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Chief Supply Chain Management Officer

Grade KNC 6
Reports To Secretary General in the interim
Classification Middle Management Level
Remuneration Gross monthly package Ksh. 131,769 – 164,420 Pm
Leave Allowance – Ksh. 6,000
Medical Allowance – As per scheme rules

Group Life & Accident Cover– As per scheme rules
Terms Permanent and Pensionable
Pension Contribution rate (basic salary)
Employee – 7.5%
Employer – 12.5%
Responsibilities
This Officer will be responsible for managing the Commission’s Library. The Officeholder will be expected to perform the following duties;
·         Ensure the achievement of the functions and objectives of the Supply Chain Management mandate;
·         Coordinate the day to day business of the Supply Chain Management Division.
·         Coordinate the preparation of the overall annual procurement plans;
·         Assist to formulate, execute and communicate the Commission’s procurement policies, strategies, plans and performance contracts and establish proper internal controls
·         Provide leadership to staff and ensure that the Division’s management structures are effective
·         Ensure the development of all Supply Chain Policy papers and provide follow up activities as may be required.
·         Coordinate the establishment of effective administrative structures, processes and systems in the Division;
·         Provide regular communication to the Secretary General/CEO on key technical, financial, administrative and partnerships matters related to the procurement function;
·         Coordinate stakeholders and the enhancement of the Division’s corporate image
·         Monitor and implement procedural or policy changes to improve operations and quality service delivery.
·         Advise the Commission on the best procurement practices which promote good corporate relations;
·         Oversee the efficient working of the procurement Committees and ensure regulatory compliance and reporting
·         Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Secretary General/CEO.
Qualifications
Academic & Professional Qualifications
·         A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields namely; Business Administration (Supplies Mgt Option), Commerce, Marketing, Economics, Statistics, Procurement and Supplies Management Law from a recognized and accredited institution;
·         A Diploma or Higher Diploma in Procurement or Supplies Management from a recognized institution;
·         Be a member of a registered supply chain professional body
Experience
·         Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in the relevant field or profession two (2) of which should be at a comparable middle management level or is currently serving in an equivalent position in a similar organization for a minimum period of three years
·         Demonstrated competence within the supply chain unit of an organization
·         A self motivated individual with the ability to work independently
·         Have good industry knowledge and experience of government supply chain processes and procedures
·         Demonstrate knowledge of government procurement legislations and policies affecting the institution
·         Possession of good knowledge of ethics, governance and procurement operations of State Corporations
Personal qualities
·         Excellent analytical skills;
·         Ability to multi task;
·         Good interpersonal and communication skills;
·         Team player, resourceful, flexible, have integrity and commitment to production results, self-motivated, dependable, organized, professional and must satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity.

Deputy Director of Programme
Grade KNC 8
Reports To Programme Director
Location Nairobi, Headquarters
Remuneration Gross monthly package Ksh. 194,896 – 245,465 Pm
Leave Allowance – Ksh. 10,000
Medical Allowance – As per scheme rules
Group Life & Accident Cover– As per scheme rules
Terms Permanent and Pensionable
Pension Contribution rate (basic salary)
Employee – 7.5%
Employer – 12.5%
Responsibilities
The officer will be responsible to the Programme Director, Education for the development and implementation of UNESCO Basic Education and Learning programmes and activities in a results oriented and timely manner to achieve Corporations’ goals, objectives and agreed performance targets. This will entail inter alia:
Duties
·         Be responsible for the day to day operations of the Basic Education and Learning Division and achievement of its functions and objectives;
·         Develop and implement the Division’s annual operational plans, performance contract and budget;
·         Recommend to the Programme Director effective processes, systems and internal controls in the Division including succession plans;
·         Coordinate the formulation, execution and communication of UNESCO related Basic Education and Learning policies, strategies, and plans and ensure their evaluation thereof;
·         Prepare relevant Basic Education and Learning policy and technical papers and provide follow up activities as may be required;
·         Mobilize technical support for the execution of the Division’s programmes and activities
·         Serve as the focal point of the Basic Education and Learning Division;
·         Promote effective partnerships and collaborative networks within the Basic Education and Learning sector;
·         Develop relevant programme and project proposals for implementation
·         Be responsible for stakeholder management dealing with the Basic Sciences and Engineering;
·         Facilitate and support the activities of the Education Programme and Expert committee; and
·         Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Secretary General/CEO.
Qualifications
Academic & Professional Qualifications
·         A minimum of a Master’s degree in Education from a recognized and accredited institution
Experience
·         Possess a minimum of fifteen (15) years continuous experience in the education profession in a reputable organization three (3) of which must be at a comparable senior management level position or is currently serving in an equivalent position in a similar organization for a minimum period of three years
·         Demonstrated proven ability and results in managing national and/or international related functions;
·         Demonstrate good industry knowledge of the basic sciences sector and ongoing reforms;
·         Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the formulation and/or implementation of international agreements/conventions/protocols and priorities;
·         Demonstrated good international exposure in international meetings and processes;
·         Demonstrated experience in national policy formulation and/or implementation processes;
·         Have knowledge/experience in international partnerships/collaborations frameworks;
·         Demonstrated competence in project management (design, proposal writing and/or implementation)
Personal qualities
·         Diplomatic, pro-active, approachable, flexible, have integrity and commitment to production results, self-motivated, dependable, organized, professional and must satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity.

