UN Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

United Nations Development Programme
UNDP Kenya invites applications for the following position:
Position Information
Post Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment (FTA)
Grade / Band: NOC
Direct Supervisor: Country Director

Duration: One year Renewable upon Satisfactory Performance and Funding
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya 

Date of Issue: 25 April 2016
Closing Date: 2 May 2016

 UNDP Kenya’s Country Programme Document (CPD) 2014 – 2018 is designed to address the interlinked issues of poverty, inequality and exclusion. 

UNDP programmes are designed and implemented using a results based management approach. 

Thus the new CPD requires implementation of a robust M&E system and strengthening of M&E capacities across all programme units and projects.

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Country Director, the Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will have four main responsibilities: 
  • Ensures implementation of M&E policies and strategies;
    Ensures strengthening of M&E across projects/programmes; 
  • Ensures effective management of the evaluation process; 
  • Capacity building and transfer of knowledge in the area of M&E.
Education and Experience:
  • Master’s degree preferably in social sciences, public administration, statistics or related studies.
  • Minimum five (5) years of relevant experience in monitoring & evaluation in development programming.
  • Strong knowledge of monitoring & evaluation tools and systems is required
  • Experience of full cycle of programme/project management (planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting in a results based manner)
  • Experience as a trainer on M & E is desirable
  • Experience in Results Based Management tools and processes
  • Experience or knowledge of working with Kenyan Civil Society, Governments, donors or development partners.
  • Fluency in English
  • Knowledge of Windows-based packages/applications
  • Experience in web design and development of web-based office applications
For the full terms of reference and application procedures please access the UNDP e-recruitment portal through the following link - 

UNDP, as a matter of practice, does not charge any application, processing or training fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

“UNDP is an equal opportunity employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its staffing patterns”.

National Individual Consultant
Programme Specialist (Community Security and Prevention of Violent Extremism)
Background: The UNDP Peace Building, Disaster Risk Reduction & Recovery Unit wishes to recruit a Programme Specialist on Community security and Prevention of Violent Extremism to provide programmatic leadership for the development and implementation of UNDPs community security and PVE programmes, including the expansion of the relevant opportunities for partnerships and technical support to the Ministry of Interior and its relevant agencies.

Objective: The objective of the assignment is to provide substantive, organizational and coordination support to the Peace Building and Disaster Reduction Unit in the areas of prevention of Violent Extremism, and approaches to address armed violence and conflicts, including threats of violent extremism.

Application Procedure
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications including the following:
1.       UNDP Personal History Form (P11)
2.       Detailed Curriculum Vitae
3.       Maximum two page proposal for implementing the assignment
Please quote the following references on the subject line: “Programme Specialist – PBDRR& R”.

Applications should be emailed to consultants.ken@undp.org to reach us not later than Friday, 06 May 2016 by 4.00 P.M Kenya Time.

Please see the Terms of Reference, the P11 form, the Individual Contract Proposal form and the Terms and Conditions of Individual Contracts by visiting the UNDP Kenya Website: -