UNDP Kenya seeks to recruit a local Security Assistant (G6), on behalf of The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS).

Background

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Chief Security Adviser (CSA), Deputy Chief Security Adviser (SA) or the Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO), the Local Security Assistant assists in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for UN personnel in the country or in the region of assignment.

Qualifications
  • Secondary Education. A University Degree is desirable.
Experience
  • At least 6 years’ experience in the military, relevant private security or preferably from the police.
  • Prior experience with the UN system is desirable but not a requirement.
  • Some years’ experience in a supervisory position is a requirement.
Application Procedure

The full job descriptions detailing the scope of work can be accessed on The UNDP Kenya website.

Interested and qualified persons should apply on the UNDP Kenya e-Recruitment portal located on the UNDP Kenya website - http://www.ke.undp.org on or before 29 April 2011

Select “e-Recruitment Portal” under “Operations/Human Resources”.

Applications received via other means will not be accepted.
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Additional considerations
  1. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
  2. Acknowledgements will be sent only to applicants who strictly meet the requirements of the post.
  3. UNDP is an equal opportunity employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its staffing patterns.
  4. UNDP, as a matter of practice, does not charge any application, processing or training fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions as to vacancy announcements you may have received, please refer to this website.
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UNDP seeks to recruit an Administrative Assistant within the Civil Society Democratic Governance Facility.

Background

UNDP Kenya and a number of development partners have established a Civil Society Democratic Governance (CSDG) Facility under the UNDP Country Programme Action Plan.

This Facility, which is also known as “Amkeni Wakenya”, aims to support the country’s efforts to uphold democratic governance, human rights and the rule of law through enhanced empowerment of the people and strengthening of relevant governance institutions.

The European Union Delegation in Kenya has provided grants to Amkeni Wakenya to support CSO activities in Kenya during the period 2011-2014 through a programme named Bridging Divides through Accountable Governance-BDAG and its component in support of Non-State Actors mainly in the areas of Access to Justice, Local Governance and the Kenyan National Accord Agendas.

The Administrative Assistant will provide support to administrative services ensuring high quality of work and service delivery.

Application Procedure

The full terms of reference (TOR) detailing the scope of work can be accessed on The UNDP Kenya website.

Interested and qualified persons should apply on the UNDP Kenya e-Recruitment portal located on the UNDP Kenya website - http://www.ke.undp.org on or before 29 April 2011.

Select “e-Recruitment Portal” under “Operations/Human Resources”.

Applications received via other means will not be accepted.

Additional considerations
  1. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
  2. Acknowledgements will be sent only to applicants who strictly meet the requirements of the post.
  3. UNDP is an equal opportunity employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its staffing patterns.
  4. UNDP, as a matter of practice, does not charge any application, processing or training fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions as to vacancy announcements you may have received, please refer to this website.
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UNDP seeks to recruit a Project Assistant to provide support to the National Project Manager within the Poverty and Environment Initiative (PEI) Kenya Secretariat, a Government of Kenya project with support from UNDP and UNEP, among other donors.

The project is implemented by the Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030 (MSPND & V2030).

Application Procedure

The full terms of reference detailing the scope of work, required academic qualifications and years of relevant work experience can be accessed on The UNDP Kenya website.

Interested and qualified persons should apply on the UNDP Kenya e-Recruitment portal located on the UNDP Kenya website - http://www.ke.undp.org on or before 29 April 2011.

Select “e-Recruitment Portal” under “Operations/Human Resources”.

Applications received via other means will not be accepted.
Link
Additional considerations
  1. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
  2. Acknowledgements will be sent only to applicants who strictly meet the requirements of the post.
  3. UNDP is an equal opportunity employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its staffing patterns.
  4. UNDP, as a matter of practice, does not charge any application, processing or training fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions as to vacancy announcements you may have received, please refer to this website.
“NB: The position had initially been advertised as “Project Officer” at SB4 level. This is a re-advertisement of the post at SB3 level. Applicants who had responded to the initial advertisement are encouraged to re-submit their applications”.

