UNDP Kenya Technical Specialist Vacancies

UNDP Kenya Technical Specialist Vacancies


The UNDP REDD+ team is based in UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support - BPPS. It is part of the Sustainable Development cluster and also works closely with the Climate Change team.

Summary of the main functions

  • Coordinate development of the REDD+ strategy and investment plan;
  • Provide top quality technical advice and strategic guidance for effective implementation and results-based management of the Project according to project objectives and stated results as well as with UNDP policies and procedures and the FPCF Common Approach;
  • Provide technical support in the delivery of the four outcomes of the Project including substantive inputs into the REDD+ strategy and investment plan.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Coordinate development of the REDD+ strategy and investment plan:

  • Develop Terms of Reference (TORs) for the recruitment of consultants for analytical studies, the National REDD+ Strategy and Investment plan following UNDP rules and regulations;
  • Identify and evaluate experts, and review reports produced, following UNDP rules and regulations;
  • Supervise and coordinate the team of consultants for the delivery of analytical reports;
    Provide support and technical advice to the development of policy options and strategy for the design and implementation of the FCPF project including support on the development of the Strategy and Investment plan;
  • Ensure coordination with other international, regional and national REDD+ initiatives in the development of the National REDD+ Strategy and investment plan;
  • Ensure timely delivery of the REDD+ strategy and investment plan.

    Support the day-to-day management of the FCPF project through provision of technical advice, including coordination across agencies and with other programmes:

  • Contribute to the preparations of semi/annual progress reports to the FCPF, following relevant UNDP and FCPF rules and guidance;
  • Provide close and regular backstopping to the Project Manager, the Project Executive Board (PEB) for the implementation of various components of the REDD+ programme;
  • Provide advice and technical support to the Project Manager, in coordinating and supervising activities of national and international experts and consultants to secure timely production of planned outputs and the review of these outputs;
  • Advise the Project Manager, the PEB, National Steering Committee, National Programme Coordinator on coordination and liaise with stakeholders – including line ministries, development partners, civil society, marginalised communities and the private sector;
  • Develop and strengthen partnership and coordination with Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Government and development partners to support the implementation of the Project;
  • Explore innovative options that and models that have worked elsewhere to support the National REDD+ development in Kenya;
  • Provide advisory support to the REDD+ steering committee to keep abreast with
    project implementation and strengthen the communications with its members.

    Provide technical support in the delivery of the four outcomes of the Project including substantive inputs into the REDD+ strategy and investment planCoordinate drafting of TORs for consultancies / services;

  • Provide strategic guidance to ensure that REDD+ outcomes are fully achieved in the context of the requirements set by the UNFCCC for REDD+;
  • Organize and contribute to the organization of high level policy dialogues on REDD+;
  • Lead the development of concept notes and significantly contribute to the development of TORs for the other technical outputs, following UNDP rules and regulations;
  • Provide timely quality information and technical advice to the Government of Kenya, UN Country Team, implementing partners, line ministries and other partners to ensure effective development and delivery of the FCPF project;
    Communicate on a regular basis with UNDP Climate and Forests Team and the regional technical advisors to coordinate regional and global technical advisory inputs, including through coordination and accompaniment of backstopping missions;
  • Provide technical support for project monitoring and evaluation;
    Contribute to a strategic understanding of, and engagement with, the substantive technical issues, institutions, and processes within the Country;
  • Establish contact and develop strategic partnerships with other agencies, donors, NGO’s, the private sector, scientific institutions as required;
  • Participate in Project Management Unit (PMU,) annual work planning meetings and other implementation-related processes.

  • Minimum eight (8) years working experience in development, project/program coordination, policy development,
  • At least 5 years of experience working with ministries, national institutions that are concerned with natural resource and/or environmental management.
  • At least 5 years of expericence working with marginalised communities, civil society and other non state actors.
  • Proven experience and knowledge in Development Effectiveness and cooperation, gender equality and its related issues is an asset.

    Language Requirements:
  • Excellent spoken and written skills in English and Kiswahili.

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages.
    Experience in handling of web-based management systems and ERP systems, preferably PeopleSoft.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 13th March 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNDP Kenya Technical Specialist Vacancies

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