and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.
Desired Candidate Profile
Sound experiences in Energy and Environment issues
Ability to handle multi task
ability to work under pressure
Experiences in working various stakeholders
Experiences in working in the field
Experiences in working in refugees context
Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level):
Occupational Safety and Health Considerations:
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Nature of Position:
Access to clean, affordable and reliable energy services is integral part of the humanitarian response and an essential factor in creating sustainable economic development. Sustainable energy services are essential for basic human protection and aim to enable refugees and host communities in Kakuma and Kalobeyei to meet their energy needs in a safe, sustainable and affordable way. The Operation recognizes the critical importance of access to sustainable energy to ensure basic needs, improve human protection and well-being, and foster communitiesÂ´ inclusiveness.
Sub-Office Kakuma is exploring clean energy ways to provide energy to refugees in relation to cooking, lighting and clean water, moving away from fossil fuel provisions. As energy poverty leads to insecurity, increased protection risks, reduced development opportunities, health problems and environmental degradation, the way forward for the operation in the energy sector will also underpin enabling refugees the opportunity to partake income-generating activities in collaboration with private business enterprises.
In line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Senior Environment Associate will provide operational and technical support on all sustainable energy initiatives in the operation. The incumbent will work very closely with the UNHCR technical sectors, Programme and Protection colleagues in mainstreaming sustainable energy solutions in the operation.
Further, the incumbent will also work closely with both technical and Protection colleagues in supporting the operation on all issues related to the environment and will ensure that UNHCR policies are in line with global and national strategies. The incumbent will ensure that the latest best practices and procedures are shared and applied consistently on issues related to the environment.
Living and Working Conditions:
Kenya is a country that enjoys social stability resulting from the smooth functioning of state institutions with a good level of infrastructure (e.g. roads, distribution of water, electricity, etc.) and a popular tourist destination. The current Security Level in the capital and in SRM Area 1A: Northern Rift Valley ( Kakuma, Lodwar ) is Moderate -3. All UN personnel must comply with UNDSS procedures and recommendations during their assignment to Kakuma. Kakuma is a non-family duty station with a hardship classified E, its living conditions are difficult but the social climate is calm. The weather is hot, dry and sunny. Windy storms are common in December and more pronounced in January till March. Staff live in UNHCR-provided accommodation; the facilities are generally of acceptable condition. The incumbent will be briefed on conditions of accommodations, laundry, meals, communications, air and road transports, recreations and others relevant information. However, staff members are charged rental fee predetermined by the organisation paid upfront on monthly basis. It is also possible to withdraw cash from automatic telling machines found in all banks here in Kakuma. There are limited banking facilities at Kakuma with two banks (Equity & Kenya Commercial Bank ) having branches locally; internet and communications networks are available at the compound with fairly speed. The mobile telephone remains stable with 3G network. Climatic conditions are relatively harsh, and despite fumigation of the compound, insects and even snakes are present in the environment on seasonal climate changes. UNHCR has established a satellite level 1 JMS medical clinic in the compound following COVID-19 situation readily available 24/7 hours ; there is also Kakuma Mission Hospital where a doctor/Surgeon is deployed and paid for by UNHCR to provide assistance to refugees but special arrangements can be made during emergencies for staff members. There are also some pharmacies within Kakuma with basic medical facilities. Evacuation opportunities are limited. Candidates with conditions requiring regular treatment or medical supervision should be appropriately advised. The yellow fever vaccine is compulsory and vaccination cards should be updated. Vaccinations against Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis A and B are also recommended. The basic drugs are available in pharmacies, but it is recommended to bring specific prescription drugs.
Agriculture - Other, Agro_Forestry - Other, Environment - Other, Natural Resources Management - OtherNumber of Persons of Concern Served, Number of Workforce in Operation/Work Setting, Working with Persons of Concern: Asylum Seekers, Working with Persons of Concern: Others of Concern, Working with Persons of Concern: Refugees
Accountability, Analytical thinking, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Empowering & building trust, Innovation & creativity, Judgement & decision making, Organizational awareness, Planning & organizing, Teamwork & collaboration
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