Duties and Responsibilities
1. Facilitate Strategic Direction of UN Programme in the ASAL Counties Focusing on Achievement of the Following Results: Facilitate strengthening of county capacities on the integrated planning through close collaboration and access to an array of expertise drawn from across the UN and linking it to the realization of the UNSDCF Kenya 2022-2026; Together with County Secretaryâs office or designated County Department support coordination for the implementation of development programmes;Â Support UN agencies to formulate and develop county specific integrated and SDG responsive workplans based on the UNSDCF; Work with humanitarian entities and ensure focus on the humanitarian, peace and development nexus; Provide administrative and substantive support at the County level for coordination of consultative and other meetings, and conferences, ensuring inclusive participation, preparing background documents, and presentations, and support logistical arrangements.Â 2. Assist Effective Coordination of UN programmes under the UNSDCF in the Counties. Help the counties to map existing programme/support and identify opportunities where UN can add value under the UNSDCF: Support a neutral (not agency driven) One UN coordination and facilitation to assist the whole of UN Kenya at devolved level while respecting UN agencies individual mandates:Â Facilitate coordination and information sharing among the different UN - County working groups for joint initiatives and support the inter-agency working group coordination.Â 3. Building Strategic Partnerships and Knowledge management. Support building of relationships for the whole of UN Kenya with the County Government,Â development partners and other stakeholders, thereby contributing to reducing transaction costs and duplications; Support effective joint communication, reporting of results and partnerships for all UN Agencies to demonstrate evidence for investments made by UN and other development partners in the ASALs. 4. Effective monitoring of UN programmes at the counties. Support planning and undertaking of joint UN field monitoring missions and organizing joint reviews and evaluations as applicable; Preparation of integrated quarterly updates and annual report to UNCT through RCO; Provide technical support and work closely with other UN colleagues from different agencies, funds and programmes in the formulation and implementation of joint programmes and individual activities under UNSDCF; Support evaluation of programmes at the end of the programming cycle. 5. The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization. Institutional Arrangement The Project Manager will be based at the County GovernmentÂ works under the general supervision of Head of UN Resident Coordinatorâs office and collaborates closely with the Peace and Development Advisor. Competencies
Cross-Functional & Technical competencies
Strategic Thinking:Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritized plans in line with UNDPâs objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities, linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions. Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight in order to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for UNDP.
System Thinking:Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system.
KnowledgeÂ Facilitation:Ability to animate individuals and communities ofÂ contributors to participate and share, particularly externally.
ProjectÂ Management:Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and control resources, procedures, and protocols to achieve specific goals.
Communication:Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on theÂ audience. Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media, and other appropriate channels.
Relationship Management:Ability to engage with a wide range of public and private partners, build, sustain and/or strengthen working relations, trust and mutual understanding.>
Required Skills and Experience
Education: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Development Studies, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, or related field is required A first-level university degree (bachelorâs degree) in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree. Experience: Minimum 5 years (with masterâs degree) or 7 years (with bachelorâs degree) of progressively responsible relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services and hands-on experience in coordination of development projects; Experience in the use of computers, office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and web-based management systems, and advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages;Â Knowledge and experience of working in the Arid & Semi Arid Lands (ASALs). Experience in working, liaising, and collaborating with UN agencies,Â governments, NGOs, civil society organizations, and public internationalÂ organizations is an asset.
Required Language(s):ÂFluency in English and Kiswahili.
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