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  • United Nations Office for Project Services Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2016
  • Malteser Health Officer Job in Kenya - Apply by 7th November, 2016
  • Aga Khan Foundation Finance & Grants Officer Job in Kenya - Apply by 18th November, 2016
  • Options Consultancy Services Girl Generation Programme Officer in Kenya - Apply by 16th November, 2016

    Options Consultancy Services Girl Generation Programme Officer in Kenya

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Contract type: 12 days per month, fixed term to January 2019

    Reports to: Regional Coordinator, based in Nairobi

    Salary: Commensurate with experience

    Short introduction

    The purpose of the position is to represent, promote and coordinate all aspects of The Girl Generation's work in Ethiopia. The Girl Generation is a five-year programme which promotes an idea: that we can end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in one generation. It is implemented by Options Consultancy Services UK and funded by the UK’s Department for International Development

    The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and is expected to work in liaison with The Girl Generation staff in London

    Objectives of the assignment:

    This role will support four key outputs of the Girl Generation which include:

  • Supporting the development of a social movement to end FGM in Kenya
  • Social Change Communications (SCC) enabled by training ToTS who can scale up SCC across Kenya
  • Kenya positive stories of change amplified at the national, regional and global levels
  • Partnerships and resources leveraged to support work to end FGM in Kenya
  • Guided by the above outputs the objectives of the role will be:
  • To provide overall coordination and oversight of The Girl Generation’s end FGM activities in Kenya including those related to the End FGM Small Grants Programme.
  • To coordinate the implementation of The Girl Generation’s activities in Kenya by working in coordination with the stakeholders and the anti- FGM youth network.
  • To develop and maintain a vibrant membership base for The Girl Generation in Kenya to contribute to the development for a social movement to end FGM in the country.
  • To ensure that members are engaged with The Girl Generation and appropriately supported to effectively use social change communications in Kenya.
  • To support the ongoing development of an ambassador program for The Girl Generation in Kenya by identifying appropriate members and leaders across the different ambassador categories identified by The Girl Generation.
  • To be the public link for all Girl Generation activities in Kenya.
  • To identify evidence and stories of social change towards ending FGM, particularly from the grassroots level and from member organisations, to share with the core team for amplification at different levels.
  • To support the establishment and development of partnerships across different stakeholders including media, local funders, INGOs to leverage resources for ending FGM in Kenya.
  • To support the collection, interpretation and reporting of programme monitoring and evaluation data from Kenya, and the promotion of learning from across The Girl Generation and its partners.

    Main Tasks

    Coordinating national activities

  • Supporting the Regional Coordinator in coordinating all activities of The Girl Generation in Kenya.
  • Work with The Girl Generation’s Regional Coordinator, Regional Manager and the Social Change Communications Manager and Programme Management team to develop comprehensive country work plans, budgets, tasks and keeping inventory of The Girl Generation’s materials and coordinating logistics for events and in-country activities.
  • Identify appropriate participants for national events, drawing on local contacts and professional networks to produce lists of invitees, and act as chief point of coordination for the guest list and with invitees
  • Work with the Social Change Communications Manager to develop detailed meeting / events concept notes, agendas, materials for all events and identifying speakers and opportunities for pre-event media.

    Developing and maintaining a vibrant membership base

  • Map out organisations in Kenya which share the vision, values, and principles of The Girl Generation, with a particular focus on youth groups Assist to recruit priority organisations to become members of The Girl Generation
  • In coordination with The Girl Generation Communications team, work to support members of The Girl Generation in Kenya ensuring that members receive regular support to engage with and contribute to The Girl Generation as guided by the membership engagement plan
  • Promote The Girl Generation's values and messages through social change communications.

    To support the development of an ambassador/champions program for The Girl Generation in Kenya

  • By identifying appropriate members and leaders across the different ambassador/champion categories identified by The Girl Generation
  • Supporting the ambassador/champion training programme and coordinating work plans and activities for these champions.

    To be the public link of The Girl Generation in Kenya

  • Attend events on behalf of The Girl Generation to promote the brand’s vision, values and approach as appropriate
  • Seek opportunities to represent and promote the global movement to end FGM in meetings with the press, public events and government meetings in line with pre-agreed work plans.

