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Programme Assistant 30 septiembre 2020 Especialista nacional UNEP Kenya
Abierta

Programme Assistant

Especialista nacional
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
Inglés
Inmediatamente
12 meses
30 septiembre 2020

Edad mínima requerida: 25 años. Reclutamiento restricto a nacionales o residentes legales en el país de asignación.

Under the direct supervision of the Head, Nairobi Convention Secretariat, the national UNV will undertake the following tasks:

  • Providing support to the Nairobi Convention in tasks related to the implementation of the EU funded project entitled “Enforcing Environmental Treaties in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries (ACP-MEA Phase III)” focused on capacity building and reinforcing the Nairobi Convention governance frameworks and associated protocols, including the current work programme of the Nairobi Convention,
  • Contribute to preparation of briefing notes, concept notes and presentations on the ACP-MEA Phase III project in synergy with related projects of the Convention,
  • Assist to prepare legal agreements such as Small Scale Funding Agreements (SSFA) and Project Cooperation Agreements (PCA) with partners for implementation of project activities and processing through the UN Environment Partnership Portal,
  • Assist to keep track of legal agreements for the ACP-MEA Phase III project and related projects and follow-up on their deliverables, associated payments and closure,
  • Support organization of meetings and contribute to preparation of meeting agendas, meeting concept notes, identifying participants, preparation of background and working documents, meeting reports and where appropriate, handling logistics and preparing mission reports,
  • Create and maintain an experts and institutional database on ocean governance and marine spatial planning, database on the Protocol concerning protected areas and wild fauna and flora in relation to coastal and marine ecosystems health and indicator monitoring, database on ocean acidification in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region, database on marine litter in the WIO region,
  • Upload project data into the Nairobi Convention clearinghouse mechanism, undertake data analysis and trends, visualization of scenarios and identify emerging issues,
  • Draft and/or contributing to quarterly, mid-year and annual reporting on the progress in implementation of the ACP-MEA Phase III project,
  • Represent the Nairobi Convention at various partners’ meeting and make presentations on the Nairobi Convention’s work and its linkages to other initiatives in the Western Indian ocean region,
  • Contribute to technical reporting on project activities and global reporting on activities related to marine and coastal management, as well as reporting on progress in attainment of relevant sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) arising from the activities of the Nairobi Convention,
  • Contribute to development of new projects to promote project sustainability through preparation of project ideas and proposals,
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Master degree or equivalent

Post-graduate university degree in marine sciences, environmental studies specialising in marine and coastal environment or discipline related to the work of marine biology and/or coastal ecosystems, or related area. A first-level university degree with additional technical training in marine science in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

24 Months

24 months. Experience working in coastal and marine conservation and management, experience on ocean governance will be an added advantage. Fluency in both written and spoken English is required.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Chemistry and biology

marine conservation and management

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline:30-09-2020

Programme Assistant – Gender Statistics 30 septiembre 2020 Especialista nacional UNWomen Kenya
UNWomen
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
Inglés
Inmediatamente
12 meses
30 septiembre 2020

Edad mínima requerida: 25 años. Reclutamiento restricto a nacionales o residentes legales en el país de asignación.

Under the overall guidance of the Programme Specialist– Gender statistics, the programme Assistant shall be responsible for; management of specified interventions of the programme;

  1. Support the roll out of the gender statistics students grants activity to be carried out in partnership with academic institutions and KNBS. Specifically, support in recruitment of consultants and procurement of venues for the consultation meetings.
  2. Support the recruitment, travel and logistics of National and international consultants, Government counterparts and UN Women staff in the roll out of;
  • The Time use survey
  • The capacity building activities
  • The development of key gender statistics publications
  • Grantees
  • Support in the reporting and liquidation of grantees funds

  1. Support execution of activities in the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics Letter of Agreement workplan FY 2018/2020
  2. Support travel and logistics of Government counterparts and UN Women staff to all south to south cooperation meetings at the National and international level
  3. Support as communications focal point fo the programme in liaison with UN Women communications officer
Bachelor degree or equivalent

A bachelor’s degree in social sciences or relevant field

24 Months
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in project management for development projects.
  • Have experience in using financial management systems including ATLAS.
  • Have experience in design, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation of development projects
  • Excellent computing and IT skills, with full competency of office software packages.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other development programme/project experience, Development programme/project administration
No

Accountability, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline:30-09-2020

Innovation Analyst 30 septiembre 2020 Especialista nacional UNICEF Kenya
Abierta

Innovation Analyst

Especialista nacional
UNICEF
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
Inglés
Inmediatamente
12 meses
30 septiembre 2020

Edad mínima requerida: 25 años. Reclutamiento restricto a nacionales o residentes legales en el país de asignación.

