Posting Title: SUPPLY ASSISTANT (Classification), FS4
Job Code Title: SUPPLY ASSISTANT
Department/Office: United Nations Africa Stabilization Mission in Kenya
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period Ends: 23 June 2018
Job Opening Number: 37-Logistics and Supply Chain-NUNEA-92610-R-Nairobi
Staffing Exercise N/A

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Special Notice

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. These posts are financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations. Extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo( MONUSCO) with duty station, Goma. The incumbent reports to the direct supervisor in Life Support Unit.

Responsibilities

Within the limits of delegated authority, the Supply Assistant will carry out the following duties:
• Receives authorized on-line requisitions for stores’ supplies from Chiefs of Section and Heads of units; verifies the requisitions and issue in accordance with sections'/units' monthly requirements; ensures that supplies are issued to requesting offices/sections as per approved requisitions without delay.
• Monitors stock of supplies in the stores; conducts regular stock taking of expendable items in the supply stores and prepares reports on discrepancies observed; informs Chief Of Unit, Supply on supplies which requires stock replenishment in a timely manner; Ensures that items in the supply stores are arranged in an orderly manner and ensure that supplies are issued to requestors before expiration date of the products; Plans well in advance on expected delivery of supplies in order to maintain adequate storage facilities for incoming goods.
• Assists in raising requisitions for services and items required by the supply Stores; receives requests from offices and sections and raises requisitions in the system for goods /services required.
• Assists Receipt and Inspection Unit (R&I) in receiving and inspecting goods delivered by vendors and managed by Supply Unit; Processes internal R&I reports for goods in the Supply Stores and forward to R&I unit for processing records of the goods in the system and issue to end users according to established procedures; Update stock cards for acquired products.
• Conducts periodic inventory of UN Non-Expendable property and attractive Property managed by Supply stores and update records in the system by processing issue vouchers to individual end users of UN property for purpose of transparency and accountability.
• Prepares write-off requests for property which is lost, obsolete or damaged; Receives technical evaluation report from Technicians on damaged property or property which has become obsolete and raise request for write-off in the system to facilitate submission by the Claims office; ensure that property approved for write-off and disposal is handed over to the Property Disposal Unit in a timely manner.
• Perform other duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism:
Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Teamwork:
Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning and Organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; Adjusts priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.

Education

High School or Diploma or equivalent.

Work Experience

A minimum of six (1) year of progressively responsible experience in supply, inventory management, procurement, logistics support preferably, HACCP, ISO 22000, including at least 6 months at the international level. Experience in supporting supply services for international peacekeeping or military operations is desirable and will be an added advantage.

Languages

English and Swahili are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; Knowledge of French is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

 

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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Posting Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Job Code Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Africa Environment Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period Ends: 19 June 2018
Job Opening Number: 27-Programme Management-UNAEP-94876-R-Nairobi (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A

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Appointment against this position is for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided.
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. This position is located within the Africa Office, UN Environment Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.Under the general supervision of the Regional Director and Regional Representative, the incumbent is primarily responsible for the coordination of UN Environment interventions in Kenya. Such duties will include:

Responsibilities

1.Coordinate UN Environment's Engagement with the Government of Kenya:
Act as the focal point between UN Environment and Kenya Government institutions specifically to coordinate UN Environment collaboration with the Government of Kenya in areas related to the environment. ; Lead the development of a comprehensive UN Environment - wide country programme for Kenya; Raise the profile of UN Environment activities in Kenya by identifying additional opportunities for engagement with government institutions including the legislature, the judiciary, and the private sector in the country and highlighting emerging environmental issues of concern to the country; Publish quarterly reports on UN Environment's presence and work in Kenya and coordinate UN Environment's inputs to environmental assessment and other data and information management and knowledge products; In liaison with the Communication Division, develop a comprehensive Information and Communication Strategy to articulate achievements of UN Environment activities in Kenya; Provide strategic advice to the Regional Director to effectively engage with the Government of Kenya; Provide scientific guidance to the Regional Director to effectively identify emerging environmental issue of national relevance.

2.Coordinate UN Environment's Engagement with the Environment Donor Group in Kenya;
Act as the main interface between the Government of Kenya/Donor Environment Coordination Group and UN Environment divisions and ensure coordinated representation of UN Environment in the group, its sub-committees and other relevant donor coordination mechanisms in Kenya; Promote internal coherence and inter divisional communication, cooperation, harmonization and alignment on UN Environment's engagement with the donor group in Kenya and in accordance with the established donor coordination mechanisms; facilitate UN Environment collaboration with other international organizations and institutions based in Kenya .