    Support the set up and implementation of the End FGM Small Grants Programme

  • Work with, The Girl Generation Grants Manager to support the ongoing grants agenda in Kenya.
  • Review and support grant applications
  • Support capacity building and monitoring and evaluation of grant recipients

    Gathering positive stories of change

  • To identify evidence and stories of social change towards ending FGM, particularly from the grassroots level and from member organisations, to share with the core team for amplification at different levels.

    Partnerships and resource leveraging

  • Identify possible partners to support the establishment and development of partnerships across different stakeholders including media, local funders INGOs to leverage resources for ending FGM in Kenya

    Monitoring and Evaluation

    Working with the Monitoring Evidence and Learning Coordinator to:

  • To support the collection, interpretation and reporting of programme monitoring and evaluation data from stakeholders in Kenya, and the promotion of learning from across The Girl Generation and its partners
  • Supporting the development of M&E working groups in Kenya developing their work plans in line with agreed TORS,
  • Convening the working groups to discuss data, share learning and developing reporting mechanisms for end FGM work in Kenya in collaboration with Monitoring Evidence and Learning Coordinator.

    Other

  • To do other tasks which might not be included in this JD but are strategic for the Girl Generation.

    Person specification

  • Knowledge of Female Genital Mutilation including in the context of Kenya
  • Understanding of behaviour change or social change communications
  • High attention to detail and strong organisational skills
  • Experience of meeting and events planning and management
  • Good verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong networks among campaigners, organisations and government bodies working to end FGM.
  • Networks with media contacts/partners in Kenya
  • Understanding of monitoring and evaluation, data collection and reporting
  • Fluency in English language skills, other local language desirable
  • Ability to work with remote teams and with high sensitivity to cultural and social diversity
  • A commitment to The Girl Generation’s founding principles, including the Do No Harm guidelines.
  • Understanding of, and personal commitment to international human rights, particularly women’s and children’s rights.
  • Willing and able to travel internationally

    About Options/The Girl Generation

    Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International.

    We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children.

    We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them most.

    Managed by Options, The Girl Generation (www.thegirlgeneration.org) is a social change communications initiative providing a global platform for galvanising, catalysing and amplifying the Africa-led movement to end FGM, building on what has already been achieved.

    The Girl Generation seeks to inspire organisations and individuals, including youth, across the ten most affected countries in Africa and beyond, to end FGM in one generation.

    We also support grassroots organization through the End FGM Small Grants Programme which provides flexible funding to grassroots organisations working to end FGM in order to support their work in the area of communications, advocacy and campaigning to end FGM.

    Application process

    To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Sarah Jambert-Gray opportunities@options.co.uk. Candidates should state the role in the subject header.

    Closing date for applications is: 16th November

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

    Options is an equal opportunities employer

    Candidates are required to have to right to live and work in Kenya


    Aga Khan Foundation Finance & Grants Officer Job in Kenya

    Team/ Programme: Finance

    Location: Nairobi

    Duration: 15 Months (with a possibility of extension)

    Post Type: National

    Role Purpose:

    The Finance and Grants Officer (FGO) will participate in proposal development, donor and other financial reporting, financial grants information management and grants management capacity-building efforts. The FGO will also support to ensuring information shared is compliant with donors and internal grants rules and regulations.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Project Director, with a technical reporting line to the Regional Finance Manager.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Dimensions:

    The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational, international development agency promoting creative and effective solutions to selected problems that impede social and economic development in parts of Africa and Asia. In Kenya, AKF is managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi-sectorial initiatives that includes programmes in livelihoods, education, early childhood development, health, nutrition and civil society strengthening

    Key areas of Accountability:

    Reporting and Compliance

  • Post SESEA partner reports into the system
  • Prepare grant financial reports, ensuring that they are submitted on time, are accurate and consistent with the narrative report.
  • Reconciliation of sub-grantees and AKF expenses in the reports to ledgers and accounting records
  • Maintain a record of and follow up donor reporting and audit deadlines and requirements
  • In drafting of financial grant reports ensure integration of information and recommendations from minutes of donor meetings, evaluation reports, audits
  • Play a supporting role in Grant Launch and Close-Out meetings, as well as in general grant management meetings
  • Periodically monitor grants budget absorption to ensure accurate tracking of implementation, progress and timely alerts to potential challenges/obstacles.
  • Ensure that all the supporting documentation required is in order before the consolidated reports are sent out.
  • Ensure compliance with to the donor contractual requirements
  • Act as a liaison with the various implementing partners

    Costed Workplan Development

  • Support in the development and review of quality annual workplan. Lead on the coordination of inputs from the team and compile proposals into donor formats, including follow up on implementation of working tools.
  • Liaise with thematic leads and finance department to ensure annual workplans meet internal standards and are donor compliant.
  • Ensure that all costs in the workplan have been costed and included in the annual budget
  • In development workplan, ensure integration of information and recommendations delivered by the previous programs including from minutes of donor meetings, evaluation reports, audits

    Audits and Reviews

  • Visit implementing units/ partners for internal reviews/checks.
  • Coordinate all internal/external grant review/audit processes

    Information Management

  • Ensure comprehensive grant files are maintained up to date and are available for use (both hard and soft copies)
  • Tracking of the funding disbursements from donors and to projects
  • Capacity Building (Training and Support) & Liaison
  • Conduct mentoring and coaching and offer support to finance staff in the various agencies/ partner organisations and within AKF(EA)
  • The Finance & Grants Officer will be the liaison person with AKFC finance team regarding the SESEA finance issues.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from a recognized University.
  • Professional qualification of CPA part 2
  • Minimum 4 years’ relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Experience working with NGOs and donor-funded projects
  • Experience in working with computerised financial management system
  • Experience in working in a consortium and with implementing partners
  • Proven ability to gather, analyse and translate data, compile information, and meet strict reporting deadlines
  • Demonstrates a strong drive and commitment to achieve agreed objectives
  • Good communication, excellent interpersonal & coordination skills with the ability to maintain confidentiality and uphold integrity.

    How to Apply:

    Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and the names and contact information of three professional referees by 18th November, 2016 via e-mail to. recruitment@akfea.org

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org).


    Malteser Health Officer Job in Kenya

    Malteser International, the worldwide relief agency of the Order of Malta for humanitarian aid, works in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas for people in need, regardless of their religion, origin or political affiliation.

    Its mission is to provide emergency relief as well as to implement rehabilitation measures and to facilitate the link between emergency relief and sustainable development.

    Christian values and the humanitarian principles of impartiality and independence form the basis of its work in the following areas: Relief, Reconstruction & Rehabilitation; Health & Nutrition; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH); Livelihood & Social Programs and Disaster Risk Reduction.

    In Kenya, Malteser International is present since 2001. So far, programs concentrated on TB/HIV and Maternal and Neonatal health in the slums of Nairobi and in Kajiado, while also providing humanitarian assistance in emergencies such as droughts and floods in Northern Kenya.

    In August 2012, Malteser International opened an office in Illeret, North Horr Sub-County, Marsabit County / Northern Kenya with the aim to address the needs of the pastoralist population of the area, by supporting sustainable solutions, drought resilience, disaster preparedness and later (2015) primary health care.

    To support our program in Illeret, Marsabit County, Kenya, Malteser International is looking for a motivated

    Responsibilities:

  • Overall: The position holder will be responsible for the coordination of the Illeret Primary Health Project, this role will be pivotal in increasing access to primary health care and nutritional services that are particularly responsive to the needs of women and children in Illeret ward.
  • Plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the project’s Maternal Child health and Nutrition interventions
  • In collaboration with partners, conduct regular reviews of the progress and performance of the activities to identify gaps and delays, and implement effective solutions
  • Develop strong relationships with the designated community groups in the 13 villages of Illeret Ward
  • Collaborate with Illeret Health Facility staff, the North Horr Sub-County Health Management team and relevant stakeholders for improved health outcomes
  • Manage the performance based reimbursement scheme for health care workers, Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) and Community Birth Companions (CBCs)
  • Implement and evaluate all health related capacity building activities
  • Ensuring increased utilization and demand for primary health care and nutrition services through innovative community health and awareness activities
  • Actively maintain Malteser International’s reputation as a key health partner in North Horr Sub-County through representation in stakeholder conferences, workshops and other forums
  • Prepares accurate and timely technical reports on a monthly and bi-annual basis for all project related activities showing achievements against targets
  • Reports to Program Coordinator Illeret and Health Program Manager Kenya

