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Urban Development Specialist Nat. Specialist UN-HABITAT Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001905-10155
Open

Urban Development Specialist

Urban Development Specialist

National Specialist
Host entity
UN-HABITAT
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
9 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of [Programme Management Officer-Human Settlements] or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV [Urban Development Specialist] will:

  • Provide technical support in the development of urban governance platforms and networking between governments, institutions, businesses and communities of interest and practice within the system of cities and towns in Turkana West to foster trade, investment, knowledge and information exchange, innovation, and collaborative governance.
  • Organize three Corridor Development Forums in Turkana West involving government, businesses, international agencies, NGOs, community representatives and stakeholders with interest in the long-term development of the corridor
  • Support the establishment of at least three local industry associations, communities of interest or practice in the Kakuma-Kalobeyei cluster. These might include ITC, energy, education, health, design, food and/or construction.
  • Develop mechanisms to support the development of an enterprise hub and catalyst for economic activities to facilitate the connection of the Kakuma-Kalobeyei cluster into the economic development corridor of Turkana West
  • Provide report upon conducting survey and collecting data with experts on the ground for sustainable economy for corridor development in Turkana county
  • Draft report of sustainable economy for corridor development in Turkana county
  • Draft a policy paper on sustainable economy of corridor development in Turkana county.
  • Update and draft bi-monthly donor report.
  • Finalize a paper on participatory planning process of UN-habitat in Kakuma
  • Conduct Capacity building workshops of Turkana county government to integrate migration into city development approaches
  • Conduct surveys on capacity assessment of Turkana county government and draft a report.
  • Develop a concept note for future programme in Turkana county.
  • Support EUTF, GOJ projects in Kakuma field office especially in linking the projects with the county Government, UN agencies and other humanitarian partners and supporting any participatory workshops/meetings with partners.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • University degree (Bachelor's or equivalent) in Rural development, Agricultural science, Social Studies, or related field that is relevant in sustainable urban development.
Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in dealing with sustainable urban development is required. Relevant experience in architecture, design and urban designing such as public space, sustainable construction, infrastructure and community development is desirable. Working experience in conducting social economic survey and analyzing is an advantage.
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of urban planning theories, concepts and approaches relevant to urban planning and urban policy development.
  • Proven and demonstrable experience in design research and implementation of design projects related to urban planning issues preferably in developing countries will be an added advantage.
  • Experience with national or local government urban planning departments or project implementation is an added advantage
  • Demonstrable experience in designing, developing, and implementing advocacy materials in urban planning fields
  • Strong networking, teamwork, and management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in diverse environments
  • Demonstrable effective written communications skills including the ability to prepare and present reports, proposals, and procedures
  • Effective public relations and public speaking skills
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Architecture and urban planning
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Integrity, 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’ 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: 04 August 2021
Urban Planner Nat. Specialist UN-HABITAT Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001920-10156
Open

Urban Planner

Urban Planner

National Specialist
Host entity
UN-HABITAT
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
9 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Programme Management Officer-Human Settlements or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV [Urban Planner] will:

  • Develop updated Kalobeyei/Kakuma Spatial plan for the communities’ neighborhoods to be coordinated in the field level with different partners.
  • Support the implementation of public space facilities that include construction of physical facilities and coordination with the implementation partner.
  • Development of Kalobeyei Settlement rehabilitation plan through carrying out detailed survey for public infrastructure, utilization of FGDS and key informants and prioritization of action areas for construction and rehabilitation.
  • Support in installation of underground water tank within the Kalobeyei Settlement.
  • Coordination with UN agencies and other partners on technical matters
  • Draft substantive and technical advisory reports for on-going project on the field
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

in urban planning and design or urban studies

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • At least three years’ experience in urban planning and development in an organizational environment or private sector on spatial planning.
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of urban planning theories, concepts and approaches relevant to urban planning and urban policy development.
  • Proven and demonstrable experience in design research and implementation of design projects related to urban planning issues preferably in developing countries will be an added advantage.
  • Experience with national or local government urban planning departments or project implementation is an added advantage
  • Demonstrable experience in designing, developing and implementing advocacy materials in urban planning fields
  • Strong networking, team work and management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in diverse environments
  • Demonstrable effective written communications skills including the ability to prepare and present reports, proposals, and procedures
  • Effective public relations and public speaking skills
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Architecture and urban planning, Other development programme/project experience
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’ 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: 04 August 2021
Programme Assistant Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001921-10157
Open

