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Regional Coordinator-IMO Regional Presence for Technical Cooperation for Eastern & Southern Africa
Agency: The International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
Section/Division: Africa Section, Technical Cooperation Division
Contract Information: This is a Project post. It is fixed term (first year is probationary) with the possibility of further extensions subject to satisfactory performance and project funding/requirements.
Appointment: The appointment will be made by the Secretary-General of IMO in accordance with IMO procedures.
Special condition: This vacancy is open only to nationals of Kenya.
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Headquartered in London, is a specialised agency of the United Nations with global responsibility for the technical regulation of maritime transport. The Organisation also provides machinery for cooperation among Governments. The Council of IMO approved the establishment of a scheme for the promotion of IMO’s Regional Presence in selected developing regions, as a strategy of facilitating IMO’s input into national and regional development policies and providing active field-level participation in the development and execution of IMO’s Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme (ITCP). The Government of the Republic of Kenya and UNDP have offered to support the operations of IMO’s regional presence for East and Southern Africa. The Regional Coordinator will be located within the UNON compound in Nairobi while UNDP Nairobi shall be responsible for the IMO Regional Presence office.
The overall objective of the IMO Regional Presence is to establish a presence in selected developing regions, thereby facilitating IMO's input into national and regional development policies and providing active field-level participation in the development, execution and coordination of the delivery of IMO's Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme (ITCP).
Duties and Responsibilities
This Will Include, Inter Alia
Required Skills And Experience
At least 10 years’ professional experience in the maritime field and demonstrated experience in project/programme implementation in developing countries.
University degree or equivalent academic qualifications in the maritime field and/or in the area of international development.
Complete proficiency in English, including excellent drafting, presentation and communication skills.
Project management combined with IT skills including advanced skills in MS Office applications. Wide knowledge of IMO’s regulatory framework and of its technical assistance programmes. An understanding of the challenges faced by developing countries in the implementation of IMO instruments and in the establishment, functioning and development of efficient maritime administrations, shipping and port services, marine pollution prevention and response, United Nations 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
IMO seeks to increase the number of women at all levels and women, particularly, are therefore invited to apply. IMO will make every effort to facilitate the employment of persons with disabilities.
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