UN Human Settlements Program - Climate Change Planning Consultant - Jobs in Kenya

UN Human Settlements Program - Climate Change Planning Consultant - Jobs in Kenya


The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.

For close to forty years, UN-Habitat has been working in human settlements throughout the world, focusing on building a brighter future for villages, towns, and cities of all sizes.

UN-Habitat’s Urban Planning and Design Branch supports countries in developing urban planning methods and promotes urban planning approaches to address urban growth and urban transformation processes in countries with rapid urbanization and where cities face urban challenges.

The Branch consists of three units, including the Climate Change Planning Unit (CCPU).

The Climate Change Planning Unit within the Urban Planning and Design Branch of UN-Habitat is leading and coordinating UN-Habitat’s work on Urban Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, implementing several flagship Initiatives:


The consultant will work for key activities as follows:

  • Addressing Urban and Human Settlements Issues in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-HS)
    Facilitate the collaboration with countries (e.g., Guinea, Liberia and Malawi) interested in activities on the NAPs, including supporting the city-related work for NAPs.

    Proposal development

  • Develop urban adaptation and mitigation proposals for resource mobilization, targeting diverse potential donors (e.g., GCF and IKI) and countries.

    Urban Health and SLCP Reduction Project

  • Provide inputs and draft some sections of the “Planning for Climate Action, improved Air Quality and Health in Accra – Progress and Challenges” workshop report; and
  • Support the completion of the Urban Health and SLCP Reduction Project.

    Urban air quality management

  • Provide inputs to “Working paper: Integrated clean air and climate action planning: case studies in Madrid & Mexico City”, and assist with the editing and publishing; and
  • Provide inputs to “Planning for improved air quality in African cities: selected case studies”, and assist with the editing and publishing.
  • Other tasks assigned by the Unit Leader


  • Project proposals for the NAP-HS project.
  • Inputs to other urban adaptation project proposals.
  • Inputs to Urban Health Initiative workshop report.
  • Inputs to other documents of the Urban Health and SLCP Reduction Project.
  • Inputs to the above-mentioned urban air quality management paper
    and publication.


  • NAP-HS proposals are developed (and approved).
  • Other urban adaptation and mitigation project proposals are developed (and approved).
    The outcome of the Urban Health Initiative workshop is well captured. Workshop report is submitted to CCAC.
  • The Urban Health and SLCP Reduction Project is wrapped up.
  • The above-mentioned urban air quality management paper and publication are finalized and published.

  • University degree (M.Sc. or equivalent) in Urban Planning/Design.

    Professional Experience
  • A minimum of four years of experience in urban planning or sustainable urban development, significant part of which should be directly related to the focus areas of this consultancy: climate change adaptation in urban areas and mainstreaming urban adaptation into National Adaptation Plans. Good understanding of urban and climate change, good understanding of urban air quality management, experience in activities of the United Nations, proposal development and workshop organization would be considered as advantages.

  • Proficiency in spoken and written English is mandatory.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 6th May 2019

    Applications should include:

  • Cover memo (maximum 1 page)
    P11, indicating the following information:
  • Educational Background (incl. dates)
  • Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)
  • Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)
  • Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments
  • All applications should be submitted to:
    Elizabeth Okong’o
    P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya

  • Email: Elizabeth.okongo@un.org
  • 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
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Human Settlements Program - Climate Change Planning Consultant - Jobs in Kenya

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