Task descriptions

Under the direct supervision of Information Management Specialist at UNICEF Kenya, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Supporting UNICEF and partners in delivering the Generation Unlimited agenda leading trialling and testing of youth engagement platforms such as the youth digital marketplace, U-Report, and the generation unlimited youth challenge.
  • Collaborate with UNICEF colleagues and stakeholders on the design of projects, initiatives and pilots to quickly validate new ideas and test/assess the effectiveness of identified initiatives, including (but not limit to) monitoring progress/impact, formulating hypotheses, and supporting the assessment of initiatives.
  • Assisting the identification of frontier methodologies or adapt existing methodologies to enhance services and information for children and young people.
  • Develop operational prototypes, and document methodologies and lessons learned.
  • Support the presentation and analysis of various data on geospatial platforms. Develop visual information products (Infographics, factsheets, thematic profiles, etc.) to support programme planning, monitoring and decision making.
  • Scanning and mapping the innovation and technology ecosystem, partners and stakeholders in Kenya for initiatives and services for children including e-learning, connectivity, social enterprises etc.
  • Contribute to information management for UNICEF Kenya by developing a framework to capture the learnings from innovation and T4D in such a way that if favour critical reflection, scaling and rapid adaptation over static reporting.
Master degree or equivalent

Currently studying towards a master’s degree or having a master’s degree in Computer Science, Design, Development studies, Statistics, Entrepreneurship or another relevant field.

36 Months
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 3 years) in implementation of technology innovation initiatives, research, data analytics, design and project management.
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) and work with start-ups would be highly regarded;
  • Familiarity with technologies such as blockchain, machine learning, python, deep learning etc are desirable.
  • Familiarity with the innovation ecosystem in Kenya, networks/hubs, players and partners.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
 Otra experiencia en TI y telecomunicaciones

Technology innovation initiatives, research, data analytics, design and project management.

No

Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Knowledge Sharing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage
and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

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Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like
to apply.

Application deadline:30-09-2020

Communications Assistant 04 octubre 2020 Especialista nacional UNEP Kenya
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
Inglés,Francés
Inmediatamente
12 meses
04 octubre 2020

Edad mínima requerida: 25 años. Reclutamiento restricto a nacionales o residentes legales en el país de asignación.

Under the direct supervision of the Public Information Officer for the Nairobi Convention, the UNV will assist in the following tasks:

  • Support the update and launch of the Nairobi convention website; include writing articles and website articles and other content for SAPPHIRE/WIOSAP
  • Lead team in compiling weekly News Round-up for regional and international readership;
  • Maintain the Nairobi Convention experts’ database and support communication with the Government focal points and Institution partners;
  • Assist with Newsletters for the Nairobi Convention Projects, presentations, briefing notes and other informational materials;
  • Provide technical, administrative and logistical support to carry out social media campaigns. This includes recommending strategy and procedures to ensure effective implementation, online community engagement and participation, and optimum outreach and impact;
  • Liaise with different offices to ensure smooth delivery of communications strategy, i.e. Communications, Publishing, etc.
  • Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs supporting the Nairobi Convention WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE projects, e.g. draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Prepare reports for internal and external requests; and procedural monthly and quarterly reporting;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of Communications strategy. Document best practices, stories and lessons learnt and disseminate them;
  • Ensure documentation and reporting compliance with internal policies and external requirements;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in communications, international relations, political science, English, or a related field.
24 Months
  • Professional experience: at least two years of experience in a communications role, preferably at an international organization, governmental institution, or non-governmental organization.
  • High level of spoken and written English fluency required. Knowledge of French would be an asset.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Fluent
 Otra experiencia relacionada con la comunicación

communication

No

Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

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Application deadline:04-10-2020

Application Development and Support 04 octubre 2020 Especialista nacional UNEP Kenya
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
Inglés
Inmediatamente
10 meses
04 octubre 2020

Edad mínima requerida: 25 años. Reclutamiento restricto a nacionales o residentes legales en el país de asignación.

