UN Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

UN-Habitat

Call for expression of interest to provide training on strategic partnerships to raise funds from foundations and the private sector for urban development programmes
Context:  UN-Habitat supports countries in their efforts to achieve the urban dimensions of the sustainable development agenda by providing cutting-edge knowledge and policy advice, developing norms and standards, and providing technical assistance for country programmes. Our vision is to achieve a better quality of life for all in an urbanizing world.

The organization relies almost entirely on voluntary contributions from mainly from governments (almost 80%), local authorities, multi-donor trust funds, intergovernmental institutions, private sector and civil society.
UN-Habitat seeks to increase and diversify its funding for its normative and operational work. The objective is to increase our current level of funding from USD200 million a year to USD 500 million a year, within a period of six years.
To achieve this, the agency is looking to develop its resource mobilization skills and enhance the capacity of its staff, including in the area of partnering with the private sector and foundations.
Activities:  UN-Habitat, therefore, invites Expressions of Interest from not-for-profit organizations or Governmental and Inter-Governmental organizations to provide the following:
·          Prepare training materials for customized training on partnering with and raising funds the private sector and foundations for urban development programmes that have a minimum value of USD300,000. This includes partnerships with business, high net worth individuals, corporate and public foundations.
·          Give up to four training workshops to selected staff within the organization on all aspects of building partnerships from finding the right partners, establishing and maintaining strategic relationships, developing proposals, negotiation, and communicating results.
Eligibility Criteria:  Registered not-for-profit organizations, governmental or inter-Governmental organization with proven experience in providing fundraising courses are eligible to apply.
Proposal Content
Your proposal should not exceed 4 pages and must include the following information.
·          Name and contact details of the focal point in the institution.
·          Short presentation of the institution.
·          References: brief description of training / courses developed and delivered in the past that are relevant to this call.
·          Topics of interest and approach proposed by the institution for this training.
How to Apply
Please send your proposal to unhabitat-donorrelations@un.org by 31 October 2019.

UN-Habitat
Posting Title:  Chief, Office of The Executive Director
Level: D1
Job Code Title:  Chief of Staff
Department / Office:  Office of the Executive Director (OED) UN-Habitat – United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Duty Station:  Nairobi
Posting Period:  10 October 2019 – 23 November 2019
Job Opening Number:  19-Political Affairs-UN-HABITAT-124155-R-Nairobi (X)
Staffing Exercise:  N/A
Org. Setting and Reporting:  The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the 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.
This post is located in the Office of the Executive Director (OED) UN-Habitat.
Responsibilities
Under the guidance of the Executive Director, the incumbent’s responsibilities will be as follows:
·          Directing and managing the Office of the Executive Director (OED) through ensuring overall coordination of the substantive support to the Executive Director in the implementation of his/her mandate on behalf of the Secretary-General.
·          Providing strategic planning of the Executive Director’s political and managerial objectives in cooperation with heads of Branches and Offices at UN-Habitat.
·          Providing policy advice and recommendations to the Executive Director in the exercise of his/her functions.
·          Coordinating the activities of UN-Habitat Branches and Offices as related to the Executive Director’s responsibilities and monitoring implementation.
·          Maintaining liaison with high-ranking representatives of Member States, as well as other international organizations and external partners on substantive, political and procedural questions and providing advice to the Executive Director on these issues.
·          Managing the correspondence of the Executive Director and coordinating follow-up across UN-Habitat.
·          Overseeing the preparation of and reviewing draft correspondence, official statements and reports for the Executive Director’s signature or clearance.
·          Conducting relevant research and preparing background papers on matters of concern to the Office.
·          Formulating and implementing the work programme of the Office, determining priorities and monitoring progress; Overseeing the preparation of the budget and processing of human resources matters.
·          In the absence of the Executive Director, receiving visitors, performing representational functions, organizing and attending meetings on his/her behalf.
Competencies
Professionalism:  Excellent knowledge of the institutional mandates, policies and procedures of the United Nations; experience in the coordination of the activities of high-level officials and the provision of policy advice on a range of managerial and political questions. Strong analytical skills and proven ability to develop policy options and strategies; ability to establish and maintain contacts at all levels. Sound political judgement and diplomatic skills. 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 other, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information keeping people informed.
Planning and 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. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.
Leadership:  Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; Empowers others to translate vision into results; Is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand and gain support; Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; Drives for change and improvement; Does not accept the status quo; Shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; Demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
Judgement/Decision-making:  Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; Gathers relevant information before making a decision;
Considers positive and negative impact of decision prior to making them; Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the organization; Proposes a course of action or
makes a recommendation based on all available information; Checks assumptions against facts; Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for
the decision; Makes tough decision when necessary.
Education
·          Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, management or other relevant discipline is required.
·          A first university degree with a combination of two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.
Work Experience
·          A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in political affairs and/or management in a politically sensitive environment, including at least five years at the international level in the area of human settlements and/or development assistance is required.
·          Experience in providing strategic policy advice to senior level officials is required.
·          Experience in executive direction and management of a multilateral organization is desirable.
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.
Working knowledge of another United Nations official language will be an advantage.
CLICK HERE  to apply online
Deadline:  November 23rd, 2019

