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National Consultant - Planning and Coordination Consultant
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Nairobi, KENYA|
|Application Deadline :||09-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||4 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 Months|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
In Kenya, the UN Women Country Programme contributes to the development objectives of Kenya’s blueprint, the Vision 2030, the SDGs particularly, SDG 5 and is aligned to the United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAF) 2018-2022 as well as UN Women Global Strategic Plan. The Kenya Country Programme - “Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Gains Consolidated' - aims to achieve the following results: (i) Increased women’s leadership and participation in governance; (ii) Strengthened women’s economic empowerment; (iii) Increased protection of women against gender-based violence & access to justice for women; and (iv) Strengthened women’s leadership in peacebuilding and humanitarian response.
KCO coordination work seeks to enhance the sustainability and scalability of GEWE normative work, policy and programmes. through ensuring government and UN System-wide accountability to gender equality and the empowerment of women through capacity development, policy, support, strategic planning,? inter-agency coordination, resource mobilization, strategic partnership building as well as advocacy and communication. ?Kenya Country also supports the State Department of Gender in reporting on CSW normative work and follow up efforts on CSW Conclusions to strengthen domestic accountability with efforts to ensure the coherent promotion of gender equality in Kenya.
In 2020, through our Coordination work, KCO pushed for visible positioning of gender issues through UN Women’s leadership and technical inputs to inter-agency processes related to e.g. COVID-19 planning – gender mainstreamed in the Socio-Economic Response Framework and gender analysis of COVID informed gender-responsive interventions by partners. Other areas of work include inter-agency PSEA coordination, reporting and accountability, gender analysis and update of the Common Country Assessment, implementation and reporting on the Gender Scorecard action plan among others.
Reporting to the Country Representative, the Planning and Coordination Consultant will provide support to the Country Representative in strategic programme planning, inter-agency coordination, resource mobilization and strategic partnership building, as well as advocacy and communication.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide support to the Country Representative in strategic planning for the Kenya Country Office
Provide technical support to the Country Representative and represents the Kenya Country Office on inter-agency coordination
Provide technical support and guidance to the development of strategic partnerships and resource mobilization efforts
Provide advocacy and communication support
Facilitate knowledge building and sharing
Key Performance indicators
Required Skills and Experience
Educations and Certification?