be processed in accordance with UNICEF standard procedures for special service Agreements.

The payment schedule will be full reimbursement upon timely receipt of acceptable deliverables. 

The targets and deliverables will be reviewed by the Chief of WASH and WASH Specialist (Facilities)

Conditions (Important)
  • The WASH Officer will be under the overall guidance of the Chief of WASH and direct supervision of the WASH Specialist (Facilities), to whom s/he will specifically report. S/He will work under the terms and conditions as provided by UNICEF’s regulations governing Special Service Agreements (SSA) and is expected to have his/her own reliable laptop and mobile phone.
  • All materials and information developed during this tenure will be the property of UNICEF and will not be used by any other purposes without the express authority of UNICEF.
  • No contract will commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the staff and all administrative formalities completed.
How to Apply

Interested and suitable candidates should ensure that they forward their applications along with their curricula vitae, to;

The Human Resources Manager
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
kenhrvacanciesE@unicef.org
 

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/SSA/WASH/2015-009” in the email subject.

Interested candidates should also complete the Personal History (P11) form (CLICK HERE
 to download)

Vacancy: WASH Officer (Facilities), NO-B

Type of Contract: Fixed Term
    
 
Date of Issue:
 04 March 2015

Closing Date: 18 March 2015

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified Kenyan nationals 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 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]
How to Apply

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.

eMail applications to:

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

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/WASH/2015-006” in the email subject.

This is a re-advertisement of the position KCO/WASH/2014-075.  

Candidates who applied previously are welcome to re-apply.

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

Type of Contract: Fixed Term
   
 
Date of Issue:
 04 March 2015

Closing Date: 18 March 2015

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified Kenya Nationals 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 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]
How to Apply

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.

eMail application to:

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

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/WASH/2015-005” in the email subject.

This is a re-advertisement of the position KCO/WASH/2014-073.  

Candidates who applied previously are welcome to re-apply.

Supply Specialist – NO-C

Temporary Appointment
 – 364 days

Duty Station:
 Nairobi 

Date of Issue:
 06 March 2015

Closing Date: 12 March 2015

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified Kenya Nationals to fill the above Temporary Appointment in the Supply and Procurement Section, UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO).

Purpose of the Post:
 Under the guidance of the Supply and Procurement Manager, the individual will support Supply functions’ strategic interventions
Major Duties and Responsibilities: 


  1. Oversee and coordinate the overall preparations for supply end-user monitoring and evaluation with Operations/Programme Sections, field offices and counties to achieve best monitoring results. Ensure timely preparation of and action on supply status & monitoring reports (including supply field trip reports) required for supply chain improvement, management and donor reporting, programme reviews and analysis, annual reports, appeals, etc.
  2. Interpret monitoring reports and makes recommendations to the country office for improvement of the supply chain impacted by offshore and local procurement and delivery.  Maintain links with Copenhagen, field offices and counties on shipments, deliveries, claims and appropriateness of supplies. Regularly create and communicate accurate supply monitoring reports on sales orders and requisitions, purchase orders and contracts, pipeline supplies, warehouse inventory, distribution and delivery tracking and end-use.
  3. Plan, design and conduct training for UNICEF's staff/consultants and counterparts in supply management, customs clearance, distribution and inventory management of supplies and equipment in order to maximize supply delivery.
  4. Provide effective coaching to the staff/consultants on institutional service contract management: contract planning, terms of reference and evaluation criteria, monitoring contract deliverables, contract evaluation and closing contracts
  5. Coordinate with the Programme Section on supply planning, providing technical advice on procurement specifications and terms of reference; and supply and service administration as well as providing advice on requirements in the development of the supply and institutional service component of the Country Programme.
  6. Provide advice to the Country Office, government ministries, counties and other implementing partners on offshore and/or local procurement policies and procedures, delivery and utilization of UNICEF supplies and equipment; coordinate with the Supply Division, Copenhagen, on supply policy and/or activities.
  7. Coordinate and undertake with the Programme Section and other members of the Operations Section to monitor supply chain activities: procurement, shipping, customs clearance, storage and distribution of supplies and equipment; and with Programs, field offices and counties on mechanisms for stock management and distribution, end-use and field trips, training opportunities and materials, optimising manpower and other resources for supply management
  8. Develop and maintain partnership and collaborative relations with UNICEF, Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts in supply and logistics activities including distribution, monitoring supply inputs, and inventory.
Activities and Outputs 

