Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Regional Family Liaison Officer Int. Specialist WFP Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001957-10620
Open

Regional Family Liaison Officer

Regional Family Liaison Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
WFP
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

The Regional Family Liaison Officer will have a dual reporting line: administratively, RBFLO reports to Regional Staff Counsellor; and technically, RBFLO reports to Global Family Liaison Officer. The position will be based in Nairobi and have a regional remit. Travel is required to remote and difficult locations.

The RFLO will drive various programmes and interventions. These would expand in scope in line with the findings of surveys and focus groups. They would include but not be limited to:

  • Identifying needs, advocating and implementing creative solutions to support families to fulfil the WFP goals of inclusivity and to ensure dependants and families feel supported wherever they are located.
  • Facilitating social support through local WFP FLOCK groups to help alleviate the acute stress and isolation common during relocation or when families have to live at distance from the WFP staff member. (supporting the global Facebook group and database and the creation of local social media groups where appropriate).
  • Identifying local resources for families (mental health professionals, specialized services for children with special needs, schools, shelters, social organizations for spouses, training opportunities - language, employment networks).
  • Outreach and creation of external partnerships that can further improve support to WFP staff and their families.
  • Working across functions to maximize support to families and advocate for their needs (HR, security, admin) and acting as a liaison within the Region for family issues.
  • Contributing to developing family pages for the local pages of the WFP Wellbeing Platform/App and other communication platforms.
  • Participating in developing specific projects and programmes and raising awareness on topics such as domestic abuse/ parenting.
  • Participating in the Regional and targeted Country Wellness Committees and advocating for family activities
  • Counselling services for dependents or with staff on family specific issues

Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Advanced university degree (Doctorate, Masters or equivalent) in Clinical or Counselling Psychology, Psychiatry, Clinical Social Work or demonstrably equivalent studies from a recognized institution.

Additional training or certification in a broad range of related fields, such as alcohol/substance abuse, resilience, cross-cultural communication, conflict resolution, mediation, trauma, project management, communication etc. will be an advantage

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • Minimum three (3) years of progressively responsible professional post graduate experience relevant to the field is required.
  • Demonstrated experience working with families is essential.
  • International experience is an added value.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentations).
  • Ability to identify needs and suggest and/or develop appropriate solutions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients at all levels of WFP as well as external entities.
  • 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
  • Must be an excellent team player and value working with a multidisciplinary and culturally diverse team.
  • Ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries and establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
General human medicine (with clinical experience)
Area of expertise details

Clinical or Counselling Psychology, Psychiatry, Clinical Social Work

Driving license
Competencies values
Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* 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. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My 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: 22 September 2021
Youth and Education Officer Int. Specialist UNEP Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001958-10638
Open

Youth and Education Officer

Youth and Education Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNEP
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
6 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Chief, Youth, Education and Advocacy Unit or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will work on:

  1. Coordinator of the UNEP sports program:
  • International Olympic Committee(OIC) partnership: With colleagues in UNEP and IOC, work to ensure the 2021 / 2022 workplan is delivered and seek out new opportunities to build out this collaboration and define the next workplan.
  • Sport Report: Project manage the delivery of a new annual report with a range of partners that will seek to outline how sport can act on the climate / nature crisis.
  • Sport for Nature: Project lead the creation of a new Sports for Nature Alliance with the International Olympic Committee and other partners, which would raise the profile of sport on this agenda in the build-up to Paris 2024, and beyond.
  • Other sports initiatives: With others, consider new relationships on a case-by-case basis to take forward that would support the objectives of the new 5 year UNEP Medium Term Strategy (which focuses on climate, nature and pollution) with sport as a medium for action / awareness on this agenda.
  • Raising the profile of this agenda internally / externally: Raise the profile of UNEPs work with sport inside UNEP, with other UN partners and at key external moments during the course of the year, including a new Ambassador work plan.

