UN Urban Planning Expert Career Jobs – United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

Job Title:     Urban
Planning Expert
Organisation: United
Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
Project Title:  Support Multi-Scale integrated planning in
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
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 close to forty
years, UN-Habitat has been working in human settlements throughout the world,
focusing on building a brighter future for villages, towns, and cities of all
sizes. Because of these four decades of extensive experience, from the highest
levels of policy to a range of specific technical issues, UN-Habitat has gained
a unique and a universally acknowledged expertise in human settlements
development at different planning scales. 
Job Summary:  The Expert Urban Planning Consultant carries
out his/her functions under the overall supervision of the Urban Planning and
Design Branch (CPEDU/RMPU), UN-Habitat, Nairobi.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under
the guidance and direct supervision of the project team, the Consultant will
perform the following main tasks:
  • Supports a client-oriented approach, demonstrating a high sense of
    responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of
    different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Attend meetings with the National and Local governments, UN Agencies
    and other organizational partners, takes minutes and files reports for
    meetings and other knowledge sharing for UN-Habitat;
  • Supports programs and projects to increase the engagement and
    participation of UN-Habitat in urban planning guidance and practice in
    Uganda, including metropolitan and regional planning, refugee settlement
    planning and support to smart city approach for Kampala Metropolitan area;
  • Monitors the changing needs of vulnerable people in the area with
    emphasis on the identification of gaps;
  • Support to coordination for data collection and project
    implementation in the field as requested;
  • Fosters relationships, dialogues, networks, community spirit and
    capacity building within the community;
  • Promotes UN-Habitat normative and operational work, by promotion and
    distribution of normative products and information on UN-Habitat
    operations and practices, supports drafting of reports, news briefs and
    other communication according the events and project activities;
  • Supports missions from UN-Habitat HQ and ROAf by arranging meetings
    with relevant government offices and organizational partners and other logistical
    support as requested;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Human Settlements
    Programme (UN-Habitat) Urban Planning Expert consultancy must hold a
    Master’s degree in Urban Management, Urban Planning or other Urban
    Development Studies
  • At least three (3) years of working experience in urban development;
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills;
  • Excellent communication skills in English;
  • Advanced computer knowledge including drafting of reports and emails
    for reporting to UN-Habitat HQ;
  • Experience in urban development projects working with vulnerable
    people, young people, agencies and the wider community.
  • Experience in working with local authorities or government is an
  • Language: fluency
    in English is required. Knowledge of the local language is an added
How to Apply:
Applications should
  • Cover memo (maximum 1 page)
  • CV in the PHP format, accessible through
    the INSPIRA website (inspira.un.org) Please note, if using INSPIRA for the
    first time, you need to register in order to activate your account, which
    will allow you to log in and create a personal History Profile.
  • The PHP should be attached to the
    application as a PDF file.
  • Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating
    the following information:
  • Educational Background (incl. dates)
  • Professional Experience (assignments,
    tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)
  • Other Experience and Expertise (e.g.
    Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)
  • Expertise and preferences regarding
    location of potential assignments
  • Expectations regarding remuneration
All applications
should be submitted to:
P.O. Box 30030,
00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Email to:   maryann.kithome@unhabitat.org
Deadline: 22nd August 2018
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