UNOPS helps its partners in the United Nations system meet the world’s needs for building peace, recovering from disaster, and creating sustainable development. UNOPS is known for its ability to implement complex projects in all types of environments around the globe.

In an effort to promote organizational excellence, UNOPS seeks highly qualified individuals for the following position:

Vacancy Details

Vacancy Code: UNOPS/AFO/SNOC/013/2011

Post Title: Project Research Associate

Post Level: LICA – 4

Position status: Non-rotational

Project Title: AAP Media Awareness Project

Org Unit: UNOPS - SNOC

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: 9 months

Closing Date: 23 March, 2011

Background

The Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) was launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with UNIDO, UNICEF and WFP, and with funding of US$92 million from the government of Japan, to support the efforts of 20 countries in Africa to mainstream climate resilience into their development planning.

A key priority of the AAP is to increase public awareness of climate change issues and the kinds of responses and actions that will be required to protect the sustainability of development in Africa from rising temperatures and declining rainfalls, among other effects of climate change.

To this end, a Nairobi-based project of the AAP is focused on improving the role African media can play in investigating, interpreting and reporting on the intersection of climate change and development with a view to better-informing both public debate and policymaking on this issue.

The project will seek to deepen the knowledge of climate change among African print, broadcast and web based journalists, among other media professionals, and build their capacity to raise awareness among multiple stakeholders including the general public, civil society, the business community, academia and the public sector, in particular opinion leaders, policy shapers and decision-makers.

It will involve such activities as identifying journalists with experience on the climate change file to serve as focal points in each of the 20 AAP countries, convening training workshops, producing a manual on climate change for journalists, and exploring opportunities to make climate courses available to students in African journalism schools, among others.

To implement this project, a small team is being assembled in Nairobi, Kenya, in which each member must be capable of fulfilling multiple functions.

The position of Project Officer will carry responsibilities in the areas of:
  1. programme assistance
  2. office management
Duties and Responsibilities

The Project Research Associate is responsible for the coordination of programme, office management, logistics and communications assistance for the Nairobi office of AAP. S/He reports directly to the Project Coordinator.

S/He manages and ensures the provision of efficient and timely program, research, and administration support services to the Capacity Building and Communications AAP programme based in Nairobi.

In the discharge of her/his duties, the Project Research Associate liaises with UNOPS Administrative and Communications Support Officers, in order to ensure best support.

Programme
  • Identify and map key stakeholders and potential collaborators and/or strategic partners,
  • identify journalist focal points in each of the 20 AAP countries,
  • develop and maintain up-to-date information on the impacts (anticipated and current) of climate change in AAP countries to continually refresh the AAP business case with current information,
  • develop and maintain a virtual library as a research tool for journalists providing them with access to climate change information resources internationally.
  • Assist in development and maintenance of media library, collecting materials relevant and useful for the AAP programme, some virtual, some actual.
  • Assist in gathering and preparation of materials for monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Liaise with key focal cluster trainers to get monthly and quarterly reports delivered in a timely fashion.
Office Management
  • Supervise administrative personnel to assist in smooth functioning of office,
  • Help create and supervise administrative procedures in the office.
  • Assist in personnel and communication technology research.
  • Assist in administrative tasks related to personnel and communication.
  • Ensure AAP administrative procedures are adhered to.
The Project Research Associate is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

Required Selection Criteria

Competencies
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience at the national or international levels
  • Extensive experience in research, especially on issues of sustainable development, environment, climate change within an African context
  • Demonstrated understanding of climate change, its implications for African development, and the opportunities presented by adaptation to enhance climate resilient development
  • Familiarity with the African political, economic and cultural context
  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Training and/or extensive knowledge of computers/information technologies
Education/Experience/Language
  • Bachelor Degree in a relevant field (development, environment, climate and/or policy)
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken. Fluency in French or Portuguese would be an asset.
Submission of Applications

Qualified candidates may submit their application, including a letter of interest, complete Curriculum Vitae and an updated United Nations Personal History Form (P.11) (available on our website), to afosnoc.vacancies@unops.org, via e-mail.

Kindly indicate the vacancy number and the post title in the subject line when applying by email.

Additional Considerations
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level below the advertised level of the post.
For more information on UNOPS, please visit the UNOPS website at www.unops.org.

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UNOPS helps its partners in the United Nations system meet the world’s needs for building peace, recovering from disaster, and creating sustainable development. UNOPS is known for its ability to implement complex projects in all types of environments around the globe.