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree / Higher National Diploma in Public Health, Nursing, Clinical Medicine or other health related course.
  • Minimum 3-4 years of field experience in Kenyan ASALs (arid and semi-arid lands)
  • Additional training in Maternal and child health will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge and experience in development work is an asset.
  • Fully computer literate (Microsoft Office) and good working knowledge of ITC/ICT technologies
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili (written and spoken), Knowledge of Dassanach is of advantage

    Personal Qualities

  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, working with different groups, partners and nationalities
  • Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to teamwork and humanitarian principle
  • Flexible, enthusiastic and willing to learn from others
  • Ability to multitask and cope with competing demands under tight deadlines
  • Ability to cope with high workload and stress and identify priority activities and assignments, and adjust priorities as required
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment
  • Respectful and appropriate attitude towards the local community
  • Politeness and helpfulness in dealing with visitors
  • Ability and willingness to work in physically challenging field conditions

    Conditions:

    Starting date: as soon as possible

    Duty Station: Illeret, Marsabit County, Kenya

    Duration of contract: 12 months

    Salary according to qualification and experience, insurance package

    Please note that this is an unaccompanied position

    Kindly note that this a national position with a local contract

    Please note, this position is subject to final approval by the donor and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    How to Apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; Malteser Health Officer Job

    Kindly submit your application (CV, letter of motivation, copies of diplomas and three professional references) until November 7th, 2016.


    United Nations Office for Project Services Jobs in Kenya

    1. Political Affairs Officer

    Level: NO-C

    Sections Unit: Political Affairs and Mediation Group

    Location: Beletweyne

    Duration of Contract: 1 Year Fixed Term

    Vacancy Number: UNSOM/PAMG/061/2016

    This position is funded for an initial period of one year, extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval. Appointment against this post is on a local basis. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take-up the appointment.

    All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening.

    Interested applicants who are working with UN Contractors must fulfil the obligations of their contracts with the UN Contractors in order to be eligible to apply for this vacancy.

    Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships:

    This position is located in the Department of Political Affairs (DPA). The Political Affairs Officer will report to the Head of Area Office in Beletweyne and the Chief of Political Affairs and Mediation Group (PAMG) in Mogadishu.

    Responsibilities;

    Within delegated authority, the Political Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Monitor, report and analysis on developments in the Hiraan-Middle Shabelle region;

    • Establish and maintain contact with Hiraan-Middle Shabelle officials, clan elders, religious leaders, youth and women’s representatives, civil society organisations and ordinary citizens;

    • Establish and maintain a profile matrix of key actors in the Hiraan-Middle Shabelle region;

    • Coordinate and communicate with relevant Somali political actors and other counterparts as appropriate;

    • Advise on and coordinate activities in the promotion of broader initiatives of national reconciliation, federalism, state building and elections involving key political actors, clan and community leaders, religious leaders, women and youth leaders and relevant civil society organizations;

    • Prepare studies, presentations, briefs, policy documents and reports relevant to the Area Office and PAMG;

    • Help with translation of documents into both Somali and English, as required;

    • Act as an interpreter and translator in meetings both Somali and English, as required;

    • Perform other assignments as may be directed by the Head of Area Office or the Chief of PAMG.

    Competencies

    • Professionalism: Good understating of political, social and economic developments in Somalia and Horn of Africa. Ability to identify and analyze political, ethnic, racial, social and economic problems that cause civil unrest in a country or geographic area. Ability to develop sources for data collection. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

    • 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; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping supervisor as well as the team 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.

    Qualifications

    • Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, international economics, law, public administration or other related area. A first level university degree with a combination of two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Professional training in the areas of facilitation and/or coordination is an asset.

    • Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, law, disarmament, security, development management, conflict resolution or related area.

    • Language: Fluency in English and Somali (both oral and written) is required; Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

    Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this positions, fluency in English and Somali (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of other UN language is an advantage.

    Assessment Method: Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by a competencybased interview.

    Others: Proficiency in an Office Suite, internet and social media platforms is desirable.

    Applications submitted after the deadline 08 November 2016 will not be accepted.

