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Horticultural Vacancies

Job Ref: 5941
Job Title: Senior Company Agronomist

Job Ref: 5942
Job Title: Farm Manager

Job Ref: 5943
Job Title: Fertigation Manager

Job Ref: 5944
Job Title: Cold Room / Storage Manager

Send your application with a detailed CV so as to reach us by 12 noon 7th March 2014.

Apply to recruit@manapwerservicesgroup.com
 Category: Human Resources

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Employment: Full-Time

Job Title: HR Officer

Responsibilities:
  • Implement all Human Resources activities
  • Manpower planning and recruitment
  • Develop and maintain sound Human Resources systems and procedures;
  • Facilitate and coordinate all staff recruitment and staff induction in the company
  • Maintenance of employees’ data including personal files and other related records;
  • Review and advise improvements to the staff performance assessment procedures and ensure adherence to HR Policies and procedures;
  • Coordinate and provide requisite support for training and development for all levels staff;
  • Generate periodic Human Resources reports.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences or Humanities from a recognized University and or a Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • MUST  have three (3) years experience in a manufacturing organization
  • Must have adequate experience in Manpower planning and recruitment
  • Must have proven track record of people and office management skills;
  • Excellent experience and knowledge of current Labour laws, procedures, policies and other relevant legislations in Kenya
  • Must have excellent writing, communication and presentation skills;
  • Must be honest, transparent and with high level of integrity;
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and keep abreast with emerging trends in Human Resource Management;
  • Must have initiative with strong organization skills, with ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Administers a wide variety of personnel employment agreements (e.g. recruitment, selection, hiring, labor and employment contracts, compensation schedule, etc.) for the purpose of conforming to relevant laws
Please DO NOT apply if you do not meet the above requirements. 

Send CV to hr@harleysltd.com by COB 28th February 2014. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
HR Advisor

The Position:
 Reporting to the HR Business Partner, Head Office & International Business, the HR Advisor will provide HR support to allocated Divisions within the Head Office & International Businesses to ensure requisite support, challenge and value addition.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage staff resourcing and recruitment needs as per approved staff establishment.
  • Provide strong HR consultancy, advice and coaching to managers in the respective Divisions.
  • Focus on Talent and Succession, Resourcing, Retention and Learning and Development of Employees within allocated Divisions.
  • Manage and maintain performance management for Divisions within Head Office & International Businesses in order to achieve high Performance.
  • Monitor and control staff operational costs for respective Divisions at optimal levels.
  • Undertake internal customers and stakeholder engagements and resolve all HR related matters.
  • Manage Career development and progression.
  • Resolve internal customer queries, conflicts and complaints (HR help desk issues/telephone calls, walk- in customers)
The Person
  • University Degree from a recognized institution. Possession of a postgraduate degree in a related field will be an added advantage.
  • Professional qualification in Human Resource Management
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in a HR Generalist role
  • Knowledge of Talent and Skill pool management
  • Knowledge and application of the Bank’s products, services and policies
  • Experience of implementing a wide range of process improvement activities
  • Must display superior verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships, internal and external to the organization.
  • Demonstrated creativity and analytical ability.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively with a diverse group
The above positions are demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate.  

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to; recruitment@kcb.co.ke

To be considered your application must be received by March 7, 2014.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Ref: HR 05/2014
Senior Manager, IT Project Management

Reporting to the Head, IT Projects Quality Assurance and Change, the job holder will be responsible for the successful delivery of the IT projects and IT resources in order to support the strategic and operational objectives of the organization. 

