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Principal Planning Officer

Kenya National Commission for UNESCO

Product & Project Management

Government KSh Confidential
New
3 weeks ago

Job Summary

The Principal Planning Officer is responsible for initiating policy formulation, quality assurance, risk management and coordination, performance management, monitoring & evaluation, business re-engineering, development, review of the Strategic Plan of the Commission and intellectual property management.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Senior level
  • Experience Length:8 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

11 PRINCIPAL PLANNING OFFICER: KNC 5 -1 POST

Job Title
Principal Planning Officer
Grade
KNC 5
Place to Work
Nairobi
Reports To
Manager, Strategy and Planning
Purpose of the Job
The Principal Planning Officer is responsible for initiating policy formulation, quality assurance, risk management and coordination, performance management, monitoring & evaluation, business re-engineering, development, review of the Strategic Plan of the Commission and intellectual property management.
Remuneration
Gross pay Ksh. 192,896.00 – 243,465.00
Leave allowance –30% Basic Salary
Medical Allowance – As per KNATCOM Medical Scheme
Group Life & Accident Cover - As per KNATCOM Medical Scheme
Terms
Permanent and Pensionable

a) Job Description
The Principal Planning Officer is responsible for the following functions:

i. initiate the development of the Commission’s corporate long and short term strategies and monitor the implementation;
ii. coordinate and monitor the implementation of the Strategic Plan;
iii. monitor and evaluate budget implementation;
iv. develop and review policies and procedures on planning and quality assurance;
v. develop and report on the implementation of the Commission’s annual work plans;
vi. identify resource needs and prioritize the Commission’s activities;
vii. performance contract management;
viii. risk management and coordination;
ix. identify, develop and manage the Commission’s innovation framework;
x. manage the Commission’s intellectual property framework;
xi. oversee quality management in line with established systems and
xii. procedures including Quality Management Systems and ISO requirements to
xiii. achieve goals, objectives and work standards;

b) Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities will entail:

i. developing the Commission’s corporate long and short term corporate strategies;
ii. preparing a gap analysis report on the implementation of the Commission’s strategic policies;
iii. monitoring and evaluating the Commission’s programmes and projects;
iv. monitoring and reporting on the implementation of performance contracting Guidelines in Programmes and Departments;
v. preparing assessment reports on the strengths and weakness of policy options; policy recommendations;
vi. preparing the Commission’s Annual work plans;
vii. developing and reviewing the Commission’s internal policies, regulations and Guidelines;
viii. aligning the Commission’s strategies with national and county policies, plans and strategies;
ix. developing and reviewing the Commission's Strategic Plan and monitoring its implementation;
x. preparing quality planning reports;
xi. analysing policy recommendations from various departments;
xii. coordinating the monitoring and evaluation of performance contracting process for the Commission;
xiii. preparing materials and schedules for stakeholder seminars, workshops and programs;
xiv. identifying suitable partners to potential projects for support;
xv. identifying strategic collaborations and partnerships;
xvi. developing a database of strategic partners and funding opportunities for the Commission; and
xvii. any other duties as may be assigned.

Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to this grade, a person must have:

i. A minimum of a Master’s Degree in any of the following fields Economics, Statistics or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
ii. Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields Economics, Statistics or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
iii. at least eight (8) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which must have been in a supervisory role; and
iv. a management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution; and
v. proficiency in computer applications.

c) Key Competencies and Skills
a. Analytical skills
b. Communication skills
c. Strategic and innovative thinking
d. Interpersonal skills
e. Ability to mobilize resources
f. Negotiation 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
KNATCOM IS ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFIED

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