    2. Field Language Assistant

    Level: GL-5

    Sections Unit: Political Affairs and Mediation Group

    Location: Baidoa

    Duration of Contract:1 Year Fixed Term

    Vacancy Number: UNSOM/PAMG/059/2016

    This position is funded for an initial period of one year, extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval. Appointment against this post is on a local basis. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take-up the appointment. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening.

    Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships:

    This position is located within the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Baidoa Area Office, under the direct supervision of the Head of the Area Office.

    Responsibilities:

    Within delegated authority, the Field Language Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provide accurate and high quality consecutive and simultaneous interpretation from Somali to English and vice-versa. This includes interpreting during high level meetings, media events and conferences.
  • Translate a wide range of correspondence and documents from Somali to English, and vice-versa, as required.
  • Perform liaison functions by establishing and maintaining good communication with key interlocutors, arranging meetings with the authorities of the Interim South-West Administration (ISWA), community leaders, civil society actors and other major actors in the region, to translate, agenda, speeches, concept papers etc.
  • Support the Area Office to further enhance community understanding of the UNSOM mandate and to maintain a productive relationship with key stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and arrange meetings, and develop minutes of the meetings and translate these into English and Somali as required.
  • Ensure that all deadlines are met and the quality of translation is of high level.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to build effective communications, to enhance professional relationships and a productive exchange of variety of information.

    Competencies

  • Professionalism : 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

  • 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; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizationaldexpertise;iswilling go 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.

    Qualifications:

  • Education: High school diploma is required. Ability to work after working hours, during week-ends and on shift duty. Ability to travel throughout the mission area and to relocate from one position to another.
  • Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of work experience in providing translation services, prior experience working with the UN or a UN contractor in the area of communications, liaison or translation/ interpretation will be an added advantage.

    Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in oral and written English and Somali (both Maay and Maha-tiri varieties) is required for this post. Knowledge of other United Nations language is desirable.

    Assessment Method: Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

    Applications submitted after the deadline 12 November 2016 will not be accepted.

    3. Logistics Assistant

    Level: GL-5

    Section: Integrated Warehouse& Distribution

    Location: Mogadishu

    Duration of Contract: 1 Year Fixed Term

    Vacancy No: UNSOS/IWD/064/2016

    This position is funded for an initial period of one year, extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval. Appointment against this post is on a local basis. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take-up the appointment.

    Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships:

    This position is located in Mogadishu, Somalia. The incumbent will report to Chief, Integrated Warehouse & Distribution Section.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Within delegated authority, the Logistics Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

    Logistics

    • Supports more senior staff with respect to all major service contracts

    • Prepares requisitions/raises service entry sheets or other required actions in UMOJA

    • Provides updates of requisition status on a regular basis

    • Prepare required documentation for shipment;

    • Assist with maintenance of the container database;

    • Plans and conducts Physical Inspection of inventories of expendable and non-expendable assets and commodities located in containers and warehouses and reports the results;

    • Segregate stocks that are damaged, expired or identified as surplus or obsolete;

    • Append stock count details onto stock sheets and submit for review;

    • Monitors and identifies discrepancies, proposes solutions and follows-up on action to be taken to resolve them;

    • Monitor and maintain accuracy of the Inventory Management System (IMS) by timely updating PV data in UMOJA

    Supply/Transport/Movements

    • Monitors and reports on implementation of logistics plans, including movement and delivery of assets, completion of project functions and status of contract amendments as required.

    • Gathers all requests for logistical support in terms of equipment and materials and liaises with Warehouse Operations team for shipments

    • Manages and supporting files, database and monitors reports

    • Establishes and maintains functional files and reference library;

    • Liaises with different departments/sectors on receipts and associated actions.

    General

    • Familiarizes new staff with respect to work requirements and applicable UN guidelines and office procedures.

    • Any other duties as required.

    Competencies:

  • Professionalism: Knowledge of policies, practices and regulations on management of supplies, purchasing and logistics and ability to apply them in an organizational environment. Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare reports on a wide variety of data. 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.
  • Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

  • 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.

    Qualifications

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience of practical field logistics operations or related area. Knowledge of inventory management techniques, and warehousing operations is desirable.

    Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English and Somali (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of other UN language is an advantage.

