Job Title:             PROGRAMME OFFICER (Project Post), P4
Duty Station:      NAIROBI
Posting Period:  7 February 2011-9 March 2011

Job Opening number
11-PGM-UN ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME-18194-R-NAIROBI (O)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations systems designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. UNEP's Division of Environmental Policy Implementation (DEPI) works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and advisory services for the implementation of environmental policy and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition. This post is located in UNEP/DEPI at the Nairobi duty station. Under the direct supervision of the Chief, DEPI, the incumbent will carry out the following functions:

Responsibilities
Follow the operations of the Congo Basin Fund (CBF) and coordinate contacts and exchanges with all the key partners; Assist the high-level officials connect CBF; Participate in the formulation, organization andmanagement implementation of the substantive work programme of the UNEP Support Office to the Nobel Peace Laureate; Initiate and coordinate activities related to technical cooperation and assistance to support the Co-chair of the CBF; Participate in the organization and supervision of UNEP Support Office services and advise the Co-Chair; Follow the operations of the CBF and coordinate contacts and exchanges with all the key partners; Prepare analytical reports and papers on sensitive and high profile matters of concern for the UNEP Support Office; Ensure dissemination of progress reports/correspondences from the Co-chair to Heads of State, Government officials and partners; Identify potential donors and elaborate strategies to raise funds for the CBF; Liaise, build and develop strategic partnerships with governments, UN agencies, inter-governmental, governmental and non-governmental organizations; Contribute UNEP Knowledge Management strategy to enhance UNEP visibility in the initiative and coordinate UNEP activities in the Congo Basin; Maintain contacts with other UNEP thematic areas, regional and international organizations and governments on coordination and policy matters, brief representatives and provide suggestions and recommendations; provide up-to-date information to UNEP Executive Director and DEPI regarding substantive political emerging country or regional issues and make recommendations; Faciliate the implementation of various UNEP activities involving the various forums related to the Congo Basin initiative and act on their behalf; Participate in the staff planning and budget of the Unit; Perform any other duties as assigned.

Competencies
Professionalism: Ability to complete researched studies on the three thematic areas, Ecosystem Management, Conflict and Disaster Management, Climate Change Adaptation and reach conclusions on possible causes and solutions to political problems in the Congo Basin countries. Ability to relate various environmental programmes and perspectives to political, social, and economic programmes.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectiely; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Tailors language to audience especially to government officials at all levels and demonstrates openness in sharing information while observing confidentiality.
Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments.
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, monitoring ongoing developments inside and outside clients' environment to keep information and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Political Science or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in Political Science, management, international relations, natural resources or related field.

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English and French is required. Knowledge of another UN official 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.

Special Notice
1. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. This position is funded for an initial period of one year and may be subject to an extension.
2. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided.
3. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. If the problem persists, please send an email to recruitment@unon.org, quoting the job opening number in the subject header of your email.


The Commission of Development and Social Services/ Caritas Kenya is one of the15 commission of Kenya Episcopal Conference-Catholic Secretariat (KEC-CS).

It provides national level coordination, facilitation and representation of 25 Diocesan partners across Kenya as well as the Episcopal Conference in areas of development.

As a strategic direction, Caritas Kenya has created the position of National Capacity building and Gender Coordinator. This is a programme management position in whose specifications are provided below.

