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UNDP Disaster Risk Reduction and Multi-Dimensional Resilience Specialist in Kenya (Paid Internship )

UNDP Disaster Risk Reduction and Multi-Dimensional Resilience Specialist in Kenya (Paid Internship )

Country: Kenya
City: Nairobi
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UNDP Disaster Risk Reduction and Multi-Dimensional Resilience Specialist in Kenya (Paid Internship )

The Disaster Risk Reduction and Multi-Dimensional Resilience Specialist will coordinate UN efforts in Kenya for DRR, resilience, and humanitarian/development issues, supporting joint action and funding under the SDG MPTF Fund. They’ll also serve as the RCO focal person for Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

Duties and Responsibilities

Technical Support to accelerate joint action and joint funding of the UNCT Kenya under the SDG MPTF Kenya for the UNSDCF Kenya.

  • Support the design and implementation of joint programmes and planning/results reporting processes of the SDG MPTF Kenya and the UNSDCF (with particular focus on Strategic Priority 2 “Prosperity and Planet”) in close collaboration with all actors, including the UNCT, the Kenyan government, International Financing Institutions, development partners, private sector and a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Support networks with a broad range of actors in Kenya for the UNCT important for DRR and multi-dimensional resilience in Kenya (CSOs, Council of Governors, academia, international financial institutions, private sector etc) and drive the agenda forward
  • In close collaboration with the humanitarian UNCT members, support the RC, the Fund Board and the UNCT to advice and facilitate on issues related to ASALs, the repatriation of refugees and the future of the refugee camps in Kenya, and assist the RC, together with OCHA, in ensuring overall coherence on humanitarian action and the humanitarian/development nexus.

Focal point and adviser to the RC and UNCT on issues related to DRR, resilience, the ASALs, humanitarian issues and PSEA

  • Ensure facilitation and coordination of the PSEA work done by all agencies in the UNCT.

Data and Knowledge Management:

  • Ensure and coordinate data and results reporting processes as relevant under the Fund, including for the UNSDCF and for UNINFO.
  • The incumbent may be required to travel to conferences and workshops related to the position and is also expected to contribute to the overall work done by the Fund and the RCO as need be to realize the objectives of the UNSDCF

The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities:  Supervision and performance management of Programme Team

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Required Skills and Experience for Disaster Risk Reduction and Multi-Dimensional Resilience Specialist 

  1. Education:
    1. Advanced university degree in disaster risk management, engineering, social science, environment and/or climate studies, public administration, international studies, rural development, and management or a discipline relevant to disaster risk management related field is required. 
    2. A first- level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  2. Experience:
    • Minimum of five (5) years (with Master’s degree) or seven (7) years (with Bachelor’s degree) of progressively responsible experience in disaster risk management, humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required.
    • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advanced knowledge of web-based management systems such as ERP.
    • Experience/Knowledge of Nature-based Solutions (Nb-S) desirable.
    • Experience of data management in the relevant fields desirable.
    • Experience in the UN Common System or other comparable international organization is desirable
    • Experience in disaster risk management in Kenya is desirable.
    • Experience in the UN Common System or other comparable international organization is desirable.
    • Experience in emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management
    • Experience in humanitarian affairs
    • Experience in managing development projects.
  3. Language:
    • Fluent in oral and written in English and local language is required

Note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline17 May,2024



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