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  • Posted: May 7, 2024
    Deadline: May 15, 2024
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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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    Communication and Knowledge Management Consultant

    Specifically, the consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

    Knowledge management:

    • Provide technical and operation expertise to the team’s knowledge and communication activities including coordination with the UN-Habitat Communication team, relevant regional and country offices, other UN agencies and relevant partner organizations
    • Create and update the team’s knowledge repository of key messages and corporate material on SDG Localization.
    • Review knowledge material for communication purpose, linked to SDG localization, VLRs and multilevel governance.
    • Update, maintain and develop content for the teams four existing websites and platforms.
    • Provide content as well as plan, develop and provide expertise to the update of the SDG Cities Website ( in line with the Teams vision.
    • Update the Team's lists of partners, donors and contacts associated with different areas of work.

    Communication and outreach:

    •  Provide technical expertise on the promotion of major publications, events and other actives through communication materials (social media posts; flyers; online stories etc.) and coordinate its dissemination through the Team's network and on UN-Habitat's communication channels
    • Regularly update the communication strategy and calendar for each of the activities of the Team

    Videography and graphic design:

    • Develop graphic materials for reports, knowledge products, and online content developed by the team
    • Provide technical expertise to the scripting, filming, audio recording, editing and compilation of video content for use in events and social media
    • Plan, collect and edit short video testimonials from partners for outreach use.

    Specific support to the Local 2030 Coalition Knowledge and Scientific Network:

    • Provide technical expertise on the promotion of major publications, events, and other actives of the Local 2030 Knowledge and Scientific Network through communication materials (social media posts; flyers; online stories etc.)
    • Develop graphic materials for reports, knowledge products, and online content developed by the Local 2030 Knowledge and Scientific Network.
    • Develop and regularly update the communication strategy and calendar for the Local 2030 Knowledge and Scientific Network.

    Qualifications/special skills

    • University Degree in Political Science, Social Sciences, Urban Studies, Social Sciences, Communications & Media, Development Studies or other relevant area. Required.
    • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant working experience on issues related to sustainable development, urban planning, local development and project management.
    • Required Working experience on the Agenda 2030 and the local implementation of the SDGs will be highly valued.

    Deadline : May 13, 2024

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    Engineering and Construction Management Officer


    • Under the overall supervision of the Chief of the Planning, Finance and Economy Section and in collaboration with the Programme Management Officer of the umbrella programme, the consultant will support the Japan Supplementary Budget Kenya programme and other programmes for the duration, in coordination with the UN-Habitat Regional Offices and in close collaboration with UN-Habitat thematic Sections. 

    The consultant will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Develop activities that strengthened food security through reconstruction and rehabilitation of flood and drought resilient infrastructure.
    • Enhance preparedness of local government, host and refugee communities for climate disaster impacts through early warning systems.
    • Successful implementation of technical construction, monitoring and evaluation projects, and the delivery of related reports for donors.

    Qualifications/special skills

    Academic Qualification:

    • At least a 1st level degree in Civil Engineering or Architecture is required..

    Work Experience:

    • At least 7 years' experience in the field of architecture and civil engineering with direct proven experience is required.
    • Experience of working on migration and displacement issues is considered an asset;
    • Direct proven experience of infrastructure construction projects/processes is considered as asset;
    • Working knowledge and understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (and their monitoring/evaluation) and of the New Urban Agenda is an asset;
    • Working experience with international development agencies and in particular the United Nations is an asset.

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    Urban Resilience Programme Specialist

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Under the overall supervision of the Human Settlements Officer at the Regional Office for Africa (ROAf), the consultant will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

    • Preparations for the third regional workshop – including the Project Steering Committee meeting and the DiMSUR Executive Board meeting, including drafting content for specific sessions, organization of the agenda, invitations.
    • Provide technical guidance to the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) for CityRAP implementation in the cities of Lilongwe and Mzuzu.
    • Support the City Project Coordinator (CPC) in the management and oversight of the activities to be implemented by the Lilongwe City Council (LCC) in the first six months of implementation.
    • Produce content for communication purposes regarding the project implementation status such as web stories, content for newsletters, leaflets and any other outreach activities, for UN-Habitat platforms.
    • Provision of substantive inputs to the development of a Regional Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation in Africa.

    Qualifications/special skills

    • Advanced degree in urban design, architecture, environmental studies, sustainable development or equivalent is required.
    • Minimum 2 years of working experience in architecture, urban planning, project management or related fields is required.
    • Familiarity with the concepts of disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and urban resilience is required.
    • Previous working experience with countries in the Global South is desirable.

    Deadline : May 14, 2024

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