UNDP Kenya Team Leader, Democratic Governance Vacancies

UNDP Kenya Team Leader, Democratic Governance Vacancies


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Placing women's rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world.

It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Ensuring the strategic direction of UN Women Democratic Governance Programme;
  • Management of the country office DG Programme and supervision of the DG Programme team;
  • Strategic partnerships and support to resource mobilization;
  • Provision of top quality policy advice services to the Government;
  • Civil society facilitation of knowledge building and management.

    Ensuring the strategic direction of UN Women Democratic Governance Programme:

  • Thorough analysis of the political, social and economic situation in the country and collaborative preparation/revision of CCA, UNDAF, SP, AWP, UN joint programmes and other documents;
  • Identification of strategic and innovative programme opportunities, approaches and modalities in consultation/cooperation with national stakeholders and development partners;
  • Operationalization of UNDAF/SP in collaboration with the main partners and other UN Agencies;
  • Responsible for Country office business processes mapping and establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management, control of the workflows in the DG Programme Unit.

    Management of the country office Democratic Governance programme and supervision of the Democratic Governance Programme team:

  • Effective application of Results Based Management (RBM) tools and monitoring achievement of results;
  • Strategic oversight of planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the programme, tracking use of financial resources in accordance with UN Women rules and regulations;
  • Effective monitoring, measuring the impact of the country office programme and evaluation.
  • Constant monitoring and analysis of the programme environment, timely readjustment of programme;
  • Effective technical leadership so that regular programme/project reviews are undertaken and all reporting requirements are met including donor reports.

    Strategic partnerships and supports the resource mobilization:

  • Development and implementation of the country office partnerships and resources mobilization strategies to achieve the DG programme outcomes;
  • Creation and coordination of partnerships with the UN Agencies, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society
  • Determination of programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UN Women's country needs and donors' priorities;
  • Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost-sharing.
  • Provision of top quality advisory services to the Government.

    Civil society facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Identification of key policy processes and sources of information related to policy-driven issues.
  • Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country policy goals;
  • Development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and /civil society and other strategic partners, and in line with the Post 2015 Development Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Round contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
  • Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme.

    Impact of Results:

    The key results have an impact on the overall success of the country programme within the DG unit and the UNDAF as well as the Strategic Plan goals. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.

    Required Skills and Experience

  • Master's Degree or equivalent in Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Public Administration, Business Administration or related field.


  • At least 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and establishing inter-relationships among international/national organizations and national governments;
  • Experience in gender equality, women empowerment and democratic governance;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

    Language Requirements:

  • Written and oral proficiency in English is required. Working knowledge of another UN

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 14th March 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNDP Kenya Team Leader, Democratic Governance Vacancies

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