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  • Posted: May 17, 2021
    Deadline: May 23, 2021
  • UNICEF is the world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, 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, ...
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    Consultancy to support the Ministry of Health and its partners to develop the Kenya Early Childhood Development (ECD) Policy 2020 – 2030.

    Categories: Health



    Scope of Work:

    Specific Tasks

    Under the leadership of the Ministry of Health and close collaboration with UNICEF, the consultant is expected to perform the following duties:

    • Carry out an analysis of the current national ECD policy statements and strategic directions outlined in Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Devolutions issued documents
    • As per the deliverables under task ‘ECD Workshop planned, support the Ministry of Health to conduct a five-day workshop (virtual or physical) in which subject matter experts will be facilitated to develop various sections of draft zero of the Kenya ECD policy 2020 – 2030
    • Support consultation meetings with various national ministries, and organizations critical in the implementation of the policy. These ministries may include: (i) Ministry of Health (ii) Ministry of Education, (iii) Council of Governors, (iv) other relevant ministries
    • Support the ministry of health to conduct county content development and consultation meetings for all 47 counties to provide content, inputs and feedback into the ECD.
    • Present and collect feedback of draft two of the ECD policy during a one-day validation meeting for -to be attended by ECD stakeholders.
    • Submit Kenya ECD policy to the child health division for final consultations and forwarding for approval and endorsement by senior officials in the ministry of health.



    Timeline (days)

    Payment Schedule

    Desk review

    Desk review report on national and global documents including strategic plans reviewed to inform the content and flow of policy


    Phase one; Inception and national content development


    14 days


    25 % payment upon receipt of draft zero of ECD policy

    Inception meeting among ministry of health, UNICEF, key stakeholders

    Inception report for the assignment cleared by UNICEF and MoH


    ECD workshop planned

    Workshop Agenda; Attendees list; group assignments; Draft invitation letter – working with technical group


    Facilitator notes for groupwork – working with technical group


    ECD Workshop - National

    Zero draft of ECD policy is developed


    Editing of ECD draft zero

    An edited draft zero developed by various groups edited for coherence and consistent flow, including inserting of citations and references


    Content development phase


    22 days


    35 % payment upon receipt of draft one of ECD policy

    ECD Workshop - Counties

    Draft zero county content improvement and engagement meetings / workshop with counties


    Editing of ECD draft zero

    An edited draft zero developed by counties is edited for coherence and consistent flow, including inserting of citations and references leading to draft one


    Draft one consultations 

    Preparation of presentation of draft one to (i) MoH ECD technical working group, (ii) UNICEF ECD taskforce, (iii) relevant national ministry agencies


    Finalization phase


    12 days


    40 % payment upon receipt of final ECD policy



    Presentation of draft one to UNICEF ECD taskforce and MoH ECD technical working group, and relevant national ministry agencies and NGOs


    Editing and compilation of feedback received from various consultations leading to draft two


    Draft two


    Presentation of draft two to UNICEF ECD taskforce, and MoH ECD technical working group, and relevant national ministry agencies and NGOs


    Presentation of draft two to counties for validation


    Editing and compilation of feedback received from various consultations resulting in draft three of ECD policy


    Incorporation of feedback from MoH leadership for signature


    Final Draft

    Final draft of ECD policy



    Total Days





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    External/Internal Vacancy: Data Processing Associate, GS-6 (Temporary Appointment), Nairobi, Kenya

    Job no: 539273
    Contract type: Temporary Appointment
    Level: G-6
    Categories: G-6, Operations and Business Management

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Process program and operations related transactions in VISION using the correct transaction codes and related work processes accurately and timely in line with established SOPs; 
    • Analyze and review VISION transaction requests ensuring all supporting documentation and relevant information provided for processing transactions is in compliance with policies and procedures;
    • Work with Quality Assurance Unit on HACT related functions, particularly in the area of undertaking financial assurance for high risk partners before processing such liquidations, and provide support to ESARO and KCO to become a knowledge lab; provide support for orientations/capacity building of colleagues on VISION;
    • Respond (telephone, email) to requests/queries in relation to transactions promptly and provide trouble shooting functions as required.  Ensure adequate record maintenance and monitoring of transactions and contribute to strengthening SOPs for transactions;
    • Contribute to the analysis and preparation of reports by providing statistical information. Prepare background information for use in discussions by concerned sector with governments and other organizations; 
    • Contribute to preparation of the weekly KPIs report, this will involve coordinating with programme colleagues to obtain inputs for the report
    • May be required to carry out specific administrative operational/control tasks for project/programme-operations activities; and 
    • Performs other related duties, as required.  

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

    • Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses in a field related to the work of the organization.
    • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use standard office software, tools and technologies.
    • Four years of progressively responsible clerical or administrative work, of which at least two years is closely related to support of programme activities. Preference will be given to those who have working experience with SAP or similar systems.
    • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    Advertised: 17 May 2021 E. Africa Standard Time
    Deadline: 23 May 2021 E. Africa Standard Time

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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