    Assessment Method

    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

    Applications submitted after the deadline 28 November 2016 will not be accepted.

    4. Associate Contracts Management Officer

    Level: NO-B

    Section: Supply Chain Management

    Location: Nairobi

    Duration of Contract:1 Year Fixed Term

    Vacancy No: UNSOS/SCM/068/2016

    This position is funded for an initial period of one year, extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval. Appointment against this post is on a local basis. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take-up the appointment.

    Background

    United Nations (UN) Department of Field Support (DFS) is establishing a Supply Chain Management (SCM) Program at the enterprise level to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of Field Mission support through holistic planning and continuous collaboration across all stakeholders. The Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR®) model is used to categorize the future state of UN supply chain processes in a standard reference model that can be measured, managed, and controlled.

    Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships:

    This position is located Supply Chain Operations Section in Nairobi. Under the overall guidance of the Chief Supply Chain Operations, the Associate Contracts Management Officer shall be responsible for all aspects of managing a product category or a product range. The Associate Contracts Management Officer shall focus on requirements related to contract management and report to the Team Leader for a related product/ service segment.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Within delegated authority, the Associate Contracts Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Support effective management and oversight of high risk/high value, service-based UNSOS contracts by preparation and monitoring of Contract Implementation Plans, Contract Close-Out Plans and Close-Out Reports;
  • Assist the Section in Identifying risks relevant to specific major contracts and carry out measures to support or alleviate those risks; working with clients to develop Standard Operating Procedures for major contract activities;
  • Support UNSOS clients on contract interpretation and issues; providing timely and accurate management reporting, including updating the contracts database.
  • Assist in coordinating effective performance management of contractors by working with UNSOS clients to ensure performance standards and KPIs are included in Scopes of Work/Requirement and contract terms for major contracts;
  • Proactively holding Monthly Contractor Performance meetings and carry out performance issues in major contracts; ensuring completion of Quarterly Contractor Performance Reports with input from clients;
  • Support effective supplier relationships are established and maintained with contractors and UNSOS clients to create a climate of collective, cooperative and coordinated approaches to best practice management of contracts;
  • Contribute to development of best practice tools, templates, processes and lessons learned for future contracts by contributing to development of libraries of 'best practice' tools and templates, including sample contracts, model SOPs and Scopes of Work/Requirement; and providing information and presentations to stakeholders on best practices, tools and templates and lessons learned.
  • Assist the Commodity Manager in analyzing the efficiency and effectiveness of major contracts, contract models and performance management methods, and making recommendations for improvement.
  • Perform any other related duties as required.

    Competencies

  • Professionalism: Demonstrated professional competence and in-depth knowledge of Financial Regulations and Rules, Procurement Regulations, and other guiding principles of the outsourcing and contracting process; proven understanding of technical, supervisory and administrative roles relating to these functions; 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects 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. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of product or services to clients.

  • 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.
  • Builds consensus for task purpose and direction with team members. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

    Qualifications

  • Education: Advanced university degree preferably in business administration, commerce, law or other relevant field. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.

  • Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in contracts management or related area. UN experience is desirable.

    Language: Fluency in English, (both oral and written) is required; Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

    Assessment Method: Evaluation of qualified candidates for this positions may include a substantive assessment which will be followed by a competency-based interview.

    Applications submitted after the deadline 18 November 2016 will not be accepted.

    5. Water and Sanitation Engineer (Commodity Manager)

    Level: NO-C

    Section: Supply Chain Management

    Location: Nairobi

    Duration of Contract: 1 Fixed Term

    Vacancy No: UNSOS/SCM/069/2016

    This position is funded for an initial period of one year, extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval. Appointment against this post is on a local basis. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take-up the appointment.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Water and Sanitation Engineer (Commodity Manager) shall be responsible but not limited to the following:

  • Develop tactical sourcing activities for categories in the area of Water, Sanitation and Public Health.
  • Manages commodities under ownership through maintaining technical knowledge and expertise to support development of technical requirements.
  • Prepare designs, bill of quantities and technical specifications for acquisition of goods and services related to water resource management, waste management, public health, safety, environment and sanitation.
  • Provide client with customer focused insights regarding the product and category.
  • Support the development and implementation of category based procurement strategies and support supplier relationship management for business critical suppliers.
  • Coordinate integrated business planning meetings/ seminars to analyse current market trends and identify any potential disruptions in market supply
  • Work with Procurement buyers and Contract Managers to develop, negotiate and implement usable framework contracts in order to bundle spend volume and to support purchase order processing.
  • Develop, maintain and share best practice approaches for e.g. target pricing, contract structure, KPI system.