Under the direct supervision of an Officer in the section, the UN Youth Volunteer will be part of a team implementing an Evaluation Module for the monitoring and conducting of evaluations as part of the assessment of project performance within the project cycle (for the Evaluation Office); and developing a system for the Safeguard Risk Identification System (Policy and Programme Division). The specific tasks of the UN Youth Volunteer include the following:

1. Evaluation Module (Evaluations Office)

  • Develop the Evaluation Module as per the requirements
  • Ensure linkages to other UNEP-wide applications where required (PIMS, etc)
  • Draft, write and produce other standard application documentations, such as user manual or guidelines.
  • Support with data fixes and issue resolution (bugs) raised once system is launched.
  • At the request of the Evaluation Office, liaise with other departments on technical issues related to the Module
  • Perform other data related tasks as required.
  • Perform other documentation related tasks as required.

2. Safeguard Risk Identification System (Policy and Programme Division)

  • Develop the Safeguard Risk Identification website
  • Ensure linkages to other UNEP-wide applications where required (PIMS, etc)
  • Draft, write and produce other standard application documentations, such as user manual or guidelines, minutes of meetings.
  • Review data migration requirements and perform the necessary actions to ensure data is complete and accurate.
  • Support with data fixes and issue resolution (bugs) raised once system is launched.
  • Perform other data related tasks as required.
  • Perform other documentation related tasks as required.

3. Outreach, training and user support:

  • Perform other training and support related tasks as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • A first level university (Bachelors’) degree in Computer Science; Information Technology &Communication, Web design and/or related area.
24 Months
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in dev-ops, client support, training and outreach work. Experience in the following development technologies: PHP and relevant frameworks, Javascript, MySQL databases, linux-based OS (CentOS, Debian) will be given preference.

Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;

Language:

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat For this particular assignment, fluency in oral and written English is required.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Software and applications development and analysis, Other information and telecommunications technology experience

Computer Science; Information Technology &Communication, Web design and/or related area.

development technologies: PHP and relevant frameworks, Javascript, MySQL databases, linux-based OS (CentOS, Debian)

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline:04-10-2020

Programme Assistant 04 octubre 2020 Especialista nacional UNEP Kenya
Abierta

Programme Assistant

Especialista nacional
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
Inglés,Francés
Inmediatamente
6 meses
04 octubre 2020

Edad mínima requerida: 25 años. Reclutamiento restricto a nacionales o residentes legales en el país de asignación.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the UNEP Climate Change Mitigation Unit Task Manager for Africa or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Programme Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

Project Design (concept phase):

  • Verify Project Identification Forms (PIFs): grammar, spelling, acronyms, uniformity in presentation / formatting, consistency of information in tables and text, completeness of all required sections and ensure that all necessary corrections are incorporated.
  • Upload PIFs and responses to GEF Sec reviews on the GEF Portal.
  • Ensure all documents are properly archived in the Climate Mitigation Unit shared database, using the standard file naming convention.

Project Development (PPG phase):

  • Assist the Task Manager and Administrative Officer in preparing Small Scale Funding agreements (SSFAs) / Terms of Reference for Project Preparation Grants (PPGs).
  • Ensure the project developers have the latest templates to prepare the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Endorsement Requests, including all required GEF and UNEP annexes / appendices.
  • Verify CEO Endorsement Request and annexes: grammar, spelling, acronyms, uniformity in presentation / formatting, consistency of information in tables and text, completeness of all required sections and ensure that all necessary corrections are incorporated.
  • Perform consistency checks on the information provided in the different interlinked CEO Endorsement Request annexes (i.e. Budget, Workplan, Procurement Plan and Terms of References).
  • Upload CEO Endorsement Requests and responses to GEF Sec reviews on the GEF Portal.
  • Support the Task Manager in coordinating with other UNEP units / teams, whenever needed.
  • Ensure all documents are properly archived in the Climate Mitigation Unit shared database, using the standard file naming convention.
  • Review PPG expenditure reports submitted by partners, whenever applicable.

