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Nov 28, 2017

KNCU Deputy Director of Programme (Environment & Bio-Diversity) Job in Kenya

The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO is a State Corporation established under the KNATCOM Act of 2013 which aims to advance UNESCO’s agenda in Kenya by contributing to peace and sustainable development through promotion of international standards and best practices in the five fields of UNESCO’s competence namely: Education, Natural Sciences, Social & Human Sciences, Culture and Communication & Information.

To enable it fulfill its mandate, the Commission wishes to recruit a dynamic, result-oriented and self-driven person to fill the following vacant position specifically under the terms and conditions advertised:

Job Title: Deputy Director of Programme - Environment and Bio-Diversity Division
Grade: KNC 8
Advert No: KNCU/12/2017
Reports To: Programme Director
Classification: Senior Management
Location: Nairobi, Headquarters
Purpose of the Job: To ensure policy implementation and management of the Environment and Bio-diversity Division under the guidance of the Programme Director, Natural Sciences.
  • Gross pay Ksh. 179,000 – 229,000 Pm
  • Leave Allowance – Ksh. 10,000
  • Medical Allowance – As per scheme rules
  • Group Life & Accident Cover– As per scheme rules
Terms: Permanent and Pensionable

Function of the Environment and Bio-diversity Division: The Division exists to achieve a dual function of ensuring Kenya is well represented in UNESCO and that UNESCO’s presence is visible in Kenya. 

Specifically, work in the Division entails: 
  • participation in UNESCO Environment and Bio-diversity international meetings and processes; 
  • contribution to UNESCO Environment and Bio-diversity activities; 
  • provision of expert advice to government on UNESCO Environment and Bio-diversity matters; 
  • co-ordination of ratification of UNESCO Environment and Bio-diversity related conventions and protocols;
  • formulation, implementation and evaluation of UNESCO Environment and Bio-diversity activities in Kenya; 
  • promotion of UNESCO Partnerships & collaborations in Environment and Bio-diversity ; 
  • mobilization of resources for UNESCO Environment and Bio-diversity activities; 
  • capacity building on UNESCO’s Environment and Bio-diversity agenda; 
  • dissemination and creation of awareness on UNESCO Environment and Bio-diversity activities; 
  • collaborating with UNESCO and other UN agencies on Environment and Bio-diversity issues; and 
  • nomination of candidates for UNESCO Environment and Bio-diversity prizes, awards, fellowships, scholarships, study grants and posts.
The Division shall form part of the secretariat to the Natural Sciences Programme and Expert Committee.

Job Profile

Duties and Responsibilities:
The officer will be responsible to the Deputy Secretary General, Technical Programmes through the Programme Director, Natural Sciences for the development and implementation of UNESCO Environment and Bio-diversity programmes and activities in a results oriented and timely manner to achieve the Corporations’ goals, objectives and agreed performance targets. 

This will entail inter alia:
Environment and Bio-diversity Division
  1. Be responsible for the day to day operations of the Environment and Bio-diversity Division and achievement of its functions and objectives;
  2. Develop and implement the Division’s annual operational plans, performance contract and budget;
  3. Recommend to the Programme Director effective processes, systems and internal controls in the Division including succession plans;
  4. Coordinate the formulation, execution and communication of UNESCO related Environment and Bio-diversity Division policies, strategies, and plans and ensure their evaluation thereof;
  5. Prepare relevant Environment and Bio-diversity Division policy and technical papers and provide follow up activities as may be required;
  6. Mobilize technical support for the execution of the Division’s programmes and activities
  7. Serve as the focal point of the Environment and Bio-diversity Division;
  8. Promote effective partnerships and collaborative networks within the Environment and Bio-diversity Division sector;
  9. Develop relevant programme and project proposals for implementation
  10. Be responsible for stakeholder management dealing with the Environment and Bio-diversity Division;
  11. Facilitate and support the activities of the Natural Science Programme and Expert committee; and
  12. Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Secretary General/CEO.
Job Specifications
Academic & Professional Qualifications
  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences from a recognized and accredited institution
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years continuous experience in the Environment and Bio-diversity management profession of a reputable organization with at least three (3) years’ experience in an equivalent or comparable senior management position dealing with leadership or management responsibilities
  • Demonstrated proven ability and results in managing national and/or inter-sectoral functions
  • Demonstrated good industry knowledge of the environment sector and ongoing reforms
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the formulation and/or implementation of international environmental agreements/conventions/protocols and priorities;
  • Demonstrated good international exposure in international meetings and processes
  • Demonstrated experience in national environmental policy formulation and implementation processes
  • Demonstrated working knowledge/experience of institutional partnerships/collaborations frameworks
  • Demonstrated competence in project management (design, proposal writing and/or implementation)
Personal Qualities
  • Diplomatic, pro-active, approachable, flexible, have integrity and commitment to production results, self-motivated, dependable, organized, professional and must satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity.
Mental, Physical and Work Environment Characteristics
  • Demanding position, frequent field visits, high frequency of meetings, frequent international travels, high mental strain, prolonged working hours
How to Apply
  1. CLICK HERE to download the KNATCOM 1A form from the website
  2. Complete the form and sign (Do Not attach any documents)
  3. First send a soft copy in word format to [email protected] (Do Not attach any documents)
  4. Secondly, send a hard copy to:
The Secretary General/CEO
Kenya National Commission for UNESCO
P.O. Box 72107-00200
National Bank Building, 14th Floor
Harambee Avenue

Note: Only short listed and successful candidates will be contacted.
Application deadline is 15th December 2017.

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