Purpose of the Post
To provide national level coordination of capacity building programmes as well as manage gender and development issues with partners across Kenya and abroad.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Through consultation with other Program Staff members and key stakeholders develop and design the Capacity Building Program
  • To conduct capacity needs assessment and duly prioritize action areas both at national and at diocesan levels
  • Seek and identify funding opportunities and strategic partnerships for the Capacity building programme through proposal writing and respond to various requests for proposals.
  • Participate in M&E and technical evaluation of the commission’s projects
  • Initiate and implement capacity development initiatives of the Regional Office and these could be organized at the Regional, sub- regional or national level.
  • Take the lead in mobilizing resources required to implement the Capacity Building and Gender Program activities as agreed upon.
  • Identify key partners, resource persons and experts in different fields to support the implementation of the Capacity Building Program
  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership to ensure quality implementation, and further development of the different projects under the Capacity Building and Gender Program.
  • Ensure that the activities agreed upon under the various projects are implemented in a timely manner as per the work plan and set targets are achieved.
  • Ensure that relevant project outputs, best practices and lessons learned are captured, well documented and disseminated, complying with the agreed requirements.
  • Provide technical backstopping in the areas of gender and development to diocesan development partners
  • Develop and maintain existing networks and partnerships with projects’ stakeholders and partners.
  • Ensure gender mainstreaming throughout the organization’s development and capacity building activities and practice.
  • Represent Caritas Kenya at selected meetings, conferences and other relevant events with a focus on staying up-to-date in the field of capacity building requirements in the area of women, gender and development.
  • Ensure that the narrative and financial reports for various purposes are compiled and submitted in a timely manner to the various stakeholders.
Qualifications

Personal and Professional Qualities
  • Be a degree holder in social sciences with additional relevant training
  • Is a practicing Catholic, with recommendation from own Parish Priest
  • Be a person of high moral and social integrity
  • Highly organized and able to prioritize workloads
  • Demonstrated experience working at regional or sub- regional level and in multi- cultural teams
  • Experience in organizing and providing/ supporting training and experience sharing events
  • Experience in management and project cycle management
  • Proven experience in, exposure to, and capability for collaborative work, nurturing of networks and alliances.
  • Sound knowledge on gender and its mainstreaming strategies, leadership development and generally an understanding of gender issues in Development
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Very good communication skills both written and spoken
  • Well developed interpersonal skills
  • Highly motivated as a self-starter and self-driven person
  • Able to motivate people, build and nurture networks of contacts
  • A proven encourager and promoter of an environment of support conducive to cooperation, collegiality, consultation and collaboration
  • Willing and able to travel a lot on work related responsibilities
  • Willing to adhere to the Kenya Episcopal Conference’s Core values and principles that guide its work and programming framework
Application Requirements

If your background, experience and competencies match the above specifications please send your detailed CV, quoting the position reference to:

Secretary General
Kenya Episcopal Conference-Catholic Secretariat
P.O Box 13475-00800
Nairobi.

email: hr@catholicchurch.or.ke

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Send in your application by: Sun, Feb 20, 2011

The Commission for Education and Religious Education is in the processes of recruiting a Programme Officer for Abstinence & Behaviour Change Program.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Managing the Abstinence & Behavior Change (ABY)program, including; planning, organization, implementation monitoring and evaluation of all program components.
  • Co-ordinating the ABY program activities at the Arch/dioceses level.
  • Collaborating with the members of staff in the Commission to ensure that all components of the ABY are implemented in compliance with KEC – Catholic Secretariat policies.
  • Responsible for workshop planning, budget preparation, programme organization and programmatic site visits.
  • Responsible for development and recording of ABY & Programs of Pastoral Instructions Radio programs
  • Responsible for writing reports for the program.
Qualifications
  • Primary Teacher Education certificate .A Bachelor of Education degree ( primary option) from a recognized university will be an added advantage
  • Good knowledge of the Kenya educational system and policies
  • Experience in teaching CRE/PPI at primary level
  • Well versed with the teachings & doctrines of the Catholic church
  • Participation in capacity building trainings coordinated by the Catholic Church
  • Minimum of 3 years professional experience in a related area
  • Skills in programme management and proposal writing
  • Competence in computer
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent facilitation and training skills
  • Willingness to work in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality of work.
  • Ability to travel and spend time in the field
Performance Indicators
  • Extent of carrying out duties and responsibility above
Personal Traits
  • Is a committed Catholic, with good recommendation from own Parish Priest
  • Is a person of attested integrity, with high degree of stewardship of resources
  • Is innovative and assertive
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Team player
Application Requirements

This is a one year contractual job renewable depending on performance.

Please submit your CV, copies of certifications and other testimonials to the:

Secretary General
Kenya Episcopal Conference-Catholic Secretariat
P.O Box 13475-00800
Nairobi.

Our recruitment procedures shall apply

Send in your application by: Sun, Feb 20, 2011
Department:               Finance and Administration
Position:                     Base Assistant Administrative Officer
Contract duration:       6 months with Renewal possibilities
Duty Station:              East Pokot (Kenya) Area of Operation – Chemolingot
Starting Date:             25/02/2011

Job Duties and Responsibilities
ACTED is currently looking for an experienced Assistant Administrative Officer to operate its Administration and Finance  Department in East Pokot, Kenya.  Reporting to the Finance and Administration Officer.

Specific duties include:
  • Respect existing financial and administrative procedures and send all accounting documents to the Finance and Administration officer in charge of the area based in Churo;
  • Follow-up financial indicators of ACTED’s projects;
  • Help the Area Office to have a clear vision of the base’s financial and human resources;
  • Accountable of his/her base accountancy;
  • Follow up of financial and accountancy procedures of ACTED Kenya;
  • Accountable of efficient flow of financial and accountancy information to Area Officer;
  • Ensures that all resources of his/her base is allocated on the projects;
  • Ensures that the running cost of his/her base is not raising up from the standard norms;
  • FLAT Management in the base level;
  • Accountable of procurement documentation in the base;
  • Follow-up the implementation of ACTED Kenya HR procedures in the base;
  • Control and check attendance sheets for all staff in the base;
  • Control and supervise the filing of staff personal folders;
  • Ensure valid contracts of rent or hire at the base are kept up to date;
  • Supervise the field-based cashier, housekeeper/cook.

Qualifications Required

  • A college diploma preferably in Commerce, Business Administration with Accounting, or any other related field.  CPA/ACCA Part 1 will be an added advantage;
  • At least 2 years progressively responsible experience in Finance and HR/Administration;
  • Ability to coordinate and manage staff;
  • Highly motivated and with a desire to work with local communities specifically Pokot;
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure.

Application Procedures
Qualified candidates are invited to send their CV, cover letter, academic documents and telephone numbers of three professional referees to:

ACTED Kenya Area Office, East Pokot, Churo
Or
ACTED Kenya Office, P.O. Box 21217-00505, Nairobi 
Or send online application to
nairobi.jobs@acted.org to reach us not later than 11/02/2011.

Department:               Logistics
Position:                     Base Assistant Logistics Officer
Contract duration:       6 months with Renewal possibilities
Duty Station:              East Pokot (Kenya) Area of Operation – Chemolingot and Churo
Starting Date:             25/02/2011

Job Duties and Responsibilities
ACTED is currently looking for 2 experienced assistant logistics officer to support its Logistics Department in East Pokot, Kenya.  Reporting to the Area Logistics Officer.

Specific duties include:
  • Maintain and implement systems for procurement, storage, inventory, asset control, distribution, and receipt of all program materials;
  • Undertake purchases;
  • Supervise the reception of goods and services;
  • Ensure that  ACTED’s logistic procedures and policies are well respected;
  • Manage ACTED fleet and drivers;
  • Manage the fuel system;
  • Report regularly to the Area Logistics Officer and Area Coordinator.

Qualifications Required

  • ·         Academic background:  Diploma in Purchasing or Supply/Logistics;
  • ·         Working language:  Excellent communication skills;
  • ·         Computer knowledge:  Well conversant with computer applications;
  • ·         Professional experience:  At least 2 years work experience in the logistic sector.

Application Procedures
Qualified candidates are invited to send their CV, cover letter, academic documents and telephone numbers of three professional referees to:

ACTED Kenya Area Office, East Pokot, Churo
Or
ACTED Kenya Office, P.O. Box 21217-00505, Nairobi 
Or send online application to
nairobi.jobs@acted.org to reach us not later than 11/02/2011.

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