Programme Assistant

Programme Assistant

National 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: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

These posts are located in UNEP’s Economy Division, Energy and Climate Branch, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Climate Change Mitigation Unit at the Nairobi duty station. Under the direct supervision of UNEP Task Manager, the UNV Programme Assistants will be responsible for the following duties:

Project Design (concept phase):

Project/Programme Development

  • 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.
  • Draft Letters of Endorsement (LoE) using the GEF approved templates for signing by the National GEF Operational Focal Points
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.

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 the upcoming CEO endorsed GEF projects under the enabling activities portfolio.
  • Track circulation of new project internalizations and all projects revisions for the enabling activities portfolio through UNEP clearance and approval process.
  • Assist the Task Manager in reviewing project implementation plans, work plans and budgets; verify availability of funds; ensure necessary approval and entry in computerized budget system.
  • Assist the Task manager in reviewing agendas, terms of reference, presentation slides, and other documents prepared by the Executing Agencies for project inception workshops.
  • 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 under the enabling activities portfolio.
  • Support the Task Manager in reviewing budget and workplan revisions and provide guidance to the Executing Agencies as necessary for them to complete the documents correctly.
  • Draft correspondence on budget-related issues and prepare and update periodic reports, briefing notes, graphic and statistical summaries, accounting spreadsheets.
  • 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 for enabling activities portfolio are properly named and filed in the Climate Mitigation Unit shared database.
  • Track the submission, review and approval of all required GEF/UNEP reports of enabling activities portfolio and ensuring that the tracking tool is up to date.
  • Support the Task Manager in preparation of annual reports on status of NC & BUR/BTR for submission to the GEF, as and when needed

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.
  • Support the Task manager in organization of meetings within the climate mitigation unit as well as with national partners
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Task Manager.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, environmental policy, environmental engineering, natural resources management, natural sciences, physical sciences, economics or in a related field;
Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in providing support in programme/project planning, development, implementation and monitoring. Ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholder groups including national governments.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Development programme management, Monitoring and evaluation, Development programme/project administration
Driving license
Competencies values
Communication, 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’ 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: 05 August 2021
Programme Assistant Nat. Specialist UNWomen Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001922-10158
Open

Programme Assistant

Programme Assistant

National Specialist
Host entity
UNWomen
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Kiswahili
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Under the overall guidance of the Team Leader-Women Economic Empowerment, the programme Assistant-Private Sector shall be responsible for; driving the Unstereotype Alliance and Women Empowerment Principles programme.

  1. Programme Management Support:

  • Drive growth of UA and WEPs membership in Kenya, including engaging new and old members, developing and updating member databases, conducting due diligence, following up with member payment, sharing materials and tools from HQ and best practices’ from membership, for purposes of learning;
  • Provide programme and administrative support to UA and WEPs programmes in the preparation of programme work plans, budgets, and proposals on programme implementation arrangements;
  • Lead the implementation of the programmes and their workplans including timely communication to partners, convening of meetings both virtual and physical;
  • In a timely manner, lead in preparation of UN Women quality internal reports on WEPs and UA including following up with members for their reports, collating the same and synthesizing into a comprehensive KCO report;
  • Engage with and monitor the partners and their WEPs and UA commitments;

  1. Administrative Support to UA and WEPs
  • Provide administration/procurement support to the project: organization of conferences, workshops, seminars, missions, budget the events;
  • Make travel arrangements as necessary including preparation of travel requisitions and claim.
  • Organize and coordinate filing of correspondence/documents and ensure up-to- date filing. Maintain both hard copies and electronic copies of the office records and reference files on various subjects.
  • Create and maintain appropriate folders for reference materials received electronically.
  • Prepare presentation material/slides in Power-point for presentations for the meetings/workshops and keep all papers ready for meetings.

