Coordination Officer, Administration, P3

Coordination Officer, Administration, P3

United Nations

Coordination Officer, Administration, P3

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 towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The post is located at the Secretariat of the Governing Bodies (SGB) in Nairobi. The position provides support to the activities of the Secretariat in the preparation, conduct and follow up to the Governing Bodies meetings of UN Habitat: the UN Habitat Assembly, the Executive Board and the Committee of Permanent Representatives. The position reports to the Secretary to the Governing Bodies. Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:


•Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned analytical reports and papers on sensitive and high-profile matters.; monitors and analyzes background papers, talking points, speeches and other correspondence; 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;•Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with Member States, by planning and facilitating induction workshops, and participating in negotiation to establish operational guidelines, terms of reference and operational plans and time frames for new operations in liaison with the Secretary;

•Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences of Governing Bodies – to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.; Maintains the CPR calendar;

•Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars; coaches, mentors, and evaluates staff; participates in recruitment and development of training programs;

•Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources

•Prepares responses to written outputs e.g. draft background papers, statements, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, queries of parties etc;

•Coordinates activities related to budget and funding for the Secretariat, including submissions, progress reports, financial statements; prepares related documents/reports for the work programme and budget, etc;

•Oversee the Governing Bodies website maintenance and in charge of online communications, including SGB log system, to ensure communication reaches the right office and Country for action; Creates databases that track progress, follow-ups and provides other information relevant to assigned area, notably related to documentation and coordination with other units within the Agency;

•Prepares inputs for reports to High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and other intergovernmental bodies, inter-agency or expert groups on issues relating to sustainable development;

•Performs other related duties as required.

Job Requirements
Required education
: Bachelor's degree

Required relevant work experience
: 5 years

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