3.Focal Point in UN Environment at the UN Country Team and the UN Development Assistance Framework Process:
Liaise with and facilitate the establishment of closer cooperation with the United Nations Resident Coordinator's Office, United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Kenya as well as work closely with UN Development Programme-Kenya Office; Act as main interface between and represent UN Environment in the Kenya UN Country Team/UN Development Assistance Framework process; act as a link between the UN Country Team and its activities, and UN Environment divisions and assist in establishing well-coordinated cross-divisional work in support of UN Environment's engagement in the implementation of environment components of UN Development Assistance Framework.

4.Coordinate Implementation of flagship projects jointly implemented by UN Environment and the Government of Kenya :
Provide technical support to the management of flagship projects and coordinate UN Environment's engagement and cooperation in their implementation; Mobilize financial and material resources for their implementation through innovative funding approaches, including building partnerships with NGOs, private sector, development partners and other stakeholders; develop and implement a communication strategy to ensure visibility of the flagship projects and the sharing of results from implementation of the projects; ; Support the transition of completed flagship projects to local management and ownership in order to ensure their continuity and long-term sustainability.

5.Liaison with the Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources:
Act as a focal point for correspondence with the Government of Kenya; Follow up on requests coming from the government and initiate any appropriate action accordingly; Work closely with the Permanent Mission of Kenya to UN Environment on any issue of national concern with relevance to the mandate of UN Environment.

6.Coordination of UN Environment’s activities being implemented in Kenya for coherence:
Ensure coordination of UN Environment intervention in Kenya. Specifically, (i)Track and map all UN Environment's activities in Kenya and ensure a coherent approach; (ii)Provide guidance and advice on Kenya’s priorities and ensure that UN Environment interventions are in line with the Kenya 2030 objectives and targets; (iii) Maintain a close relation with the Kenyan Government to ensure that UN Environment Intervention are aligned to the country's priorities;

7.Private sector engagement:
Work closely with the Private Sector Unit to ensure the engagement of the private sector towards achievement of national priorities, the sustainable development goals, and other national, regional and global goals and agreements in which Kenya is a participant.

8.Perform any other duties and functions as may be assigned by the Management of UN Environviment.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Demonstrates professional competence in programme/project management and implementation, planning and monitoring. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignment given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations;

•Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed;

•Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise and is willing to learn from others: Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Education

University degree in the environmental related science, ecology, biology or related field. Background in environment management, programme management (environment risk assessment, waste management) is highly desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of 1 year of progressively responsible experience in programme management, Experience in developing and/or presenting reports and data, as well as facilitating meetings is required.. Experience and knowledge of the development and implementation of Programme of Work, dynamic of interaction with member States will be an asset. NB: An internship on the above will be considered.

 

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and oral English is required. Working knowledge of other UN official languages is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

 

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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National Information Management Officer - UNOCHA

Location : Nairobi, KENYA
Application Deadline : 24-June-18 (Midnight EAT)
Additional Category : Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract : FTA Local
Post Level : NO-B
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
15-July-2018
Duration of Initial Contract : One Year
Expected Duration of Assignment : One year renewable subject to funding and performance.

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Background

In light of increasing requirements for humanitarian coordination support, advocacy and information management in the Horn of Africa, Great Lakes, and Southern Africa, the OCHA Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa is improving its information management and information dissemination to ensure that humanitarian partners, local and international media, policy makers and governmental and non-governmental actors have timely and relevant information on the humanitarian situation and response in the 25 countries that the Office covers.

Under the overall guidance of the Head of OCHA Office and under the direct supervision of the Head of the Information Management and Analysis Unit, the national IMO will be responsible for the following duties:

Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee the collection and maintenance of primary data and information on relevant humanitarian contexts, that are required internally and externally to support humanitarian decision-making, in close collaboration with the OCHA ROSEA Communications and Emergency Preparedness and Response teams

