UNDP Project Officer Job in Kenya

Position Information
Post Title: Project Officer (IPSTC)
Contract Type: Service Contract
Band/Grade: SB4 (Level 9)
Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya
Date of issue: 26 October 2012
Closing Date: 2 November 2012
Duration: 1 year

Background and Context


One of the strategic areas of intervention for UNDP Kenya is to enhance institutional and technical capacity for disaster (man-made and natural) management (preparedness and response), policy formulation and implementation. 
As a part of its commitment, UNDP Kenya is to deliver the project ‘Peace Support Operation (PSO) Training and Capacity Enhancement at the International Peace Support Training Centre’ in order to develop regional capabilities in peacekeeping, peace building, conflict management as well as conflict prevention. 
The project is implemented through the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) in Nairobi, by building its institutional capacity, delivering peace support training, AU/UN police training and other components associated with the project objectives.

Functions and responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the head of the Peace Building and Conflict Prevention Unit at UNDP Kenya, the Programme Officer will be accountable for the project and oversees its implementation process according to the Project Work Plan.

Qualifications: Education
  1. A Master’s degree Economics, conflict management, peace building, political science, international relations, social sciences or other relevant fields with three years of increasingly responsible working experience in the area of project management/ coordination.
  2. A Bachelor’s degree Economics, conflict management, peace building, political science, international relations, social sciences or other relevant fields with 5 years of increasingly responsible working experience in the area of project management/ coordination will be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.
  3. Experience in peacekeeping and peace support operation in a CIMIC/CIMCOORD environment is highly desirable; and
  4. High level of familiarity with UNDP/UN and/or Government management/ financial procedures.
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 2 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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