    Competences:

  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and in-depth knowledge of principles of water resource management, waste management, sanitation, environment and public health; design, prepare drawings, write technical specifications, vendor relationship, outsourcing and contracting process; proven understanding of technical, supervisory and administrative roles relating to these functions; 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

  • 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.

  • 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. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of product or services to clients.

    Education:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Engineering (e.g. civil, hydraulic, Environment) or related areas. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Knowledge of SCOR® model and SCOR certification is desirable.

    Experience:

  • At least five (05) years of progressively responsible experience in technical areas in the engineering with focus on water, sanitation, environment and public health, supply chain management or project management.

  • Experience with product purchasing, financial analysis, and inventory control is desirable.

    Language: Fluency in English, (both oral and written) is required; Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

    Other: Knowledge of AutoCAD is desirable.

    Assessment Method: Evaluation of qualified candidates for this positions may include a substantive assessment which will be followed by a competency-based interview.

    Applications submitted after the deadline 18 November 2016 will not be accepted.

    6. Facilitator

    Section: Training

    Location: Mogadishu, Somalia

    Type of Contract: Consultant (International)

    Duration of Contract: 1 Day

    Vacancy No: UNSOS/TRN/015/2016

    United Nations (UN) Volunteers are deployed and embedded within UN Peacekeeping Missions and UN Agencies as a means of deploying skills for the UN Peace and Development mandate.

    In order to ensure that UN Volunteers are progressively equipped with skills to support their professional contribution to the UN mandate, the UNV arranges various learning opportunities that enhance the UN Volunteers' capacity.

    A learning needs assessment has established that Advocacy & Promoting Volunteerism and Documenting Individual Contributions to Volunteerism are essential skills for the deployed Volunteers. It is therefore believed that a learning event which aims to focus on these skills will create more involvement and commitment from the UN.

    Objective:

    The objective for the facilitation is to help participants to acquire more knowledge and skills in promoting advocacy for Volunteerism at work, among UN colleagues in Somalia, Volunteer Involving Organizations (VIOs) and the Somali community so that volunteerism can achieve maximum visibility through the work of the UN Volunteers.

    Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships:

    United Nations (UN) Volunteers are deployed and embedded within UN Peacekeeping Missions and UN Agencies as a means of deploying skills for the UN Peace and Development mandate.

    Specific Tasks:

    Under the supervision the Chief Training officer the facilitator will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide participants with a thorough understanding of the communication and advocacy process;
  • Describe models of and methods for communications and advocacy;
  • Assist participants to develop an action plan to improve their communication and advocacy skills;
  • Assist participants to examine the characteristics of effective teams and clarify key points that make effective team players;
  • Explain how team members can develop trust in each other, communicate openly and support each other.

    Deliverables:

  • Develop a detailed training content focused on achieving the learning objective and tasks.
  • Develop exercises and practice scenarios that fit with the context of the proposal.

    Qualifications:

  • Education: Advanced university degree in learning and development, management human resources or related.
  • Experience: Prove experience in organizing and delivering training courses or workshops/conferences in the key areas of the tem building, communications and advocacy skills in the context of delivering a humanitarian environment.

    Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.

    Assessment: Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency based interview.

    Applications submitted after the deadline 09 November 2016 will not be accepted. CVs will not be accepted.

    How to Apply:

    Qualified candidates may submit their applications including their United Nations Personal History form (P.11) to the address mentioned below on or before the deadline.

    Email: recruitment-unsoa@un.org.

    Please quote, Vacancy Announcement Number and Functional Title in the subject of the e-mail

    A copy of P11 to be attached.

    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.

    The United Nations does not Charge a Fee at any stage of the recruitment Process (Application, Interview, Meeting, Processing, or Training).

    For more information, job application details and to obtain P 11 forms, see; United Nations Support Office in Somalia‎ Jobs


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