  1. Technical and Advisory Support
  • Supervise closely, the roll out of UA and WEPs;
  • Maintain relationships with UA and WEPs members to support implementation KCO’s private sector engagement programme;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and together with HQ, facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings including in Gender Responsive Procurement, tools to unstereotype media and advertising etc;
  • Provide technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives to partners as the case might be.

  1. Provide Substantive Inputs to Building Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Strategies
  • Forge strategic partnerships and maintain relationships with private sector companies, corporations and associations of women and businesses, to support implementation UA dn WEPs;
  • Lead UN Women’s participation in policy dialogues at country level, on issues related to Gender Equality, Women Empowerment and private sector engagement;
  • Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles;
  • Identify donors and participate in donor meetings and public information events related to WEPs and UA, as delegated.

  1. Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
  • Organize advocacy campaigns at county/country, events, trainings, seminars, and knowledge products;
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement, uptake of UA and WEPs and strategy planning;
  • Contribute to develop knowledge management strategies, products, and methodologies on the UA and WEPs programmes;
  • Participate in UA and WEPs donor meetings and public information events, as delegated.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Bachelor Degree in, International Development, International Relations, Business, Communication, Marketing or related disciplines

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant private sector work or development work experience managing partnerships or in charge of communication, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Providing administrative and logistical support
  • Experience in gender is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and civil society
  • Computer Skills: Excellent computing and IT skills, with full competency of office software packages.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Kiswahili(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Administration and administrative assistance, Logistics and supply management
Area of expertise details

Development work experience, Managing partnerships or in charge of communication, Monitoring and Evaluation, Donor Reporting and Capacity Building

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, 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’ 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: 05 August 2021
Communication and Outreach Assistant Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001924-10184
Open

Communication and Outreach Assistant

Communication and Outreach Assistant

National Specialist
Host entity
UNEP
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
French
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Under the direct supervision of Programme Management Officer- GPA/Marine litter, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Supporting a wide range of marine litter related communication needs and outputs including, drafting briefing notes, speeches and press releases; and content development such as video scriptwriting for public service announcements, webstories, website and social media text.

  • Developing and producing multimedia communications assets across digital and traditional mediums, including social media infographics and videos for the GPML and marine litter portfolio.

  • Supporting the production and dissemination of assets around key events, such as 7IMDC or UNEA-5 part 2

  • Support the management dissemination of content through media and networks.

  • Supporting implementation of creative campaigns including for Clean Seas.

  • Analyzing social media efforts and creating reports on Campaign Activations.

  • Supporting the development and dissemination of the GPML quarterly newsletter

  • Designing and creating content for the GPML website including the GPML Digital Platform section.

  • Promoting networking and building relationships with local organizations, groups or individuals and supporting and/or participating in local volunteering initiatives.

  • Mapping partners, analysing trends and undertaking other research as directed.

  • Liaising with service providers and creative partners.

  • Initiating and coordinating youth engagement and/or engage with existing initiatives.

