The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. We support programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services (www.unon.org). These three positions are located in the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) Human Resources Management Service (HRMS) in the United Nations Joint Medical Service (JMS). 

Responsibilities 
Under the direct supervision of the Head Nurse, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

1. Responds to emergency calls and assists Medical Officer in providing adequate care; Ensures effective liaison between patient and private doctor, paramedics, family members and colleagues as appropriate;
2. Performs diagnostic and screening tests as such ECG, x-rays, laboratory and other tests as required.
3. Assesses needs of client visiting the walk-in clinic; Provides care/advice accordingly or facilitates referral to the UN Medical Officer or to an outside physician as indicated.
4. Conducts phlebotomy to client with proper sample identification and processing to the laboratory.
5. Ensures preparedness of staff traveling on mission or reassignment including administration of appropriate vaccine, instruction on malaria prophylaxis and other travel related ailments; Instructs on the content and potential of uses of the travel kit.
6. Assists in providing health education and participates in work environment, occupational health and other specific health issues;
7. Mans the 24 hours medical Situation Control Centre (SITCEN) on shift work rotation basis.
8. Drives the ambulance to and from the site of an emergency and to and from the Hospital in a safe responsive manner.
9. Performs other related duties as required. 

Competencies 
• Professionalism:  Knowledge of clinical, occupational and travel nursing; Formal training in CPR  in either BCLS, PHTLS, ETB, ACLS, ATLS or equivalent emergency medical care; Knowledge of major medical office equipment and ability to use them in emergency situations; Knowledge of basic diagnostic equipment and ability to use them; Knowledge of modern medical information technology and solid computer skill. Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations.
• Communication:  Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
• Teamwork:  Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; Is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
• Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client. 
 
Education
University degree (B.S. or equivalent) in nursing. Diploma/Advance Diploma in nursing in combination with qualifying experience will be accepted in lieu of the university degree. Must be a Kenya Registered Nurse (KRN) or Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN) with a Valid licence from the Ministry of Health.  A valid driver’s license is required. 
 
Work Experience 
A minimum of six years of progressive responsible experience in nursing or related fields are required.
 
Languages
 English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations Officials language is an advantage. 
 
United Nations Considerations
 The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. 
 
Assessment Method 
Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which may be followed by a competency-based interview. 
 
Special Notice 
Appointment against this post is on a local basis. External candidates will be considered only when no suitable internal candidate from the duty station is identified. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take-up the appointment. Staff members are subject to the authority of and assignment by the Secretary-General. All staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

To apply 
Visit: https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=18218&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1& 

Operations Manager, Gulu, Uganda
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Closing date: 11 Feb 2011

Purpose of the Position
Under the supervision of the Head of Zonal Office, Gulu and with the technical guidance of the Chief of Operations, you will manage the operational functions of a series of Zonal offices (i .e. finance, accounts, personnel, administration, supply, ICT). in support of the country office programme

Key Expected Results
1. You will certify and confirm operational transactions through the interpretation and determination of applicable policies, procedures. rules and regulations. (e.g., bank accounts, disbursements within authorized limits, contractual agreements, personnel administration, purchase of supplies and equipment) Approve operational transactions within established limits.
2. You will advise and recommend to the Head of Zonal Office and Country Office when deviation from rules and regulations may be required and propose alternative solutions to meet office objectives.
3. You will monitor compliance with all the operational systems and procedures. Establish relevant internal controls. Ensure accuracy, promptness and appropriateness of information, and reports to the Head of Zonal Office and the Chief of Operations.
4. You will assist the Chief of Operations in the country programme strategy, development, planning and preview/review meetings to identify staffing and administrative operational requirements.
5. You will review Zonal office structures and operations, and update job descriptions prior to budget preparation, in line with the country programme commitment. Monitor and control Regional and Zonal offices budget allotment

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Advanced university degree in Finance Management. Business Administration. Management or a related field. Specialized training in ICT will be a definite asset.
Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in finance management, office administration and Human Resource Management some of which should be at the international level Some experience in ICT will also be advantageous.
  • UNICEF operation's goals, and organization development and change management strategies
  • UNICEF operation's policies, procedures and guidelines in the Manual.
  • Right-based and Results-based management and programming approach in UNICEF.
  • UNICEF Mid-Term Strategic Plan (MTSP)
Fluency English and another UN language. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate
·         Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
·         Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
·         Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
·         Analyzes and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources.
·         Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
·         Ensures that team or department follows relevant company policies and procedures.
·         Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
·         Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
·         Sets clearly defined objectives and produces comprehensive project plans for the organization.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

How to apply
If you want a challenging career while improving the lives of children around the world UNICEF, the leading children's rights organization, would like to hear from you.
Visit us at www.unicef.org/about/employ to register in our new e-Recruitment system and apply to this and other vacancies, quoting E-VN-2011-00104. Applications must be received by 11 February 2011.

Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.
In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reference Code: RW_8DMSWE-17

Child Survival and Development Specialist (Logistics), Nairobi
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Closing date: 11 Feb 2011

Purpose of the Position
You will provide technical assistance to the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA) Division of Vaccines and Immunization (DVI) and relevant division in ministries of health on how to increase the coverage of high impact child survival interventions in Kenya, with a particular focus on the effective management of the cold chain and ensuring the efficient delivery of vaccines to the health facilities.

