Wednesday, May 21, 2014

UNDP Information Centre for Extractive Sector Coordinator Job in Kenya

United Nations Development Programme

Position re-advertised due to technical faults encountered in the recruitment process

UNDP Kenya invites applications for the following position:

Post Title: Coordinator, Information Centre for Extractive Sector
Contract Type: Service Contract
Grade / Band: SB4
Direct Supervisor: Task Manager, African Development Bank (AfDB)
Duration: One year, renewable subject to funding and performance
Date of Issue: 15 May 2014
Closing Date: 23 May 2014

Background: With the increasing prospects for oil, gas, and minerals in Kenya, the African Development Bank (AfDB) in collaboration with the Government of Kenya and other stakeholders has established the Information Centre for the Extractives Sector to promote knowledge and evidence-based stakeholder dialogue. 

The Centre aims to become a credible and relevant source of information on the extractive sector in Kenya, and to promote the sustainable development of the extractive sector in Kenya though collecting, collating and sharing information to various partners.

The Centre will be headed by the coordinator, who will be assisted by a team of technical experts and support personnel within the AfDB, funded and contracted by several development partners.

He/she will report to the designated AfDB Task Manager, under the ultimate oversight of the Advisory Committee (comprised of the AfDB, Government of Kenya, UNDP Kenya, DFID and other contributing development partners).

Based on request from the AfDB to UNDP Kenya to jointly establish and operationalize the Secretariat, UNDP Kenya is recruiting a National Officer to be seconded to the AfDB to fill this position.

Required Skills and Experience
Education: Advanced university degree in public administration, political science, international relations or other relevant field.
  • Experience and understanding of issues related to governance, public policy, and public engagement in the oil, gas or mining sectors.
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience working in programme/policy advisory role, hands-on experience in design, coordination, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of development projects in Extractive Industries and establishing inter-relationships among international organizations and national governments.
  • Knowledge of how to develop and implement public communication campaigns.
  • Experience in entrepreneurship with good management and diplomatic skills.
  • Experience in team management with ability to build and maintain high performance teams.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, analytical and excellent communications and writing skills.
  • Experience in building partnerships and working on Extractive Industries in Kenya, highly desirable. 
  • An excellent network of contacts in industry, the public sector and civil society organizations working with extractive industries in Kenya will be a strong asset.
The full terms of reference for the position can be accessed on the UNDP Kenya e-Recruitment portal on the UNDP Kenya
Notice: 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”.