Outputs/deliverables
  1. Analyse and produce monthly supply status monitoring reports for comparison with KPIs for use by Supply, POCG and CMT, and recommend actions where necessary. Summarise, review and update supply plan status on quarterly basis
  2. Develop and design relevant materials for (a) orientation of programme staff in supply chain management; and for (b) orientation and capacity development/optimisation of county level supply chain practitioners from selected counties
  3. Conduct 3 one-day orientation sessions for programme staff in supply chain management and end-user monitoring; and 4 three-day workshops for selected county supply practitioners for capacity optimisation/ development in supply chain management at county level.
  4. Arrange monthly meetings between UNICEF, KEMSA and MoH on progress of the strategic partnership MoU and implementation of the activities under 4 pillars. Arrange meetings with other key supply chain partners in ministries, UN agencies and NGOs to advocate and promote supply chain collaborations
  5. Use the market survey report to develop a directory of essential and most frequently procured commodities and services for children as per CAECS Report; and disseminate to relevant stakeholders.
  6. Follow up on supply end-user monitoring recommendations and on quarterly basis, compile summary report of follow-up actions pending/taken by responsible sections.
Desired background and experience 
 
Education
  • Advanced university degree in Business Administration, Management, International Economics, Engineering, International Development, Contract/commercial Law or specialization in directly related areas including credited courses in supply, logistics, purchasing or contracting. 
  • Equivalent educational qualification in relevant areas (transport or logistics operations/management, supply management, etc.)
Work Experience
  • Five years of relevant professional work experience.
  • Both national and international work experience in supply, logistics, purchasing, contracting, administration and/or other related fields.
  • Work experience in emergency duty station.
Language: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of the local working language at the duty station is desirable.

Competency Profile
 

i) Core Values (Required)
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
ii)  Core Competencies (Required)
  • Communication [II]
  • Drive for Results  [II]
  • Working With People [II]
iii)  Functional Competencies (Required)
  • Applying Technical Expertise [II]
  • Deciding and Initiating Actions [II]
  • Following Instructions and Procedures [II]
  • Leading and Supervising [II]
  • Planning and Organizing [II]
Technical Knowledge   
 
Specific Technical Knowledge Required (for the job)
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain Management preferably in a developing country context
  • Knowledge of managing inventory, transport, and diverse logistics operations (e.g., programme supply & logistics) in the international environment
  • Knowledge of public procurement principles and processes
  • Knowledge of procurement process from procurement planning, to execution to contract management and administration, including procurement methods and tools of good procurement practice
How to Apply

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.

eMail your applications to:

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

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/SUPP/2015-008” in the email subject.

WASH Cluster Coordinator (NO-C)
 
Temporary Appointment
 
Duration:  9 months

Date of Issue:
 04 March 2015

Closing Date: 18 March 2015

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified Kenyan nationals to fill the above Temporary Appointment position in the WASH Section, UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Purpose of the Post: Under the guidance of the Chief of WASH, UNICEF Kenya, and supervision of the IASC Humanitarian Coordinator,  the incumbent will be responsible for the day-to day leadership and facilitate the processes that will ensure a well-coordinated and effective WASH response in Kenya.

Background and Justification: Kenya experiences humanitarian emergencies linked to natural disasters such as drought and floods, and outbreaks of human and livestock diseases. Drought and flood patterns have become more frequent, intense and unpredictable with the number of people living in areas vulnerable to these disasters in Kenya increasing annually. 

