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Job Opportunities at UN-Habitat (4 Positions)

Job Opportunities at UN-Habitat (4 Positions)

Job Opportunities at UN-Habitat (4 Positions),

Job Opportunities at UN-Habitat (4 Positions)

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The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the UN agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. Job Opportunities at UN-Habitat (4 Positions)

NAP Technical Supplementary Material Consultant

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultancy is located in the Climate Change and Urban Environment Team of the Programme Development Branch. Under the overall guidance of the Subprogramme Coordinator of the Climate Change and Urban Environment Team, and direct supervision by the Programme Management Officer for Climate Change, the consultancy will involve the following typical main duties leading to the ultimate requested outputs: 1. Develop a NAP supplementary material for member states based on existing publication including the UN-Habitat’s Discussion paper on a quantitative methodology to assess NBS for climate resilience approaches in informal areas.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualification

  • A degree in urban planning, environmental science, environmental policies, climate change, or related field is required.

Professional Experience

  • At least five (5) years of relevant work experience in climate resilience, climate adaptation, nature-based solutions, public policy, planning, or related field is required.
  • Experience in developing climate adaptation technical materials for national or local governments or international organizations is required.
  • Experience in leading Expert Group Reviews for publications is desirable.
  • Strong communications skills are highly desirable.
  • Experience on projects in the developing world is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this consultancy, fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in other UN languages is an advantage.

Knowledge Management and Advocacy Consultant

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultancy is located in the Climate Change and Urban Environment Team of the Programme Development Branch. Under the overall guidance of the Subprogramme Coordinator of the Climate Change and Urban Environment Team, and direct supervision by the Programme Management Officer for Climate Change, the consultancy will involve the following typical main duties leading to the ultimate requested outputs: 1. Roll out of the RISE UP Secretariat globally and in cooperation with target Member States to push for inclusive integration of biodiversity and vulnerable urban poor needs in the policy environment, multilateral and bilateral climate finance, and programmatic design and implementation.

Develop the repository of the knowledge management strategy so that it can be publicly available and become a hub for knowledge working closely with different partnerships integrating biodiversity in the climate change discourse.

Strengthen the communication with partners, keeping them engaged as a community (as part of the knowledge management).

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualification

  • A degree in urban planning, environmental science, environmental policies, climate change, or related field is required.

Professional Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in knowledge management, digital platforms, network coordination and communications and outreach are required.
  • Experience in sustainable development, sustainability management and working with an international organisation is desirable.
  • Experience in using a variety of digital platforms and social media is an advantage.
  • Strong communications skills are highly desirable.
  • Experience on projects in the developing world is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this consultancy, fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in other UN languages is an advantage

Programme Management Officer

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the land sector, functional area or specialized field. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors’ language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

PLANNING& ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in land and natural resources management, urban development, social sciences, economics, or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is an advantage.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required.
  • Experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects through results-based management approach is desirable.
  • Experience in land governance and monitoring as well as in the application of comparable indicators to promote land tenure security via normative knowledge, tools, and methodologies is desirable.
  • Work experience of two (2) years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required; and knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Climate Research and Methodology Design Expert

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualification

  • A degree in urban planning, environmental science, environmental policies, climate change, or related field is required.

Professional Experience

  • At least two (2) years of relevant work experience in climate resilience, climate adaptation and nature-based solutions is required
  • Proven experience in climate and development methodologies and analytical research and experience in planning and facilitating training is required.
  • Strong communications skills are required.
  • Experience on projects in the developing world is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this consultancy, fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in other UN languages is an advantage.

Method of Application

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