This includes development of the policies and procedures necessary to ensure efficient and effective execution of a portfolio of programs and regular delivery of enhancements and smaller projects.
Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all IT projects are delivered within the required specification, time, cost and quality.
  • Develop and maintain a centralized project management framework and all necessary processes and templates for the IT Division.
  • Develop a framework for efficient and cost effective utilisation of IT resources.
  • Work with the business to scope and plan projects requiring IT involvement so as to recommend resources, timelines and deliverables.
  • Manage and optimize the allocation of IT resources across the various projects to ensure optimal use of limited resources.
  • Prioritize and track all Projects and Change Requests to ensure successful delivery.
  • Provide centralized control, coordination, and reporting of scope, change, cost, risk, and quality across all projects; Prepare accurate forecasts of project costs, timelines and resource requirements.
  • Recognize potential risks and proactively propose appropriate solutions to meet business objectives based on industry best practices.Escalate project risks to the key stakeholders as necessary.
  • Ensure that project initiatives are aligned to the strategic direction of the organization. 
  • Establish and maintain collaborative partnerships and a wide relationship network across business units, support areas and external service providers.
  • Coordinate, mentor and provide direction to team of Project Managers and Analyst, ensuring balanced allocation of projects.
The Person
  • A holder of a bachelor’s degree in Business or Engineering.
  • Professional Qualifications in Certified Business Analysis, Project Management or Six Sigma.
  • A Master’s degree and other relevant professional qualifications will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ experience covering business process management, project management, budgeting and policy development.
  • Should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with the proven ability to influence others.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • People management capability.
  • Proven ability to lead projects and initiatives that drive performance.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage people in a way that inspires, develops, and delivers results.
The above positions are demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate.  

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to; recruitment@kcb.co.ke

To be considered your application must be received by March 14, 2014.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Ref:
 IT 08/2014



Procurement Manager

Reporting to the Head of Procurement, the position will be responsible for the delivery of agreed objectives in line with the procurement strategy and lead in projects intended to transform the Banks property, facilities & equipment Category.

Key Responsibilities
  • Identify the category strategy and a rolling programme of areas to be addressed within the  category
  • Establish and lead cross-functional teams to manage the development and implementation of the category strategy.
  • Deliver the category strategy including sourcing activities which generate value.
  • Use leading practice procurement tools to develop and implement the sourcing strategies
  • Negotiate contractual agreements with suppliers to ensure that service, quality; added value, lowest total cost, security of supply and the deployment of the suppliers’ capabilities in innovation are secured.
  • Develop and manage supplier relationships for the category to deliver breakthrough performance in cost, service and quality.
  • Maximize the use of the bank’s funds by identifying best practice and leveraging spend within and outside the bank for the category including monitoring available framework agreements.
  • Provide support to the development of new processes, procedures and solutions for the procurement department and identify any category specific requirements.
The Person
  • University Degree from a recognized institution. Possession of a postgraduate degree or professional qualification in a related field will be an added advantage.
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply or equivalent is a must.
  • 5 years significant procurement experience with the responsibility for delivery and managing of a procurement category strategy in an organization that has crossed functional and business boundaries
  • Experience of working in a complex environment with a high level of   uncertainty around predicted or future purchase requirements.
  • Significant experience in supplier performance management
  • Experience in developing positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent negotiating and influencing skills, at all levels
The above positions are demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate.  

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to; recruitment@kcb.co.ke

To be considered your application must be received by March 14, 2014.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Ref: LOG 02/2014
Senior Manager, IT Project Management

Reporting to the Head, IT Projects Quality Assurance and Change, the job holder will be responsible for the successful delivery of the IT projects and IT resources in order to support the strategic and operational objectives of the organization. 

This includes development of the policies and procedures necessary to ensure efficient and effective execution of a portfolio of programs and regular delivery of enhancements and smaller projects.
Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all IT projects are delivered within the required specification, time, cost and quality.
  • Develop and maintain a centralized project management framework and all necessary processes and templates for the IT Division.
  • Develop a framework for efficient and cost effective utilisation of IT resources.
  • Work with the business to scope and plan projects requiring IT involvement so as to recommend resources, timelines and deliverables.
  • Manage and optimize the allocation of IT resources across the various projects to ensure optimal use of limited resources.
  • Prioritize and track all Projects and Change Requests to ensure successful delivery.
  • Provide centralized control, coordination, and reporting of scope, change, cost, risk, and quality across all projects; Prepare accurate forecasts of project costs, timelines and resource requirements.
  • Recognize potential risks and proactively propose appropriate solutions to meet business objectives based on industry best practices.Escalate project risks to the key stakeholders as necessary.
  • Ensure that project initiatives are aligned to the strategic direction of the organization. 
  • Establish and maintain collaborative partnerships and a wide relationship network across business units, support areas and external service providers.
  • Coordinate, mentor and provide direction to team of Project Managers and Analyst, ensuring balanced allocation of projects.
The Person
  • A holder of a bachelor’s degree in Business or Engineering.
  • Professional Qualifications in Certified Business Analysis, Project Management or Six Sigma.
  • A Master’s degree and other relevant professional qualifications will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ experience covering business process management, project management, budgeting and policy development.
  • Should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with the proven ability to influence others.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • People management capability.
  • Proven ability to lead projects and initiatives that drive performance.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage people in a way that inspires, develops, and delivers results.
The above positions are demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate.  