They affect over 10 million people, mostly living in arid and semi-arid lands - which cover more than 80 per cent of the country’s land mass. Additionally, there is often a risk of population movements due to ethno-political or resource-based conflicts. 

Humanitarian emergencies often require coordinated multi-sectoral humanitarian response. It is for this purpose that the Water and Environmental Sanitation Coordination mechanism (WESCOORD) was established as a technical arm of Kenya Food Security Steering group (KFSSG) - shortly after the La-Nina related drought of 2000/2001. 

This sector coordination platform brings together agencies active in responding to humanitarian WASH needs of populations affected by emergencies in the country. 

Overall, the coordination of WASH interventions in Kenya is led by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (MEWNR), and the Ministry of Health (MoH). 

UNICEF, as the WASH Cluster lead agency, is responsible for ensuring that the cluster approach is effectively carried out in Kenya.

 In the last couple of years, WESCOORD’s performance as a sector coordination forum improved greatly after the establishment of a permanent secretariat at the MEWNR offices; and UNICEF’s increased technical capacity support to WESCOORD for coordination and information management.

Scope of Work

Responsibility for WASH Cluster Coordinator

Under the guidance of  the IASC Humanitarian Coordinator in Kenya and UNICEF (as the lead agency for the IASC Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Sector), and in collaboration with the State Authorities, the main purpose of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Cluster Coordinator post is to provide leadership and facilitate the processes that will ensure a well-coordinated, coherent, strategic, and effective WASH response in Kenya by a mobilized and adequately resourced groups of agencies, organizations, NGOs, local communities etc.

Given the frequency of emergencies caused by conflict or natural phenomena in Kenya, as well as the commitment of UNICEF to support WASH cluster coordination even in more “normal” times and ensure a well-functioning sector with clear strategies of DRR, recovery and support to building resilience and coping mechanisms especially in more vulnerable communities, it is felt important to create a National post to continue supporting the government in this critical sector on a medium term basis. 

The post in close coordination with the Chief of WASH and WASH section will focus on enhancing the institutional capacity of the cluster members and systems strengthening in DRR in normal times for a more coordinated and effective response in emergencies and to mitigate its effects.
 
The IASC Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) retains the principle responsibility for the overall humanitarian response and thus the WASH Cluster Coordinator will report to the Humanitarian Coordinator, through UNICEF representative and Chief of WASH Section on all issues related to the functioning of the WASH Sector. 

The AISC HC will be supported by OCHA and may delegate some reporting tasks to others. 

The role of WASH Sector Coordinator is facilitation of the coordination process. 

Scope of Work: The accountability and key end-results set out below are those of the WASH Sector Lead Agency.  

It is the role of the WASH Sector Co-ordinator to ensure these are attained through the combined efforts of him/herself, of the WASH Sector Support Team (when provided) and of the WASH Country Sector Group. 

The WASH Sector Co-ordinator may supervise a number of staff (provided either solely by the lead agency or in collaboration with others such as UNOCHA and other WASH organizations) as the WASH Sector Support Team.
 
In Kenya the sector is jointly coordinated by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Ministry of Health and UNICEF through the WESCOORD secretariat. 

The WASH Cluster Coordinator will be expected to divide his/her time between the two offices. 

In line with the transformative agenda, the WASH Cluster Coordinator will provide leadership and ensure improved accountability and coordination. 

The Cluster Coordinator will support and strengthen capacity of the government to effectively lead the cluster and support the sub-national coordination mechanisms. 
 
The exact tasks and responsibilities will depend on the nature, size and scope of the emergency / programme, as well as existing capacity of national government and the international community.  