In an effort to promote organizational excellence, UNOPS seeks highly qualified individuals for the following position:

Vacancy Details

Vacancy Code: UNOPS/AFO/SNOC/015/2011

Post Title: Project Administrative Assistant

Post Level: L - ICA ( local position )

Position status: Non-rotational

Project Title: AAP Media Awareness Project

Org Unit:UNOPS SNOC

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: Up to December, 2011 (possible extension )

Closing Date: 24 March, 2011

Background

The Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) was launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with UNIDO, UNICEF and WFP, and with funding of US$92 million from the government of Japan, to support the efforts of 20 countries in Africa to mainstream climate resilience into their development planning.

A key priority of the AAP is to increase public awareness of climate change issues and the kinds of responses and actions that will be required to protect the sustainability of development in Africa from rising temperatures and declining rainfalls, among other effects of climate change.

To this end, a Nairobi-based project of the AAP is focused on improving the role African media can play in investigating, interpreting and reporting on the intersection of climate change and development with a view to better-informing both public debate and policy making on this issue.

The project will seek to deepen the knowledge of climate change among African print, broadcast and web based journalists, among other media professionals, and build their capacity to raise awareness among multiple stakeholders including the general public, civil society, the business community, academia and the public sector, in particular opinion leaders, policy shapers and decision-makers.

It will involve such activities as identifying journalists with experience on the climate change file to serve as focal points in each of the 20 AAP countries, convening training workshops, producing a manual on climate change for journalists, and exploring opportunities to make climate courses available to students in African journalism schools, among others.

To implement this project, a small team is being assembled in Nairobi, Kenya, in which each member must be capable of fulfilling multiple functions.

The position of Administrative Assistant will carry responsibilities in the areas of:
  1. Administration
  2. Logistics
Duties and Responsibilities

Administration
  • Brief international staff on general administrative matters, provide advice/assistance and ensure timely administrative support is provided in general and specialized areas as required;
  • Prepare and follow-up on all personal identification documents for international staff, such as driving licenses, renewal of Laissez-Passer passports, etc.;
  • Liaise with procurement to prepare documentation for visas and travel arrangements
  • Prepare and follow-up on all administrative documents for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including visas for new comers, ID and diplomatic cards, etc.;
  • Make suggestions to the Project Coordinator to the smooth operation of support functions in the Office, including proposals for streamlining of operations and improving cost-efficiency, while keeping within standard procedures and reporting requirements of UNOPS;
  • Attend meetings if required on day-to-day administrative matters, participate in discussions and meetings with UNDP in the area of central services, common system matters, security issues and similar services.
  • Ensure that UNOPS interests are protected, interpret and assess the impact of actions, changes and procedures which may be taken by UNDP and make recommendations to the Project Coordinator.
  • Maintain daily schedule of all Nairobi-based project staff, liaise with counterpart in Dakar to keep Project HQ informed of Nairobi travel schedules
  • Assist in preparation of materials for workshops, events and trainings.
  • Assist Project Research Associate in research
  • Supervise procurement of office supplies
  • Ensure office equipment is kept well maintained, liaise with ICT support as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
Logistics
  • Assist in the scheduling and planning of workshops and events
  • Supervise preparation of all travel information for travel agency
  • Ensure all visas properly acquired in a timely manner for travel
  • Assist in booking hotels, transportation for events as well as for travel
  • Coordinate with other project staff who are implementing events
The Administrative Assistant is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

Required Selection Criteria

Competencies
  • Five to seven years experience in administration with increasing responsibilities, preferably within the UN system
  • Fully conversant with standard MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Good organization skills, self-starter, initiative and sound judgment
  • Leadership skills and ability to work in an international environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure in an international environment
Education/Experience/Language
  • BTS bilingual secretary, commercial or equivalent studies
  • Fluent in English, knowledge of French an asset
Submission of Applications

Qualified candidates may submit their application, including a letter of interest, complete Curriculum Vitae and an updated United Nations Personal History Form (P.11) (available on our website), to afosnoc.vacancies@unops.org.

Kindly indicate the vacancy number and the post title in the subject line when applying by email.

Additional Considerations
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level below the advertised level of the post.
For more information on UNOPS, please visit the UNOPS website at www.unops.org.

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Lutheran World Federation / Department for World Service Kenya Program is seeking to recruit Kenyan nationals for the following positions.

