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Deputy Secretary General Research and Resource Mobilisation Directorate

Kenya National Commission for UNESCO

Management & Business Development

Government KSh Confidential
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2 weeks ago

Job Summary

The Deputy Secretary General Research and Resource Mobilisation is responsible for coordination and implementation of partnerships, resource mobilization, research and consultancy activities and oversighting the KNATCOM Resource Center.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Management level
  • Experience Length:15 years

Job Description/Requirements

The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO is a State Corporation established under the KNATCOM Act of 2013 (Revised 2014), to promote Kenya’s national interests in UNESCO and UNESCO’s international interests in Kenya, regionally and globally in the areas of education, sciences, culture, and communication and information.

To enable it to fulfil its mandate, the Commission wishes to recruit dynamic, result-oriented, and self-driven persons to fill the following vacant positions specifically under the terms and conditions advertised:

JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND PERSON SPECIFICATIONS FOR VACANT POSTS

1. DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL RESEARCH AND RESOURCE MOBILISATION DIRECTORATE: KNC 2 -1 POST

Job Title
Deputy Secretary General Research and Resource Mobilisation Directorate
Grade
KNC 2
Place to Work
Nairobi
Reports To
Secretary General/CEO
Purpose of the Job
The Deputy Secretary General Research and Resource Mobilisation is responsible for coordination and implementation of partnerships, resource mobilization, research and consultancy activities and oversighting the KNATCOM Resource Center.
Remuneration
Gross pay Ksh. 356,594.00 - 450,840.00
Leave allowance –30% Basic Salary
Medical Allowance –As per KNATCOM Medical Scheme
Group Life & Accident Cover - As per KNATCOM Medical Scheme
Terms
Five-year Contract Renewable (subject to satisfactory performance), with Gratuity

a) Job Description
The Deputy Secretary General Research and Resource Mobilization is responsible for the following functions:
i. coordinate quality research in line with UNESCO’s functions of a clearing house and a laboratory of ideas within and across Commission programmes;
ii. contribute to and disseminate UNESCO global research, publications and innovations through the KNATCOM Resource Centre or other relevant channels in the five areas of UNESCO’s competence to support knowledge creation and influence policy decisions;
iii. generate information and innovations on the UNESCO areas of competence;
iv. facilitate collaboration and partnerships with Government Ministries, Departments, Counties and State agencies, UNESCO Agencies, Civil Society, and the private sector concerned with education, sciences, culture, communication and information;
v. facilitate collaboration with UNESCO Member States, other national commissions, UNESCO Networks, UNESCO headquarters and field offices;
vi. disseminate calls, select and nominate candidates for UNESCO prizes, awards, scholarships, fellowships and study grants to ensure access and uptake by Kenyans;
vii. mobilize resources for implementation of UNESCO programmes and activities;
viii. facilitate generation of information/ evidence for ratification of UNESCO related conventions and protocols in the areas of Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Human Sciences, Culture and Communication & Information to strengthen national standards and for Kenya;
ix. coordinate research consultancy services; and
x. facilitate expert advisory service to the government in education, sciences, culture, and communication and information.

b) Duties and Responsibilities The duties and responsibilities entail:
i. providing leadership in enhancing research capacity building, research grants attraction and consultancy activities in the Commission;
ii. responsible for the day-to-day operations and the realization of the overall functions and objectives of the Directorate;
iii. establishing partnerships and mobilising resources for the Commission and UNESCO international and national conferences;
iv. leading, empowering and motivating staff to build strong teams in the directorate;
v. coordinating planning in the Directorate to ensure strategic direction and effective utilization of resources for maximum benefit;
vi. providing leadership in negotiation of MoUs, Contracts and Agreements with partners to safeguard the Commission’s interests and to ensure effective implementation;
vii. participating and supporting negotiation processes for grants and technical assistance support from UNESCO and other Development Partners to support execution of the commissions programmes;
viii. coordinating the development of the Directorate’s budgets, work-plans and performance contract to facilitate systematic implementation of Directorate’s programmes;
ix. coordinating research consultancy services;
x. coordinating the collection and dissemination of UNESCO and KNATCOM publications;
xi. coordinating the preparation and publication of Directorate’s reports;
xii. coordinating monitoring and evaluation of projects and activities;
 xiii. coordinating performance contracting and appraisals in the Directorate;
xiv. overseeing development of Board paper proposals on research, partnerships and resource mobilization; and
xv. any other duties as may be assigned

c) Requirements for Appointment
i. Minimum Master’s Degree in Education, Economics, Natural Sciences, Environmental sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Cultural studies, Information Sciences, Anthropology, Communication, ICT, Journalism and related fields from a recognized institution;
ii. Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Economics, Natural Sciences, Environmental sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Cultural studies, Information Sciences, Anthropology, Communication, ICT, Journalism and related fields from a recognized institution;
iii. leadership course lasting not less four (4) weeks;
iv. at least fifteen (15) years’ work experience; at least 5 Years’ experience in management;
v. proficiency in Computer Applications; and

d) Key Competencies and Skills
i. Analytical skills
ii. Communication skills
iii. Strategic and innovative thinking
iv. Interpersonal skills
v. Persuasive skills
vi. Negotiation skills
vii. Problem Solving Skills
viii. Team player

HOW TO APPLY

1. Access and apply online via KNATCOM website at www.unesco.go.ke/careers
For details of the job description and skills, please visit the Commission’s website: www.unesco.go.ke/careers
All applications should reach the Commission on or before 13th October 2022 at 5.00 pm.

Note:
(i) Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
(ii) Kenya National Commission for UNESCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
(iii) Successful candidates will be required to fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

SECRETARY GENERAL/CEO
Kenya National Commission for UNESCO
KNATCOM IS ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFIED

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