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to; recruitment@kcb.co.ke

To be considered your application must be received by March 14, 2014.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Ref:
 IT 08/2014



Head of Treasury, KCB South Sudan

Reporting to the Managing Director, KCB South Sudan, the Treasurer will provide efficient and effective delivery of the full range of treasury products including foreign exchange, fixed income, corporate services and off balance sheet products to achieve the unit’s business growth targets.

Key Responsibilities
  • Plan, manage and execute strategies (Group & Subsidiary-specific) to ensure performance targets are exceeded.
  • Money Market trading: Develop and execute strategies for investment of surplus funds in treasury bills, bonds and other money market instruments.
  • Manage the dealing activity end to end so as to ensure that all the Bank’s interests are protected at all times and financial targets are met.
  • Liquidity and Cash Management functions: Ensure that the Bank meets all external and internal liquidity requirements and that proper contingency plans are in place to address excess and deficient liquidity incidences in line with the Bank policy and Procedures.
  • Develop innovative treasury products that will enable the bank grow its’ foreign exchange and money market volumes and revenues.
  • To ensure high quality of treasury products and customer segments.
  • Deliver market information and insight to customers regularly to ensure retention and counter competition.
  • Actively identify and market clients with potential to grow revenues from sales of treasury products and services.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining client call and visit schedule and follow up on report action points.
  • Ensure that the bank credit limits with clients are observed at all times.
  • Build, foster and maintain relationships with clients and other stakeholders.
  • Lead and manage the Treasury Function team and their performance with the view of ensuring proper positioning and leveraging of the function’s human resources.
  • Participate in Management meetings as may be appropriate including but not limited to ALCO, CMT and others.
The Person

In order to be considered for this position, all applicants should have;
  • University business degree from a recognized University preferably in Economics, Finance, Statistics or Commerce.
  • Professional Certification e.g. CPA /ACCA, ACI (Financial Markets Association.
  • 6 years’ post-qualification working experience, 3 of which must have been in a senior role within the Treasury function.
  • Candidate must demonstrate skills/know how in dealing, financial analysis and knowledge of financial markets.
  • Applicant should possess good working knowledge of Reuters Extra and Reuters Dealing.
  • Applicant must demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Proven and demonstrated Leadership and General Management skills.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Good management skills including organizational, presentation & communication, and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated high integrity.
The above positions are demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate. 

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to; recruitment@kcb.co.ke

To be considered your application must be received by March 14, 2014.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Ref: KCBSS 01/2014



HR Business Partner – Head Office & International Businesses

The Position

Reporting to the HR Director, the HR Business Partner will be responsible for the provision of end to end HR partnership to the business. 

The role is responsible for implementing organizational and people strategy to support the delivery of business goals.
Key Responsibilities

  • Provide generalist HR support to the Head Office Functions as well as KCB’s international businesses.
  • Ensure the right structures, policies and processes are in place to support delivery of business strategy.
  • Provide strong HR consultancy, advice and coaching with regards to human capital to managers in the Head Office Functions and International Businesses in order to effectively achieve business results.
  • Focus on talent and succession, resourcing, retention and Learning and Development of employees.
  • Manage staff resourcing and recruitment needs as per the approved staff establishment.
  • Act as a performance improvement driver and ensure consistent implementation of performance management processes.
  • Monitor and control staff operating costs at optimal levels
  • Undertake internal customer and stakeholder engagements and resolve all HR related matters.
  • Monitor closure of HR business partnership issues arising from HR audits and employee surveys.
  • Provide accurate Management Information to support the decision making process.
Position Qualifications / Requirements
  • An undergraduate degree in a business related field.
  • Human Resources professional qualifications are required.
  • An MBA/business related Master’s Degree will be an added advantage
  • At least 8 years’ senior level HR experience covering both specialist and generalist areas of HR.
  • In depth knowledge and experience in resourcing, performance management, organizational design and workforce planning.
  • Strong management skills with the ability to influence others
  • Excellent relationship management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to negotiate and/or reach consensus with all levels and positions within the Bank.
  • Strong leadership skills with demonstrated competencies in championing customer focus.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead, coach and supervise team members effectively to deliver on targets.
The above positions are demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate.  

