Programme Management Specialist, UNDP - Kenya

Location: Kenya (possible relocation to Somalia)

Closing date: 06 July


a) Corporate Competencies:

- Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethnical standards

- Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of UNDP

- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race , nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

b) Functional competencies:

- Good broad knowledge and understanding of Governance issues, with specialist expertise in the area of Public Administration and Capacity building in post-conflict settings. Other specialist expertise in Governance an asset

- Knowledge and understanding of UNDP programming cycles and procedures.

- Ability to lead and coordinate project formulation, oversight of implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and deliver tasks on time, with a high level of attention to detail

- Excellent knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation, including Prince2

- Outstanding coordination skills, with ability to handle multiple activities concurrently, work under pressure, and to tight deadlines

- Excellent communication skills, with fluency in written and spoken English with excellent drafting skills.

- High level of computer literacy (knowledge of Atlas an asset)

- Seeks and applies knowledge, information and best practices from within and outside UNDP

- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude

- Ability to participate effectively in a team based, information sharing environment

- Good diplomatic and negotiating skills

Recruitment Qualifications

a) Education:

- Master's Degree or equivalent in International Relations, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences or related field.

b) Experience:

- A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, progressive experience in international development programmes, preferable in post conflict or emergency settings.

- Experience in project and programme management, including project formulation and implementation in conflict and post conflict environments.

- Knowledge of and experience in Somalia an asset.

- Previous experience with UNDP preferred.

c) Language Requirements:

Strong written and spoken English skills. Knowledge of Somali an asset.

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Vacancies Contact

Please send your curriculum vitae, marked “Governance – Programme Management Specialist” by 6 July to:

The Deputy Country Director (Operations),
United Nations Development Programme - Somalia,
P.O. Box 28832, Nairobi, Kenya,
Fax: 254-2 4183641,

UNDP will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.