  • Support  strategic and operational decision-making by processing and analyzing data and information and presenting it in user-friendly formats (e.g. reports, maps), utilizing the latest data visualization and mapping technologies.
  • Design, develop and manage databases, spreadsheets and other data tools; understand, document, and ensure the quality of high-value humanitarian data for accuracy, consistency and comparability; consolidate operational information on a regular schedule to support analysis.
  • Develop and maintain spatial baseline and operational datasets in accordance with relevant standards and guidance; produce and update high-quality map products and online services; maintain a repository of spatial data and ensure that the data are documented and accessible to all humanitarian partners through local and/or online services.
  • Is available and willing to deploy to countries in the region and outside, sometimes on long-term, to provide Information Management mission support, including in complex emergency settings.
  • Perform other duties as may be requested by OCHA Head of Office or the Head of the Information Management Unit.
Competencies
  • Professionalism – Exposure to, and knowledge of, a wide range of information management systems related to humanitarian activities; understanding of relevant standards for graphics and data in humanitarian settings; conceptual and strategic analytical capacity; demonstrated problem-solving skills; ability to conduct data collection and analysis using various methods; good knowledge of the region; ability to influence others to reach agreement; shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of IM subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
  • Client Orientation – Ability to identify and analyze clients’ needs and match them to appropriate solutions, including through improvement of IM tools and products; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in IM projects; meets timeline for delivery of IM products or services to clients.
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning – Keeps abreast of new IM tools and available technology; understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
  • Communications – Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; is able to explain and present technical information in a manner understandable to the audience, including effectively advising clients on information management-related issues.
  • Planning & Organizing – Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities; develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments and adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work.
Required Skills and Experience

Experience:

  • A minimum of one year of progressively responsible experience in information management, information systems, data management, geographic information systems & mapping, and/or data visualization, is required. NB: An internship on the above will be considered.
  • In-depth knowledge of industry standard GIS and Graphics design software, including but not limited to Adobe Illustrator, ArcGIS, InDesign, Photoshop and Tableau is required.
  • At least one year of experience working on humanitarian IM-related projects in Eastern or Southern Africa (preferably in a hardship Duty Station) is desirable.
  • Experience managing information in disaster response or complex emergency settings is desirable.
  • Relevant experience within the UN system or an international organization is desirable.
  • Experience managing common operational datasets desirable.
  • Experience in working on Humanitarian Needs Overview and Humanitarian Response Plan is desirable.

Language:  

  • For the position advertised, fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of one or more local languages is desirable.

Other Skills:

  • Experience undertaking missions to support Information Management in areas/countries where populations affected by humanitarian crisis are located is desirable.

 

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Education Officer
Job Description
 
Advertised on behalf of
Agency UNICEF
Job ID 12906
Practice Area - Job Family Basic Social Service - EDUCATION
Vacancy End Date 06/06/2018 (Midnight Nairobi, EA)
     
Duty Station Nairobi, Kenya
Education & Work Experience G-Bachelor's Level Degree - 2 year(s) experience
Languages Required: English
  Desired: Swahili
Grade GP  
Vacancy Type National Regular UN Volunteer
Posting Type External
Bureau National Nations Volunteer
Contract Duration 12 Months
This recruitment will be handled by UN Africa, Nairobi Kenya after Shortlisting by Eridika Limited.  A candidate could be deployed to other locations outside Nairobi.  This position is open for Kenyan nationals only as well as legal residents in the country or territory with the status of refugee/status of being stateless

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Background

Preamble

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programmeis the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.

In most cultures volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. In this context, UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities.

In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.

Organizational Context/Project

The programme component contributes to the UNDAF outcomes that aim to increase access to basic services (outcome 1) mitigate the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS (outcome 3) and enhance institutional and technical capacity for disaster management (outcome 6, 7 and 8).

The programme also contributes to the MDG and EFA goals of universal primary education and gender equity by 2015.

The Education programme focuses on three result areas: Early Childhood Education, Primary Education and Complementary Education. This programme component also manages the Youth and Life skills education in schools.  The overall goal of the Education and Youth Programme is to contribute to the realization of the rights of all Kenyan children and youth to quality basic education, with specific targets of achieving gender parity in primary and secondary education by 2005 and towards gender equality by 2015.  The main thrust of the programme is on the access, retention quality and completion of quality education, with focus on girls and other disadvantaged groups of children, including orphans, street children, child labour, and children with special needs, in eleven selected arid and semi-arid districts and urban informal settlements.

The Education and Youth Programme uses a three-pronged approach. These include support to: national level policy and partnership-building activities for national coverage; activities focused on selected school clusters to develop context-specific and replicable approaches to improve girls’ education and education quality, and life-skills education to reduce HIV/AIDS transmission among children, youth and teachers in target districts; and broad efforts in advocacy, partnership building and programme development.

The overall strategy focuses on fulfilling the rights of girls to education at all levels, to achieving progress towards the education of all children. Specific strategies used include capacity strengthening for improved planning, management and service delivery; catalytic support to interventions designed to improve all facets of quality education; advocacy to build up consensus for maintaining quality early childhood, primary and complementary education development, girls’ education and HIV/AIDS prevention; programme communication to create awareness at all levels of the importance of Early Childhood Education; promotion of multi-sectoral approaches (in particular, water and sanitation, health, nutrition and child protection); and partnership-building for improving education as a collective responsibility.  Particular attention will be attached to a “whole school” approach through establishing and operational zing the “School Cluster” as a means of both a) improving the quality of learners’ content, teaching/learning processes, teaching/learning environment and learning assessment and b) strengthening delivery systems.

