UN Jobs in Kenya – UNICEF

Health Manager
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families.
Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.
As head of the unit, lead and supervise a group of professional staff to develop and administer the sectoral and/or inter-sectoral programmes with a view to integrating gender equality across all aspects of the country programme.

Responsibilities

·         Lead timely, regular data-driven situational analyses (including epidemiological, gender equality and emergency assessments)
·         Provide in-country leadership in data-driven prioritization and implementation of Health strategies and interventions;
·         Provide technical and operational guidance and support to government and non-government partners;
Champion results-based management;
·         Monitor developments at the international, regional and decentralized levels;
·         Understand Health needs of vulnerable or marginalized groups.
·         Upstream activities
·         Provide in-country leadership on Health policies, including advocacy in gender equality, emergency preparedness and response, with a particular focus on maternal, neonatal and child Survival;
·         Play an active role in broader Health sector discussions such as Sector-wide Approaches (Swaps), Poverty Reduction Strategies etc;

Requirements

·         Advanced degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Medicine, Public Health, Pediatrics Health, Health Research, International Health, Health Policy and Management, Environmental Health Sciences, Family Health, Biostatistics, Socio-medical Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Education, or a field relevant to international development assistance in Health.
·         A minimum of 8 years of relevant professional work experience. Field work experience. Experience in facilitating technical support in health related emergency and humanitarian preparedness. Experience in programme/project management, and UNICEF policies and strategy to address conflicts, natural disasters, and recovery.
·         Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset.
·         Demonstrated experience in newborn care programming an asset.
·         Background/familiarity with Emergency and gender mainstreaming.
How to Apply
If you meet the above qualifications, kindly apply HERE.

Supply Specialist
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

Responsibilities

·         Planning capacity development/optimization for supply chain management through coordination with Operations/Programme Sections;
·         Develop and provide relevant technical materials on product specifications, supply and logistics processes to facilitate cost-effective efficient procurement, customs clearance, inventory management and distribution of supplies and equipment, in support of the country programme implementation;
·         Develop Supply/Logistics capacity development component of the Country Programme, including optimum capacities for storage and distribution of supplies to all project sites.
·         Plan, design and conduct training for UNICEF’s staff/consultants and counterparts in supply management, customs clearance, distribution and inventory management of supplies and equipment in order to maximize supply delivery
·         Provide effective coaching to the staff/consultants on institutional service contract management: contract planning, terms of reference and evaluation criteria, monitoring contract deliverables, contract evaluation and closing contracts;
·         Provide advice to the Country Office, government ministries, counties and other implementing partners on offshore and/or local procurement policies and procedures, delivery and utilization of UNICEF supplies and equipment; coordinate with the Supply Division, Copenhagen, on supply policy and/or activities;
·         Coordinate with the Programme Section on supply planning, providing technical advice on procurement specifications and terms of reference; and supply and service administration as well as providing advice on requirements in the development of the supply and institutional service component of the Country Programme;
·         Coordinate with Programs, field offices and counties on mechanisms for stock management and distribution, end-use and field trips, training opportunities and materials, optimising manpower and other resources for supply management.
·         Oversees and coordinates the overall preparations for supply end-use monitoring and evaluation with Operations/Programme Sections, Field Offices and counties to achieve best monitoring results;
·         Ensures timely preparation of and action on supply status & monitoring reports (including supply field trip reports) required for programme reviews and analysis, annual reports, appeals, etc;
·         Interprets monitoring reports and makes recommendations to the country office for improvement of the supply chain impacted offshore and local procurement and delivery.
·         Develop and maintain partnership and collaborative relations with other UNICEF offices, Government, and other UN agencies, multilateral and bilateral counterparts in supply and logistics activities including distribution, monitoring supply inputs and inventory.

Requirements

·         Advanced university degree in Business Administration, Management, International Economics, Engineering, International Development, Contract/commercial Law or specialization in directly related areas including credited courses in supply, logistics, purchasing or contracting. Equivalent educational qualification in relevant areas (transport or logistics operations/management, supply management, etc.)
·         At least Five years of relevant professional work experience. Work experience in supply, logistics, purchasing, contracting, administration and/or other related fields;
·         Work experience in emergency duty station. Strong background in field monitoring and with government institutions at central and local level.
·         Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a local language in the duty station is an asset.
How to Apply
If you meet the above qualifications, kindly apply HERE.

Security Officer
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.
The Security Officer provides technical, operational and administrative assistance in security management and services through the application of theoretical and technical skills in researching, collecting, analyzing and presenting technical security related information/data while learning organizational/UN system rules, regulations and procedures in the area of security management and emergency/crisis preparedness.

Responsibilities

·         Security Risk Management and Planning
·         Safety and Security Services
·         Security Networking and Partnership Building
·         Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Requirements

·         University Degree in a discipline related to Security Management, International Studies or Security Analysis.
·         A minimum of One (1) year of relevant professional experience in security management required.
·         Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
·         Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
How to Apply
If you meet the above qualifications, kindly apply HERE.

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