UN-HABITAT Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements Jobs in Kenya

UN-HABITAT Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements Jobs in Kenya



Responsibilities

• Contributes to the implementation of the workplan and activities of the Global Public Space Programme in collaboration with the GPSP team, Section and country offices.
• Develops the public space portfolio and expands the application of tools, as well as the integration between urban planning and design, and finance and economy approaches for the delivery of innovative and effective public space projects. Undertakes resource mobilization activities and analyzes risk and opportunities for increasing the efficiency of delivery.
• Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation pubic space projects and activities as assigned;, etc.; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
• Develops high quality normative documents, concept notes, project reports and guidance materials in consultation with clients; performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.
• Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources; supports local governments in gathering data on safe, accessible and inclusive public spaces at city-wide level as per SDG11.7.1 guidelines.
• Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
• Undertakes survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
• Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
• Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
• Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
• Participates in or lead field missions, in close collaboration with UN-Habitat’s regional and country offices and by informing the Resident Coordinator’s office, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
• Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
• Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

  • Professionalism: Ability to perform a broad range of administrative functions, e.g., budget/work programme, human resources, database management, etc. Ability to apply knowledge of various United Nations administrative, financial and human resources rules and regulations in work situations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines
    and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

  • Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

    Education

  • Advanced University Degree (Masters or equivalent) in architecture, urban planning, public administration, social development, development studies or similar area related to sustainable urban development is required. A first-level University Degree in combination with three additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

  • At least five years of experience in human settlements projects and programmes at national and local levels, of which at least two qualifying years must be at the international level is required.

  • Proven experience in human settlements development field, projects/programme design and implementation with the UN or other international agencies is desirable.

  • Familiarity with UN policies and procedures is an asset.

    Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN-HABITAT Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements Jobs in Kenya


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