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to; recruitment@kcb.co.ke

To be considered your application must be received by March 7, 2014.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Ref: HR 04/2014



Resolution Insurance Company Ltd is a general insurer offering innovative and responsive insurance solutions. 

We have learned to adapt in this constantly changing society, and develop comprehensive products that are relevant to our clients. 

We currently have over 60,000 members in our fold and have partnered with over 500 medical service providers across East Africa; a strong network of hospitals, clinics and doctors.
 
In pursuit of our ambitious growth plan, we are looking to fill the below position.
 
Technical Manager
 
Job Purpose: Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the overall purpose of this position is to manage underwriting and claims settlement activities for WIBA, PA, Liability and miscellaneous insurance classes of general insurance business.
 

Key Responsibility Areas:
  • Responsible for activities and decisions regarding acceptance and policy wording of insurance risks.
  • Set up and maintain relevant up-to-date underwriting and claims structures including relevant contracts, policies and manuals for effective insurance risk management.
  • Ensure that the company meets its legal and regulatory responsibilities in underwriting and claims processing.
  • Analyze claims data and ensure that all relevant issues relating to loss ratio, re-insurance arrangements and product pricing are identified and communicated to relevant functions.
  • Staff development.
  • Preparation of periodical statistics as well as management reports.
Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skill and Ability
 
Academic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors of Law
  • Degree or diploma in Business Management
Professional Qualifications:
  • ACII
  • Computer literacy
Experience:
  • 7 years’ working experience in insurance, 2 of which should have been at supervisory level in the specified classes of business indicated above.
Skills and Competencies:
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of IT systems that support insurance business as well as other business support systems.
  • Involvement in IT systems implementation will be an added advantage
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
If you believe you are a team player and would be a valuable resource to this ever growing brand, kindly email your:
  1. Application letter
  2. Updated CV listing three references
  3. Expected remuneration package
  4. Availability should you be offered the position
By COB, Monday 10th March 2014 to recruitment@resolution.co.ke

Ensure that you quote the position in the email subject. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Micro Enterprises Support Programme Trust (MESPT) is an autonomous Kenyan organisation whose Founders are the Government of the Republic of Kenya and the European Union. 

MESPT evolved from a bilateral Programme implemented by GoK/EU between 1997 and 2002. MESPT was established to continue with the activities carried out under the bilateral Programme. 

MESPT is governed by an independent board of Trustees that oversees a management team charged with implementation responsibilities. 

MESPT has over 40 staff members and wishes to recruit a Human Resource and Administration Officer
Reporting to the Finance and Administration Manager and working closely with the Managers and the staff of MESPT, the Human Resource and Administration Officer is expected to carry out the following among other duties:-
 

