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  • Posted: Jul 5, 2022
    Deadline: Jul 13, 2022
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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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    Senior Expert in Tactical Urbanism

    Qualifications/special skills

    • Competency: Professionalism: Knowledge of concepts and approaches relevant to the development of the training strategy and the ability to carry out an independent analysis, identify problems, formulate options, and reach conclusions and recommendations.
    • Responsibility: takes responsibility for all assigned activities and honours commitments; Delivers effec-tive results within established time, cost and quality standards; operates in accordance with the organiza-tion's rules and regulations; supports subordinates, provides oversight and assumes responsibility for delegated tasks; takes personal responsibility for its own deficiencies and those of the unit of work, where appropriate.
    • Planning and organization: Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and carry out proper planning. Coordinate your own work plan, use time efficiently and apply common sense in the context of estab-lished deadlines.
    • Client Orientation: considers all those who are served as "customers" and seeks to see things from their point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with customers by gaining their trust and respect; identifies customer needs and combines them with the right solutions; monitors ongoing developments within and outside the customer environment to stay informed and anticipate issues; keeps customers informed of project progress or setbacks; complies with the schedule for the delivery of prod-ucts or services to the customer.
    • Communication: Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to articulate ideas in a clear and accurate way, including the ability to prepare and edit a series of written documents, reports, and summaries. Listen to others, correctly interpret others' messages, and respond appropriately; It asks ques-tions to clarify and exhibits interest in two-way communication; Adapts language, tone, style, and for-matting to the audience; It demonstrates openness in the exchange of information and keeps people in-formed.
    • Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
    • Skills: Document Management: During the development of the consultancy, it must be ensured that the infor-mation generated in the development of the objective of the contract is easily accessible by the team. For the above, the consultant or consultant must share the information in the office's online repository.
    • Organizational Learning: seeks feedback from other team members to learn and improve products and services.
    • Organizational Intelligence: The consultancy must take into account the documents or advances, which in terms of the subject matter of this contract already exist. To do this, the consultant or consultant must conduct a documentary review in order to ensure that the delivered products recognize previous experi-ences and value added is generated.
    • Technological Awareness: keeps his/herself updated on the available technology; understands the ap-plicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply the technology to appropriate tasks; Shows willingness to learn new technologies.
    • Creativity: actively seeks to improve programs or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; think "out of the box"; is interested in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • Advanced degree in areas related to Architecture, Urban Planning, Sustainable Development, Public Finances, Project Management, Social Inclusion, International Cooperation, and other related social sci-ences.
    • A first degree in the areas of Urban Management, Architecture, Social Sciences, Economics, So-ciology, Law, Political Science, and other related areas with an additional four (4) years of specific expe-rience relevant to the position would be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.

    Experience:

    • Minimum six (6) years of work experience, being two (2) years of general experience and (3) years of specific experience in areas such as: Project Management, Urban Projects, Public Management, Urban Management, Social Inclusion, and Integration, or related.

    Language: Fluency in Spanish and English is required.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to UN-Habitat on careers.un.org to apply

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