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Director, Natural Sciences Programme

Kenya National Commission for UNESCO

Product & Project Management

Government KSh Confidential
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2 weeks ago

Job Summary

The Director, Natural Science is responsible for coordinating the promotion of science for peace and sustainable development in line with UNESCO recommendations and to provide secretariat services to Natural Sciences Programme and Experts Committee.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Management level
  • Experience Length:12 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

5 DIRECTOR, NATURAL SCIENCES PROGRAMME: KNC 3 -1 POST

Job Title
Director, Natural Sciences Programme
Grade
KNC 3
Place to Work
Nairobi
Reports To
Deputy Secretary General, Programmes
Purpose of the Job
The Director, Natural Science is responsible for coordinating the promotion of science for peace and sustainable development in line with UNESCO recommendations and to provide secretariat services to Natural Sciences Programme and Experts Committee.
Remuneration
Gross pay Ksh. 260,336.00 - 331,937.00
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 Director Natural Sciences Programme is responsible for the following functions:

i. promote involvement in UNESCO’s activities the relevant line ministries, departments, agencies, organizations and individuals dealing in Natural Sciences;
ii. ensure implementation of UNESCO natural Sciences activities and budgeted programmes;
iii. promote linkages between UNESCO and; Government Ministries, Departments, Counties and State agencies, UNESCO Agencies, Civil Society, and the private sector concerned with Natural Science;
iv. co-ordinate participation in international meetings on Natural Sciences;
v. promote dissemination of information on UNESCO prizes and awards to potential candidates and ensure their participation;
vi. promote dissemination of information on UNESCO fellowships and study grants to potential applicants and facilitate their participation;
vii. co-ordinate ratification of UNESCO Natural Sciences related conventions and protocols;
viii. co-ordinate capacity building in Natural Sciences;
ix. initiate research and collaboration with other partners and across the programmes;
x. formulate Natural Sciences programmes and activities; and
xi. provide expert advisory service in Natural Sciences.

b. Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities will entail:

i. providing technical support in the development of natural sciences policies;
ii. developing regular briefs and prompt communication on the section issues;
iii. developing budgets for the natural sciences programme;
iv. developing budget and work plans for the implementation of natural sciences programme activities within a given financial year;
v. developing natural sciences reports and publications for dissemination;
vi. ensuring accurate and appropriate reporting of UNESCO related activities in Kenya for dissemination to relevant stakeholders;
vii. undertaking capacity building in natural sciences sector;
viii. implementing annual operational plans to enhance quality management of the division effective processes, systems and internal controls;
ix. initiating research and collaborations with partners in natural sciences programme;
x. preparing relevant documents required to enhance direction and advice to the Kenyan natural sciences system through the ministry of natural sciences;
xi. mobilizing local and international support for the execution of the natural sciences programmes activities;
xii. producing natural sciences programme reports and publications;
xiii. monitoring and evaluating implementation of natural sciences programme and activities;
xiv. ensuring quality written speeches and country position papers for national, regional and international meetings;
xv. undertaking staff appraisal and performance contract reporting; and
xvi. any other duties as may be assigned.

c. Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

i. Minimum of twelve (12) years relevant work experience, four (4) of which must have been in management level;
ii. Minimum of Master’s Degree in Natural Sciences from a recognized institution;
iii. Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences from a recognized institution;
iv. management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
v. proficiency in computer applications; and
vi. shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance;

d. Key Competencies and Skills
i. Analytical skills
ii. Communication and reporting skills
iii. Interpersonal skills
iv. Negotiation skills
v. Problem Solving Skills

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
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