a) Administrative Duties
  • Oversee effective Administration of the organisation by supervising the Administrative Assistants;
  • Conduct routine administration of staff medical, pension and gratuity schemes;
  • Coordinate insurance of MESPT assets and maintain contracts for all insurance;
  • Co-ordinate the filing of MESPT records;
  • Oversee the utilization of MESPT assets and protection of the assets by the staff to whom they are entrusted;
  • Oversee the procurement role in MESPT and ensure proper management of all supplies at head office and in field offices;
  • Provide administrative support to the organisation;
  • Comply with all data protection requirements with regards to the access and dissemination of personal data;
  • Liaise with providers of various services (courier, security, water, electricity, medical, insurance, staff meals and other services), to ensure the needs of MESPT and staff are met;
  • Coordinate with Managers to plan and finalize field travel arrangements for staff;
  • Provide guidance and leadership to staff on administrative issues.
  • Implement and monitor support services, including procurement of supplies and services, transport, communications and information technology support;
  • Oversee legal, safety, security, and other compliance requirements;
  • Work with Management and others to develop and implement operating policies and procedures for MESPT;
  • Analyze administrative problems and make recommendations for new or revised policies and procedures;
b) Human Resource Duties
  • Co-ordinate and support staff recruitment and orientation, including preparation of employment contracts, confirmation and contract renewals;
  • Prepare HR reports such as staff leave, turn-over, confirmation status, etc;
  • Maintain and update personnel information;
  • Oversee the annual appraisal of staff members, review of performance benchmarks and preparation of the performance benchmarks for the new period;
  • Ensure that the staff files are complete in every respect;
  • Lead in staff recruitment; this includes developing job descriptions and person specifications, preparing job adverts, checking application forms, shortlisting, participating in interviews and selection of candidates when necessary;
  • Develop and implement policies on issues such as working conditions, performance management, equal opportunities and absence management;
  • Advise MESPT Management on pay and other remuneration issues, including promotion and benefits;
  • Undertaking regular salary and benefits reviews;
  • Interpret and advise on labour and employment laws and ensuring that MESPT complies to them;
  • Deal with grievances and implement disciplinary procedures;
  • In consultation with line Managers, develop strategies which consider immediate and long-term staff requirements;
  • Analyze training needs for staff in conjunction with Managers and ensure that staff participate in identified training programmes;
  • Recommend any other improvements that need to be made and any other aspects that will make MESPT the employer of choice;
c) Other duties

Any other duties as may be assigned by the Finance and Administration Manager from time to time.

Desired Skills and Ability
  • Good communication, presentation and analysis skills
  • Pro-active and self motivated
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Good team building and people skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to demonstrate excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to handle pressure and work with minimum or no supervision
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Effective verbal and listening skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Qualifications
  • A degree from a recognized University.
  • A minimum of 12 years post qualification work experience in a commercial environment.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Membership to the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) an added advantage.
How to Apply

Qualified Candidates interested in the post should send their application by post, courier or hand delivered to our offices by to be received by 14th March 2014 and include; detailed CV, email address, daytime telephone contacts, current and expected remuneration package, names and email contacts of three referees and the academic certificates and other testimonials to the following address:-

The Chief Executive Officer
Micro Enterprises Support Programme Trust (MESPT)
MESPT Plaza, 01 Tausi Road, (between Westlands & Muthithi Roads)
P. O. Box 187, Sarit Centre 00606, 
Nairobi, Kenya

Websites: www.microfinancetrust.org and www.mespt.org

Email applications will not be accepted. 

Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. 

Those who do not hear from us by the end of March 2014 should consider their applications unsuccessful.
Vacancy Announcement
 
Leader in Reproductive Health & Population Development
 
1. General Information:
 
Vacancy Number: VA/FPA/SOM/02-3/2014
 
Post Title: Reproductive Health / Maternal Health Specialist
 
Type of Contract: Fixed-Term
 
Level: NO-C
 
Duration: One (1) year
 
Duty Station: Garowe
 
Date of Issue: 28 February 2014
 
Closing Date: 14 March 2014
 
Organizational Unit: UNFPA Somalia Country Office
 
The United Nations Population Fund is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. 

UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.

Duties and Responsibilities:
 
Under the overall supervision of the Representative/Deputy Representative and the direct supervision of the Head of Office/Programme Coordinator, the Reproductive Health/Maternal Health (RH/MH) Specialist ensures the effective management of UNFPA activities in the area of reproductive/maternal health.

S/he oversees project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. 

S/he leads the RH/MH programme team and collaborates with the CO’s operations/administrative support staff.

