Please note that this vacancy is open only to nationals of Kenya.
The Population and Development Programme Specialist ensures the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of population and development and data. S/he oversees project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. S/he leads the programme team in providing technical advice and support to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and collaborates with the CO’s operations and administrative support staff. S/he oversees the achievement of programme results by ensuring appropriate policies and procedures are applied by programme team, and appropriate monitoring and oversight mechanisms and systems are established and implemented.
The Population and Development Programme Specialist oversees the work of the programme team as well as consultants, advisors, and experts and establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bilateral donor agencies and civil society to address emerging issues. S/he must effectively influence counterparts from diverse backgrounds to contribute to achieving UNFPA’s mandate.
Qualifications and Experience:
-Post-graduate university degree in Population Sciences, Demography or related field in Economics or Statistics.
Knowledge and Experience:
-Five to seven years with increasing professional experience and responsibilities, at national level, in the area if population and sustainable development, including programme;
-Strong results-based programme management experience with particular focus on strategic planning and capacity building;
-Experience in surveys and census taking an asset.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Kiswahili and any other UN language is desirable.
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