UNDP Project Coordinator Job in Kenya

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Project Coordinator

The Drylands Development Centre (DDC) is one of the three UNDP Thematic Centres around the world. 
Based in Nairobi, Kenya, DDC provides core support for development and poverty reduction in the drylands to affected countries world-wide through the Integrated Drylands Development Programme (IDDP). 
The overall goal of the IDDP is to contribute to poverty reduction through the sustainable development of drylands leading to reduced vulnerability and improved livelihoods.

After two consecutive seasons of inadequate rainfall since 2010, the impacts of drought have dominated the humanitarian scene across the Horn of Africa (HoA) from mid-2011. 
The terms such as risk reduction, vulnerability reduction and resilience building are increasingly becoming the new ‘hot topic’ being highlighted at various drought fora and included in numerous droughtfocused project documents.

It is in this context that the UNDP DDC developed the Building Drought Resilient Dryland Communities in the Horn of Africa Project, with the financial support from the Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department of the European Commission (ECHO). 
The overall objective of the project is to reduce drought disaster risks and improve human livelihoods in the droughtprone communities in the HoA by establishing an integrated enabling DRR planning and programming framework at national and regional levels in the region, effectively promoting local resilience building and vulnerability reduction.

UNDP DDC now seeks the services of a Project Coordinator to coordinate the implementation of various project activities to ensure quality and timeliness in delivery of outputs, in accordance with the project work-plan.

Duration of assignment:
One (1) year

Application Procedure:

Qualified and interested applicants should submit their applications online via the UNDP Job Site link: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=30192 by COB 11 July 2012. 
The Terms of Reference and a link to the P11 form are available through the link provided.

NB: This post is open to Kenya Nationals only.


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