• (Consultancy) – Coordinator, Decentralized Service Delivery and Local Governance
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Job Description

Location: Kenya
Work Type : Consultancy

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

Purpose of the Assignment:

To provide day-to-day strategic guidance, coordination, and programme management for UNICEF’s contributions to the UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate:

Demonstrated experience managing complex programmes with multiple partners, including experience with coordination, donor relations, planning, monitoring, and budget management and oversight;
Proven ability to work with partners, manage staff and consultants, and write proposals and sound evidence-based reports in clear and simple language
Understanding of the socio-political context of Somalia would be an advantage.
Good understanding of government systems, procedures and processes at all levels (especially district) is desirable;
Strong communication skills, including an ability to build rapport with individuals and groups and maintain an effective network of individuals across organizational departments;
Training in community mobilization and community development, behavior analysis, formative research, and evaluation of development interventions would be an advantage
Fluency in English. Knowledge of Somali will be a strong asset.


Advanced university degree in Public Administration, Governance, Social Sciences, Development Planning, Programme Management, or related fields;

Years of relevant experience:

At least six years’ professional experience, at least two of which should be at a professional level working with government in the areas of good governance, public administration reform, or community development, preferably in a development and fragile context;

General Conditions:

Under the consultancy agreements, a month is defined as 21 working days, and fees are prorated accordingly. Consultants are not paid for weekends or public holidays.
Flights to and from Somalia for work purposes will be paid separately from the consultancy fee.
Consultants are not entitled to payment of overtime. All remuneration must be within the contract agreement.
No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant or Contractor
For international consultants outside the duty station, signed contracts must be sent by fax or e-mail. Signed contract copy or written agreement must be received by the office before Travel Authorization is issued.
No consultant may travel without a signed travel authorization prior to the commencement of the journey to the duty station.
Unless authorized, UNICEF will buy the tickets of the consultant. In exceptional cases, the consultant may be authorized to buy their travel tickets and shall be reimbursed at the most economical and direct route, but this must be agreed to beforehand.
Consultants will not have supervisory responsibilities or authority on UNICEF budget.


Founded in 1946, UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child in 190 countries and territories, with a special focus on reaching those in greatest need. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for poor countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. We believe that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress. UNICEF was created with this purpose in mind – to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. We believe that we can, together, advance the cause of humanity. We advocate for measures to give children the best start in life, because proper care at the youngest age forms the strongest foundation for a person’s future.
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