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

Vacancy Announcement  
“KCO/CP/2015- 016”

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Candidates who applied previously will be considered and need not reapply.)

Duty Station: Nairobi

Posts:
 Child Protection Specialist (Emergency), NO-C 


Type of Contract: Fixed Term
 
Date of Issue: 13 April 2015

Closing Date: 26 April 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.

Experience:
  • 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.

Competencies:
 
 
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: kenhrvacanciesC@unicef.org

Please indicate:
 Reference No. “KCO/CP/2015- 016” in the email subject.

Vacancy Announcement  “KCO/CP/2015-019”  

Re-advertisement of VA
 # KCO/CP/2015-04

(Candidates who applied previously will be considered and need not re-apply)

Temporary Appointment:
 (364 Days)

Job Title:
 Child Protection Specialist, NO-C, Lodwar

Date of Issue:
 21 April 2015

Closing Date: 28 April 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), to:    
 
The Human Resources Manager
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Email address: kenhrvacanciesD@unicef.org

Please indicate: Reference No. “KCO/CP/2015-019” in the email subject.

Vacancy Announcement   “KCO/HLTH/2015 - 015

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Health Specialist (MCNH), NO-C, Post#90644

Duty Station:
 Lodwar

Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Date of Issue:
 13 April 2015

Closing Date: 26 April 2015

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

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 head of the 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;
  • Ensure UNICEF, government and non-government staff apply right-based approaches to programming and humanitarian principles;
  • 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 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: kenhrvacanciesD@unicef.org

Please indicate
 Reference No. “KCO/HLTH/2015 - 015 ” 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”
 
Zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse  
 

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