Deputy Child Protection Officer (Kakuma based)

Reporting directly to the Child Protection Officer

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that Unaccompanied/Separated/orphaned children are identified and successfully fostered upon arrival in Kakuma refugee camp.
  • Assess and identify the legal and psychosocial needs of children in the camp
  • In collaboration with other agencies, assist foster families obtain documents for legal custody of children in their care.
  • In collaboration with other agencies facilitate reunification of unaccompanied/separated children with their relatives.
  • Manage and maintain documentation and records of cases for legal custody for the purposes of follow up and referral.
  • Prepare and submit weekly/monthly/quarterly and feature reports as required.
  • Collaborate with other LWF sectors and implementing partners to ensure smooth Coordination of activities
Qualifications:
  • Must have a degree Law
  • At least 2 years experience in child protection in a humanitarian setting
  • Experience in developing child protection tools and facilitating trainings on child protection and related issues.
  • Post graduate diploma in child care and development will be an advantage.
  • Training in child counseling skills is an added advantage
  • Experience in proposal development, planning and implementation of child focused projects.
  • Excellent communication, organization and presentation and leadership skills
  • Experience in the use of computer packages
Deputy Gender Equity and Human Rights Officer (Kakuma based)

Reporting directly to the Gender Equity and Human Rights Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide legal and technical guidance on human rights promotion and protection and gender mainstreaming.
  • Manage the assessment, documentation and resolution of SGBV cases
  • Identify community training needs and in consultation with the unit members and organize relevant training.
  • Monitor and analyze emerging trends in the field of gender and human rights promotion and development.
  • Lobby & advocate for inclusion of gender issues in Planning, implementation monitoring & evaluation in all sectors.
  • Supervise other unit staff in their duties and responsibilities
  • Write timely and accurate unit reports
Qualifications/Experience:
  • Degree in Law
  • Post graduate training in Gender and Human Rights will be an added advantage.
  • At least 2 years experience in the field of gender equity and human rights protections in a humanitarian setting.
  • Experience in issues of GBV, prevention and protection
  • Excellent communication, organization and presentation and leadership skills.
  • Good understanding of protection instruments.
  • Experience in the use of computers and statistical packages.
Education Coordinator (Dadaab based)

The Education Coordinator will be based in Dadaab Camp and shall be responsible for coordinating and overseeing operational plans in the Education Department. The incumbent will report directly to the Area Coordinator or her designate, while working closely on daily basis with Education staff & other sectors of LWF.

Duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Coordinate and monitor all the activities of the all units of the education project in Dadaab refugee camp, which include primary education, preschool education, Special Needs Education and school feeding program.
  • Leading the sector staff through effective delegation, training, mentoring and motivating them to work with collective responsibility, accountability in ensuring provision of quality education.
  • Ensuring up to date implementation of MOUs and LOU with implementing partners on areas of strategic collaboration such as WFP, MOE (GOK) and UNHCR.
  • Managing Sector Financial Expenditure of the sector to ensure it is in line with proposed activities and ensuring due diligence in all sector procurements and contracts.
  • Preparing project proposals and other relevant project document such as work plans, logical frameworks and Realistic Budgets to different short term and long term donors for the education project.
  • Continuing to investigate gender imbalances in education service provision in the schools, and designing and implementing initiatives aimed at increasing enrolment and improving retention and performance of girls in the schools.
  • Supervision of the exams registration exercise, Coordination of exam setting and administration.
  • Identifying staff training needs and making proper managements for in-service training and in-house training of staff at all levels in the education.
  • Overall management of school supplies (teaching and learning materials which includes timely procurement, general distribution and monitoring of usage.
  • Prepare monthly reports, quarterly and annual reports for the education sector against planned activities for internal consumption and to Specific donors.
  • Work closely with other NGOs, Government Education officials, School Management committees, Refugee Education Committees and the communities to ensure to ensure effective participation of all stake holders
Professional Qualification:
  • An advanced degree in education is the preferred qualification. An Education or social science degree in a related discipline with vast relevant experience could also be considered.
  • Proven training in curriculum development and implementation, and educational administration.
  • Proven academic or on-job training and understanding of the Project Cycle model in managing humanitarian assistance.
Relevant Experience:
  • At least 3 years of progressive experience in formal education programs for refugees or rural communities. Experience gained within an international humanitarian NGO will be an added advantage.
  • Strong analytical, administration and documentation skills in the management of educational institutions or programs consisting of primary education.
  • Experience in proposal and report writing and excellent computer skills.
  • Experience in Training of Trainers/Facilitators skills (TOT & TOF) an advantage.
Personal Attributes for the above posts:
  • High level of integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
  • Ability to work independently with guidelines and clear expectations.
  • Strong inter - personal and team building skills.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, education and religious diversity in the work place.
  • Excellent communication, organization and presentation skills
LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current/former employment.

They should reach the undersigned by close of business on 23rd March 2011

C/o HR Officer,
P.O. Box 48 Kakuma,
Or e-mailed to: hr-kak@lwfkenya.org

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For more details, visit our website www.lwf-kenya.org


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