  1. Develop substantive paperwork on other agendas as / when required:
  • Fundraising: Consider how funding for this work could be taken forward with other key partners;
  • New opportunities and initiatives: Provide substantive ideas on other analogous opportunities, such as sport / video gaming, with other members of the team at key spike moments during the year.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Master’s degree in communications, international relations, political science or sports related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Required experience
60 Months
Experience remark
  • Minimum five years of work experience in communication or related fields.
  • UN experience will be an asset.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Other communications related experience
Driving license
Competencies values
Communication, Creativity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism
Application procedure
* 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. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My 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: 23 September 2021
Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control Officer Int. Specialist UNEP Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001960-10647
Open

Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control Officer

Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNEP
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
6 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Enterprise Risk Management Officer or her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV should have the following qualifications/requirements:

  • Coordinate audit, evaluation, review and stakeholder reporting responses across divisions, including the management of response systems and quarterly reviews for various internal and external auditing bodies.
  • Remediation and response planning for Internal Controls, including the issuance of the annual Statement of Internal Control (SIC).
  • Project support for the implementation of an Enterprise Risk Management Framework, including period risk assessments, which involve the identification, description, analysis and estimation of corporate risks and the design of a tailored UNEP Risk Universe and Dashboard.
  • Assist in the coordination and monitoring of Risk Treatment and Response plans defined for high priority corporate risks.
  • Assist the ERM/IC Officer on external risk reporting to stakeholders and assist in the preparation and finalization of various risk tools and visualizations.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Bachelor’s degree in area related to business or public administration, management, finance or accounting;

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • 2 years relevant work experience
  • Strong editing, writing, reporting, analytical and evaluation skills;
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Acrobat DC, social media, and others).
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Finance, accounting and audit
Area of expertise details

public administration, management, finance or accounting;

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* 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. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My 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: 23 September 2021
Humanitarian Affairs Officer Int. Specialist UNOCHA Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001961-10648
Open

Humanitarian Affairs Officer

Humanitarian Affairs Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNOCHA
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
6 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Under the direct supervision of Head of Emergency Preparedness and Response the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support coordinated humanitarian operational preparedness for, and response to, emergencies in the region, including through frontline surge, and support (remote and in-person) for the development of relevant products such as contingency plans, the Humanitarian Programme Cycle, flash updates, humanitarian financing (e.g. CERF) etc.
  • Monitor, analyse and report on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management or emergency situations in assigned areas of Southern and Eastern Africa;
  • Follow developments in countries assigned by the supervisor, keep relevant country profiles up-to-date, interact with the Resident Coordinator’s Office coordination specialist for assigned countries, and highlight any issues of concern to feed into the daily operational update.
  • Provide frontline surge in response to new emergencies, the escalation of existing emergencies and/or fill critical gaps.
  • Make contacts and nurture relationships with key interlocuters in your countries of responsibility and thematic areas.
  • Develop or feed into any country/thematic reports/documents that might be required e.g. snapshots, outlooks, sitreps, etc.
  • Assist in the production of appeals for international assistance - including Humanitarian Needs Overviews, Humanitarian Response Plans and Flash Appeals - in the region;
  • Organize and participate in meetings, conferences and consultations with other agencies and partners on humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters in the region;
  • Support the RCO in the preparation of relevant CERF reports in countries under ROSEA’s coverage without OCHA country offices.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Humanitarian or development studies, political science, social science, law, international studies, or a related field

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in humanitarian/emergency response, human rights, international development, public diplomacy, or other relevant programmes are required. In addition:
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English. Fluency in French and/or Portuguese is desired.
  • Excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • 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;
  • Sound security awareness.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Human rights
Area of expertise details

Humanitarian/emergency response, Human Rights, International Development, Public Diplomacy

Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* 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. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My 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 : 23 September 2021
Programme Officer Int. Specialist UNEP Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001964-10649
Open

Programme Officer

Programme Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNEP
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
6 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Under the direct supervision of Director of Governance Affairs Office the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Develop innovative outreach and communication material targeting main stakeholders served by the Governance Affairs Office.
  • Draft and edit web based newsletters such as the weekly update on activities of the Governance Affairs Office to the Communications Division, with coordination with the Director and other staff members.
  • Carrying out research, analysis and drafting of documents, and ability to present data in visually attractive format; presenting data to support decision making processes.
  • Manage website content and social media engagement for the GAO led events with high level /government representatives, civil society and private sector in close coordination with the different Units of the Digital Strategy section of the Communication Division.
  • Coordinate with the Communication Division the curation and dissemination of updates of UNEP’s work to member States and other stakeholders
  • Coordinate with the Communication Division the content, production, management and updates related to the main and side events of the UN Environment Assembly and the UNEP 50th anniversary celebrations.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Communications/International Relations, Public Administration or related education to the assignment

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

Knowledge of website content management and social media engagement. Knowledge on publication is an added advantage.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Other communications related experience
Area of expertise details

Knowledge of website content management and social media engagement

Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Creativity, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Professionalism
Application procedure
* 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. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My 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 23 September 2021: