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UN Programme Coordinator Job Vacancy

UNDP Kenya invites applications for the following position:

Post Title:
Programme Coordinator - UN Integrated Programme (Turkana County)
Contract Type: FTA
Grade / Band:NOD/ICS11

Direct Supervisor: Peace and Development Adviser
Duration: One year, renewable subject to funding and performance

Date of Issue: 
19 November 2014
Closing Date: 28 November 2014

Background: The UN system under the leadership of the current UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative selected Turkana as a model county for development assistance under the UNDAF 2014-2018. 

UN agencies have been focusing mainly on humanitarian assistance and disaster risk reduction. Agencies present on the ground include UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF and IOM. UNDP has project staff under the DRR programme. 

Going forward it is important to have humanitarian assistance integrated with development programming in order to achieve the goal of sustainable human development in Turkana County.

In furtherance of this, UNDP would like to engage a Programme Coordinator to be based in Turkana County and support the implementation of the new Integrated Programme as well as the County Government in terms of their leadership in ‘Delivering as One’.

The incumbent is expected to work under a high degree of independence and to pursue new areas of activities within the new integrated programme. The Programme Coordinator will lead the design, development and management of coordination programme for Turkana County Government providing policy advisory services.

The Programme Coordinator will represent UNDP Management and programme in the Turkana County as a strategic implementation region for the country office and UN system.

The incumbent will have high level and diverse partnership relations with UNDP management, County Government, UN agencies and donors. He/she will create opportunities for expanding 

Education and Experience:
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field.
  • 7 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and establishing interrelationships among international organization and national governments. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.
The full terms of reference for the position can be accessed on the UNDP Kenya e-Recruitment portal on the UNDP Kenya website - 

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”.

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