In this respect they will include but may not be limited to the following:

1. Inclusion of key humanitarian partners:
  • Ensure inclusion of key WASH humanitarian partners in a way that respects their mandates and programme priorities
  • Act as focal point for inquiries on the WASH Sector’s response plans and operations.
2. Establishment and maintenance of appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanisms:
  • Ensure appropriate coordination between all WASH humanitarian partners (national and international NGOs, the International Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, etc…), through maintenance of appropriate WASH Sector /sector coordination mechanisms, including working groups at the national and, if necessary, local level;
  • Secure commitments from WASH humanitarian partners in responding to needs and filling gaps, ensuring an appropriate distribution of responsibilities within the WASH group, with clearly defined focal points for specific issues where necessary;
  • Ensure the complementarity of different WASH humanitarian actors’ actions;
  • Promote WASH emergency response actions while at the same time considering WASH within early recovery planning as well as prevention and risk reduction concerns;
  • Ensure effective links with other Sector /sector groups;
  • Provide support to Ministry of Environment, Water & Natural Resources and Ministry of Health to maintain and strengthen WASH Cluster functions and WASH Emergency Sector Coordination through the WESCOORD (Water & Environmental Sanitation) structure under the Kenya Food Security Group.
  • Ensure effective links with and participation in existing GoK emergency structures such as the Crisis Response Centre (CRC), National Disaster Operations Centre (NDOC) etc.
  • Ensure that WASH coordination mechanisms are adapted over time to reflect the capacities of local actors and the engagement of development partners;
  • Represent the interests of the WASH Cluster in discussions with the Humanitarian Coordinator and other stakeholders on prioritization, resource mobilization and advocacy;
  • Maintain information on all current and potential WASH partners, their capacities and areas of work (including Who, What, Where and by When).
3. Coordination with national/local authorities, State institutions, local civil society and other actors:
  • Ensure that WASH humanitarian responses build on local capacities;
  • Ensure appropriate links with national and local authorities, State institutions, local civil society and other relevant actors (e.g. peacekeeping forces) and ensure appropriate coordination and information exchange with them.
4. Participatory and community-based approaches:
  • Ensure utilization of participatory and community based approaches in WASH related assessments, analysis, planning, monitoring and response.
5. Attention to priority cross-cutting issues:
  • Ensure integration of agreed priority cross-cutting issues in WASH assessments, analysis, planning, monitoring and response (e.g. age, diversity, environment, gender, HIV/AIDS and human rights);
6. Needs assessment and analysis:
  • Ensure effective and coherent WASH assessment and analysis, involving all relevant partners
7. Emergency preparedness:
  • Ensure adequate WASH related contingency planning and preparedness for potential significant changes in the nature of the emergency;
8. Planning and strategy development: Ensure predictable WASH action within;
  • WASH assessment and analysis; development (adaptation of generic standards) of standard assessment formats;
  • Identification of gaps in the field of WASH and conceptualize how sectoral needs can be met through collective delivery
  • Developing/updating agreed WASH response strategies and action plans and ensuring that these are adequately reflected in the overall country strategies, such as the Common Humanitarian Action Plan (CHAP) an integral component of the CAP process.
  • Drawing lessons learned from past WASH activities and revising strategies and action plans accordingly;
  • Developing an exit, or transition, strategy for the WASH interventions and key Sector /sector partners.
9. Application of standards:
  • Ensure that WASH Cluster /sector participants are aware of relevant policy guidelines, SPHERE standards, technical standards and relevant commitments that the Government/concerned authorities have undertaken under international human rights law;
  • Ensure that WASH responses are in line with existing policy guidance, technical standards, and relevant Government human rights legal obligations.
  • Support compilation and sharing of WASH Sector standard designs, best practices and unit costs of WASH emergency intervention infrastructure.
10. Monitoring and reporting:
  • Ensure adequate monitoring mechanisms are in place (with OCHA support) to review impact of WASH interventions and progress against implementation plans.  
  • This specifically needs to include an analytical interpretation of best available information in order to benchmark progress of the emergency response over time.  That is monitoring indicators - quantity, quality, coverage, continuity and cost.  
  • Target population data including desegregation by sex and age of service delivery which are derived from working towards meeting previously defined standards.
  • Ensure adequate WASH impact reporting and effective information sharing (with OCHA support) to demonstrate the closing of gaps.
11. Advocacy and resource mobilization:
  • Identify core WASH advocacy concerns, including resource requirements, and contribute key messages to broader advocacy initiatives of the HC, UNICEF and other actors;
  • Advocate for donors to fund WASH actors to carry out priority WASH activities in the sector concerned, while at the same time encouraging WASH actors to mobilize resources for their activities through their usual channels.
12. Training and capacity building:
  • Promote and support training of WASH humanitarian personnel and capacity building of humanitarian partners, based on the mapping and understanding of available capacity;
  • Support efforts to strengthen the WASH capacity of the national/local authorities and civil society.
13. Provision of assistance or services as a last resort: Where critical gaps in addressing WASH priorities are identified the WASH Cluster/Sector Coordinator will:
  • Lobby for implementing humanitarian partners (including UNICEF WES) to address the gaps.
  • With advice/support from the HC and support from other humanitarian partners will advocate, as appropriate, on the adequate provision of resources and safe access.
  • If persistent gaps remain then with the full support of the UNICEF Country Representative will specifically request that the UNICEF take action to fill the critical gaps through direct implementation action.
AWP Areas Covered