  • Other duties to support the work of the GPA as requested.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Masters in the field of Communications and/or Design

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • Computer skills: Proficient with graphic design software, website development, video editing software
  • Excellent written skills
  • Proficient in graphic design
  • Proficient in website design
  • Proficient in video production and editing
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Software and applications development and analysis, Web and graphic design
Area of expertise details

Communication, Graphic Design Software, Website Development, Video Editing

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, 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’ 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: 10 August 2021
Communication – Public Information Nat. Specialist DSS Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001926-10195
Open

Communication – Public Information

Communication – Public Information

National Specialist
Host entity
DSS
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Communication officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV for public information officer will:

  • Draft articles, reports, and posts for UNDSS platforms;
  • Develop communication products (flyers, graphics, videos, podcasts and multimedia materials) using Adobe suite;
  • Assist with the outreach strategy
  • Collect, capture and collate information and data for reporting/communication;
  • Proofread documents, reviewing style, grammar and consistency;
  • Assist in organizing special events and meetings;
  • Maintain UNDSS on-line platforms;
  • Assist in improving business processes through data and information management and the use of Office.com;
  • Assist implementation the activities of the Inter-Agency Security Management Network (IASMN) Strategic Communication Working Group.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

​Master’s degree in journalism, communications, information management, graphism, or a related field.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • Twos experience in communications, information management, journalism or related area is required.
  • Experience in content management is required.
  • Experience data visualization applications (MS PowerBI, Qlik, Tableau or similar), is desirable.
  • Experience with Adobe suite is required.
  • Experience with Office.com advanced tools (PowerBi, Power Automate) is required.
  • Excellent written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing 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
Public information and reporting
Area of expertise details

in journalism, communications, information management, graphism

Driving license
Competencies values
Communication, Creativity, Professionalism, Technological Awareness
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’ 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: 11 August 2021
Communication officer Int. Specialist UNEP Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001934-10219
Open

Communication officer

Communication 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:

Providing support in developing clear, concise, and descriptive communication materials that convey to the Division’s content to and for senior management in raising the organization’s profile on nature, biodiversity and the ecosystems in general. 80% of time

  • Prepare and review speaking points/briefing notes/speeches at short notice: Analytical review, development and/or compiling of speaking points/briefing notes/speeches, etc. for the Division Director to Senior Management, working with the technical and policy experts in the Branches on the different priority themes, to ensure that the messaging is clear and in line with the Division and UNEP’s overall priorities;
  • Participate in the Division’s Communication Focal Point Group: Work with the Group to identify key events and moments for advocacy and communication activities, ensuring that the Director has readily available highlights that enhance the visibility of the Division’s lead role within the context of the organisation’s goals and priorities as outlined in the Medium-Term Strategy as well as other initiatives with high visibility on issues such as the UN Decade on Ecosystems restoration, Marine Litter and other key agendas for the division.

Advocacy support across the division at key moments, with a focus on UNEA Side Events Process (20% of time):

  • Support the submission and selection of side events from Member States, UN entities, representatives from the Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA’s), accredited major groups and stakeholders, and UN Environment Programme Regional Offices and Divisions

UNEA 5.2 Side Event Delivery:

  • Support the delivery of side events / high level segments for UNEA (in collaboration with others) and working through what other demands are needed

Support other tasks as required:

  • Support the team on key projects as when / required.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Master’s degree in communication international relations, political science, or related field.

Required experience
60 Months
Experience remark

Minimum five years of work experience in communication or related fields. Experience in preparing communication and advocacy related materials in an international organizational setting is desirable. Knowledge and expertise in high-level environment and sustainable development issues is 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’ 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: 16 August 2021
Analyst Nat. Specialist UNRCO Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001931-10222
Open

Analyst

Analyst

National Specialist
Host entity
UNRCO
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Administrative Secretary for Health, and in close consultation of the SDGPP Lead for PHC, the UNV will support the MOH in the following:

  • Systematic review and analysis
  • Conduct systematic review and analyses to generate insights on key topics and areas of interest for the Ministry of Health Executive Office (eg Local manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies .Supply Chain Management, Human Resources for Health)
  • Prepare abstracts and presentations for key stakeholders.
  • Provide coordination support to the Ministry of Health Executive Office
  • Organize and prepare for meetings with partners; manage information and documentation to support the process from the preparation of draft materials to the compilation and production of final agendas and background materials.
  • Maintain and monitor a list of Committee partnership action items (i.e. correspondence, reports, agreements, etc.).