Research & Development Director
Grade KNC 9
Reports To Secretary General/CEO through the DSG, Corporate Support Services
Purpose of the Job
To ensure policy implementation and management of the Research and Development Department.
Remuneration Gross pay Ksh. 256,336-327,937 Pm
Leave Allowance – Ksh. 10,000
Medical Allowance – As per scheme rules
Group Life & Accident Cover– As per scheme rules
Terms Contract (4yrs renewable) with service gratuity
Responsibilities
The officer will be responsible to the Secretary General/CEO through the Deputy Secretary General, Corporate Affairs for the coordination and implementation research and development programmes in a results oriented and timely manner to achieve the Corporations’ goals, objectives and agreed performance targets. This will entail inter alia:
Duties
·         Coordinate the day to day business and be responsible for the overall achievement of the functions and objectives of the Research and Development Department;
·         Ensure preparation of the Research annual plans, budgets, performance contracts and establishment of proper internal controls;
·         Ensure the formulation and communication of the Research and Development policies, strategies and plans;
·         Support in the formulation of research and development proposals;
·         Promote and negotiate funding contracts with partners to support research or other applicable studies or support;
·         Coordinate research process activities and the preparation of reports and provide follow up activities as may be required;
·         Ensure the effective dissemination of research findings;
·         Establish effective mechanisms for generation of research intelligence to inform policy;
·         Provide research advice and coordinate capacity building programmes related to research;
·         Provide leadership to research staff and ensure that the Units management structure are effective including succession plans;
·         Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Secretary General/CEO.
Qualifications
Academic & Professional Qualifications
·         A minimum of a Master’s degree in the relevant field from a recognized and accredited institution;
·         Possess relevant certifications in either Quantitative or Qualitative research processes;
Experience
·         Possess eighteen (18) years of management experience in the relevant field or profession five (5) of which must be at a comparable senior management level position or is currently serving in an equivalent position in a similar organization for a minimum period of three years
·         Demonstrated wide experience in progressive data management and research responsibilities in a Research and Development unit;
·         Demonstrated successful expertise in designing and carrying out quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation processes;
·         Demonstrated extensive familiarity with a variety of research field’s concepts, practices, and procedures as reflected in work results;
·         Have working industry knowledge of relevant emerging research trends and practices;
·         Demonstrated wide experience in research dissemination processes including presentations to decision-makers;
·         Demonstrated proven ability and results in research resource mobilization processes
Personal qualities
·         Diplomatic, pro-active, approachable, flexible, have integrity and commitment to production results, self-motivated, dependable, organized, professional and must satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity.

