Town planning and urban design consultants - Somalia

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Regional Office for Africa and the Arab States (ROAAS),
United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT
P.O. Box 30030, Nairobi, Kenya.

Town planning and urban design consultants - Somalia

Terms of Reference

The Programme wishes to establish a roster of qualified short term consultants to provide services, described below, available at short notice.

Project Title: Somalia urban Development Programme

Project Number: XB-SOM-05-X01

Post Title: Town planning and urban design consultants

Grade : L2/3

Type of Contract: Consultancy

Duration: 6 to 12 weeks field assignments

Duty Station: Different localities in Somalia


  • University degree: Advanced degree in Human Settlements, Urban Design, Urban/Regional Planning.
  • Professional experience: minimum five years relevant field experience in supporting local authorities, with proven familiarity with developing countries' context. Experience in post-conflict situations and experience with informal settlements is a major asset.
  • Specific skills: strong urban design skills, good communicator and excellent presentation skills, capable of producing outputs under stress, experience with capacity building of technical staff
  • Knowledge of Software: good command of ArcView, Autocad, Coreldraw (or an equivalent graphic design program), Photoshop (or equivalent), Ms Office
  • Language: full proficiency in English is mandatory; knowledge of Somali a major asset.

    CVs, portfolio, letters of interest and list of referees with contact numbers (min. 3) to be sent to:

    Wanjiru Kahiga

    Programme Clerk

    UN-HABITAT Somalia

    SUDP [at]

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