Assistant Project Officers Jobs at UNDP Kenya

On Monday, November 12th, 2012
Assistant Project Officers
 
UNDP Kenya would like to advertise three posts of Assistant Project Officers on behalf of the UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA).
Position Information
Post Title: Assistant Project Officers 
 
(3 positions)
 
Contract Type: Service Contract
 
Band/Grade: SB4
 
Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Issue Date: 12 November 2012
 
Closing Date: 23 November 2012
 
Duration: 1 year
 
Background and Context
 
Under the authority of the UNODC ROEA Representative and the direct supervision of the UNODC ROEA Head of the Criminal Justice, the assistant project officers will support the implementation of the programme and perform other duties and responsibilities as outlined below.

Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation, coordination and monitoring of programme activities in line with the approved programme document, donor funding agreement, annual programme work plan, and in line with UN financial rules and regulations;
  • Carry out basic research and analysis and present information gathered from diverse sources in order to keep abreast of the criminal justice sector in Kenya and the region, and maintain a knowledge base on these issues;
  • Assess the needs of relevant Government entities and make recommendations on how to strengthen their capacities with a view to addressing the issues within the criminal justice sector in Kenya;
  • In consultation with the supervisor, and in close collaboration with relevant headquarter focal point, prepare and disseminate annual costed programme work plans and other related programme documentation when required;
  • Draft TORs, organise consultancies and support the consultants, and assist in the recruitment process of the programme staff;
  • Support coordination of programme activities with other UNODC technical assistance programmes in the criminal justice sector;
  • Facilitate collaboration with all concerned government entities, in the criminal justice sector;
  • Monitor programme implementation in general, and specifically against the programme work plan, programme indicators and assumptions, and develop monitoring tools for use by the programme management and by the implementing partners;
  • Prepare periodic programme activity, progress and status reports (md. programme performance and evaluation reports) as stipulated in the programme document and in line with UNODC requirements;
  • Provide support pertaining to the ongoing monitoring of all project expenditures and utilization of funds and prepare financial reports as wells as initiate budget revisions in line with UNODC requirements;
  • Organize programme evaluations in line with UNODC policy and procedures;
Qualifications
  • A Master’s degree in law, criminology, international relations, Business Administration, Public Administration or other relevant social science with at least three years of experience in programme administration, management and technical cooperation;
  • A bachelor’s degree in law, criminology, international relations, Business Administration, Public Administration or other relevant social science with at least eight years of experience in programme administration, management and technical cooperation will be considered in lieu of the Master’s degree;
  • Experience working with the United Nations system and/or other international organizations;
  • Sound knowledge of the criminal justice sector in Kenya;
  • Excellent drafting, analytical and managerial skills;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
Application Procedure
 
Interested and qualified persons should apply on the UNDP Kenya e-Recruitment portal located on the UNDP Kenya website – http://www.ke.undp.org on or before 23 November 2012. Select “e-Recruitment Portal” under “Operations / Human Resources”. Applicants are required to fill and sign a Personal History Form (P11) Form and submit it together with their online application Applications received via other means will not be accepted.
 
Additional considerations
 
1. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
 
2. UNDP will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
 
3. UNDP as a matter of practice does not charge any application, processing or training fee at any stage of the recruitment. 
 
If you have any questions as to vacancy announcements you have received please refer to the UNDP website.
 
“UNDP is an equal opportunity employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its staffing patterns”.
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