Secretary General Deputy
Grade KNC 10
Reports To Secretary General/CEO
Classification Top Management
Remuneration Gross monthly package Ksh. 326,594 – 420,840 Pm
Leave Allowance – Ksh. 10,000
Medical Allowance – As per scheme rules
Group Life & Accident Cover– As per scheme rules
Terms Contract (4yrs renewable) with service gratuity
Responsibilities
The officer will be responsible to the Secretary General/CEO for overall policy and strategy formulation and implementation of the five UNESCO Technical Programmes in a results oriented and timely manner to achieve the Commission’s goals, objectives and agreed performance targets. This will entail inter alia:
·         Represent the Secretary General/CEO when called upon;
·         Provide overall leadership and guidance within the Directorate of Technical Programmes;
·         Ensure the development and implementation of the overall budget, annual operational plans, and performance contract of the Directorate of Technical Programmes ;
·         Ensure the establishment of effective and efficient administrative structures, processes, systems and internal controls in the Directorate of Technical Programmes;
·         Oversee general administration and planning activities in the Directorate and influence procedural or policy changes to improve operations and quality service delivery;
·         Coordinate the preparation of Board papers from the Directorate and provide follow up activities as may be required;
·         Coordinate the processes for formulation of UNESCO policies, programmes, strategies, and plans and ensure their implementation thereof;
·         Coordinate monitoring and evaluation of compliance to UNESCO protocols, conventions and treaties;
·         Advise and promote UNESCO partnerships and linkages within the Directorate;
·         Manage effective internal and external office communication’s;
·         Review, interpret and advise on the recommendations of the five (5) Programme and Expert committees;
·         Advise and recommend on the official position on UNESCO related matters; and
·         Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Secretary General/CEO.
Qualifications
Academic & Professional Qualifications
·         A minimum of a Master’s degree in any of the above fields namely; education; environmental sciences; social sciences; arts; communication or information sciences from a recognized and accredited institution;
·         Possession of Doctorate degree in any of the above fields will be an added advantage
Experience
·         Have served at Director level or its equivalent for a minimum period of three years OR have eighteen (18) years cumulative, relevant and continuous work experience in a reputable organization eight (8) of which should have been in an equivalent or comparable senior management position dealing with leadership and senior management responsibilities

·         Demonstrated proven ability and results in heading an equivalent or comparable senior management portfolio;
·         Demonstrated proven leadership capabilities in financial, material and human capital management within a reputable institution;
·         Demonstrated proven ability and results in coordinating multiple portfolios of a reputable organization with a national or international character;
·         Demonstrated good industry knowledge in either the education; natural sciences; social sciences; culture; or communication and information sectors including involvement with ongoing national reforms;
·         Demonstrated working experience in the formulation and/or implementation of international agreements/conventions/protocols and processes within the UNESCO areas of competence;
·         Demonstrated wide experience in national and/or international policy formulation processes;
·         Demonstrated good international exposure in international meetings and processes
·         Demonstrated working knowledge/experience of institutional partnerships/collaboration frameworks
·         Demonstrated competence and experience in dealing at Board levels of an Institution.
Personal qualities
·         Diplomatic, pro-active, approachable, flexible, have integrity and commitment to production results, self-motivated, dependable, organized, professional and must satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity.

Legal Officer
Grade KNC 8
Reports To Secretary General/CEO
Location Nairobi, Headquarters
Remuneration Gross monthly package Ksh. 194,896 – 245,465 Pm
Leave Allowance – Ksh. 10,000
Non Practicing Allowance – 30,000
Medical Allowance – As per scheme rules
Group Life & Accident Cover– As per scheme rules
Terms Permanent and Pensionable
Pension Contribution rate (basic salary)
Employee – 7.5%
Employer – 12.5%
Responsibilities
The Officer will be responsible to the Secretary General/CEO for the coordination and implementation of the Legal Services in a results-oriented and timely manner to achieve the Corporations’ goals, objectives and agreed performance targets. This will entail inter alia:
·         Coordinate the day to day business of the Legal Services Department.
·         Initiate the formulation of the Commission’s Legal policies, strategies, and plans and coordinate their evaluation thereof
·         Establish effective Legal administrative structures, processes and systems
·         Provide legal support in drafting of policies, directives and/ or instructions, and provide follow up activities as may be required.
·         Advice on adherence and Legal compliance with the national laws and international statutes;
·         Proactively guide and advice the Commission on all legal matters affecting its functions including new legislations;
·         Take minutes during board meetings and provide guidance to the Board on their duties and responsibilities related to matters of corporate governance;
·         Conduct legal research; write legal opinions and memoranda on matters relevant to the Commission as required,
·         Advise and participate in the negotiation of contracts, partnerships, memoranda of understanding (MOUs) and agreements generally,
·         Provide regular communication to the Secretary General/CEO and the Board on key Legal technical matters
·         Handle legal matters affecting or that may affect the Commission, including representation in courts, hearings and where else necessary
·         Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Secretary General/CEO.
Qualifications
Academic & Professional Qualifications
·         Must have a Bachelor’s degree in law from a recognized university,
·         Diploma in Law (from Kenya School of Law);
·         Possession of a LLM, or Master’s degree in Governance, policy or related discipline will be an added advantage,
·         Must be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya,
·         Possess a current practicing certificate,
·         Possession of a CPS (K) and registration with the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya will be an added advantage.
Experience
·         Possess a minimum of fifteen (15) years continuous experience in the legal profession or is currently serving in an equivalent or comparable senior management level position within the corporate legal services Department of a similar organization for a minimum period of three years three;
·         Demonstrated proven ability and results in managing a corporate legal portfolio;
·         Demonstrated proven ability and results in providing effective board secretariat services;
·         Demonstrated proven experience in drafting high level minutes and board papers
·         Demonstrated experience in drafting, interpreting and executing legal instruments;
·         Have strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills,
·         Proficiency in computer Applications.
Personal qualities
·         Pro-active, approachable, flexible, have integrity and commitment to production results, self-motivated, dependable, organized, professional, and must satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity.
·         Knowledge in legislative drafting is an added advantage.

