Associate Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements, P2

Associate Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements, P2

United Nations

Associate Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements, P2

Details of the offer

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable town and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. This position is located in the Office of the Executive Director UN-Habitat in Nairobi duty station. Under the supervision of the Principal Special Advisor to the Executive Director, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:


• Carries out basic research on selected aspects of critical areas of concern related to human settlements issues and programmes, etc., to include collecting, analyzing and presenting statistical data and other information gathered from diverse sources, participating in the analysis of national experiences in human settlements planning and policy development, etc.
• Contributes to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
• Develops and maintains reference/resource information on specific topics, policy-related issues, recent developments and trends in the field, etc.; liaises with NGOs, researchers, etc. to obtain and provide data and information; responds to various inquiries and information requests internally and externally.
• Provides administrative and substantive support to expert group meetings, panel discussions, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, researching and proposing experts, handling logistics, etc.
• Analyzes progress and developments in the implementation of specific programmes; contributes to the development of mechanisms for monitoring programme implementation.
• Undertakes outreach activity in assigned areas, providing presentations and other inputs (e.g. articles, publications), and attending professional and NGO meetings.
• Maintains awareness of current human settlements matters and related issues, to include relevant political, policy, gender issues/considerations or other developments in specific sector, country or region concerned.
• Provides support to intergovernmental processes dealing with human settlements development issues by: preparing inputs for reports to intergovernmental bodies; following intergovernmental meetings and preparing summary reports and similar material; preparing inputs to statements by members of the Bureau and Secretariat staff to such meetings; assisting in the organization of panels, round tables, etc. on human settlements development issues for intergovernmental processes.
• Compiles and analyses data and other information necessary for the preparation of technical cooperation project proposals in the area of human settlements.
• Prepares documentation for technical cooperation programmes and projects.
• Contributes to the preparation of material for the approval of regional, country or sectoral technical cooperation projects.
• Monitors, backstops and assesses the implementation of technical cooperation programmes and projects.
• Participates in fact-finding and advisory missions to government and other activities in support of work programme.
• Performs other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of the work at the Office of the Executive Director.
• Undertakes on-the-job and other training activities, both internally and externally.

Job Requirements
Required education
: Bachelor's degree

Required relevant work experience
: 2 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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