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UN Job in Kenya - UNICEF Kenya Country Office, Nairobi

Consultant - Child Health 

NO-C (11 Months)

Date of Issue: 20 April, 2011

Closing Date: May 2nd, 2011

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for the above SSA Consultancy in the Child Survival & Development (CSD) Section of UNICEF Kenya Country Office, Nairobi.

Purpose of the Post: To provide technical support for UNICEF Kenya Office in its efforts to support the government to strengthen the programming and implementation of key child health activities

For detailed Scope of Work and Expected Deliverables, go to:(

Desired background and experience
  • Masters degree in public health, medicine/ paediatrics etc
  • At least eight years progressive experience in public health or related field with focus on child survival and development programs
  • Knowledge of the current issues in Child Survival in Kenya and the region with experience in planning, implementing and monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in developing policy and strategy documents and dissemination of the same to a wider government, donor and key NGOs and the community.
  • Ability and experience in undertaking qualitative and quantitative data collection, review and analysis
  • Excellent communication and networking skills
  • Knowledge of Swahili and experience in Kenya will be an asset.
Language: Fluency in English and Kiswahili required. Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.

Competencies: Excellent computer skills, ability to work in an international and multi-cultural environment; ability to organize and prioritize work; ability to recognize and take initiative to solve problems or recommend solutions; good communication and analytical skills, proven ability to manage funds/budgets for the section’ proven ability to organize meetings/workshops, drafting skills for memos, contracts, letters, TOR’s; and knowledge of PROMS desirable.

Interested and suitable candidates should forward their applications along with their curricula vitae to;

The Human Resources Specialist
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Email address:

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/PROG/2011-01” in the email subject.

Interested candidates should also complete the Personal History (P11) form, which can be downloaded from the UNICEF Kenya website: (

“Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply”

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