UNICEF
Child Protection Specialist , (NO-C)

Lodwar, Kenya
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, protection
How can you make a difference?
Support to program/project development and planning
·          Support the preparation/design and conduct/update of situation analysis for the child protection programs/projects and/or sector to ensure that current comprehensive and evidence based data on child protection issues are available to guide UNICEF’s strategic policy advocacy, intervention and development efforts on child rights and protection and to set program priorities, strategies, design and implementation plans. Keep abreast of development trends to enhance program management, efficiency and delivery.
·          Participate in strategic program discussion on the planning of child protection programs/projects. Formulate, design and prepare programs/projects proposal for the sector, ensuring alignment with the overall UNICEF’s Strategic Plans and Country Program and coherence/integration with UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDF), regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
·          Establish specific goals, objectives and strategies and implementation plans for the sector/s using results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare required documentations for program review and approval.
·          Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies and to determine national priorities/competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
·          Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes and to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programs/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated.
·          As required, contribute to the development of funding proposals, donor reports, progress and annual reports, as well as regular SitReps on child protection in emergencies.
Program management, monitoring and delivery of results
·          Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurement to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector in child protection programs.
·          Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.
·          Prepare/assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths/weaknesses in program and management, identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
·          Actively monitor programs/projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
·          Monitor and verify the optimum/appropriate use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity and ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
·          Prepare regular/mandated program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress.
Technical and operational support to program implementation
·          Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and country office partners/donors on interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices and approaches on child protection and related issues to support program management, implementation and delivery of results.
·          Arrange/coordinate availability of technical experts with Regional Office/HQ to ensure timely/appropriate support throughout the programming/projects process.
·          Participate in child protection program meetings including program development and contingency planning discussions on emergency preparedness in the country or other locations designated to provide technical and operational information, advice and support.
·          Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic program materials for management use, information and/or consideration.
·          With regards to the IASC Cluster approach and under the auspices of the humanitarian reform, ensure child protection in emergency needs and activities are reflected in the broader humanitarian appeals, including the FLASH, CAP and CERF and mainstream child protection concerns through other sectors.
Networking and partnership building
·          Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, national stakeholders and global partners/allies/donors/academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication to build capacity, exchange knowledge/expertise and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results in child protection.
·          Prepare communication and information materials for CO program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for child protection programs and emergency interventions.
·          Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on child protection and related issues to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF planning and preparation of programs/projects ensuring organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process in development planning and agenda setting.
Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
·          Apply/introduce innovative approaches and good practice to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.
·          Keep abreast, research, benchmark and implement best practices in child protection management and information systems. Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
·          Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programs and projects.
·          Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders to promote sustainable results in child protection and related programs/projects.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
·          An Advanced University degree in international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law and other social science field is required.
·          A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection and/other related areas at the international level some of which preferably were served in a developing country is required.
·          Relevant experience in child protection and related areas, program/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
·          Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
·          Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are:
·          Leading and supervising (I)
·          Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
·          Analyzing (III)
·          Relating and networking (II)
·          Deciding and Initiating action (II)
·          Applying technical expertise (III)
View our competency framework  HERE
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
CLICK HERE  to apply online
Remarks:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Closing Date:  Tue Oct 29 2019 23:55:00 GMT+0300 (East Africa Time)
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