Key Expected Results
1. You will support UNICEF and Government (KEMSA and concerned divisions in the ministries of health and other relevant ministries) capacity-building in order to enhance efficient, effective and timely supply delivery, plan, design and organize training for counterparts and implementing partners in supply chain management to maximize supply delivery for high impact interventions for child survival and development covering nutrition, health, WASH, ECD, PMTCT and paediatric AIDS as part of integrated routine mother and child health services.
2. You will support KEMSA, departments of the two ministries of health and other ministries of GOK and implementing partners plan, manage and monitor supply component of CSD including ECD and update commodity unit prices. Support supply and logistics improvement of child health and nutrition days (Malezi Bora) and community strategy. Update emergency response preparedness stocks. Support procurement services for CSD supplies. Represent UNICEF in Supply and Procurement Interagency Coordination Committee to advocate for improved availability of supplies for acceleration of CSD in the country.
3. You will work closely with Supply & Logistics team in KCO and maintain contact with the Supply Division in Copenhagen to promote and support supply procurement services. Interprets on the policies and procedures impacting on offshore delivery. Maintain links with Copenhagen on transnational shipments, deliveries, claims and appropriateness of supplies.
4. You will provide assistance and capacity building to facilitate goods clearance, eliminate overstocking and stock outs of vaccine and other supplies; assist government in maintaining accurate stock records and periodic review of supply requisitions (PGMs, donations by GAVI, CIDA and other donors, CEs of supplies provided through Procurement Services) in light of updated inventory information from DVI on cold chain and dry store; assist in preparing annual vaccine forecasts to supply division; assist in drafting of Joint reporting form and annual progress report to GAVI.
5. You will undertake regular field visits to monitor supply components of the CSD programme at all levels, as well as conduct periodic programme reviews and undertake action on operational procedures affecting implementation and management of supply assistance to implementing partners.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Advanced university degree in management, logistics, engineering or related area, with extensive experience in Health and Nutrition logistics.
Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme management, monitoring and evaluation, in a related field.
Fluency in English and another UN language. Knowledge of the local language of the duty station is an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate
Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.
Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.
Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

How to apply
If you want a challenging career while improving the lives of children around the world UNICEF, the leading children's rights organization, would like to hear from you.
Visit us at www.unicef.org/about/employ to register in our new e-Recruitment system and apply to this and other vacancies, quoting E-VN-2011-00096. Applications must be received by 11 February 2011.

Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.
In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reference Code: RW_8DMSJL-15


Programme Management Officer (Sustainable Livestock Futures), Nairobi
Vacancy Number: PMO/SLF/02/11
Department: Sustainable Livestock Futures (SLF)
Location:
Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: 2-year contract renewable

Starting salary: KES is 164,000 per month

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development. ILRI is one of 15 centres supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ILRI has campuses in Kenya (headquarters) and Ethiopia, with other offices located in other regions of Africa (Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria) as well as in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, Vietnam) and East Asia (China).
ILRI seeks to recruit a dynamic and competent Programme Management Officer to work within the Sustainable Livestock Futures Group and the CGIAR Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security Programme. The person will work closely with various ILRI departments and Units (Finance & Administration, HR, ICT, Resource Mobilization, Intellectual Property, etc).
Responsibilities
1)    Budgets and Accounting
  • Preparation of budgets and grant applications
  • Management of Grants and Sub-Grants
  • Monthly and quarterly budget and expense monitoring
  • Preparation of financial reports and;
  • Working with the finance department to ensure that all financial reports prepared conform to ILRI and donor guidelines
2)    Research Management
  • Reviewing and drafting documents (e.g. concept papers, proposals and reports) to check conformity to agreed templates and donor requirements
  • Maintaining  a tracking system to monitor project milestones and status of deliverables and providing reports of these to project leaders
  • Preparing periodic reports to program leaders on resource mobilization and staff time allocation, as required
3)    Support program communication
  • Coordinating presentations for annual reports, annual planning meeting, internal/external reviews and maintain databases of projects, collaborators and donors
  • Preparing and maintaining program web pages on internet and intranet; Facilitating links with other communication functions at ILRI
  • Organizing /co-ordinating workshops/conferences
4)    Office Management
  • Development of efficient filing systems and databases for print and electronic files/documents
  • Provide oversight on data archive for Projects
  • Oversee contracting of consultants and letters of agreements with partners
  • Oversee the management  and procurement of assets assigned to the programs
Requirements
  • Master's degree (MPA, MBA, MSc.) and a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g. Economics, Business Administration, Management, Commerce)
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience respectively.
  • CPA 11 or ACCA Level 1 qualification
  • Extensive experience in financial management and budgeting for complex, multi-donor projects and programs.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team setting
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in a multicultural work environment
 Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI's Nairobi campus and is open to Kenyan nationals only.  The position is on a 2-year contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Job level and salary: This position is job level 3A and starting salary is KES is 164,000 per month. This is exclusive of other benefits provided within ILRI's National Recruited Staff Scheme.

Applications: Applicants addressed to the Human Resources Director, a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate's professional qualifications and work experience should be emailed to: recruit-ilri-Ken@cgiar.org by 16 February 2011.

The position title and reference number "PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER-PMO/SLF/02/11" should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email applications. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

To find more about ILRI, visit our Website at www.ilri.org
ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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