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AMREF in Southern Sudan is recruiting a Programme Manager to provide technical support for effective programme management ensuring that AMREF’s strategic priorities are reflected throughout all AMREF in South Sudan Country programmes.

Stationed in Juba and reporting to the Country Director, the incumbent will play a key role in managing and expanding the country programme portfolio and ensuring sound financial and resource management of all projects and act as a participating member of the country office senior management team (SMT).

Management Responsibility
  • Participate as a member of the country office senior management team (SMT)
  • Coordinate and manage program implementation of the country office
  • Play a key role in managing and expanding the country program portfolio
  • Ensure sound financial and resource management of all projects
  • Provide supportive supervision to project management
  • Ensuring effective leadership and team work of the program staff
Description of Duties
  • Develop a clear plan and strategy for program management to ensure effective implementation
  • Monitor project budgets and prepare budget modifications when necessary
  • Identify and develop the program portfolio of projects in collaboration with other relevant country office staff
  • Lead in proposal development for program growth
  • Disseminate project information by preparing timely and regular programme reports.
  • Develop and lead research and advocacy activities integrated in the overall programme
  • Develop and maintain solid working relationships with major donors including MDTF, BSF, UNFPA, WHO, CORE Group etc
  • Lead and manage programme trend analysis for continuous improvement
  • Assess level of risks associated with programme implementation and suggest mitigation strategies
  • Ensure coordination and integration of activities and tasks among various projects for better utilisation of resources
  • Develop guidelines, and toolkits for effective programme implementation
  • Manage staff development through performance based management and leadership
  • Undertakes other programme related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor
Accountability

Supervision: Work independently on tasks related to program supervision and feedback with periodic reporting and seeking direction from his /her supervisor.

Decision Making: Make sound decisions on the program implementation and its daily and routine management.

Responsibility over data or information: Has access to important information as regards to programs, its budget and the general trend and performance.

Responsibility over assets: Proper management of financial resources, equipment and program utilities like vehicles, office equipment, and computers.

Responsibility over Staff: Leadership responsibility over all programme staff

Professional Qualifications
  • Post graduate degree in public health or closely related fields of health and social sciences
Relevant Experience
  • Progressive experience at national or state level particularly in fieldworks of hard to reach areas.
  • A strong understanding of managing operations in resource poor settings.
  • Experience of managing a diversified country health development programme.
  • Extensive hands-on experience in implementing primary health care.
  • Familiarity with the health development needs of disadvantaged people.
  • Experience in successful proposal writing
  • Proven experience in managing and leading staff and team building
Length of Experience

5 years experience with at least 3 years in health development programmes.

Demonstrated technical expertise in two or more of the following:
  • Maternal, Newborn and Child health programmes,
  • Reproductive health,
  • HIV/AIDS,
  • Malaria prevention and treatment and
  • Water, Sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Key Skills
  • Excellent inter-personal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Team player and team builder/leader
  • Proven results-based program development and management
  • Strong management and organisational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate emerging needs and integrate them speedily into priority settings
  • Written and oral proficiency in English including public speaking
  • Good understanding of electronic communications and standard office computer software
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-national work environment.
Personal Attributes
  • Mature, personable and hard working
  • Performance Standard for this Job
Quality of work as indicated by:
  • Integration of corporate strategies and priorities and country strategies in programme activity, including fundraising, strategic plan
  • Quality in project implementation, monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Programme growth
The incumbent should have progressive experience at national or state level particularly in fieldworks of hard to reach areas with a strong understanding of managing operations in resource poor settings.

Knowledge of Arabic language will be an advantage.

This position is open to Sudanese Nationals and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you are looking for growth and new challenges and have a passion for improving the health of disadvantaged communities in Africa, you are welcome to join us.

Please quote reference number (2011/007/AMREF) and send your application and CV along with copies of necessary academic documents and credentials to:

HR and Admin assistant at charlesbring@yahoo.com.

You can also submit your application directly to the office at the following address - AMREF in South Sudan Country office, OPP UN OCHA-Juba.

For any additional information please call +249955429217 or +249955442486.

We encourage interested candidates to submit their applications by May 1, 2011 at 5.00pm.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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