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Programme Coordinator

  • Post-graduate education
  • Project, program management
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

This position is located in the Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) in Nairobi, Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The Programme Coordinator will work under the overall supervision of the UNODC Representative of ROEA and the direct supervision of the Head of the Criminal Justice Programme in ROEA, and in close cooperation with the Regional Section for Africa and the Middle East at UNODC Headquarters.


•Support the Head of Criminal Justice in the implementation of UNODC ROEA Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme described by the Regional Programme (2016-21), ‘Promoting the Rule of Law and Human Security in Eastern Africa’;

•Provide substantive and technical expertise for the development, coordination and implementation of the Police Reforms Programme, in line with the objectives of the Programme and UN standards, and coordinate and liaise with counterparts of the Government of Kenya, donors and other stakeholders;
•Provide specialised substantive and technical expertise for the implementation and development of the UNODC ROEA Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme;
•Identify technical assistance needs for capacity building and propose a sustainable strategy to reform and strengthen the Police sector in Kenya;
•Prepare and disseminate work-plans, terms of reference, and other UNODC’s project-related documentation;
•Supervise and coordinate consultants and experts; guide, coordinate and provide technical support to the efforts and contributions of consultants, experts, UNODC’s project personnel, donors, and government institutions towards the achievement of the programme’s objectives;
•Manage funds and grant agreements entered into with the Government of Kenya institutions and implementing partners, and prepare reports on programme implementation for reporting;
•Support enhanced donor coordination in areas related to the programme. Carry out resource mobilization activities and sustain partnership with local counterparts and multilateral and bilateral partners;
•Ensure that operations, financial management, procurement, logistics, liaison and communication activities assigned to the programme are conducted according to UNODC standards and procedures and follow-up on input/actions to be taken;
•Organize and support training courses, seminars, working groups, workshops and study tours, ensure timely selection of candidates and submission of reports from participants upon completion of the related activities;
•Monitor progress of UNODC’s project implementation, plan, coordinate and solve operational issues, prepare budget revisions and prepare reports on programme implementation for the UNODC ROEA Representative, and other senior officials of ROEA and UNODC Headquarters;
•Monitor and review best practices, methodologies and programmes in areas related to the UNODC ROEA Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme;
•Enhance collaboration with other international, bi-lateral and non-governmental organizations active in the area of Police reform in Kenya;
•Lead and/or participate in field missions, including the provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties;
•Coordinate policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends;
•Participate in the recruitment of personnel for the UNODC ROEA Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme by coordinating/conducting panel interviews, by evaluating candidates’ applications and qualifications, by drafting/finalising substantive recommendations and reports for submission to HRMS, by drafting terms of reference/job descriptions etc.;
•Assist the Head of Criminal Justice in carrying out programmatic/administrative tasks including budgetary issues;
•Perform other work related duties as required.

General Information

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Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required skills: Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Grant and fund management; Programme management; Training delivery; Project implementation; Legal analysis; Criminal law
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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