Finance Manager
Grade KNC 9
Reports To Secretary General/CEO through the DSG, Corporate Support Services
Location Nairobi, Headquarters
Remuneration Gross monthly package Ksh. 235,789 – 305-522 PM
Leave Allowance – Ksh. 10,000
Medical Allowance – As per scheme rules
Group Life & Accident Cover– As per scheme rules
Terms Contract (4yrs renewable) with service gratuity
Responsibilities
The officer will be responsible to the Secretary General/CEO through the Deputy Secretary General, Corporate Support Services for the development and implementation of the Commission’s budgeting and financial management policies, strategies and plans in a  results oriented and timely manner to achieve the Corporations’ goals, objectives and agreed performance targets. This will entail inter alia:
·         Coordinate the day to day business and ensure the overall achievement of the functions and objectives of the finance mandate;
·         Coordinate the formulation, execution and communication of the financial policies, strategies, and plans and ensure their evaluation thereof;
·         Formulate and interpret the budget and finance policies and coordinate the preparation of the annual budget plans, and establishment of proper internal financial controls;
·         Ensure that the Commission’s financial management structures, processes and systems are effective;
·         Develop budgeting and financial instruments and submit to the relevant and authorized Offices in good time and provide follow up activities as may be required;
·         Provide regular communication to the Secretary General/CEO on key financial and budgetary matters;
·         Ensure efficient and effective management of Development Partner Financing for the Programme.
·         Monitor expenditure and projects including programme implementation on a periodic basis and ensuring timely disbursement of funds.
·         Monitor and implement financial procedural or policy changes to improve operations and quality service delivery.
·         Coordinate stakeholders and the enhancement of the Commission’s corporate financial image;
·         Mobilize, negotiate and source for funds for the Commission;
·         Manage cash flow and forecasting, and control the commitment of funds and expenditure trends, in line with existing regulations;
·         Ensure compliance with all financial legal and regulatory requirements; and
·         Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Secretary General/CEO.
Qualifications
Academic & Professional Qualifications
·         A minimum of a Master’s degree in any of the following fields namely; Business Administration, Business Management, Economics, Commerce (Finance Option), Finance or Accounts from a recognized and accredited institution
·         Possess certificate in Certified Public Accountant (K), ACCA or CFA from a recognized and accredited institution
·         Be a registered member of a professional body
Experience
·         Possess eighteen (18) years of management experience in the relevant field or profession five (5) of which must be at a comparable senior management level position or is currently serving in an equivalent position in a similar organization for a minimum period of three years
·         Demonstrated competence in leading the finance function of an organization
·         Demonstrated strong resource mobilization capabilities as proven with previous work assignments
·         Have extensive industry knowledge of government financial processes and procedures
·         Demonstrate knowledge of government financial legislations and policies affecting the institution including ongoing reforms
·         Demonstrated experience in financial policy formulation
·         Possession of good knowledge of ethics, governance and operations of State Corporations.
Personal qualities
·         Good Leadership skills, Excellent management skills, Ability to multi task, Good interpersonal and communication skills, Have good diplomatic and coordination skills, Flexible, approachable and assertive, Have integrity and commitment to production results, Selfmotivated; and
·         Must satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity.
How to apply
·         Download the KNATCOM 1A form from the website www.unesco.go.ke
·         Complete the form and sign (Do Not attach any documents)
·         First send a soft copy in word format to hr2019@unesco.go.ke (Do Not attach any documents)
·         THE SUBJECT OF THE EMAIL SHOULD BE THE TITLE OF THE POST
·         Secondly, send a hard copy to:
The Secretary General/CEO
Kenya National Commission for UNESCO
P.O. Box 72107-00200
National Bank Building, 16th Floor
Harambee Avenue
NAIROBI
Note: Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Valid Clearance certificates from EACC, HELB, KRA & CID is mandatory.

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