Location: Kenya (Various)
Closing date: 07 Apr 2008
Job Description

UNDP is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP has a normative global mission as a pro-poor development agency to promote human rights, gender and the Millennium Development Goals.

UNDP implements programmes mainly in four interrelated development areas where it has extensive expertise: Poverty reduction programmes emphasize equitable growth, inclusive globalization and the achievement of the MDGs. The HIV and AIDS practice aims to curb the epidemic through targeted actions in national poverty reduction strategies and increased services. Democratic governance programmes help strengthen governing institutions and increase civic participation. Crisis prevention and recovery programmes support risk reduction and aid in restoring the foundations of development. Environment and energy programmes help integrate natural resource issues into development strategies.
UNDP contributes to Kenya's development through four key programmatic component goals: i) help Kenya offer expanded opportunities to its poor; ii) enhance empowerment of Kenya's citizens through effective participation in decision-making processes; iii) help the Government of Kenya guarantee better levels of security to its people so that their empowerment cannot be compromised by unforeseen threats; iv) ensure the long-term sustainability of the Kenyan nation and build on the three previous goals by reversing the erosion of its resource base

UNDP is currently updating its consultants' roster, which is used for sourcing expertise for various short and long-term assignments with our organization. We are therefore encouraging both international and national consultants, who are available for assignments in Kenya to visit our website at http://call.echo-systems.net and complete the on-line summary form.

We are looking for consultants with qualifications and expertise within the following areas:

- Policy support
- Parliamentary development
- Electoral systems and development
- Justice and human rights
- E-governance and access to information
- Decentralization, local governance and urban/rural development
- Public administration reform and anti-corruption measures
- MDG country reporting and poverty monitoring
- Pro-poor policy reform to achieve MDG targets
- Local poverty initiatives, including microfinance
- Agro Industry
- Private sector development
- Gender mainstreaming
- Information and communications technology work for the poor
- Conflict resolution and peace building
- Recovery
- Small arms reduction, disarmament and demobilisation
- Natural disaster reduction
- Special initiatives for countries in transition
- Natural Resource Management
- Irrigation and water management
- Water and sanitation
- Sustainable energy use
- Climate change
- Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity
- Agriculture(incl. Crops, Agro-forestry, Fisheries and Livestock)
- Planning to control ozone-depleting substances and persistent organic pollutants
- Public Health
- Epidemiology (e.g. HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB)
- Leadership and capacity development
- Development planning centred on HIV/AIDS
- Advocacy and communication
- Community Development
- Administration (HR, Finance, Logistics, Procurement)
- Institutional Development and Capacity Building
- Financial Resources Management
- Human Resource Development
- Management Development
- Results Based Management & Oversight
- Project Management
- Events Management
- Interpreters/Translators (including sign language, Braille etc)
- Monitoring and Evaluation

Minimum requirements:

1. Advanced university degree or professional certification with six or more years of professional experience. A first level university degree with ten or more years' relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
2. Must be proficient with computer applications;
3. Fluency in English and/or Kiswahili.
Vacancies Contact
Applicants to visit www.ke.undp.org and select Kenya > Consultants Roster - Submitted CV's will be valid for only one year.