Project Assistants at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Kenya in Nairobi – Kenya Jobs, Career and Vacancies
Electoral Reforms and Processes
Kenya is getting ready to hold its fifth successive elections since the re-introduction of multiparty politics in 1991. The coming elections will be held under a different political, social, economic and legal context. The elections will be held against the backdrop of electoral reform carried out after the disputed 2007 elections and a new constitutional dispensation. While the former awakened national consciousness for far-reaching governance reforms, the latter marks the beginning of governance transformation in Kenya.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with other development partners have established a framework of assistance (“the Project”) to the Government of Kenya and more specifically, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries (IEBC) whose overall aim is to enhance the capacity of the IEBC towards the management of free, fair and credible elections in Kenya. The project focuses on the following four main components: institutional strengthening of the IEBC, electoral operations and processes, civic participation and engagement and project management and coordination.
The project is funded by various development partners and coordinated by UNDP as a basket-fund. The project will be implemented under the overall guiding principle of national ownership and leadership in the electoral process. The international assistance provided should be considered as an extension of, and a complement to, national resources and is intended to support national management and coordination structures, in the spirit of the Rome and Paris Declarations.
In order to achieve the overall goal of the assistance, a Project Support Team (PST) is to be established under the project. The PST will be tasked with the daily management of the project, coordination of different actors and financing. The PST will consist of key international/national technical officers and administrative personnel. The offices of the PST will be co-located with those of the IEBC at the Anniversary Towers, Nairobi and is expected to work as part and parcel of the broad IEBC elections coordination framework. The PST functions will be complemented by the UNDP Country Office team responsible for electoral support. The PST will be headed by the Senior Technical Advisor (STA).
UNDP Kenya therefore wishes to invite applications for the following positions:
*PROJECT ASSISTANTS *
Responsible to the Project Management Specialist the Project Assistants will be responsible for assistance with office management and logistical support to the PST.
- Diploma in business or public administration, financial management, social science or other relevant fields.
- A Bachelors Degree in business or public administration, financial management, social science or other relevant fields supplemented by training in administrative procedures would be an added advantage.
- At least 5 years experience providing administrative support to programme management.
- Experience in working with election programmes would be an asset.
Interested and qualified persons should apply on the UNDP Kenya e-Recruitment portal located on the UNDP Kenya website – http://www.ke.undp.org on or before 11 March 2012. Select “e-Recruitment Portal” under “Operations/Human Resources”. Applicants are required to fill and sign a Personal History Form (P11) Form and submit it together with their online application
Applications received via other means will not be accepted.
- Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
- UNDP will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
“UNDP is an equal opportunity employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its staffing patterns”.