Project Officer Position In Nairobi

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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Qualifications and Specialized Knowledge:

  • Advanced University degree in Education, Economics, or Social Sciences. Preference will be give to candidates with a strong economics background.
  • At least 5 years experience in project management, preferably dealing with funds in excess of $5 million.

  • Demonstrated competence in coordination and implementation, preferably in large scale education programmes.
  • Strong knowledge of decentralized approaches in education, particularly block grants and vouchers.
  • Experience of working with Ministries of Education and CDD approaches.
  • Knowledge of alternative delivery approaches in education – notably hybrid/expanded Qur'anic education, radio education and mobile schooling.
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender equality and girls' education.
  • Strong knowledge and experience of monitoring and evaluation of programmes in developing countries.
  • Previous experience in post-conflict countries.
  • Diplomacy, good organizational skills, and ability to work under tight deadlines and in cross-cultural environments.
  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills in English.
  • Knowledge of Somali language will be an advantage.


    A total of 12 months from the date of commencement with the likelihood of extension of a further 12 months dependent on satisfactory performance and funding availability.

    Duty Station:

    The position will be based in Nairobi, with regular travel to the three zones of Somalia.


    Temporary Fixed Term Appointment, P-3 level

    Vacancies Contact

    Human Resources Officer
    UNICEF Somalia
    P.O. ox 44145-00100
    Nairobi, Kenya
    or email to: somaliahrvacancies [at]

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