Project Implementation:

  • Assist the Task Manager and Administrative Officer in preparing Project Cooperation Agreements (PCAs) and/or Internal Cooperation Agreements (ICAs) as well as compiling the standard appendices for recently CEO endorsed GEF projects in the Africa portfolio.
  • Track circulation of new project internalizations and all projects revisions for the Africa portfolio through UNEP clearance and approval process.
  • Assist the Task Manager in reviewing agendas, terms of reference, presentations slides, participant lists and other documents prepared by the Executing Agencies for project inception workshops and steering committee meetings of the Africa portfolio.
  • Assist the Task Manager and Administrative Officer in communicating / coordinating with Executing Agencies on timelines to submit all required UNEP/GEF reports as per the requirements of the PCA / ICA.
  • Ensure the Executing Agencies use the right templates to meet these reporting requirements, and that all sections of the reports are duly completed.
  • Support the Task Manager in reviewing the required GEF/UNEP reports submitted by the Executing Agencies from the Africa portfolio.
  • Support the Task Manager in uploading the annual PIR information on the GEF Portal.
  • Support the Task Manager in reviewing budget and workplan revisions for assigned projects from the Africa portfolio, and in providing guidance to the Executing Agencies as necessary for them to complete the documents correctly.
  • Assist in the follow-up on outstanding financial and progress reports with the Executing Agencies.
  • Support the Task Manager in coordinating with other UNEP units / teams, whenever needed.
  • Ensure all project reports from the Africa portfolio are properly named and filed in the Climate Mitigation Unit shared database.
  • File and archive by Component and Output all project deliverables developed / issued by the Executing Agencies from the Africa portfolio into the Climate Mitigation Unit shared database.
  • Develop a tool/worksheet to track the submission, review and approval of all required GEF/UNEP reports of projects from the Africa portfolio, and keep the tracking tool up-to-date.

Project Evaluations and Closure:

  • Assist in creating / populating the evaluation database / repository with relevant project information, reports, deliverables and documents.

General:

  • Provide general administrative and coordination support to the Task Manager and the Administrative Officer.
  • Maintain and keep up-to-date project folders / files.
  • File and archive documentation and reports in the Climate Mitigation Unit shared database, following the standard file naming convention.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Task Manager.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, environmental policy, environmental engineering, natural resources management, natural sciences, physical sciences, economics or in a related field

36 Months
  • At least 3 years of relevant professional work experience at the national level; experience in assisting with project administration / coordination is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners;
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in climate change related issues, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
 Administración de programas/proyectos de desarrollo
No

Accountability, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

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Application deadline:04-10-2020

Regional Global Adaptation Network (GAN) Liaison 04 octubre 2020 Especialista internacional UNEP Kenya
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
Inglés,Francés
Inmediatamente
12 meses
04 octubre 2020

Edad mínima requerida: 25 años. Reclutamiento abierto a todas las nacionalidades, excepto a nacionales del país de asignación.

Within the delegated authority and under the direct supervision of the GAN Coordinator and in close collaboration with the Regional Climate Change Coordinator in Africa, the UNV Regional GAN Liaison for Africa will be:

  • Supporting the regional adaptation networks for Africa (Ebafosa, AAKNet and EPIC Africa) and supporting bi-directional connections between regional networks and GAN (exploring ways for GAN to work to support and connect the regions)
  • Liaising and reaching out to other actors and networks in the region to strengthen, consolidate and expand the regional presence of GAN
  • Gathering information about initiatives, activities and adaptation tools and resources (e.g. webinars, publications and guidelines) carried out by in the region and feeding the information from stocktaking into GAN knowledge platform
  • Convening stakeholders into regional meetings (webinars, sessions) to exchange information and practical examples about barriers to the uptake of nature-based solutions to adaptation (NBS for adaptation), otherwise known as ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA), to feed into the recommendations for the Global EbA Fund.
  • Developing surveys, conducting research and outreach to gather information, evidence, synthesize knowledge and create case studies from regional adaptation work including projects in the regions on best practices, barriers to EbA adoption and uptake, for feeding into the Global EbA Fund, UNEP normative work and global processes including UNFCCC
  • Supporting and organizing virtual or in-person adaptation events, webinars, seminars or sessions
  • Writing press releases that cover CCAU projects in the Africa region
  • Writing blog posts that capture the success stories from CCAU projects in the Africa region
  • Writing the text for project webpages for CCAU’s projects in the Africa region
  • Writing project factsheets/briefing notes for CCAU projects to capture and communicate the key information and approaches of the project
  • Gathering information on regional adaptation reading to feed into regular GAN reading lists Developing reports on latest activities of updating GAN’s regional networks and partners on GAN’s latest activities
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Master’s degree related to environmental management, communications and/or journalism, climate change, natural resources management or other relevant area.

