BACKGROUND
Attaining the Millennium Development Goals depends to a large extent on the effective delivery and provision of basic pro-poor urban services. This delivery is directly linked to the capacity of local authorities to effectively manage and regulate the provision of basic services. The strategic result of this project is to further empower local authorities in the provision of pro-poor urban services through knowledge gained from a systematic review and assessment of existing policies and legislation and the degree to which they are being applied to support the attainment of the MDGs. The project̢۪s final goal, is therefore, to improve access to basic urban services for all.
The direct beneficiaries of the project are the local, intermediate and national government in selected countries. Key partners to this Project are the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Barcelona Province, the Federation of Latin American Cities and Municipal Associations (FLACMA), the Federation of Spanish Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) as well as UNESCO Division for Monitoring and Research. In order to fulfill this objective, the project will identify a series of policy experiences in key countries in close cooperation with the project partners for possible further support to on-going UN-HABITAT projects in the field.
Specific outputs of the project include the identification of institutional reform and capacity building needs and priorities for effective delivery of basic urban services, and empowered local authorities in the Latin American and Caribbean region through capacity building and best practices exchange. Identified needs will be matched with existing expertise
and best practices through international networking and decentralized forms of cooperation. 

RESPONSIBILITIES
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.
The post is located in the Monitoring and Research Division (MRD), UN-Habitat.
Under the direct supervision of the Human Settlements Officer, Best Practices Section, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
  • Overall management of the project in close cooperation with UN-Habitat Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean and the Habitat Programme Managers of the selected pilot countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Supervision of the project personnel (periodic consultants locally based, and two longer-term consultants based in Madrid).
  • Design the contents of the training activities.
  • Design and oversight of training activities.
  • Liaise with Governments and associations of local government in order to maintain and increase their involvement in the project.
  • Assuring the coordination with all the institutions involved.
  • Assuring the financial contributions for continuity in 2012 – 2013.
  • Coordinating and liaising decision making with the Steering Committee of the project composed by the Spanish Government, the Spanish Cooperation, the Spanish Municipal Association and UCLG.
  • Assuring the incorporation of the identified best practices in the overall approach of UNHABITAT to urban planning and governance.
  • Organisation of the Observance of the World Habitat Day in Spain.
  • Identification and compilation of best practices and policies on access to basic urban services for all from the selected countries.
  • Contribute to strategies and actions of MRD and UN-HABITAT on MTSIP Focus Area1, 2 and 4.
  • Mobilise European local governments to support city-to-city cooperation activities in the field of urban planning and governance.
  COMPETENCIES

Professionalism:
  • Good conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills, ability to conduct independent analysis, identify issues, formulate options and make recommendations.
  • Evidence of ability to think strategically, to express ideas clearly, to work independently and in teams, and to demonstrate cultural and gender sensitivity.
Planning and Organizing:
  • Ability to establish priorities, plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan.
  • Ability to work under pressure against deadlines, while ensuring compliance with appropriate rules and procedures.
Communication:
  • Good communication (spoken and written) skills.
  • Ability to draft/edit a variety of written reports, studies and to articulate ideas in a clear, concise style.
Teamwork:
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in management or public/business administration.

Work Experience:
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in international cooperation, urban management or urban planning.
  • Experience in advocacy and fund-raising, with particular focus on fostering partnerships
  • Experience in project management.
  • Familiarity and knowledge in development and technical cooperation.
  • Experience in interacting with a range of local and national governments.
  • Experience in the work and activities of the UN system in the area of human settlements is desirable.
Languages:
English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this post, proficiency in spoken and written English, French and Spanish is required.
Closing Date: Monday, 18 July 2011
Applications should include:
  • Cover memo (maximum 1 page)
  • Summary Personal History Profile (PHP)
All applications should be submitted to:
Ms. Beatrice Ngine
UN-HABITAT
P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Email: Beatrice.ngine@unhabitat.org

Deadline for applications: 18 July 2011      
UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or  companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact: recruitment@unon.org

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Job Title: Nurse: (2 Posts), G6
Department/ Office: United Nations Office At Nairobi
Duty Station: Nairobi
Closing Date: Friday, 29 July 2011
Job Opening number:11-MED-UN Office At Nairobi-20282-R-Nairobi
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting
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). This position is 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.

No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS' BANK ACCOUNTS.


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Job Title: Human Resources Officer, P3
Department/ Office: United Nations Office At Nairobi
Duty Station: Nairobi
Closing Date: Monday, 29 August 2011
Job Opening number: 11-HRE-UN Office at Nairobi-20277-R-Nairobi
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the respective office of the Secretary-General. UNON supports 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). The post is located in the Human Resources Management Service (HRMS) within the Division of Administrative Services of the United Nations Office at Nairobi.

Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Chief, Recruitment and Planning Section, the incumbent will be responsible for carrying out the following duties:
Identifying upcoming job openings in coordination with client offices;
Reviewing draft job openings, conducting Human Resources assessments of applications, and monitoring recruitment actions in coordination with client Divisions;
Reviewing recommendations on the selection of candidates by client offices with a view to ensuring conformity with UN staff selection system policies;
Serving as ex-officio/secretary to central review bodies; preparing and presenting cases to these bodies;
Advising Human Resources Assistants on recruitment related activities, including the preparation of job offers for successful candidates;
Providing advice and support to managers and staff on human resources related matters;
Keeping abreast of developments in various areas of human resources;
Providing advice on interpretation and application of policies, regulations and rules, including exceptions to such policies;
Supervising the work of the Human Resources Assistants in carrying out human resources administrative transactions, including preparation of personnel actions, maintenance of staffing tables, and processing of contracts;
Overseeing the maintenance of filing systems;
Preparing classification analysis of jobs in the Professional and General Service and related categories and provide guidance to programme managers on the application of classification policies and procedures;
Perform other related tasks as requested by Chief, HRMS.

Competencies
Professionalism: Knowledge of human resources policies, practices and procedures, especially related to recruitment, and ability to apply them in an organizational setting; ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations; shows pride in work and in achievements; takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
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.
Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning.
Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines.

Education
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in public or business administration, human resources management or related area, such as education, social science or information management is required. 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 five years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administration or related area, with two years at the international level. Experience in the area of recruitment and staffing required.

Languages
English and French are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second UN official language is desirable

United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place no restriction 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
Staff members are subject to the authority of 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.
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.
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.


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