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United Nations Development Programme
Project Officer for Extractive Industries
National Individual Consultant
Background: The discovery of oil and gas has brought much attention to the plethora of natural resources lying within Kenya’s soil. 

With these newfound resources, the Government has been reviewing legislation and aligning policies for smoother exploration, contracting, production and benefit sharing of natural and mineral resources. 

To support the Government’s priorities, UNDP Kenya is working with the Ministry of Mining in implementing the “Extractive Industries for Sustainable Human Development” project with the aim of ensuring sustainable human development where participation, equity and sustainability are prioritized to ensure the industry also promotes peace.

Objective: The objective of the assignment is to provide technical support to the Extractive Industries Project under the Inclusive Economic Growth Unit.

Application Procedure
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications including the following:
  1. UNDP Personal History Form (P11)
  2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  3. Maximum two page proposal for implementing the assignment (including key work stages and timelines; consultants can also suggest suitable case examples if any) – Template provided.
Please quote the following references on the subject line: “Project Officer – Extractive Industries”

Applications should be emailed to to reach us not later than Monday, 18 May 2015 by 4.00 P.M Kenya Time.

Please see the Terms of Reference, the P11 form, the Individual Contract Proposal form and the Terms and Conditions of Individual Contracts by visiting the UNDP Kenya Website: -

United Nations Development Programme
UNDP Kenya invites applications for the following position:

Post Title:
 Programme Associate
Contract Type: Fixed term Appointment (FTA)
Grade / Band: G6
Direct Supervisor: Team Leader, Energy, Environment and Climate Change Unit
Duration: One year, renewable subject to funding and performance
Date of Issue: 08 May 2015
Closing Date: 15 May 2015

Background: Under the overall guidance of the Team Leader, Energy, Environment and Climate Change Unit, (EECU), the Programme Associate ensures effective delivery of the country office Energy, Environment and Climate change Unit portfolio by entering and managing data and supporting programme implementation consistent with UNDP rules and regulations.

The Programme Associate works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects’ staff in the CO and UNDP HQs as required for resolving complex finance related issues and exchange of information.

Education and Experience:
  • Secondary Education, preferably with specialized certification in Accounting and Finance;
  • University Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Political Science and Social Sciences would be desirable, but not a requirement;
  • 6 years of progressively responsible administrative or programme experience is required at the national or international level;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages;
  • Experience in handling of web based management systems.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili.
For the full terms of reference and application procedures please access the UNDP e-recruitment portal through the following link -
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”.

United Nations Support for AMISOM (UNSOA)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Movement Control Officer, NO-C, Nairobi
Vacancy Notice No: UNSOA/MOVCON/001/2015
Under the overall supervision of the Chief Movement Control, UNSOA, the Movement Control Officer will perform functions relating to the success of MOVCON Nairobi strategic roles and tasked to meet UNSOA / AMISOM / UNSOM operational movement requirements in accordance with UNSOA rules and regulations. 

The incumbent will act as the Team Leader for MOVCON Nairobi Operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specifically the incumbent will be responsible for the following:
  • Develop, implement and manage the sea, air or surface transportation plan for military and civilian police personnel, including formed military units, contingent owned equipment and United Nations owned equipment, including dangerous goods, to and from Peacekeeping missions, within operating parameters established through coordination with DFS, DPKO and other involved participants.
  • Identify the most cost efficient, operationally effective and feasible plan for each transport requirement within geopolitical and operational risk management and mitigation parameters;
  • Analyze, plan and present strategic movement options analysis in a clear and concise manner to DFS/DPKO senior management then execute and coordinate movements based on management’s decision;
  • Ability to plan and coordination movement of Military Contingent troops/ Formed Police Unit personnel and COE during deployments, rotations and repatriations.
  • Plan and coordinate deployments and rotations of military contingents cargo conducted commercially; Ensure dangerous goods are transported In Accordance With (IAW) International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGRs); Assist with the movement of contingent military personnel and cargo on UN or contracted assets into, within and out of Mission areas
  • Prepare Scopes of Work for commercial transportation, customs clearance and freight forwarding services and their respective technical evaluations in response to bids for these services;
  • Management of all Movement Control Third Party Logistic contractor/s in support of all UNSOA cargo movement in and out of Kenya, Somalia and within the mission area.
  • Monitor and evaluate transportation equipment and terminal facilities used by the United Nations to ensure safe and efficient delivery of equipment and personnel and note deficiencies to be corrected;
  • Contribute to the preparation of various written reports, guidelines, policies, procedures, studies, briefings and other communications.
  • Prepare requisitions for strategic movement operations, ensuring that requirements and specifications are accurate and complete, and ensure funds availability; Coordinate requisition process with purchasing authorities to ensure that bidding and approval processes meet required timetables;
  • Provide leadership to the Movement Control units (Shipping, Passenger Booking, JMCC) and Team in Nairobi.
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, transportation, management or other relevant area. 
  • A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience in transportation-related occupation or logistics may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in air, sea or surface transport required. 
  • Experience in military transportation and movements is highly desirable. 
  • Experience in a UN peacekeeping mission would be an asset.
  •  Experience in Transportation and movement management of dangerous goods would be an asset.
Desirable: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of ERP (UMOJA) systems, organizational transformation and process improvements.

 English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is an advantage.

 Proficiency in Microsoft Suite applications.
Qualified candidates may submit their applications including their curriculum vitae or United Nations Personal History form (P.11) to the email address on or before the deadline.

Please quote Vacancy Notice Number in the Subject of the e-mail.

 15 May 2015

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