Portfolio Associate UNDP Somalia – Nairobi, Kenya


Portfolio Associate UNDP Somalia – Nairobi, Kenya

National Specialist
Host entity: UNDP
Country: Somalia
Location, Country: Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills: English
Expected Starting Date: Immediate
Duration: 12 months
Application deadline: 12 July 2021
Eligibility criteria: Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of MPTF Senior Trust Fund Manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Portfolio Associate will:

  • Draft routine correspondence, reports and other documents
  • Researche and compile background materials for reports, briefings, etc.
  • Provide assistance to monitor and measure project progress and prepare project reports
  • Perform financial recovery functions for the project including financial agreements and report preparations
  • Provides administrative support services
  • Maintains and update the project information management system and reporting tools
  • Provide logistical support activities organised by the secretariat, including meetings, missions, and other official undertakings
  • Assists in coordination, production, and dissemination of communication materials
  • Perform other duties as required

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

A bachelor degree in either of the following areas e.g. political science, international relations, communication, development studies, or business administration or related area

Required experience
60 Months
Experience remark

​At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in administration, communication, development, or other relevant programmes; experience with fund management for an international organisation is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
Area of expertise
Development programme/project administration, Other communications related experience
Area of expertise details
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in the Sustainable Development Goals and volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Driving license

Application procedure

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline:12 July 2021




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