Job Opening

Posting Title: Lifeguard / Swimming Instructor
Department/Office: United Nations Office at Nairobi
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 11 December 2021 - 20 December 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Office at Nairobi-169917-Individual Contractor
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

To offer excellent services to client's satisfaction and sort to encourage growing repeat business.
• Must have lifeguarding and swimming instructor related qualifications with a minimum of two years’ experience in a reputable organisation / setting offering fitness or related services.
• Service must be in tandem with the standard operating procedure of the profession while instructing

Work Location


Expected duration

This is a 6 work - months contract in a period of 12 consecutive months.

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the respective office of the Secretary-General. UNON supports program implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Program UNHABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services ( This post is in the office of United Nations Office at Nairobi, Central Support Services (CSS), Commercial Operations Unit (COU). Under the supervision of the Unit Chief - Talia Owen-Frigyik.

The incumbent provides specialized support services to help ensure the smooth functioning of the UN Recreation Centre.

The UN Recreation Centre (UNRC) is open for membership to UN staff members and the diplomatic community. The UNRC has over the years recognized the need to keep pace with the growing sophistication and demands of members, so it offers a sports facility that meets their fitness and health goals. The facility has a state-of-the-art gym, with separate cardio as well as weights section and is equipped with Technogym machines. All the equipment is of the highest quality, well designed ergonomically and bio-mechanically precise.

UNRC is seeking a lifeguard cum swimming instructor to provide professional lifeguarding service as well as swimming coaching, teaching classes and program design to United Nations Recreation Centre members and guests. The incumbent works towards creating excellence in the fitness center reporting directly to the Head Instructor.

Responsibilities will include;

• Providing professional life guarding services to United Nations Recreation Centre members and or guests. The life guard works towards creating excellence in the Fitness Centre reporting directly to the Head Instructor
• Maintaining constant surveillance of members in the swimming pool; acts immediately and appropriately to secure safety of members in the event of emergency.
• Providing first aid care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.
• Always presenting a professional appearance and attitude and maintains a high standard of customer service.
• Performing various maintenance duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe facility.
• Provide professional swimming activities that include coaching, teaching classes and program design to United Nations Recreation Centre members and or guests.
• Carrying out swimming lessons for both members and non-members.
• Double-checking that the administrative assistants at the reception reserve swimming lesson bookings correctly.
• Promoting swimming lessons to both members and non-members for purposes of increasing sales.
• Recording all the services rendered to members for purposes of accountability.
• Have a client database or profile in his/her record.
• Advice clients on swimming related matters.
• Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications/special skills

Licenses & Certificates: Certificate in swimming training , lifeguarding, CPR/first aid Certified is required;
Competency: Thorough knowledge in swimming training and lifesaving techniques for both adults and children required.
Skills: Skill in the application of swimming training and lifeguarding surveillance and rescue techniques required.

Knowledge of lifesaving techniques required.
Academic Qualifications: Certification as a swimming training and lifeguard or related qualifications is required.

High school diploma and supplementary training in fitness is required
Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of experience in provision of swimming training and lifeguard services or related services is required. Experience from a reputable organisation/setting is desirable.
Language: Fluency in oral and written English required.

Additional Information

This will be done on part-time basis.

Internal Applicants – when completing the PHP, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up to date. This information is the basis for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you.

No Fee


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