Thursday, 19 April 2012

UNDAF - Programme Officer (Human Rights) Job in Kenya

Programme Officer (Human Rights)


Background


The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) aims to support Kenya in implementing the country’s national development strategy, as articulated in Kenya Vision 2030 and its first 5 year Medium Term Plan.


Further, the programme aims to enhance the mutual agreement between the Government of Kenya and the UN, for the realization of fundamental human rights principles enshrined in the international human rights Instruments and Declarations to which the Government of Kenya and the UN are committed.


On safeguarding human rights, UN assistance aims to provide strategic and timely support to UN agencies, the GoK, KNCHR and civil society organizations through the Human Rights Unit under the UN Resident Coordinator’s office.


Position Information


The Unit’s primary focus in 2012/13 includes:


    Coordination of human rights input into implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UN-DAF;
    Ensuring UN continuation as strategic leader on Transitional Justice;
    Strengthening UN and partners capacity on the Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA);
    Increasing strategic partnerships for advocacy and provision of assistance to victims, witnesses, human rights defenders and marginalized groups; Assisting the UN, GoK in UPR process and implementation of recommendations as well as providing substantive and technical support to UN agencies on request.
    Underpinning this work are the principles of inclusivity and effective participation of marginalized groups, including women, youth and persons with disabilities.


The Programme Officer’s key area of responsibility will be to assist the Human Rights Unit in implementation of the above mentioned tasks.


Qualifications


    A Masters Degree in Law, Political Science, Human Rights, Social Science, International Relations, Development Studies or other relevant area.
    Additional qualifications in programme/project management would be an added advantage.


Experience


    Minimum of two (2) years experience working in the area of human rights.
    Sound knowledge of and experience in the development and implementation of human rights related projects and programmes.
    Sound research and analytical capacity in the field of human rights, including thorough understanding of the national and international human rights protection system
    Good knowledge and experience in human rights and gender mainstreaming in development programmes.
    Good experience in monitoring and evaluation of programmes/projects.


Application Procedure


Interested and qualified persons should apply on the UNDP Kenya e-Recruitment portal located on the UNDP Kenya website - http://www.ke.undp.org on or before 2 May 2012. Select “e-Recruitment Portal” under “Operations/Human Resources”.


Applicants are required to fill and sign a Personal History Form (P11) Form and submit it together with their online application.


The P11 Form can be accessed on the above link.


Applications received via other means will not be accepted.


Additional considerations


    Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
    UNDP will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.


“UNDP is an equal opportunity employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its staffing patterns”.

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