More specifically, the Reproductive Health/Maternal (RH/MH) Health Specialist will perform the following duties:  
  • In collaboration with Government counterparts, NGOs and other partners, the RH/MH Specialist oversees the formulation and design of the RH/MH programme and its component projects in line with Government priorities and according to UNFPA programme policies and procedures.
  • Oversees achievement of programme results by ensuring appropriate policies and procedures are applied by programme team, and appropriate monitoring and oversight mechanisms and systems are established and implemented.
  • Ensures the creation and documentation of knowledge about current and emerging population development trends, RH and gender issues, by the programme team through the analysis of programme, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learnt, best practices, and uses this knowledge for information sharing and planning future strategies.
  • Reviews the political, social and economic environment relevant to population and development, reproductive/maternal health and gender, and pursues opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention. Assesses implications of new policy developments and strategies on programme execution and ensures appropriate implementation.
  • Contributes to the selection of Implementing partners and contractors suitable for implementing UNFPA programs.
  • Oversees project implementation, establishing collaborative partnerships with executing agencies, experts, government counterparts and other UN agencies to facilitate timely and efficient delivery of project inputs, and addressing training needs of project personnel.
  • Ensures quality of a program implementation through supervision, reporting and monitoring systems.
  • Analyzes and generates reports on program and project progress in terms of achieving results, using existing monitoring and evaluation tools and introducing new mechanisms and systems where necessary; identifies constraints and resource deficiencies and recommends corrective actions.
  • Monitors project expenditures and disbursements to ensure delivery is in line with approved project budget and to realize targeted delivery levels.
  • Helps create and document knowledge about current and emerging issues related to RH/MH, Youth and HIV/AIDS prevention among the vulnerable groups, by analyzing programs, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experiences, lessons learned, best practices and shares with management for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies.
  • Assesses and undertake capacity building in the partner organizations. Ensures the creation and documentation of knowledge about current and emerging RH/MH, Youth and HIV/AIDS prevention among the vulnerable groups, issues, by the programme team through the analysis of programme, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices, and uses this knowledge for information sharing and planning future strategies.
  • Participates in advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of Country Office by ensuring  preparation of relevant documentation, i.e. project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles, and participating in related donor meetings and public information events.
  • Carries such other tasks as assigned by the UNFPA Representative and Deputy Representative and supervisor.
Work Relations: The RH/MH Specialist oversees the work of the programme team as well as consultants, advisors, and experts and establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bilateral donor agencies and civil society to address emerging issues.

 S/he must effectively influence counterparts from diverse backgrounds to contribute to achieving UNFPA’s mandate.
 
Internal contacts include the Representative, Deputy Representative, Assistant Representative, the CO’s programme/ technical team. External contacts include other UN agencies in country, and counterparts and partners in Country programme activities, including international NGOs, experts etc.
 
Education: Advanced degree in health, population, demography and/or other related social science field.
 
Knowledge and Experience: A minimum of 5 years professional experience in the field of Public Health (including Reproductive Health), with experience in programming/project management.
 
Required Competencies:
 
i) Values: Exemplifying integrity, Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, Embracing cultural diversity, Embracing change
 
ii) Core Competencies: Achieving results, Being accountable, Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen, Thinking analytically and strategically, Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships, Communicating for impact
 
iii) Required Skillset: 
  • Advocacy/advancing a policy oriented agenda 
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances and partnerships 
  • Delivering results based programmes 
  • Internal and external communication and resource mobilization
Languages: Fluency in English is required. 

Working knowledge of Somali is desirable.

Applications with a current CV and duly completed P-11 UN Personal History Form (www.escwa.un.org/main/vacancies/P_11.doc) marked: “VA/FPA/SOM/02-3/2014 – RH/MH Specialist” should be forwarded to the following email address: recruit.unfpasom@unfpa.org.
 
UNFPA will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
 
UNFPA Work Environment: UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. 

Disclaimer WARNING TO APPLICANTS: UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fees in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you have received a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. 

Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. 

Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web. 

Should you feel that you have received a fraudulent notice, letter of offer that makes use of the name or logo of UNFPA, you may submit a report through the UNFPA fraud hotline athttp://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm

Notice to Applicants: 

In accordance with the rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, are required to renounce such status upon their appointment. 

Exceptions to this rule are very limited and can be made only for:
 
(a) stateless persons; 

(b) newly appointed staff members who have applied for citizenship by naturalization, when such citizenship will be granted imminently; 

(c) acting staff members in the General Service and related categories with permanent residency status, on promotion to the Professional category;

(d) staff members appointed under a temporary appointment.
 
Please understand that UNFPA is not in a position to provide advice on or assistance in applying for any citizenship.
 
*No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulations 4.5

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