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The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations 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 overall aim of the assignment is to support the successful implementation of the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) in 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries and more than 160 cities, initiated by ACP Group of States and financed by the European Commission (EC). PSUP aims to triggering change to make a real difference in the lives of slum dwellers in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) regions and contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG Target 11.1 as well as the implementation of the New Urban Agenda for inclusive and sustainable urbanization. PSUP seeks to tackle urban poverty through adaptive and pro-active measures and to enhance management of urbanization through assessment studies and strategic planning approaches for participatory and inclusive decision-making processes and up-scaled participatory slum upgrading.
The position is located in the Global Solutions Branch, Land, Housing and Shelter Section, Nairobi duty station. Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Land, Housing and Shelter Section, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:
•Works with key clients to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes specific aspects of programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and recommends corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
•Carries out basic research on selected aspects of programmes, operations and other activities, etc., to include collecting, analyzing and presenting statistical data and other information gathered from diverse sources.
•Provides substantive support for policy coordination and evaluation functions, review and formulation of integrated thematic as well as process-oriented guides for up-scaled participatory slum upgrading.
•Assists in performing consulting assignments, including creation of capacity development tools by other institutions and partners on selected themes including a slum upgrading curriculum for Universities.
•Participates in survey initiatives; assists with design of data collection tools; issues data collection tools, reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares preliminary conclusions.
•Contributes to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
•Provides administrative and substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposed participants, preparation of background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc.
•Undertakes outreach activities; participates in the development of training workshops, seminars, etc.; participates in and makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
•Participates in field missions, including provision of substantive and administrative support, data collection, etc to ACP countries for in planning of city-wide participatory slum upgrading and urban renewal programmes and in up-scaling of slum upgrading, particularly in Francophone Africa.
•Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and preparation of related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
•Performs other duties as required.
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