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UN Jobs – Programme Management Analyst (Urban Planner) – United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Organisation: United
Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Procurement Specialist
Vacancy Notice:
VA/2020/B5323/19310
About UNOPS:
United Nations
Office for Project Services (UNOPS)’ mission is to expand the capacity of the
UN system and its partners to implement peace building, humanitarian and
development operations that matter for people in need. Working in some of the
world’s most challenging environments, UNOPS vision is to always satisfy
partners with management services that meet world-class standards of quality,
speed and cost effectiveness. By assisting UN organizations, international
financial institutions, governments and other development partners, UNOPS makes
significant, tangible contributions to results on the ground.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:   The Programme Management Analyst (Urban
Planner) in collaboration with the team members and the project stakeholders
will perform the following tasks:
Slum upgrading feasibility study:
·       
Work
with the MLHUD, surveys and Mapping Department to assemble road network, urban
planning, and utilities network within the informal settlements.
·       
Enumerate
and map existing settlements and integrate key studies to develop slum
upgrading plan including identified sites for basic infrastructure.
·       
Use
satellite imagery (triangulated on the ground), count the houses within the
settlement.
·       
Collaborate
with the local authority to support the land use planning of the selected land
parcels and subdivision into resident plots and mapping out the supporting
infrastructure required.
Land Audit
·       
Collaborate
with SDI to identify sites or rent opportunities within the greater Kampala
area for the construction of improved shelter for the most vulnerable
households
·       
Collaborate
with the local authority to support the land use planning of the selected land
for subdivision into resident plots and supporting infrastructure.
Nakawa Market Accessibility study
·       
Collaborate
with the local authority to support the land use planning of the area around
the Nakawa Market and supporting infrastructure.
·       
Collaborate
with KCCA to identify short term relocation options and engage the traders on
selecting the best option.
·       
Develop
implementation strategy and plan for both the short, medium and long term
development options.
·       
Any
other duties as directed by UNOPS project office.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Programme Management Analyst (Urban Planner)- Retainer job opportunity should
hold an advanced University Degree in urban planning or physical planning from
a recognized University or equivalent 
·       
University
Degree (bachelor’s degree) with a combination of 4 additional years of relevant
professional experience  in urban planning or physical planning from
a recognized University or equivalent may be accepted in lieu of the advance
university degree.
·       
At least
four years’ experience in urban planning in an informal setting especially in
housing and retail markets is required.
·       
Previous
experience and knowledge in the country context related field is an asset
·       
Languages: English language is required. Knowledge of
another official UN language is an asset
How to Apply:
If interested in
joining the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in the
aforementioned capacity, please click on link below to visit website and create
profile or express interest if you already have a profile on the UN system.
Deadline: 22nd April 2020
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