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  • Posted: Mar 27, 2023
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    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. The Urban Economy Branch of UN-Habitat has the mandate to promote local capabilities of local go...
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    National Project Manager

    Within the Regional Office for Africa, he/she will:

    • Assess the availability, the validity and the reliability of housing and land data in Mali, drafting analysis of data from primary and secondary sources on housing in Mali and contributing in the design of training tools and the development of data collection methods;
    • Draft minutes reports from the meetings held with national and local institutional partners and from coordination meetings with the UNDP project representative in the country as well as other United Nations agencies present at the national level;
    • Organize meetings and draft reports for the CityRAP activities in Nioro, liaising with national stakeholders and elaborating the resilient framework for action of the city.
    • Provide written content and review of the Spatial Development Strategy for the Sahel (SDSS) document;
    • Draft minutes of meetings of internal consultations and approvals, as well as external and peer review processes and validation of the Spatial Development Strategy for the Sahel (SDSS).
    • Provide written reports of UN-Habitat’s activities in Mali.

    Qualifications/special skills

    • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Urban Planning, Geography, Development Studies, International Relations and/ or other relevant discipline with a focus on human settlements is required.
    • A first level university degree with an additional 2 years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree
    • Minimum of 5 years of working experience in the field of urban planning at the international level is required.
    • A demonstrable understanding of urban development processes, urban planning, urban social issues, urban policy analysis and/ or the Humanitarian-Development-Peace nexus is required.
    • Good understanding and knowledge of urbanization issues in the Sahel region is required
    • Experience in coordinating and working with high-level government officials and/ or UN bodies is highly desirable.
    • Experience delivering training and capacity development activities is highly desirable.


    • Fluency in oral and written French and English is required.

    Method of Application

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