24 Months
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in support of environmental or science networks or other relevant programmes; experience with adaptation, in particular ecosystem-based adaptation or nature-based solutions, is desired, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Required: Excellent proven written and oral communication skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting and analytical skills in English;
  • Desired: Experience in communication, preferably including producing press releases
  • Desired: for Latin America: knowledge of Spanish; for Africa, knowledge of French and/or Arabic;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Have affinity with or interest in adaptation, in particular ecosystem-based adaptation, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Sustainable natural resources management and climate change adaptation, Other energy, environment and climate change related experience, Journalism, mass media and broadcasting
No

Accountability, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 04 October 2020

Project Officer 04 octubre 2020 Especialista nacional UNESCO Kenya
Abierta

Project Officer

Especialista nacional
UNESCO
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
Inglés
Inmediatamente
12 meses
04 octubre 2020

Edad mínima requerida: 25 años. Reclutamiento restricto a nacionales o residentes legales en el país de asignación.

Under the overall supervision of the Director of the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya and under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Specialist for Natural Sciences, the Project Officer shall contribute to the development, management and implementation of activities in the field of water sciences and disaster risk reduction within the overall commitment of UNESCO towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. In particular, s/he will be expected to provide technical and coordinative support to the Programme Specialists working on the implementation of the following two projects: “Water Security in Turkana” and “Strengthening Disaster Prevention Approaches in Eastern Africa”.

The incumbent shall in particular be required to perform the following tasks:

  • Assist in tracking and reporting on project activities and budgets
  • Assess needs and provide administrative support for meetings, including logistical arrangements, travels and budget preparation; format reports; make all information and documents available online;
  • Initiate contractual documents; identify consultants and suppliers; provide full administrative assistance throughout the entire contractual process.
  • Provide general office assistance to Natural Science programme staff:
    • Register, review and draft correspondence;
    • Carry out checks for adequacy, accuracy and quality of information content and presentation to ensure that all correspondence and documents are channeled and processed in conformity with the established procedures;
    • Coordinate, follow up and support travel arrangements of all team members;
    • Maintain/update programme and project documentation and records;
  • Support the development of Natural Sciences Sector strategy options for UNESCO-supported water resource development and disaster risk reduction efforts in Kenya and Eastern Africa;
  • Support the Natural Sciences Sector work in emerging disaster and water resource management challenges and identify investment opportunities to promote regional cooperation in disaster prevention and integrated water resources management;
  • Support the Natural Sciences Sector cooperation with relevant regional bodies and multilateral regional water and disaster risk reduction (DRR)programs;
  • Support the design and administration of regional cooperation activities, including conducting dialogue with national governments, regional organizations, bilateral donors, non-government organizations (NGOs) and other UN agencies;
  • Contribute substantially to Country Partnership Strategy for DRR and water security in Eastern Africa
  • Support the development of DRR and water-related policies, strategies and plans for Eastern Africa
  • Undertake other tasks related to the projects and the Natural Sciences Sector programmes
Master degree or equivalent

Water Science, Disaster Risk Reduction, Environment, or Natural Resources; or related discipline

60 Months
  • A minimum of five (5) years of professional working experience relating to water, disaster risk reduction (DRR) or environmental sector including at least three (3) at the international level is required.
  • Proven technical skills in the area of Project Management including but not limited to Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Risk Management, Socioeconomic Surveys and Quantitative Data Analysis is desired.
  • Work experience in managing government water infrastructure projects and conducting rapid assessment of water resources will be an advantage.
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement and communication of project results
  • Experience in creating project content and events on various platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs, Web News etc.
  • Solid report writing and review skills in English
  • Experience in managing Project’s events calendar to ensure timely publication;
  • Experience in the management and implementation of national and international projects is an advantage;
  • Previous experience in the UN system is desirable.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other development programme/project experience, Water, sanitation and environmental engineering, Disaster risk reduction
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline:04-10-2020