UNICEF Generation Unlimited - Programme Specialist Jobs in Kenya

UNICEF Generation Unlimited - Programme Specialist Jobs in Kenya


  • The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations.

    Purpose for the Job

  • The Generation Unlimited Specialist, under the supervision of the Deputy Representative, will work closely with the government of Kenya, the RCO and other GenU partners and internally at UNICEF, with programme sections, particularly the Education, Child Protection, Communication, Advocacy and Partnerships (CAP) sections and the Innovation Team.

  • This post will be key in ensuring UNICEF KCO plays a catalytic role in supporting the successful roll out of the GenU Kenya strategy and the achievement of its targets.

  • She/he will be based in Nairobi with 10-20% travel to selected priority counties.

    How Can you Make a Difference?

  • Inform and define UNICEF Kenya’s contribution to the Kenya GenU strategy, through consultation and involvement of the relevant sections / units.

  • Ensure that the GenU strategy is integrated into UNICEF programme strategies and aligned to outcomes for children in Education, the office’s goals for youth engagement and other relevant programme sections

  • Support national secretariat to monitor the implementation and progress of the Kenya GenU strategic plan and ensure timely contribution from UNICEF KCO on agreed components..

  • Act as the key liaison between UNICEF Kenya and the UN Adolescent and Youth Working Group to better inform and mobilize the UN family to contribute to the Kenya GenU strategy and targets.

  • Coordinate UNICEF Kenya’s contribution to GenU with the RCO and other aligned UN agencies; and, identify opportunities to scale for youth on skills and employability.

  • Coordinate with UNICEF Kenya Communications, Advocacy and Partnerships (CAP) section to ensure that marketing and communication of GenU activities and progress is undertaken via media, social media and youth engagement

  • Working with the Resource Mobilization Officer and relevant sections support development of a resource mobilization strategy and funding proposals for KCO to support adolescent and young person development including GenU actions

  • In coordination with KCO Private Sector Partnerships Specialist and the
    Sustainable Development Goal Platform of the RCO, engage Industry Associations in defining and delivering an enhanced focus on youth skills and employability within their sectors

  • Ensure regular progress reporting to the GenU Global Secretariat based in New York and coordination with the Regional Office with regard to knowledge sharing and integration of global good and best practices into the GenU Kenya approach.

  • Act as overall Focal Point for GenU in UNICEF Kenya and maintain internal and external networks for the intitiative

  • Represent UNICEF Kenya at selected forums to promote the GenU Kenya approach and support stakeholder engagement.

  • Perform other related duties as guided by the direct Supervisor.

    To Qualify as an Advocate for Every Child you Will Have

  • At least five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in either private sector engagement, project management, partnerships, youth-centred programmes or a related field.

  • Substantial demonstrable experience of managing complex multi-stakeholder projects.

  • Knowledge of the Kenya education and skills landscape is desirable and previous experience with UNICEF or a UN agency in a Country Office setting would be a strong advantage.

  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required.

    For Every Child, you Demonstrate

  • UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The Functional Competencies Required for this Post are

  • Leading and supervising

  • Formulating strategies and concepts

  • Analyzing, Deciding and Initiating Action

  • Relating and networking

  • Deciding and Initiating action

  • Applying technical expertise

  • Persuading and Influencing

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Generation Unlimited - Programme Specialist Jobs in Kenya


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