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UNDP seeks to fill in the following positions within the Civil Society Democratic Governance Facility:

1. Programme Specialist

2. Capacity Building Officer

3. Assistant Finance Officer


UNDP Kenya and a number of development partners have established a Civil Society Democratic Governance (CSDG) Facility under the UNDP Country Programme Action Plan.

This Facility, which is also known as “Amkeni Wakenya”, aims to support the country’s efforts to uphold democratic governance, human rights and the rule of law through enhanced empowerment of the people and strengthening of relevant governance institutions.

The European Union Delegation in Kenya has provided grants to Amkeni Wakenya to support CSO activities in Kenya during the period 2011-2014 through a programme named Bridging Divides through Accountable Governance-BDAG and its component in support of Non-State Actors mainly in the areas of Access to Justice, Local Governance and the Kenyan National Accord Agendas.

Job Profiles

Programme Specialist

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Programme Manager, the Programme Specialist will manage all aspects of the EU-funded portfolio including design of the programme focus, preparing guidelines for CSO grant applications, organizing capacity development activities, monitoring and evaluation including review of narrative and financial reports from Implementing Partners (IPs) to ensure that they adhere to the UNDP rules and procedures on procurement and financial management.

Capacity Building Officer

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Programme Manager and working closely with the Programme and Capacity Building Specialists, the Capacity Building Officer will develop and co-ordinate all capacity building activities for grantee and non-grantee organisations including capacity assessment of potential grantees, institutional building trainings, mentoring and monitoring and evaluation.

Assistant Finance Officer

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Programme Manager, the Assistant Finance Officer will ensure effective and transparent utilization of financial resources and integrity of financial services.

The Assistant Finance Officer will promote a collaborative client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations. S/he will analyze and interpret the financial rules and regulations and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex financial issues.

Application Procedure

The full job descriptions detailing the scope of work, required academic qualifications and years of relevant work experience can be accessed on The UNDP Kenya website.

Interested and qualified persons should apply on the UNDP Kenya e-Recruitment portal located on the UNDP Kenya website - on or before 8 April 2011.

Select “e-Recruitment Portal” under “Operations/Human Resources”.

Applications received via other means will not be accepted.

Additional considerations

  1. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
  2. Acknowledgements will be sent only to applicants who strictly meet the requirements of the post.
  3. UNDP is an equal opportunity employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its staffing patterns.
  4. UNDP, as a matter of practice, does not charge any application, processing or training fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions as to vacancy announcements you may have received, please refer to this website.

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