OESC Programme Officer Jobs in Kenya

OESC Programme Officer Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

  • The Office provides substantive support to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the General Assembly, including follow-up to major UN conferences and summits.

  • It assists ECOSOC in the implementation and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, by fostering debate and innovative thinking, promoting consensus on ways forward, and coordinating efforts to achieve internationally agreed goals.


    The Senior Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Programme Development and Implementation: Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions; Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.

  • Research: Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources; Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies; Undertakes survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions; Prepares various written outputs as draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies inputs to publications.

  • Meeting support: Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings and conferences to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations; Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars; Makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.

  • General: Performs other duties as required.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or
    equivalent) Economic, Public Administration or related area is required. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

  • A minimum of twelve years of project management experience. Qualifying years of experience are calculated following the receipt of the first level university degree recognized by the United Nations.

    How to Apply:

  • Candidates should submit by email to

  • recruitment@unoesc.orgusing the position applied for as subject with the following, indicating relevant experience:

  • Curriculum vitae;

  • Brief cover letter indicating interest in the position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • This recruitment is a short span process, as the opening needs urgent filling.

    Deadline: 10th October, 2020.

    Warning to Applicants:

  • United Nations Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination does not charge any Job application, interview meeting or Job processing Fee. Only candidates whose skills and experience are under serious consideration shall be contacted.

  • 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. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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