WASH Output 4: Institutional Development: National and County platforms for coordination of WASH activities including emergency WASH coordination strengthened and information management systems improved to support planning and evidence generation.
 

Expected Deliverables
 

The WASH Sector Coordinator will deliver the following:-
  • Assist the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources and Ministry of Health in setting the agenda and chairing national WESCOORD meetings and also to strengthen WASH coordination at sub-national levels;
  • Representation of WASH Cluster/Sector in all inter cluster, donor, government or other relevant meetings of for a;
  • WASH Cluster Coordination functions as per IASC accountabilities are fulfilled;
  • Capacity gaps identified and assessed and relevant training courses facilitated to address the gaps;
  • All WASH Cluster/WESCOORD reporting requirements are fulfilled in a timely manner (accountability);
  • Leadership/Supervision of staff supporting the cluster coordination.
Desired Background & Experience 

Candidate Profile:
 The WASH Cluster Coordinator requires both technical skills relevant to the position, as well as managerial and organizational skill sets. 

The following profile should be used as a guide:

Technical Profile
  • Minimum of 5 years WASH Sector experience at least two of which would be based in the field at Team Leader/WASH programme management level;
  • Significant experience in responding to emergency situations;
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of WASH Cluster Approach;
  • Experience in emergency preparedness and response planning preferably within the AISC cluster framework;
  • Experience of proposal and appeal writing preferably within cluster framework;
  • Experience of planning and facilitating workshops, trainings, meetings, etc;
  • A minimum of 5 year experience with either the UN and/or NGO. Additional work experience(s) with UNICEF and/or WASH partners desirable
Managerial Profile
  • Able to manage and work with a multidisciplinary team of WASH professional and provide leadership and guidance for coordination operations
  • Good written and oral presentation skills
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness and ability to work in hardship environments
  • Cultural and Gender sensitivity
  • Good knowledge of humanitarian coordination practices
  • Ability to lead in context of partnership-building and consensual decision-making
  • Fluency in English.
Education:
  • Advanced university degree in appropriate subject/areas of WASH, eg. Health Promotion or Education, Civil or Public Health Engineering, Public Health (MPH), Environmental Health, etc.
Competencies
 
i) Core Values (Required)
  • Commitment      
  • Diversity and Inclusion      
  • Integrity
ii)  Core Competencies (Required)
  • Communication  [ II ] 
  • Working with People  [ II ]  
  • Drive for Results  [ 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 ]
Languages:
  • Fluency in English.
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili would be an asset.
How to Apply

Interested and suitable candidates should ensure that they forward their applications along with their curricula vitae, to;
 
The Human Resources Manager
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
 
Email address: kenhrvacanciesC@unicef.org 

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/WASH/2015/007” in the email subject.

