Org. Setting and Reporting 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.
This post is located in the Regional Office for Europe and European Institutions and is part of the World Urban Forum Secretariat at the Brussels duty station.
The incumbent of the position will report to the Coordinator of the World Urban Forum Secretariat and be responsible for the following duties : Responsibilities Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes / projects, etc.
liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
Perform consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.
Research, analyze and present information gathered from diverse sources.
Assist in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
Undertake survey initiatives; design data collection tools; review, analyze and interpret responses, identifies problems / issues and prepares conclusions.
Prepare various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
Provide substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
Undertake outreach activities; conduct training workshops, seminars, etc.; make presentations on assigned topics / activities.
Participate in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
Coordinate 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.).
Perform other related duties as required. Competencies Professionalism : Ability to establishing partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders, including at the strategic level.
shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently. Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics, political sciences, geography or a related field is required.
A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required.
Deep knowledge of the urban dimension of the multilateral development frameworks and global urbanization processes is an advantage.
Strong understanding of the European Union and its political architecture desirable. Very good knowledge of online communication tools and very good understanding of stakeholder engagement is highly desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.
Knowledge of French is desirable. Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-
based interview. Special Notice Appointment against this position is for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50 / 50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening.
On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received.
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Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.
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The term sexual abuse means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs.
The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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