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Associate Administrative Officer, P2 at UN-Habitat

Current Open Vacancies at UN-Habitat

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Current Open Vacancies 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.

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Programme Coordinator- SDG Cities Canada

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the Programme Management Officer, Human Rights and Social Inclusion unit and reporting to the Inter-Regional Adviser, Programme Development Branch, the consultant will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop the framework for localizing global UMF Indicators to national, regional or local context.
  • repare terms of reference for national State of SDGs in cities reports, assessment templates and research model.
  • Lead the drafting of the National States of SDG in cities report.
  • Develop communication materials for city’s engagement in national State of SDGs in Cities report and related events.
  • Develop detailed standards, communications materials and internal certification process for SDG Cities Certifications and lead the piloting of the certification process.
  • Develop communications materials format to showcase national urban SDG achievements for international conferences and national SDG awareness events.
  • Organize the CMHC Housing Session to be held on March 30 including but not limited drafting of the event’s concept note and agenda, database list of proposed panelists or speakers, communication with the partners and organizing committee and handle the event’s logistics.
  • Development of Technical Hub communication materials and awareness raising.
  • Develop and implementation of certification process for Promising Practices, similar to the SDG Cities Certification process, which is used to rank current 150 promising practices and future ones.
  • Finalize Global Compendium of Promising Practices in print, video and online version. Prepare for the printing 1000 copies.

Qualifications/special skills

  • Master’s degree in International Relations, preferably in: Project Management, Social Sciences, International Development, Programme Support and Political Science is required.
  • Relevant working experience, of at least 10 years, in the field of Project Management is required.

Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. Fluency in English is required.

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Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements, P3

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to urban economy and finance with particular emphasis on spatial dimensions of economic development and municipal and urban projects finance. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems in the fields of urban economy and finance. 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. Ability to independently develop advisory reports on urban economy and finance. Familiarity with decision making process, participatory processes and tools for public engagement. 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. Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is able to work in a multidisciplinary team and 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. Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable

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Education

  • Advanced university degree in economics, spatial economics, economic development, finance, public policy or a related field.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in economic development, finance, and demonstrated experience in working with governments and in developing countries is required.
  • Previous working experience in the areas of urban economic development and municipal finance is desirable. Experience in programme management and within the UN system is desirable.

Languages

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

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International Technical Advisor on Durable Solutions for IDPs

Responsibilities

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. For over forty-five years UN-Habitat has been working in human settlements throughout the world, focusing on building a brighter future for cities and towns of all sizes. The International Technical Advisor (ITA) on Durable Solutions for IDPs will be recruited through a consultancy contract and will work effectively as the Team Leader of the above-described project. He/she will report directly to the Senior Human Settlements Officer, Portfolio Manager for West Africa, and work in close collaboration with the Head of the UN-Habitat Programme Support Office (HAPSO), who will remain the key UN-Habitat person coordinating with federal Government officials. The ITA will be responsible for carrying out the following tasks:

  • Closely coordinate the project implementation with IOM central office in Abuja and develop further the UN-Habitat / IOM partnership to give continuity to it, beyond the project duration, and scaling it up.
  • Monitor the project implementation closely and ensure regular reporting to IOM, both narrative and in terms of financial reports.
  • Work in full coordination with the UN-Habitat team in Nigeria, and provide technical/substantive backstopping to the UN-Habitat sub-office team located in Yola, capital of Adamawa State, through regular field missions, daily coordination through email and calls, and technical inputs to key documents being produced; NB: the Head of the Yola sub-office will remain the key UN-Habitat person coordinating/interacting with State Government officials, IOM sub-office officials and other local partners in Adamawa State.
  • Ensure that quality project deliverables are produced, especially from the technical/content standpoint, which will serve as basis for advocating the UN-Habitat proposed approach on durable solutions; the quality of these deliverables should demonstrate/testify of the UN-Habitat’s added value regarding durable solutions and facilitate fund raising efforts.
  • Establish partnerships with other UN Agencies concerning the design and implementation of durable solutions for IDPs in Nigeria, namely with UNHCR, UNDP, UNICEF, FAO, among others, in coherence with the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023-2027.
  • Liaise with potential bi/multi-lateral donors and negotiate/develop other initiatives, in the form of concept notes and/or project proposals, by promoting an integrated area-based/territorial approach for the sustainable integration of IDPs in urban areas, or in resettlement areas or in return areas, following the logic of supporting vulnerable/displaced people where they are, thus contributing to the Humanitarian-Development-Peace (HDP) Nexus, in line with the UN Secretary-General Action Agenda on Internal Displacement.
  • Act as liaison with UN-Habitat colleagues at HQ dealing with urban crises, displacement, shelter solutions, land management, urban and spatial planning, settlement profiling, youth and gender issues, among others, to get tools, knowledge and guidelines; liaise also with other countries where durable solutions were successfully applied and see how to best adapt them to the Nigerian context.
  • Develop related projects in the North-East of Nigeria, including in the context of the Lake Chad crisis as well as for the North-West, and explore opportunities with potential donors in Nigeria and in the region.

Qualifications/special skills

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) is required in urban/regional planning, architecture, geography, engineering, land management, sustainable development, social sciences, or any other related field.
  • Minimum seven (7) years of relevant professional experience at the international level on human settlements in crises, forced displacement, durable solutions, humanitarian-development-peace nexus, institutional capacity building, shelter design and development, or related issues is required.
  • Working experience in the African context, especially the Sahel, is a strong asset. Experience of working directly with CSOs, UN agencies and government officials is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is requir

 

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Administrative Assistant

Competencies

  • PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to perform a broad range of administrative functions, e.g., budget/work programme, human resources, database management, etc. Ability to apply knowledge of various United Nations administrative, financial and human resources rules and regulations in work situations. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects 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.
  • Education
  • High school diploma or equivalent. Must have passed the United Nations Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) at Headquarters or an equivalent locally administered test at Offices Away from Headquarters.

Work Experience

  • At least seven (5) years of experience in administrative services, finance, accounting, audit, human resources or related area is required. Please explain how you meet this criterion using examples.
  • Experience using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, such as Umoja, is desirable. Please explain how you meet this criterion using examples.
  • Experience within the United Nations common system or similar International Organizations is desirable. Please explain how you meet this criterion using examples.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

 

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Associate Programme Management, P2

Competencies

Professionalism: Ability to perform a broad range of administrative functions, e.g., budget/work programme, human resources, database management, etc. Ability to apply knowledge of various United Nations administrative, financial and human resources rules and regulations in work situations. 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. 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 urban and regional planning, environmental or climate change management, business administration, management, economics or a related field.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration, urban climate change planning or management, or related area. (No experience is required for candidates who have passed the United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination.)
  • Experience in research and sound analysis related to programme/project development, and implementation, focusing on human settlements and Climate Change is desirable.

Languages

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

 

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Programme Management Officer, P3

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to urban economy and finance with particular emphasis on spatial dimensions of economic development and municipal and urban projects finance. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems in the fields of urban economy and finance. 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. Ability to independently develop advisory reports on urban economy and finance. Familiarity with decision making process, participatory processes and tools for public engagement. 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. Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is able to work in a multidisciplinary team and 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. Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable

 

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Education

  • Advanced university degree in economics, spatial economics, economic development, finance, public policy or a related field.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in economic development, finance, and demonstrated experience in working with governments and in developing countries is required.
  • Previous working experience in the areas of urban economic development and municipal finance is desirable. Experience in programme management and within the UN system 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 in French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

 

 

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