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Degree in public health is required.
  • A specialization or master’s degree is an asset
Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 2 years of relevant working experience working in the health sector Experience in coordinating Government of Kenya processes an asset Critical Thinking
  • A high level of mathematical ability and technical skills and experience with SQL, XML, Javascript, R, Python, SAS, Microsoft Suite and Adobe Suite of Programmes
  • Analytical skills across the spectrum of research, data collection, organization, visualization, assimilation, patterns identification, drawing logical conclusions and finding solutions
  • Problem-solving
  • Methodical and logical approach to tasks assigned Ability to plan and work independently to meet deadlines Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Professional presentation and ability to interact with senior-leadership
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Public health, Healthcare administration, Software and applications development and analysis
Area of expertise details
  • high level of mathematical ability and technical skills and experience with SQL, XML, Javascript, R, Python, SAS, Microsoft Suite and Adobe Suite of Programmes
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, 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’ 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: 16 August 2021
Administrative Associate Nat. Youth UNEP Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001932-10221
Open

Administrative Associate

Administrative Associate

National Youth
Host entity
UNEP
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
6 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task
  • This UNV position is located in Digital Strategy Section and Content/Client Services section.
  • Contribute to draft terms of reference for consultants and UN Volunteers
  • Assist in the reviewing of qualifications of applicants for consultancies and UN Volunteers posts
  • Ensure that evaluations are undertaken on a timely basis
  • Work with budget administrative support focal points to ensure that all paperwork for recruitments and payments are in order
  • Liaise with consultants and UN Volunteers to ensure appropriate documentation is made for deliverables
  • Carry out other related support tasks when required
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Business administration, Human resource Management, Financial Management or other related field.
Experience remark
  • 0-2 years work experience at the national and/or international level in Administration, Finance or Human Resources or other related field.; experience with two is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft office, email, internet) are required.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Human resources management and development, Other finance, economics and administration related experience
Area of expertise details

Administration, Finance or Human Resources

Driving license
Competencies values
Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, 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’ 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: 17 August 2021
Refugee Youth Coordinator UNHCR Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001933-10220
Open

Refugee Youth Coordinator

Refugee Youth Coordinator

Refugee
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
until 31 December 2021
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be refugees in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Senior Community Based Protection officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Refugee Youth Coordinator will:

  • Conduct a stock-taking exercise of the effectiveness of current youth programmes and programmatic gaps in close collaboration with UNHCR and partners; make recommendations with regard to enhancing youth programming.
  • Provide support to the roll-out of special projects related to youth, including the Youth Initiative Fund (Nairobi) and other new initiatives in the operation.
  • Organise regular Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) with youth to identify pressing issues (for example in relation to documentation, service delivery, radicalization, secondary migration, feedback from young mothers on education needs, etc), draft report and propose way forward.
  • Assist with the implementation of a Youth Working Group, arrange monthly meetings and draft minutes.
  • Submit monthly reports of activities which will be used at Nairobi level to produce a monthly “Youth Snapshot Report”.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

University degree in social science or other related degree

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • At least two years’ experience working with youth, adolescents or community groups.
  • Group facilitation skills, including hosting a meeting (physical & virtual) and mobilizing people for an activity.
  • Familiarity with use of technology such as
  • Familiarity with programming and monitoring of activities.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills he/she must be able to relate well with others, delegate responsibilities, offer support and constructive feedback.
  • Computer skills: good knowledge and skill with basic computer applications [Words, Excel, and internet] Ability to use social media will be desirable.
  • Fluent in English and any other UN recognized language will be desirable
  • Should be at least 22 years of age at the time of applying.
  • A recognized refugee living in Nairobi with urban documents
  • Basic knowledge of or familiar with UNHCR mandate
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Youth and sports, Community participation and development
Driving license
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’ 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: 17 August 2021