Job: Chief Wash, P-4 Job in Nairobi, Kenya
Purpose:
Under the guidance of the Chief Child Survival & Development, responsible to manage UNICEF’s Water and Environmental Sanitation Programme with a view to assisting the Government of Kenya develop appropriate low cost sustainable rural water supply and sanitation systems within the framework of the UNICEF assisted Country Programme of Cooperation with the Government of Kenya with reference to the MDG and PRSP goals
Qualification:
Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance. Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication), an asset. Eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization, national government or the private sector. Field work experience. Background/familiarity with Emergency (preparedness and response) and the IASC Cluster approach. Fluency in English and another UN working language required; working knowledge of the duty station is an asset
Key Expected Results:
  1. Supervise the activities leading to the preparation of the Situation Analysis for programme development and ensure periodic updates by monitoring and analyzing the social, political and economic trends in the country as they affect women and children.
  2. Formulate programme goals and objectives, and develop strategies and implementation frameworks. Coordinate preparation of the Country Programme Recommendation and related documentation. Analyze, evaluate and consolidate programme documentation.
  3. Provide guidance and direction for programme planning, implementation and analysis through ongoing consultations with various units, especially on general policy direction and control mechanisms.
  4. Represent UNICEF in meetings with senior government officials as well as multi-lateral and bi-lateral agencies to advocate and promote UNICEF programme goals and objectives, orient major partners on organizational policies and procedures. Participate in tripartite and other meetings with Ministries responsible for programme/project development and review, and follow-up on implementation of recommendations and agreements.
  5. Establish programme workplan, monitor compliance and provide training, support and guidance to programme team to ensure objectives are met. Identify human resource requirements and ongoing training needs.
  6. Approve and monitor the overall allocation and disbursement of programme funds, ensuring the funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated in accordance with the programme budget allotments (PBA). Take appropriate actions to ensure optimum use of programme funds.
  7. Prepare relevant programme reports required by management, Executive Boards, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.
  8. Deputize for the Deputy Representative. Support overall management through participation in management meetings to review major office operations, human resources, management, programme and administrative budget management.
  9. Plan, develop and implement specific sectoral programme(s) by working with Government and other partners, preparing required documentation, work plans, and programme management, monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.
  10. Review and evaluate the technical institutional and financial feasibility and constraints of programmes/projects in collaboration with Government and other partners. Undertake field visits and surveys to monitor and evaluate implementation, identify problems and propose remedial action. Identify or decide on alternative courses of action to accelerate/improve programme delivery and ensure capacity-building and programme sustainability.
Competencies:
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.
Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.
Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.
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. 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 www.unicef.org/about/employ to apply to this and other vacancies, quoting E-VN-2011-000819. Applications must be received by 17 June 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.
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Position title: Senior Procurement Officer - Uganda Field Office
Closing date: 27/06/2011

Duties and responsibilities
The National Senior Procurement Officer (NSPO) will be based in the Field Office and work as a technical staff of the Procurement and Fiduciary Services (OPRF) Department receiving all guidance and support on procurement matters/issues from the Regional Coordinator (RPC) or the National Principal Procurement Officer (NPPO). The NSPO's daily administrative supervisor shall be the Resident Representative. The staff will generally perform the following duties and responsibilities:
·         Assist the RPC/ NPPO, and Bank tasks team in assessing the adequacy of the Borrower's project procurement management systems and their ability to manage and monitor bank financed projects.
·         Receive and process procurement documents within his or her authorized level or forward them to ORPF or the RPC/NPPO as appropriate with background information for their review and action.
·         Participate in the presentation and appraisal of missions for projects with procurement components with a view to assisting the Borrower(s) and Sector / Regional Departments' staff to define the most appropriate modalities for procurement.
·         Contribute Bank input with counterparts in relation with procurement matters, building coordination around the national development objectives.
·         Prepare bidding document, assess bids and make recommendations for the recruitment of consultants to be used by the Field Office.
·         Contribute to collect national data related to procurement activities/matters.
·         Draft standard routine correspondences relating to the procurement activities.
·         Review, provide comments and participate in working group meetings of lending and non-lending activities reports.
·         Monitor practical aspects by assisting the Projects task Managers to supervise the procurement activities carried out by the Borrower(s) throughout the project.
·         Build collaborative networks with national counterparts building awareness of Bank rules for procurement and fiduciary services.
·         Undertake other procurement related activities that may be required by ORPF.
Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
The incumbent should possess:
·         At least a Master's Degree in Public / Business Administration, Public Procurement, Economics, Law, Engineering or other related fields;
·         Minimum four (4) years of relevant work experience;
·         Familiarity with the Bank's procurement rules and procedures and best procurement practices;
·         Knowledge of procurement strategies and methods and effective and efficient application of the knowledge;
·         Working knowledge of standard software applications used in the Bank; expertise in MS Excel and SAP Material Management (MM) module;
·         Ability to structure information priorities and deliver key messages;
·         Demonstrated capacity for careful attention to detail or essential elements and accuracy of information before making a decision or delivering the information;
·         Ability to work cooperatively and efficiently within a team towards corporate objectives; strong interpersonal relations;
·         Ability to function effectively in a stressful working environment;
·         Ability to conduct oneself in a professional and confidential manner; trust in one's professional expertise and competence;
·         Ability to break down a complex situation, examine it from various angles and develop practical and realistic recommendations / solutions;
·         Ability to earn the trust of others by respecting objectivity, honesty, independence, discretion, transparency and by behaving ethically or upholding moral principles;
·         Ability to understand how clients perceive and assess quality of services provided and to answer internal or external clients' requests quickly;
·         A good command of English and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. A working knowledge of French would be an added advantage.
Vacancy Number: PA/CCAFS/06/11 Department: CCAFS East Africa Regional office
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: 2-year renewable contract

