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National Investment Promotion Country Coordinator

at UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted December 2, 2019
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day


National Investment Promotion Country Coordinator, Kenya
Organization: UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Country: Kenya
City: Nairobi, Kenya

Organizational Context

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development in the next fifteen years. UNIDOs mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs. Accordingly, the Organizations programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.

Each of these programmatic fields of activity contains a number of individual programmes, which are implemented in a holistic manner to achieve effective outcomes and impacts through UNIDOs four enabling functions: (i) technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation. Such core functions are carried out in Departments/Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices.

The Directorate of Programme Development and Technical Cooperation (PTC) is responsible for providing technical cooperation services on technological and economic issues and is organized in the following departments: Department of Partnerships and Results Monitoring, Department of Agri-Business Development, Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation, Department of Energy and Department of Environment. Furthermore, PTC has a close cooperation with other field based Centers and Offices, such as the Investment and Technology Promotion Offices, forming the extended field network of UNIDO.

Experience Requirements

A minimum of 5 years practical experience in the field of Project Management and/or Enterprise Creation and Development.
Experience at the international level, involving technical cooperation in developing countries, would be desirable

Job Responsibilities

The general tasks of the National Investment Promotion Country Coordinator will be as follows:

coordinate local counterparts and ensure that the roles and responsibilities as defined in existing work programmes, job
descriptions, agreements are adhered to in a timely manner and with sufficient focus on output quality;

he/she will hold frequent meetings with the implementing partners and project beneficiaries at the country level;
he/she will interact frequently with EU Delegation in countries, with other focal points of the micro & macro-level component and ACP country-level focal points;
he/she supports the CTA in the planning and organizing of capacity building interventions, workshops and conferences;
he/she ensures constant and timely reporting to UNIDO HQs.

Education Requirements

Advanced university degree in Economics, Business Management, Political Science, Engineering, International Studies or other relevant discipline, ideally with a specialization in Project Management, or Private Sector Development.


Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
Working knowledge of another official UN language desirable.