NATIONAL POST: Programme Specialist, External Relations & Private Sector Partnerships

Level: NOC
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Closing date: 26 April 2018 - 5:00pm (New York time)
Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya
Job ID: 15612

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY IS OPEN ONLY TO NATIONALS OF KENYA*

Job Setting

The National Programme Specialist post is located in the Kenya Country Office (KCO) and reports to the Representative, who provides overall direction and guidance.

Job Purpose

In line with the UN/UNFPA policies and guidelines, the National Programme Specialist performs various tasks and provides vital technical inputs to all activities pertaining to external relations and private sector partnership.  In collaboration with the Deputy Representative, the National Programme Specialist assists the country office in mobilizing resources and partnerships in support of UNFPA Mandate and Programming in Kenya

Education: 

  •  Advanced University Degree in Social Science, Political Science, Public Health or related field

Knowledge and Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional working experience in programme planning, management, monitoring and evaluation, in a related field.
  • Proven capacity in the area of resource mobilization and leveraging of national partner resources
  • Strong understanding of private sector partnership and innovation for development
  • Understanding of UNFPA core-mandate areas and experience in ICPD programming
  • Good analytical skills and ability to interpret complex socio-cultural backgrounds as well as quickly obtain an overview of a variety of activities and approaches of national and international actors.
  • Demonstrated leadership, facilitation, and team working skills and ability to establish harmonious working relations in an international and multicultural environment, both within and outside UNFPA
  • Ability to transfer skills to team members to further enhance existing skills.
  • Communication skills especially for transfer of knowledge, and
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Experience of the UN system is an added advantage

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required.

 

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Kenya
Population : 49.7 mil
Fertility rate
3.8
Maternal Mortality Ratio
510
Contraceptives prevalence rate
64
Population aged 10-24
33%
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 57%
Girls 56%