Interested candidates should also complete the Personal History (P11) form (CLICK HERE
 to download).

“Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply”

Post: Child Protection Specialist

Type of Contract:
 Temporary Appointment - (364 Days)

Date of Issue:
 06 March 2015

Closing Date: 19 March 2015

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Temporary position in UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO), based in Lodwar Zonal Office.

Purpose of the Post: 
 Under the supervision of the Chief, Field Office, Lodwar Zonal Office and Outcome Lead on Child Protection in Nairobi (for child protection technical reporting) this post is to specifically 
  • support the County governments in the four counties of Turkana, West Pokot, Samburu and Baringo to identify gaps in children services; 
  • strengthening coordination of the emergency child protection programmes and 
  • contribute to overall strengthening of the child protection systems including upscaling of case management for children at the Kakuma refugee camp.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure effective implementation of programme support of UNICEF child protection actions in Turkana as per the UNICEF-Government of Kenya (GOK) Country Programme (2014-’18) and Child Protection Rolling Work Plan (2014-’16). This includes working with county level government; preparing and monitoring joint activities; development of Programme Cooperation Agreements (PCAs) -in collaboration with NGO partners, and assist in the management and monitoring of these. Monitor implementation, proper utilization and liquidations of funds as appropriate.
  • In close collaboration with partners, identify gaps in children’s services and make recommendations on alternative courses of action to accelerate/improve programme delivery in line with UNICEF overall strategy in the Turkana area, and as per the UN Joint Programme in Turkana.
  • Facilitate and support strengthening of child protection coordination for Turkana area through active participation in appropriate child protection networks; advocacy and policy dialogue on child protection with local government and non-governmental partners.
  • Support UNICEF Lodwar Zonal office through the Turkana Gender and Child Protection Network (TGCPN) in the operations of the Turkana Wellness Centre, including the follow up to the launch of the Child Marriage case study report and work with partners to develop a draft strategy to reduce child marriage in Turkana County.
  • With regards to the IACS cluster approach and under the auspices of humanitarian reform ensure child protection in emergency needs and activities are reflected in the broader humanitarian appeals, including FLASH, CAP and CERF and mainstream child protection concerns through sectors and/or clusters.
  • As required, contribute to the development of funding proposals, donor reports, progress and annual reports, as well as regular SitReps on child protection in emergencies.
Required Qualifications: Advanced Degree in social sciences, law or other related technical field specifically pertaining to protection issues concerning children and women.

Experience:
  • At least five years of progressively responsible technical experience in child protection and emergency preparedness and response in Kenya.
  • Demonstrated professional experience in working with government and non-governmental partners in a challenging environment.
  • Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Law, or related technical field specifically pertaining to protection issues affecting children and women.
  • 3-5 years of emergency experience, preferably with exposure to both UNICEF and UNHCR protection and child protection. 
  • Knowledge of programming for IDTR, psycho social support, GBV prevention and response and other interventions described above; must have practical technical knowledge and experience carrying out necessary training.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; Language of the duty station an asset.
  • Leadership, teamwork and high interpersonal capabilities.
  • Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills as well as adequate computer operation skills.
  • Willing to live and work in difficult conditions and travel extensively at the field level.
Language: Fluency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of the working language of the duty station an asset.

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

Interested and suitable candidates should ensure they forward their application along with their UNICEF Personal History (P-11) Form (CLICK HERE
 to download) and curriculum vitae. Internal candidates should attach copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports.

eMail application to:    
 
The Human Resources Manager
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
 
Email address: kenhrvacanciesC@unicef.org

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/CP/2015-04” in the email subject.

