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|Location :||Nairobi, KENYA|
|Application Deadline :||06-Mar-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||15d 23h 5m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|Strengthening the Electoral Processes in Kenya project (SEPK) led by UNDP in collaboration with UN Women is designed to consolidate and build on the gains made from the constitutional transition process and the 2013 elections to strengthen and develop sustainable and effective election institutions, systems and processes. This project grounds electoral assistance within the democratic governance framework and the electoral cycle. The project reflects the UN delivering as one principles in its implementation as programmatic strengths of the various UN agencies are leveraged for greater impact.
SEPK started in 2015 with institutional and professional capacity building of EMBs, of completing the legal and regulatory frameworks, consolidating gains, and strengthening key processes that were problematic in the 2013 general elections in Kenya. This includes strengthening the participation of women, youth, and marginalized groups; the professionalism of electoral reporting; and the electoral security and dispute resolution processes. In 2017 SEPK focuses on support geared towards supporting fair, peaceful and credible general elections, and in 2018 dispute resolution including post-election mediation and support for any further reforms with an exit strategy that emphasizes sustained institutional capacity for the next cycle of elections.
The Gender Specialist – Election and Conflict Prevention will work with the Peace and Security Specialist and the SEPK team to enhance gender equality principles and constitutional gains on inclusiveness in representation and participation in particular for women and youth in the process that is free from violence. The transparency and inclusiveness principles will be entrenched at all levels including civic/voter education and voter registration, candidate nomination, and conflict management at pre, during and post elections periods. The Gender Specialist – Elections and Conflict Prevention will work with IEBC, the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government (National Police Service and the Directorate of Peace-building and Conflict Management), Elections Observation Groups, the media, Political Parties Tribunals, and the judiciary to safeguard women’s rights and security during the election period (pre, during and post) and provide access to justice and support for women candidates and voters.
Under the guidance of the Peace and Security Specialist the Elections and Conflict-Prevention Specialist will work closely with the Elections and Gender Officer to support the implementation of UN Women’s commitments the third priority area of the SEPK; “Delivery of more efficient, transparent and peaceful elections”.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Core values and Guiding principles:
Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Development and Innovation:
Work in teams:
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
Influencing the public policy agenda:
Relationship Management and Building Strategic Alliances:
Required Skills and Experience