Climate Change, Agriculture, Food Security (CCAFS) seeks to recruit a highly competent and dynamic Program Assistant for its Regional Program in East Africa.

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a 10-year research initiative launched by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP).

The CCAFS program seeks to overcome the threats to agriculture and food security in a changing climate, exploring new ways of helping vulnerable rural communities adjust to global changes in climate.

The CCAFS East Africa Regional office is hosted at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

The CCAFS Program Assistant will be part of a small Program Management Team and will in particular involve in ensuring that adequate program projects, financial and administrative systems are established and maintained. He/she will be responsible for providing technical backstopping to the overall Program management.
The CCAFS Program Assistant will report to the Regional Program Leader. This position will be based at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Headquarters in Nairobi but it may require frequent travel throughout the Eastern Africa region.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide administrative backstopping to the overall Program management;
  • Support in organizing CCAFS events and workshops;
  • Assist in developing and maintaining a filing system and data base for managing CCAFS Program documentation, including concept notes, project proposals, project agreements, etc;
  • Manage the data archive for the CCAFS program and its regional partners;
  • Establish and maintain a key partner contacts data base and email list server, including all Principal Investigators, Project team members, and other partner stakeholders;
  • Support in establishing and keeping up to date a resource mobilization list of key contacts;
  • Assist the Regional Program Leader in the preparation of competitive Calls for Concept notes and managing of the review process, full proposal development, approval and contractual agreements;
  • Assist the Regional Program Leader in the monitoring and evaluation of CCAFS Projects, including monitoring of milestones and in the preparation of regular technical and financial reports;
  • Manage public awareness events with the media, linked with events such as the CCAFS regional partner meetings;
  • Provide other administrative and financial support to the Regional Program Leader and the Administration as requested;
  • Manage procurement and logistics services for the CCAFS E.A Regional Office;
  • Carry out other duties as requested by the Regional Program Leader.
Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration or a related field.
  • Post graduate training in Communications would be an added advantage.
  • Minimum 3 years related work experience.
  • Computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office and communications tools; e.g. Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop.
  • Excellent communication skills; written and verbal communication in English, including web based communications; knowledge of other languages an advantage;
  • Administrative and financial management skills for project monitoring and program management;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work within a multicultural environment.
  • Team building capability.
  • Capacity to take initiative and demonstrate good judgment.
  • Superior multi-tasking skills with the ability to coordinate, prioritize and organize workload, meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimal supervision.
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 renewable contract subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Job level and salary : This position is job Grade 2C, with a starting gross salary of KES 95,833 per month. This is exclusive of other benefits provided by ILRI.

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).
To find out more about ILRI, visit our website at www.ilri.org

Applications 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 17 June 2011.

The position title and reference number “CCAFS PROGRAM ASSISTANT:PA/CCAFS/06/11” must be clearly indicated on the email subject line of the email application. Due to the high volume of applicants that we receive, we regret but only online applications will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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