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Functional Title: Consultant


Habitat Partner University Initiative (HPUI)

UN-HABITAT has introduced the Habitat Partner University Initiative (HPUI) as a means of promoting cooperation between UN-HABITAT and institutions of higher education, as well as facilitating exchange and cooperation among universities globally.

The Cities and Climate Change Academy (CCCA)

The CCCA, a project of the HPUI, seeks to develop current, cutting edge masters-level course modules in order to strengthen climate change education in urban programmes being taught at universities in developing countries.

Currently 6 Course Modules have been developed:

  • Theory and Concepts of Climate Change and Cities,
  • Practice of Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation,
  • Planning for Climate Change,
  • Climate Change and Urban Water Cycle Management,
  • Climate Change and Urban Energy (including urban transport),
  • Climate Change and Shelter/Housing.

    These modules will be used in masters programs at numerous schools in Africa.

    The CCCA will now look to develop additional modules and to expand the use of existing modules in universities in Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean.Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the Coordinator of the HPUI, the consultant will:

  • Support the overall management of the HPUI Hubs, making sure that the aim of the Hubs are realized, including their symbiotic relationships with thematic habitat units, and the production of substantive work.
  • Promote the development of the substantive work of the HPUI Hubs, including by taking active participation in one or two Hubs based on experience in the Hub themes.
  • To support the knowledge management component of the Habitat Partner University Initiative.
  • Support the HPUI Coordinator in any other HPUI work as may become necessary. Under the supervision of the Cities and Climate Change Academy Project Manager
  • Lead in the planning of a CCCA global meeting in Latin America and the Caribbean scheduled for Fall 2013.
  • Lead the drafting of a Terms of Reference for the development of additional CCCA Course Modules.
  • Support the promotion of the use of existing and future CCCA course modules by universities in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Support the CCCA project manager in any other CCCA work as may become necessary.


  • Advanced university degree (Masters-level or equivalent) in Urban issues such as Housing, Urban Governance, Informal Urbanism, Urban Climate Change, Urban Futures, etc.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.

    Applications should include:

  • Cover memo (maximum 1 page)
  • Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:

    1. Educational Background (incl. dates)

    2. Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)

    3. Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)

    4. Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments

    5. Expectations regarding remuneration

    All applications should be submitted to:

    Mr./ Ms. Fernando Cabrera UN-HABITAT
    P.O. Box 30030, 00100
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Email: fernando.cabrera [at] unhabitat.org
    Fax: + 254 20 5125395

    Please be advised that since April 15th 2010, applicants for consultancies must be part of the UN-HABITAT e-Roster in order for their application to be considered.

    UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

    If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact: recruitment [at] unon.org

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