Living Conditions

The incumbent will find his/her own housing arrangements in Nairobi. Nairobi is a mod-ern metropolitan city where most basic goods and services are available locally at rea-sonable cost. The city is at a high altitude, with sunny days and cooler nights. There is a short rainy season before Christmas, and longer rains fall from March to May. Novem-ber to February is generally warm. No need for central heating, however warm clothes are necessary during the rainy season. There are several transportation options in Nai-robi, including taxis, buses, mini-buses, and mobile applications for transport. Public healthcare in Nairobi is generally subpar, but there are private healthcare options that are of better quality. The city is widely connected through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the smaller Wilson Airport. Air transport is also available to many up country destinations. The city is home to some 3,000 UN personnel mainly attributed to the fact that it serves as the headquarters for both UN HABITAT and UNEP, and as the UN Regional Hub for the East and Horn of Africa region. Security is an issue in Nairobi, with incidents of car-jacking and theft not uncommon. Safety and security in Nairobi varies depending on different neighborhoods, and it is important to become familiarized with safety recommendations for the city. Telecommunication system in Nairobi is gen-erally sufficient. Internet access is generally reliable. There are fairly frequent power cuts, however most of the shared compounds have generators. Water supply can also be an issue as Kenya often experiences drought. In these situations expats may need to supplement their water supply by buying in water tankers.  Kenyans are wonderfully friendly and tolerant to visitors. English is the first language spoken here, though most Kenyans are trilingual, using tribal languages and Kiswahili.

Conditions of Service for national UN Volunteers

A 12- month contract; with subsequent contract extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment.

Travel to duty station (if applicable) and a Settling-In-Grant will be provided in the event duty station is not within commuting distance from the place of recruitment. A Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) of Ksh 76,779 of payment is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included (health insurance for up to 3 dependents), as well as final repatriation (if applicable) and resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.

 Duties and Responsibilities

 Under the direct supervision of the Education Specialist  the national UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective education programme and project design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation, including gender disaggregation; provide support for sharing the information with relevant partners.
  • Support in preparing programme strategies and budgets for review by the supervisor. Provide evidence based inputs in development of proposal for fund raising.
  • Enhance project efficiency and effectiveness through monitoring and follow up activities with various implementing partners. Support in planning and monitoring flow of supply and non-supply assistance to different project.
  • Analyze collected data and information and prepare progress reports including monitoring and reporting indicators by gender. Assist in providing inputs in developing strategy notes on education issues as part of Country Programme Recommendation.
  • Documentation of project processes and best practices. Support in record keeping and organising meetings. Compile training and orientation material. Record keeping of relevant evaluation, reviews and periodic meeting with government counterparts and other partners. Develop effective communication system with field office.
  • Collaborate with Operations staff to implement internal controls systems and resolve day-to-day issues or discrepancies in financial or supply management; and provide support for orientation and training of all implementing partners to UNICEF financial and supply policies and procedures.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark IVD);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Results/Expected Output

 

  • Proving to be a good team player and support Kenya UNICEF Education section to achieve its goals as planned. Completing the work and deliverables as per agreed timeline.
  • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.

 

Competencies

Core Values (Required)

  • Commitment 
  • Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Integrity 

Core Competencies (Required)

  • Communication [II] 
  • Working with People   [I]      
  • Drive for Results   [I]

Functional Competencies (Required)

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [I]
  • Analyzing   [II] 
  • Applying Technical Expertise [II]
  • Learning and Researching [II] 
  • Planning and Organizing [II]

  Required Skills and Experience

  • University Degree in Education or social sciences as related technical field. Additional Diploma in Early Childhood Development and Education preferred
  • Two (2) years progressively, responsible work experience in programme design, administration, monitoring and evaluation in area of education.
  • UN experience will be an added advantage
  • Computer profiency is required
  • Proven writing skills in english

Disclaimer

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.

United Nations Volunteers reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this opening for other openings with United Nations Volunteers with similar assignment description, experience and educational requirements.

 

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Vacancies

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Job Title Deadline Location

Programme Management Officer

19 - June 2018. 16:30

Nairobi

National Information Management Officer - UNOCHA

24 - June 2018. 16:30

Nairobi

Supply Assistants

23 - June 2018. 16:30

Nairobi

Education Officer

05 - June 2018. 16:30

Nairobi