Livelihoods Recovery Project Positions - UNDP

UNDP Kenya Country Office invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the following positions:

  • National Project Officer, Livelihoods Recovery Project.
  • Livelihood Recovery Field Project Co-ordinator – Eldoret
  • Livelihood Recovery Field Project Co-ordinator – Kisumu
  • Livelihood Recovery Field Project Co-ordinator – Nakuru
  • Livelihood Recovery Field Project Co-ordinator – Trans Nzoia

    Post Title: National Project Officer, Livelihoods Recovery Project

    Qualifications and Experience

    Education

  • A master’s degree in Disaster Management, Social Work, Sociology or Social Sciences, Development Studies, Business or Public Administration, or other related fields.

    Experience

  • 1. 5 years of professional experience in programme management and co-ordination with government and / or UN Agencies and / or INGOs or NGOs with emphasis on managing livelihood or recovery projects.
  • Substantative experience in policy development and the provision of policy advice to (Local) Government in the field of Disaster Risk Management.

    Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability in policy development, coordination and the provision of policy advice to Government in the field of livelihood recovery/ DRM.
  • Ability to internalize, analyze and develop Livelihood, disaster risk reduction issues, early warning systems and contingency plans;
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively in close coordination with many individuals, groups and divisions to complete tasks.
  • Good appreciation and understanding of the local and diverse cultures.
  • Sound leadership, management and mentoring skills and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work with limited or no supervision.
  • Strong PC based computer skills, Microsoft applications (in particular, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

    Post Title: Field Co-ordinators in Eldoret, Kisumu, Nakuru and Trans Nzoia

    Qualifications and Experience

    Education

  • A first degree in social sciences or development studies from a recognized university.

    Experience

  • 5 years of professional experience in Project/Programme development, management and Administration in a reputable organization with emphasis in successful implementation of livelihood and recovery projects.

    Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability in successful implementation of livelihood and recovery projects, coordination and provision of advisory services.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work with limited or no supervision.
  • Ability to provide strategic leadership, project management and mentoring others.
  • Strong understanding of livelihood recovery and disaster issues in the context of developing countries.
  • Working knowledge of finance will be an added advantage.
  • Well proven analytical and writing skills.
  • Computer skills: word processing and spreadsheet
  • Language skills: Fluency in English. Knowledge of Kiswahili or local languages within the project area is an asset.

    NB: Prospective applicants are asked to indicate the location they would prefer to work in.

    Application procedure

    Interested and qualified persons are kindly requested to forward their job application letters and an updated CV - giving details of education and professional experience, as well as names, addresses (both postal and email) and telephone numbers of three referees, quoting the vacancy announcement response number for the specific post applied for to the following address;

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    P O Box 30218, GPO 00100
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Or through Email address: cvs.unvkenya @ gmail.com

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