Programme Officer Job Vacancy in Nairobi -  Kenya 

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UN/ISDR Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

Fax: (+41 22) 917 0528

E-mail: isdr.vacancies [at]

Post Title & Level: Programme Officer , L-4

Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: one year, subject to availability of funds

Vacancy Notice number: ISDR/G/05/2007

Deadline for applications: 20 February, due to urgency


Education: Advanced university degree in economics, management, business administration or other relevant discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and experience in a related area.

Experience: At least 7 years progressively responsible, including management experience, in the areas associated with this post, such as areas of social, economic, environment and/or humanitarian spheres, development, programme evaluation, or coordination, policy analysis, or environment.

Language: Fluency in written and spoken English is essential; fluency in French is highly desirable. Other UN languages a plus.

Other skills: Familiarity with disaster risk reduction, the ISDR system and its partners and the Hyogo Framework for Action.

Working experience in developing countries.

Basic knowledge of relevant institutional mandates, policies, guidelines. Knowledge of the institutions of the UN system.

This post is subject to availability of funds.

Applications from qualified female candidates and from nationals of non- and under-represented countries are particularly encouraged.

Diploma of completed University degree may be requested in due course.

Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration.

Please email the following documents to the ISDR secretariat at isdr.vacancies [at] :

1. Cover letter, explaining why you consider yourself qualified and motivated for this particular position.

2. Completed P-11 Form

It would be appreciated your stating your full name and the ISDR vacancy notice number (ISDR/G/05/2007) as the subject in your e-mail of application.

Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

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