Urban And Territorial Policy Consultant

Recruiter: UN-HABITAT
Contract: Contract / Casual
Salary: Confidential
Status: Active

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NGO AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
NGO AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Nairobi

Job Description

Job Description

Result of Service

1 report on the Korean NUPP demonstration projects
2. 1 technical material to fee into NUPP work plan 2021-2022
3. 2 technical materials for the URL collaboration
4. 1 drafted regional policy discussion paper on the Urban-Rural Linkages and National Urban Policy in Asia
5. 1 advanced Urban-Rural Linkages Migration Guide
6. 1 drafted 3rd Compendium of Inspiring Practices on Urban-Rural Linkages
7. 4 impact stories on UN-Habitat work in Cameroon
8. 1 Documents for the inter-communal implementation of the Urban Corridor Development Studies for the Yaounde-Nsimalen Highway
9. 1 Publication of the joint knowledge sharing report between UN-Habitat and Seoul Institute of Technology

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the 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.

Within UN Habitat, The Urban Practices Branch (UPB) is the tools and methodology production centre of the Agency. It develops normative guidance and cutting-edge tools through the following communities of urban practices: (i) policy, legislation and governance; (ii) urban planning, finance and economic development; (iii) urban basic services; and (iv) land, housing and shelter. It also ensures that the cross-cutting areas of resilience and safety and the social inclusion issues of human rights; gender; children, youth and older persons; and disability are developed and mainstreamed throughout the programme portfolio.

The (Urban) Policy, Legislation and Governance Section (PLGS) plays a critical role in implementing the Agencies Strategic Plan, flagship programmes, the relevant Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda. Working with in collaboration and in coordination with other parts of the agency both at Headquarters and in the field to supports governments and partners, the Section fosters high impact initiatives, programmes and projects that draws from its world-class expertise and knowledge to deliver timely, fit-for-purpose and targeted solutions. The Section serves as the Agency’s focal point and global solutions centre of excellence on Urban Policy, Legislation and Governance.

The consultant will provide expertise to PLGS in(A) National Urban Policy, normative work, program proposals, projects initiatives and processes,(B) Urban Rural Linkages, organizing and facilitating events and implement guiding principles, (C) Contribute Strategic Plan and Flagship Programmes, in the subjects of adopting and mitigating migration and resilient urban and rural development, (D) Regional and Metropolitan Management, with a focus on both implementing urban corridor development studies and expanding the portfolio, and associated areas of work, where necessary, such as normative and operational work on Policy, Legislation and Governance.


Selected Responsibilities/Activities

A. National Urban Policies

In order to advance the PLGS with the development of the National Urban Policy (NUP) programme, the consultant will contribute to the management and facilitation of NUP projects, especially in the development of program proposals through generation and management of relative knowledge and data on Policy, Legislation and Governance, aligned with Strategic Plan and Flagship Programme. For this area of work, the specific tasks of the consultant will include:

1. Provision of technical inputs to programme proposal of National Urban Policy Programme (NUPP)
A. Finalization and publication of Korean NUPP demonstration project report

2. Development of normative background and provision of relative materials for further programme development of Korean NUPP follow up project
A. Prepare technical materials (roadmaps, concept notes, joint papers) with partners that feed into NUPP work plan 2021-2022B. Urban-Rural Linkages

In order to advance the PLGS with the further development of the Urban-Rural Linkages (URL) programme, the consultant will work on the management and coordination of selected URL programme, developing framework, programme and document and providing technical support to partners. For this area of work, the specific tasks of the consultant will include:

1. Contribution to URL collaboration for the activities and events for High Level Political Forum (HLPF), Conference to the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP), Conference of the Parties to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP), Food Systems Summit 2021, Decade of Action events
A. Prepare technical materials needed to facilitate and document events in line with major events of key partners
B. Preparation of partnership materials for facilitation of URL

2. Develop materials to enhance the implementation of Urban-Rural Linkages and National Urban Policy with partners from China, Korea and other parts of Asia
A. Concept note for the regional policy discussion paper on the Urban-Rural Linkages and National Urban Policy in Asia
B. Drafted regional policy discussion paper on the Urban-Rural Linkages and National Urban Policy in Asia

3. Advancement of the Urban-Rural Linkages Migration Guide
A. A report on coordination and facilitation of consultation on URL Migration Paper with relevant partners
B. A report on advancement of the Urban-Rural Linkages Migration Paper with the consultation of key partners

4. Organization and facilitation of the development process of the 3rd COMPENDIUM OF INSPIRING PRACTICES ON URBAN-RURAL LINKAGES
A. Concept note for the call for case studies for the Compendium
B. Preparation of the technical materials for call for case studies for the Compendium
C. Dissemination and facilitation of the call for case studies for the Compendium
D. Draft of the Analysis of the case studies for the CompendiumC. Regional and Metropolitan Management

In order to contribute to PLGS to advance the portfolio on Urban Corridor Development and Metropolitan Management, the consultant will undertake the main activities to expand PLGS´s knowledge portfolio and tool development to promote and evaluate the implementation process:

1. Preparation of short materials on Urban Corridor Development, National Urban Policy and Urban-Rural Linkages in Cameroon, including assessment tools to identify gaps and methodologies to propose strategies for future implementation and sharing in other countries
A. The impact story of the Urban Corridor Development Studies for the Yaounde-Nsimalen Highway (up to 4 pages)
B. The impact story of the Urban Corridor Development Studies for the Dibamba River Corridor (up to 4 pages)
C. The impact story of the Cameroon National Urban Policy (up to 4 pages)
D. The impact story of Urban-Rural Linkages in Cameroon (up to 4 pages)
E. Documents for the inter-communal implementation of the Urban Corridor Development Studies for the Yaounde-Nsimalen Highway (up to 10 pages)

2. Provision of technical inputs to the collaboration with Seoul Institute of Technology and other potential partners in Korea
A. Technical documents to facilitate the joint knowledge sharing report between UN-Habitat and Seoul Institute of Technology
B. Publication of the joint knowledge sharing report between UN-Habitat and Seoul Institute of TechnologySUPERVISION
The consultant will be part of, and work with the Policy, Legislation and Governance Section (PLGS) team located in UN-Habitat, reporting to the Chief of PLGS and the Coordinator of the UPB.

Qualifications/special skills

Competency: Competencies and values:

Professionalism. Shows pride in work and in achievements; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges and remains calm in stressful situations.

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; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed, Excellent drafting ability and communications skills, both oral and written; proven ability to communicate complex concepts orally; ability to prepare written reports that are clear, concise and meaningful.

Teamwork. Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; 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 and organizing. Able to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; identifies priority activities and assignments; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for contingencies in planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Skills:
The applicant must have excellent communication, graphical and technical writing skills and be capable of working in a multicultural environment .
Computer skills: Basic knowledge of office software, e.g. Microsoft Office; other software for carrying out research and analysis such as Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, ArchiCAD or similar is an advantage.

Academic Qualifications: Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree) in sustainable urbanization related disciplines: Urban Planning, Urban Management and Urban Policy Urban Design, Architecture is required.

Experience: At least two (2) year of work experience in urban or territorial/regional planning and design, urban-rural linkages, urban policy or governance, assessment related work, or related fields is required.
Experience in operational activities and research and/or policy development work related to formulation and implementation of urban policies is desirable.
Experience in international organizations and knowledge of UN activities and its current programmes would be an asset.

Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in written and spoken English and Korean language is required. Knowledge of another UN language is an asset

 

 

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