Implementing Partners Policy Consultant, (Nairobi), Deadline

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By Leon Osong on 09/27/2017

Issued on: Issued on: 26 September 2017




Implementing Partners Policy Consultant


2 October 2017

The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is the agency for Human settlements mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities. UN-Habitat helps the urban poor by transforming cities into safer and healthier places with better opportunities. It works with organizations at every level, including all spheres of government, civil society and the private sector. This post is located in the Management and Operations Division of UN-Habitat.

As part of the work to enhance controls over the activities of implementing partners and the implementation of enterprise risk management, UN-Habitat requires a consultant for two months to assist with the operationalization of new policies and procedures governing the activities of implementing partners.


The prospective Consultant will be responsible for undertaking the following duties under the guidance and supervision of the Methods and Oversight Officer;

  1. Review and propose revisions to the Agreement of Cooperation (AoC) with Implementing Partners template to  ensure alignment with the requirements of the new policy is reflected
  2. Conduct testing the new Implementing Partners (IP) Portal being developed and ensure alignment with business and IP policy requirements.
  3. Organize the pilot testing of the new IP portal by internal clients, collect feedback and  organize /oversee necessary system improvements
  4. Conduct training of the new IP portal to internal/external clients
  5. Conduct training of the new IP policy
  6. Check compliance with the new IP policy on a sample basis
  7. Assist the secretariat of the IP Selection Committee and the Legal Office in the IP selection process
  8. Support analysis of risks and development of new systems dealing with risks
  9. Perform any other duties given by the supervisor.


The main outputs are:

  1. Revised AoC template in line with the requirements of the new policy
  2. IP Portal is tested and rolled out successfully for external use
  3. Training on  the IP Portal
  4. Training on the IP policy
  5. Reports on Compliance checks

COMPETENCIES (maximum of five)
Communication: Ability to articulate ideas in an effective, clear and concise style orally and in writing is required as well as ability to prepare comprehensive well written and accurate documents and reports;
Planning and organizing:  The candidate should be able to develop clear goals and plans that are consistent with agreed strategies and uses time efficiently to complete work within agreed timescales.
Accountability – takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules

Technological awareness – Keeps abreast of available technology; Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; Shows willingness to learn new technology; Ability to use computer applications including databases and spread sheets an added advantage.


University degree in legal, administration or finance field.


At good progressive work experience in due diligence, compliance, audit, internal controls, case analysis, legal drafting, training, risk assessment. Experience of working in a large international organization, preferably the UN and or comparable organization an advantage


For this position, strong communication skills, both oral and written in English language is required


Proven ability to work with multi-disciplinary and multi-national teams


Payments will be based on deliverables over the consultancy period. There are set remuneration rates for consultancies. The rate is determined by functions performed and experience of the consultant. The fees will be paid as per agreement.

Applications should include:

•    Cover memo (maximum 1 page)

•    CV in the PHP format, accessible through the INSPIRA website ( Please note, if using INSPIRA for the first time, you need to register in order to activate your account, which will allow you to log in and create a personal History Profile.

•    The PHP should be attached to the application as a PDF file.

•    Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:

1.  Educational Background (incl. dates)

2.  Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)

3.  Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)

4.  Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments

5.  Expectations regarding remuneration

•    Cover memo (maximum 1 page)

Please also be advised that since April 15th 2010, applicants for consultancies must be part of the

UN-HABITAT e-Roster in order for their application to be considered. You can reach the e-Roster

through the following link:

All applications should be submitted to:
Mr.  Philip Gichigo
P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Deadline for applications:  2 October 2017

UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or  companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact:

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