United Nations Associate Programme Management Officer Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Associate Programme Management Officer Jobs in Kenya

Org. Setting and Reporting

  • These positions are located in the UNODC Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP), for the Indian Ocean West (IOW) Programme, Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA), in Nairobi, Kenya. The Associate Programme Officers, will work under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator (Indian Ocean West) and in close coordination with the Global Maritime Crime Programme team (Indian Ocean West).


  • The incumbent will focus on providing substantive contribution in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation and overall project management to the GMCP Indian Ocean West project portfolio. Within assigned authority, the Associate Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Participate in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects
    including review of relevant documents and reports; identifying problems and issues to be addressed and propose corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties and track follow-up actions.

    • Carry out basic research and analysis and present information gathered from diverse sources.

    • Coordinate activities related to budget and funding (project preparation and submissions,
    workplan, financial statements, etc.) and ensure that operations, finance management,
    procurements, logistics, liaison and communication activities assigned to the project are
    conducted according to UNODC standards and procedures;

    • Provide substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.

    • Contribute to the recruitment of personnel for the project, including the drafting of Terms of Reference, short-listing, preparing of written and oral questions.

    • Assist in guiding project personnel, national and international consultants and experts, and interns in their work and orient the efforts and contributions of consultants, programme personnel, donors, and Government institutions towards the achievement of the projects’ objectives.

    • Prepare various written outputs for the project, e.g. draft background papers, analysis,
    sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.

    • Participate in filed missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants,
    government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries/reports.


  • Professionalism: Has knowledge of internal policies, processes and procedures generally and in particular those related to programme/project administration, implementation and evaluation, technical cooperation, programming and budgeting. Has understanding of the functions and organization of the work unit and of the organizational structure and respective roles of related units. Is able to work well with figures, undertake basic research and gather information from standard sources.
    Has demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given.

  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

  • Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.


  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, social sciences, police administration, business or public administration, management or other relevant social or political areas with adequate focus on international maritime affairs, international security policy, criminal justice and/or law enforcement issues, is required. A first level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in project management in support to or administration within the area of rule of law and criminal justice at the international level, national and/or international law enforcement, naval, coast guard or other maritime operations is required

  • Experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is required

  • Experience in grants, project and fund management related modules in SAP/Umoja is desirable.

  • Work experience with SAP/Umoja is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Associate Programme Management Officer Jobs in Kenya

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