UN Project National Coordinator Job in Kenya

United Nations Development Programme
UNDP Kenya invites applications for the following position:
Position Information
Post Title: National Coordinator - SWITCH Africa Green
Contract Type: Service Contract
Grade / Band: SB4

Direct Supervisor: Deputy Country Director - Programmes
Duration: One year, renewable subject to funding and performance

Date of Issue:
 4 March 2015
Closing Date: 13 March 2015

Background: The United Nations agencies, funds, and programmes that comprise the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) for Kenya have committed themselves to the “Deliver as One” (DaO). 

In line with the new Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review, Standard Operating Procedures, and UNDG Strategic Priorities 2013-2016, a UN Strategic Framework that is being developed.
The framework will focus on a few broad outcome areas one of which is the “Green Economy”.
In support to this, UNEP, with financial support from the European Union and in collaboration with UNDP, UNOPS and other regional and national partners, is implementing SWITCH Africa Green project. 

The overall objective of SWITCH Africa Green is to support 6 countries in Africa (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa and Uganda) to achieve sustainable development by engaging in transition towards an inclusive green economy, based on sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns, while generating growth, creating decent jobs and reducing poverty. 

The objective will be achieved primarily through support to private sector led inclusive green growth. The project period is 2014-2017.

The Ministry of Environment Water and Natural Resources will be responsible for the implementation and coordination of the project. 

The private sector, the EU Delegation in Kenya, and the UNCT will be members of the Project Steering Committee (PSC).

The National Coordinator will operate under the overall Guidance of the United Nations Resident Coordinator (RC) in Kenya, who chairs the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and under the direct Supervision of the Deputy Country Director Programmes (DCD/P).

The Incumbent will receive Technical guidance from the Team Leader Environment, Energy and Climate Change unit, and maintain matrix management lines to the Regional Project Coordinators at the UNDP Regional Service Centre in Addis Ababa, the UNEP Regional Office for Africa in Nairobi, and the UNOPS Africa Regional Office in Nairobi.

Education and Experience:
  • Master’s Degree in Sustainable Development, Economics, Natural Sciences or other relevant field.
  • A minimum of four years professional experience, with at least three years in project management in Green Economy related areas such as, but not limited to, energy and resource efficiency, manufacturing, tourism, sustainable agriculture and fisheries and waste management.
  • Proven experience in multi-stakeholder coordination.
  • Proven experience in research and design of research methodologies.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Kiswahili.
For the full terms of reference and application procedures please access the UNDP e-recruitment portal through the following link -https://undpcareers.partneragencies.org/ 

Notice: UNDP, as a matter of practice, does not charge any application, processing or training fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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