Latest Jobs at UN-Habitat,
Latest Jobs at UN-Habitat
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.
- Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to urban planning and design.
- Strong analysis of urban form, urban systems, underlying social, legal and financial mechanisms and the political context.
- Ability to develop strong graphic materials (concept plans, diagrams, street sections) as well as substantive reports.
- Knowledge of urban development issues. Ability to observe deadlines and achieve set goals.
- Ability to work and deliver under pressure.
- Advanced University degree in Architecture or Urban Planning, or related field that is relevant for sustainable urban development and urban planning and design is required.
- A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Minimum 2-year experience in urban planning and urban design with direct proven experience in drawing and preparing plan graphical material using computer assisted design tools. Strong graphic representation skills and public space design experience is required.
- Experience in facilitating participatory workshop including the use of digital engagement tools is an added asset. The candidate should have a portfolio of plans and designs of which he/she is the author.
Language: Fluency in oral and written English is required. Although not a requirement, knowledge of French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian will be an advantage
Public Space Designer
- Excellent written and oral presentation skills in English.
- Excellent capacity to produce and manipulate graphic documents and drawings.
- Good presentation skills.
- Ability to communicate complex interventions in a clear language and convincing narratives.
- Sketching capabilities to effectively communicate in workshop settings and teams.
- Advanced University degree in Architecture or Urban Planning, or related field that is relevant for sustainable urban development and urban planning and design IS REQUIRED.
- A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Minimum 2-year experience in urban planning and urban design with direct proven experience in drawing and preparing plan graphical material using computer assisted design tools is required. Strong graphic representation skills required and public space design experience.
- Experience in facilitating participatory workshop including the use of digital engagement tools is an added advantage.
- The candidate should have a portfolio of plans and designs of which he/she is the author.
Local Urban Economy and Finance Consultant
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall the overall supervision of the Chief of the Planning, Finance and Economy Section and the day-to-day supervision of the Head of Urban Lab, the consultant will be responsible for the following duties:
- Provide guidance and support to the municipal finance and budgetary assessment at the national and city levels to understand investment patterns.
- Analyze financial capacity of the government including both municipal fiscal and financial management capacity.
- Provide technical support in stakeholders mapping for infrastructure investments.
- Collect data in consultation with authorities to develop a list of ongoing and proposed infrastructure projects, including the cost estimates and stakeholders involved.
- Consult with the government authorities and financing institutions.
- Provide technical support to develop localized criteria by which to prioritize investment.
- Develop cost estimates for prioritized investments and validate it with the relevant stakeholders.
- Develop “investment cards” for the prioritized investments showing indicative costs, benefits, location, context, rational for investment and validating them with relevant stakeholders.
- Review project outputs and provide technical recommendations related to Capital Investment Planning.
- Provide technical advice for the development of the capacity-building activities and thematic learnings to build the capacity of city authorities.
- Facilitate communication between stakeholders and overcome potential linguistic barriers.
- Translate key documents in English and Tajik.
- Safeguard the cross-cutting issues that are considered in each project: Climate Change, Gender Equality, Human Rights, Youth, Children and Elderly Persons, and Disability.
- A minimum advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in urban development, urban economics, economics, or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with 2 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
- A minimum of 5 years of experience in urban planning and urban infrastructure project structuring and finance, including knowledge of local, national, and international financial sources available is required.
- Experience working with government entities and/or international organizations is desirable
- Experience with local finance and in dealing with international cooperation agencies will be considered and added advantage.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this consultancy, fluency in oral and written English and Tajik is required. . Knowledge of the Russian language will be an asset
Intern – Graphic Design and Online Community
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 the 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..
Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
- Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: a. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
- Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
- Have graduated with Bachelor’s degree, Masters, PhD or equivalent
- Be computer literate in standard software applications (e.g. Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Illustrator).
- Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
- Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
- Preferred areas of studies: Graphic Design, Website Design, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations.
- Have graphic design/digital art experience.
- Have an understanding of HTML or other web design applications.
- Have experience building online communities.
- No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
- Knowledge of different typologies of communication platforms and the methodology you will use to promote UN-Habitat work is desirable.
- Ability to submit accurate and timely reports/deliverables within a team setting is required.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.
Programme Management Officer- Donor Relations and Resources Mobilization
- Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned resource mobilization initiatives, etc.; monitors and analyzes resource mobilization and donor relations; reviews relevant resource mobilization documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
- Performs resource mobilization assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.
- Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources related to resource mobilization.
- Assists in the development of internal donor policy guide for private sector/foundations engagement. including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
- Undertakes resource mobilization survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews,analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions
- Prepares various resource mobilization written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
- Provides substantive support to donor consultations and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, and promotes resource partnership with the UN common system etc.
- Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations related to resource mobilization.
- Participates in or lead donor relation field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
- Coordinates activities related to donor relations and funding opportunities (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.) and coordinates joint efforts to mobilize resources, map interests of potential donors, initiate contract with new and emerging partners to explore funding opportunities and develop partnerships.
- Responsible for leading and developing resource mobilization and outreach strategies to governments, intergovernmental organization, private donors and the UN common system
- Responsible for coordinating joint efforts to mobilize resources, map interests of potential donors, initiate contract with new and emerging partners to explore funding opportunities and develop partnerships in line with UN-Habitat Resource mobilization strategy.
- Performs other duties as required.
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of resource mobilization theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector, functional area or other specialized donor relations 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 donor research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various resource mobilization 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 donor relations; 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.
CLIENT ORIENTANTION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with donors by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in public policy, management, community development or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management or related area is required.
- Experience working with the UN or similar international organizations/donors/ resource mobilization is desirable.
- Experience in conducting meetings on resource mobilization with Member States and government officials is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in written and oral English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
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