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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

The mission of WHO's Emergency Preparedness and Response Program is to reinforce the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are exceeded, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.

This UNV assignment is for the Emergency Preparedness & Response Programme Nairobi Hub.

Within the delegated authority and under the overall supervision of the OSL PAM, the UN Volunteer will:

· Contribute to the operational planning and reporting of the biennial work plan, verify results-oriented formulations, and prepare semi-annual monitoring, mid-term review, end-of-biennium assessments, as well as other specific reports. · Monitor the implementation of projects and operations and identify and address implementation difficulties. · Perform cross-cutting project management functions, including the development of work plans, checklists, financial forecasts, and tracking sheets to ensure efficient planning. · Monitor and analyze program/project development at all stages, identifying and addressing implementation difficulties. · Provide periodic progress reports on program/project implementation, including fund utilization. · Prepare various written documents, such as concept papers, analyses, briefings, and proposals, and develop monthly/quarterly technical progress reports assessing the implementation of related program activities as required for strategic decision-making. · Coordinate activities related to budget and funding, including program/project preparation and submissions and financial statements. · Support the organization of the cluster's official events, training, and meetings (Ensuring that event management and organization comply with WHO regulations). · Perform other duties as required.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

· Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day). · Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country. · Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities. · Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc. · Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly arrived UN Volunteers. · Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

· Accountability · Adaptability and flexibility · Judgement and decision-making · Planning and organising · Professionalism · Self-management · Teamwork and respect for diversity · Commitment to continuous learning

the relevant fields (i.e., programme management, strategy, communications) at the national or international level.

· Knowledge of principles, disciplines, and techniques to implement monitoring and evaluation strategies. · Good research and documentation skills, especially for ‘best practices’ in organizational change. · Advanced ability to gather, analyze, and disseminate information on best practices in accountability and results-based management systems. · Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and implement inputs from several sources. · Excellent drafting, formulation, and reporting skills. · Good ability to conceptualize and carry out tasks with little supervision. · Solid overall computer literacy, including excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and familiarity with SharePoint. · Excellent interpersonal skills, culturally and socially sensitive, and ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners.

The Republic of Kenya is an equatorial nation on the coast of East Africa, neighbouring Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, and the Indian Ocean. Kenya has two levels of Government; National Government and 47 sub-national Governments called Counties. Counties are further divided into sub-counties. Kenya is a multi-party state with Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches. Kenya’s population of more than 40 million is growing at an annual rate of 2.2%. The country’s GNP per capita estimated at purchasing power parity (PPP) is $975, and the GNP is growing at an average

rate of 0.1% annually. More than 26% of Kenya’s people live below the international poverty line of $1 per day. Kenya’s main food crops are “maize, wheat, pulses, roots and tubers.” (FAO). Nairobi is a modern metropolitan city where most basic goods and services, health facilities, public transport, telecommunication and banking services and educational facilities are readily available. The city is widely connected through its main airport, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the smaller Wilson Airport. Air transport is also available to many up-country destinations. The city is home to some 3,000 UN personnel mainly attributed to the fact that it serves as the headquarters for both the UN HABITAT and UNEP. The socio-economic and cultural background of the immediate society the UNV would be living and working in is diverse and prevailing security conditions at the place of assignment is modest. The topographic and climatic features of the assignment location is highland cool and warm tropical climate. Kenya provides for an interesting and enriching environment, but also requires a mature level of cultural awareness, as well as more stamina and commitment to make life comfortable and affordable. Therefore, flexibility and the ability and willingness to live and work in harsh and potentially hazardous conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort, are essential.

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