United Nations Programme Officer - CBRN Programme - Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Programme Officer - CBRN Programme - Jobs in Kenya

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the CBRN Risk Mitigation and Security Governance Programme of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Programme Officer will work in close coordination with the CBRN Programme Officer, who is responsible for the day-to-day management and coordination of the “Centres of Excellence (CoE) on CBRN Risk Mitigation” initiative, under the direct supervision of the Head of Unit and the overall guidance of the Director of UNICRI.

For more information on UNICRI, please visit our website: www.unicri.it

Responsibilities

The main focus of these job is the implementation of activities of a regional secretariat on CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) risk mitigation in the Central and Eastern Africa.

The Programme Officers will perform the following tasks:

  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of the project activities "Centre of Excellence on CBRN Risk Mitigation in in the Central Eastern Africa" with the European Commission Directorate General for Development and Cooperation (DEVCO) and the European External Action Service (EEAS);
  • Review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and propose corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; identify and track follow-up actions.
  • Perform consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning and facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.
  • Research, analyze and present information gathered from diverse sources.
  • Assist in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
  • Prepare various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Provide substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
  • Undertake outreach activities; conduct training workshops, seminars, etc.; make presentations on assigned topics/activities to reinforce the visibility of the CBRN Centre of Excellence.
  • Participate in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
  • Coordinate activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepare related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
  • Perform other duties as required.

    Competencies
  • Professionalism: Has the knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches related to the field of terrorism and CBRN risk mitigation.
  • Has the ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems; is able to conduct data collection using various methods;
  • Demonstrates conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet,
    intranet and other databases;
  • Is able to apply judgment in the context of given assignments, planning work and managing conflicting priorities.
  • Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter;
  • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
  • Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations; takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • Planning & 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.
  • Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect;
  • Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;
  • Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

    Education
  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, international relations, political science, business administration, management or other relevant discipline, 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 five years of relevant progressively responsible professional experience in the field of international affairs or international security, including at least two years in the area of CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) risk mitigation as project or programme manager in international organizations is required.
  • Experience in Central-Eastern Africa is highly desirable.

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

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 29th April 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Programme Officer - CBRN Programme - Jobs in Kenya

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