Deputy Director Of Programme Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi


Job Description

How to apply

1. Download the KNATCOM 1A form from the website

2. Complete the form and sign (Do not attach any documents)

3. First send a soft copy in word format to [email protected] (Do Not attach any documents)


5. Secondly, send a hard copy to:

The Secretary General/CEO

Kenya National Commission for UNESCO

P.O. Box 72107-00200

National Bank Building, 16th Floor

Harambee Avenue


Note: Only short listed and successful candidates will be contacted. Valid Clearance certificates from EACC, HELB, KRA & CID is mandatory.

Function of the Basic Education and Learning Division

The Division exists to achieve a dual function of ensuring Kenya is well represented in UNESCO and that UNESCO’s presence is visible in Kenya. Specifically, work in the Division entails: participation in UNESCO Basic Education and Learning international meetings and processes; contribution to UNESCO Basic Education and Learning activities; provision of expert advice to government on UNESCO Basic Education and Learning matters; co-ordination of ratification of UNESCO Basic Education and Learning related conventions and protocols; formulation, implementation and evaluation of UNESCO Basic Education and Learning activities in Kenya; promotion of UNESCO Partnerships & collaborations in Basic Education and Learning ; mobilization of resources for UNESCO Basic Education and Learning activities; capacity building on UNESCO’s Basic Education and Learning agenda; dissemination and creation of awareness on UNESCO Basic Education and Learning activities; collaborating with UNESCO and other UN agencies on Basic Education and Learning issues; and nomination of candidates for UNESCO Basic Education and Learning prizes, awards, fellowships, scholarships, study grants and posts.

The Division shall form part of the secretariat to the Education Programme and Expert Committee.



Job Title

Deputy Director of Programme


KNC 8/D3

Reports To

Programme Director


Nairobi, Headquarters


Gross monthly package Ksh. 194,896 – 245,465 Pm

Leave Allowance – Ksh. 10,000

Medical Allowance – As per scheme rules

Group Life & Accident Cover– As per scheme rules


Permanent and Pensionable

Pension Contribution rate (basic salary)

Employee – 7.5%

Employer – 12.5%

Duties and Responsibilities

The officer will be responsible to the Programme Director, Education for the development and implementation of UNESCO Basic Education and Learning programmes and activities in a results oriented and timely manner to achieve the Corporations’ goals, objectives and agreed performance targets. This will entail inter alia:


1. Be responsible for the day to day operations of the Basic Education and Learning Division and achievement of its functions and objectives;

2. Develop and implement the Division’s annual operational plans, performance contract and budget;

3. Recommend to the Programme Director effective processes, systems and internal controls in the Division including succession plans;

4. Coordinate the formulation, execution and communication of UNESCO related Basic Education and Learning policies, strategies, and plans and ensure their evaluation thereof;

5. Prepare relevant Basic Education and Learning policy and technical papers and provide follow up activities as may be required;

6. Mobilize technical support for the execution of the Division’s programmes and activities

7. Serve as the focal point of the Basic Education and Learning Division;

8. Promote effective partnerships and collaborative networks within the Basic Education and Learning sector;

9. Develop relevant programme and project proposals for implementation

10. Be responsible for stakeholder management dealing with the Basic Sciences and Engineering;

11. Facilitate and support the activities of the Education Programme and Expert committee; and

12. Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Secretary General/CEO.

Job specifications

Academic & Professional Qualifications

• A minimum of a Master’s degree in Education from a recognized and accredited institution