UN Children's Fund Jobs in Kenya

UN Children's Fund Consultancy Jobs in Kenya

Closing date: 20th July 2017

Scope of Work

  • Provide overall technical assistance to education construction projects (both emergency and development) from planning to implementation and monitoring upto final hand over to relevant GoK entities.
  • Undertake field visits to UNICEF construction project sites for the participation in, or observation of project activities and local conditions. Prepares routine reports on results of visits and project progress.
  • Communicate with counterpart local authorities on construction project details. Recommend courses of action to the supervisor.
  • Undertake in coordination with county offices arrangements for visits to construction project sites for government and other partners, which include providing information and briefing on project activities and status.
  • Draft construction donor reports, annual and other reports, as requested by UNICEF
  • Investigate and propose environment friendly techniques and designs for the construction activities and ensure adherence to the host government EIA requirements and laws
  • Develop the design, BoQ and workplan for construction/rehabilitation activities in coordination with program staffs and ensure technical specifications and contractors’ works meet the needs and requirements of beneficiaries.
  • This will be based on the recently developed minimum infrastructure standards that have been developed through a comprehensive consultative
  • Work closely with the Supply team to put together all technical documents necessary to issue the RFP (BoQ, ToR, Design plans, estimate cost as per designs and excat location of the construction, etc)
  • Work closely with the Supply team during the proposals opening and evaluation, specificlaly leading on the technical evaluation, so that full transparency and competition of the process is ensured as per UNICEF standards, financial and supply rules and regulations, to ensure value for money.
  • Once the bidding process is finalised, and the contract is signed with the contractor (s), the engineer will lead on any technical discussion/issue arising from the contract agreed, in close contract management collaboration with the Supply unit.


  • Civil Engineer, other relevant area of engineering related to design, construction and maintenance of structures.

    Work experience:

  • Knowledge and experiences in supporting low cost construction and familiarity in government standard design;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in construction contract management of reinforced concrete buildings; knowledge of materials, methods, and the appropriate tools to construct structures and buildings;
  • Experience working and monitoring construciton in highly asolated areas with difficult logistical access is an assest
  • Knowledge of structural engineering in the design of reinforced concrete, steel, masonry, and timber as applied to construction of buildings and structures;

    Other skills and attributes:

  • Ability to work productively in a multi-cultural environment; good health and willingness to travel and live in locations with difficult conditions, experience working in rural settings desirable;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team oriented work style, excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • IT knowledge required: Proficiency in using computer applications (database, word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, Autocad, project planning, e-mail, graphics etc.);
  • Excellent oral and written English skills, knowledge of Arabic an asset.
  • Have current knowledge of the latest developments and technology in the field.
  • Proven ability to identify potential problems and recommend appropriate solutions manner; strong links in humanitarian community; excellent writing and presentation skills;

    How to Apply

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

    For more information and job application details, see; UN Children's Fund Consultancy Jobs in Kenya

    UN Children's Fund Health Specialist Jobs in Kenya


  • Support MNCH coordination at Nairobi county level:
  • Under the guidance of the MNH Specialist and Child Health specialists in Nairobi, participate and support in relevant county coordination meetings, document decisions made, and update the overall project work-plan accordingly.
  • Relay any resulting management decisions to colleagues in the two field offices (the MNH Field Officers).
  • Keep abreast of public health developments in the county that could have an impact on the MNCH Program (positive or negative) and proactively propose how to respond to these developments.
  • Working closely with the M&E team, ensure that relevant and accurate information is available for partners as needed.
  • Oversee financial disbursements and supply requisitions:
  • Working closely with the Programme Assistant, supply and finance divisions, and national office staff, review and initiate MOH and partner requests for cash transfers and reports on fund utilization from the county.
  • Update the MNH Specialist regularly on fund utilization and budget utilization status. Based on needs assessments, and with assistance from the supply division, support the county level to prepare supply requisitions and monitor delivery.
  • While the Quality Assurance Officer and supply division colleagues will conduct end-user monitoring of supplies, the MNCH Officer should also monitor the placement and use of UNICEF-purchased supplies.

    Additionally, you will:

  • Ensure related UNICEF, government and non-government staff comply with UNICEF’s financial rules including emergency fast-track procedures;
  • In close collaboration with Operations and Supply staff, regularly monitor and report on use of related supplies and other resources donated to the government and non-government partners;
  • Collaborate with the Operations Section and Government authorities to maintain sound internal controls, supportive of specific Health interventions as well as to ensure accountability.


  • Advanced degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Medicine, Health Research, International Health, Health Policy and Management, Environmental Health Sciences, Family Health, Biostatistics, Socio medical Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Education, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Educational Interventions in Health Care, Nursing or a field relevant to international development assistance in Health.

    Work Experience

  • Five years of professional work experience at the national and international levels in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of technical cooperation programmes related to Health with focus on maternal and child survival and development programmes.
  • Professional work experience in a managerial position, or a technical expert position in child survival & development, health care.
  • Field work experience and background/familiarity with Emergency and gender mainstreaming.


  • Fluency in English required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.

    How to Apply

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

    For more information and job application details, see; UN Children's Fund Health Specialist Jobs in Kenya

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