Post: Communication Specialist, NO-C

Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Reference:
 POST#5826 

Duty Station: Advocacy & Partnerships, Nairobi

Date of Issue:
 06 March 2015

Closing Date: 19 March 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, Advocacy and Partnerships, contributes to the conceptualization, planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation of a public advocacy and communication strategy to get children’s and women’s issues into the public domain, strengthen political will in support of UNICEF’s mission and objectives at national and county levels, and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:


  • With the Chief of Communication develops and implements a public advocacy and communication strategy to get children’s’ and women’s issues into the public domain, and strengthens political will in support of UNICEF's mission and objectives. 
  • Develops key partnerships with parliamentarians, county leaders, civil society organizations and other leaders to advance the social policy advocacy agenda. 
  • Develops communication indicators and monitors the impact of communication and advocacy strategies. 
  • Coordinates with stakeholders, preparation of Kenya periodic reports (CRC and ACRWC) for submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and implementation of the Concluding Observations.
  • Develops close collaboration with mass media through activities such as organizing visits to project sites, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage, and utilizes both digital media and traditional media when appropriate to generate and maintain public interest in children’s and women’s issues, to tell the story of UNICEF's cooperation to a wider audience.
  • Coordinates the development, posting and maintenance of new and updated material for the UNICEF Kenya web-site. Identifies the need for radio and television programmes, publications, photographs etc., to advocate and promote organizational/programme goals within the country, and manages their production and distribution to the target audiences. 
  • Adapts and disseminates advocacy materials from New York, Geneva and the Regional Office to identified target audiences, arranging translations into local language(s), as necessary.
  • Strengthens capacity of groups and  organizations whose support is essential to the achievement of advocacy and communication objectives through appropriate advocacy and communication training, access to updated information, supplies and equipment and through experience-sharing.
  • Engages nationally known personalities and organizes special events and activities to support country programme goals.  
  • Generates public support for special events, including the launch of the UNICEF flagship publication, e.g. the State of the World’s Children Report.
  • Assists the Country Office, HQ and the Regional Office in identifying and writing feature stories and other material to facilitate global/regional advocacy and fund-raising activities, particularly in support of National Committee efforts to mobilize resources.
  • Identifies, recruits and supervises technical resources and consultants, as necessary, for the above activities.
  • Plans visits of Goodwill ambassadors, National Committee representatives and Executive Board members, including preparation of information materials (e.g., press releases, programme summaries, country fact sheets and media kits), and makes the necessary logistical arrangements.
Required Qualifications: Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations; or equivalent professional work experience in the communication area, combined with an advanced university degree in a related discipline.

Experience:
 Five years progressively responsible professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media or interactive digital media, of which two years should be in developing countries.  

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

Competencies:
 
 
Core Values (Required)
 
i) Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
ii) Core Competencies (Required)
  • Communication [II]
  • Working with People [I]
  • Drive for Results [I]
iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [I]
  • Relating and Networking [I]  
  • Persuading and Influencing [I]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [I]
  • Learning and Researching   [II]
  • Planning and Organizing [II]             
How to Apply

Interested and suitable candidates should ensure they forward their applications along with their P11 Form (CLICK HERE
 to download), and curriculum vitae. Internal candidates should attach copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports

eMail applications to:    
 
The Human Resources Manager
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Email address: kenhrvacanciesC@unicef.org

Please indicate Reference No.
 “KCO/A&P/2014-009” in the email subject.

This is a re-advertisement of the above position. Candidates who applied previously are welcome to re-apply.

“Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply”


Health Specialist (MCNH) NO-C

Post # 90634

Type of Contract:
 Fixed Term

Date of Issue: 
 06 March 2015

Closing Date:  19 March 2015

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position in UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO) based in Kisumu Field Office.
Purpose of the Post:  Under the supervision of the Chief Field Office, the MNCH Specialist and the overall guidance of the Health Specialist MNH the incumbent will manage the UNICEF support to the county government and its partners to implement policy, strengthen capacities required for the provision of MNCH services, within the framework of the devolved system of governance.  

