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UNDP Kenya Programme Analyst (National Programme Officer) Job Vacancy

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is UN’s global development organization. UNDP has a normative global mission as a pro-poor development agency to promote human rights, gender and the Millennium Development Goals.

UNDP Kenya would like to recruit a 
Programme Analyst (National Programme Officer Category, Grade NOB - ICS9) for Human Rights.


The UNDAF aims to support Kenya in implementing the country’s national development strategy, as articulated in Kenya Vision 2030 and its first 5 year Medium Term Plan.

Further, the programme aims to enhance the mutual agreement between the Government of Kenya and the UN, for the realization of fundamental human rights principles enshrined in the international human rights Instruments and Declarations to which the Government of Kenya and the UN are committed.

On safeguarding human rights, UN assistance aims to provide strategic and timely support through the Human Rights Unit in the Resident Coordinator’s office to UN agencies, the GoK,
KNCHR and civil society organizations.

The Unit’s primary focus in 2011/12 include;
  • coordination of human rights input into implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UNDAF;
  • Ensuring UN continuation as strategic leader on Transitional Justice;
  • Strengthening UN and partners capacity on the Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) ;
  • Increasing strategic partnerships for advocacy and provision of assistance to victims, witnesses, human rights defenders and marginalized groups;
  • Assisting the UN, GoK in UPR process and implementation of recommendations as well as providing substantive and technical support to UN agencies on request.
  • Underpinning this work are the principles of inclusivity and effective participation of marginalized groups, including women, youth and persons with disabilities.
The Office of the UN Resident Coordinator is recruiting 1 National Programme Officer – whose key areas of responsibility will be assisting the Human Rights Unit in implementation of the above mentioned tasks.

  • Masters Degree in Law, Political Science, Human Rights, Social Science, International Relations, Development Studies or other relevant area
  • Additional qualifications in programme/project management is an added advantage
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience working in the area of human rights;
  • sound knowledge of and experience in the development and implementation of human rights related projects and programmes;
  • sound research and analytical capacity in the field of human rights, including thorough understanding of the national and international human rights protection system
  • Good knowledge and experience in human rights and gender mainstreaming in development programmes;
  • good experience in monitoring and evaluation of programmes/projects;
  • experience working with the UN, human rights organization, development organization or similar institution, is a requirement
Language Requirements
  • Fluency in English and Swahili is a requirement.
Interested and qualified persons should apply on the UNDP Kenya e-Recruitment portal located at on or before 1st March 2011

Click on “E-Recruitment Portal” under “Human Resources” and submit your application online. Applications received via other means will not be accepted. Applications must be accompanied with an application letter and P11. The P11 form can be found at the same site. Applications received via other means will not be accepted.

Additional considerations
  • Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Applications are open to suitably qualified Kenyan citizens only
  • Acknowledgements will be sent only to applicants who strictly meet the requirements of the post.
  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply
“UNDP is an equal opportunity employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its staffing patterns”.

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