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Associate Coordination Officer NOB

United Nations
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

EducationAdvanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in sustainable development, Civil/Water/Sanitary/Public Health Engineering, Urban Infrastructure Planning, Environmental studies, education or related area, is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work ExperienceA minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in project/programme management, administration or related area is required.Experience in providing strategic support to partnerships, resource mobilization or development finance in the context of development cooperation in the water and sanitation sector is desirable.Working experience on the delivery of water and sanitation services to low-income areas and slums or in a related area, is desirable.
LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English and Kiswahili/Swahili (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of other local languages of Kenya is desirable, especially for liaising with Government officials or the local community.


1.Provides support for strategic planning for and coordination of United Nations Country Team (UNCT) partnerships:
• Provides support, as assigned, for the development and implementation of the UN-Habitat strategy in Kenya in alignment with and support of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) in the country;
• Monitors and assesses the strategy at regular intervals to harness new emerging opportunities, to identify probable changes to the internal direction and external environment, and to propose mid-term adjustments;
• Provides support to the Chief of Section in identifying risks and opportunities related to specific partnerships, and suggests mitigation measures as relevant;
• Prepares inputs on due diligence processes of potential investment and partnership opportunities, under close guidance and in accordance with UN regulations and procedures;
• Provides support to Chief of Section to develop and implement locally-tailored partnerships and resource mobilization strategies and initiatives;
• Contributes to dialogues with partners to improve development assistance policies and practice;
• Assists in liaison and coordination with UN entities at country, regional and HQ levels, to help package and define UN-Habitat business strategies, including differentiated value propositions to attract partners, both traditional and non-traditional.
2.Participates in joint resource mobilization for the UNDAF:
• Provides support to the Chief of Section to develop and implement locally-tailored resource mobilization strategies and initiatives, and identify appropriate data and benchmarks to measure progress and success;
• Monitors and analyzes existing resource mobilization partnerships and relationships, including those with high net worth;
• Contributes to the design, formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting of joint programmes and programming processes for use in joint resource mobilization;
• Assists in the production and distribution of marketing materials to raise awareness about opportunities for working with the UN-Habitat on SDG 11 investment;
• Contributes to building the UN-Habitat brand via events, media and public relations opportunities targeted to the diverse partners, in close collaboration with the UN-Habitat’s Communications Section.
3.Provides support on financing for accelerating the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11, as directed:
• Provides support on financing for development options, instruments, modalities to the Chief of Section, in alignment with the Common Country Assessment (CCA), UNDAF, UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), MAPS (Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support) and similar processes;
• Analyzes trends and provides support on new and innovative financing mechanisms for development and SDG 11 acceleration;
• Provides inputs for briefing papers and discussion points on issues related to financing for development for consideration by the Section;
• Assists in engaging with external stakeholder - including the national government, international financial institutions and others - on financing for SDG 11 acceleration;
• Contributes to the design and execution of innovative proposals to strengthen UN-Habitat’s engagement and reputation, and to generate greater financial resources in support of the SDG 11.
4.Supports knowledge management capacity development and information dissemination:
• Assists in the development, maintenance and sharing of knowledge and intelligence, to inform and position UN-Habitat to effectively generate and harness opportunities to meet its resource mobilization targets;
• Contributes to knowledge networks and communities of practice at national, regional and global levels;
• Undertakes activities to strengthen the capacity of UN-Habitat to mainstream and promote SDG 11 investment partnerships;
• Provides support for the discovery, evaluation and selection of partnership opportunities at the sourcing and origination stages.
• Performs other relevant duties as requested.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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