Major Duties and Responsibilities:


Support MNCH coordination at the sub-national level:
 

  • Under the guidance of the Chief Field office and the Health specialists in Nairobi, participate and support in relevant county coordination meetings, document decisions made, and update the overall project work-plan accordingly. 
  • Relay any resulting management decisions to colleagues in the Nairobi Office;
  • Keep abreast of public health developments in the county that could have an impact on the MNCH Program (positive or negative) and proactively propose how to respond to these developments;
  • Working closely with the M&E team under his/her supervision, ensure that relevant and accurate information is available for partners as needed.
Oversee financial disbursements and supply requisitions:
  • Working closely with the Programme Assistant, supply and finance divisions, and national office staff, review and initiate MOH and partner requests for cash transfers and reports on fund utilization from the county;
  • Update the MNH Specialist regularly on fund utilization status. Based on needs assessments, and with assistance from the supply division, support the county level to prepare supply requisitions and monitor delivery;
  • While the Assurance Officer and supply Unit colleagues will conduct end-user monitoring of supplies, the MNCH Officer should also monitor the placement and use of UNICEF-purchased supplies in the region.
  • Ensure related UNICEF and collaborating partners staff comply with UNICEF’s financial rules including emergency fast-track procedures;
  • In close collaboration with Operations and Supply staff, regularly monitor and report on use of related supplies and other resources donated to the government and non-government partners;
  • Collaborate with the Operations Section and Government authorities to maintain sound internal controls, supportive of specific health interventions as well as to ensure accountability.
Maintain MNCH work-plan:
  • Based on regular reports received from the Assurance Officer and M&E Team, and on feedback obtained directly from the field and partners, maintain the overall project work-plan and proactively propose solutions to delays or other implementation challenges. 
  • Work closely with field staff and MOH colleagues to prepare county-specific work-plans and suitable budgets, and regularly track progress through both reports received from colleagues and direct field visits. 
  • The officer will be expected to document and disseminate lessons learned while implementing country-specific capacity building activities. 
 Additionally, in the region he or she will apply his/her technical expertise to;
  1. Ensure UNICEF, government and non-government staff apply right-based approaches to programming and humanitarian principles;
  2. Promote the quality of rights-based Health programmes through the formulation of programme goals and strategies and approaches.
Partnerships and leveraging resources
  • Maintain close working relationships with other related UNICEF sectors, particularly nutrition, HIV, WASH, and programme communication;
  • Coordinate with related UNICEF national Health specialists to ensure strategies are aligned with national, regional and global strategies;
  • Establish active and participatory partnerships with related Health sector stakeholders (Government, WHO, other UN agencies, NGOs and bilateral agencies) and interact with them at different stages of Health programme design and implementation and identify opportunities for leveraging resources to be brought to the attention of MNH Specialist in Nairobi;
  • 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.
Generate progress reports and support donor visits:
  • Under his/her supervision, the M&E and PHO will be responsible for generating draft progress reports every six months. 
  • The MNCH Officer will be responsible for reviewing and finalizing these reports, based on his or her direct knowledge of the overall situation at national and county levels, and his or her relationship with the donor agencies. 
  • The MNCH officer shall also oversee all donor visits to the field, through close collaboration with others in the field office.
Required Qualifications:
 
Advanced University 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 experience in public health or related field with focus on maternal and child survival and development programs.  
  • Experience working with National and Regional government will be an asset
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)
  • Leading and Supervising [Level I]         
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [Level II]
  • Analysing [Level III] 
  • Relating and Networking [Level II]
  • Deciding and Initiating Action [Level II]    
  • Applying Technical Expertise [Level III]
How to Apply

Interested and suitable candidates should ensure they forward their applications along with their curriculum vitae and P-11 form (CLICK HERE to download). Internal candidates should attach copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports.

eMail applications to:
   
 
The Human Resources Manager
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Email address: kenhrvacanciesC@unicef.org

Please indicate: Reference No. “KCO/HLTH/2015 - 010” in the email subject.

“Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply”
 
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