CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Issued on:21 December 2018
UN-Habitat, Somalia Programme
Nairobi/ Kenya (with travel to Somalia)
Project Manager (Land)
Temporary Appointment (P2)
14 January 2019
UN-Habitat has been active in the Somalia urban sector for more than 20 years and currently is implementing a portfolio of interventions worth USD 50 million with communities, local authorities and central government. The activities have evolved from responding to immediate local needs for reconstruction to systematic attempts to address sustainable urban development through integrated human settlement programmes. Somalia is faced with one of the highest urbanization rates across Africa and beyond, and there is a strong link between urbanization and displacement caused by natural disasters, civil unrest and other internal conflicts.
Currently, UN-Habitat’s portfolio and interventions are being aligned with the changed political and socio-economic context in Somalia in general and towards response to the needs of new member states and urban centres affected by rapid growth and large scale displacement in southern and central Somalia in particular.
UN–Habitat is an active member of the UN Country Team and works in support and the Somalia National Development priorities and the Somaliland NDP II as well as contributes to the Pillar Groups, and Durable Solutions initiatives. UN-Habitat Somalia provides support across the following thematic fields; local governance, shelter and protection in the context of urbanization, livelihoods, infrastructure and return and integration linked to durable solutions.
Under the overall supervision of the Officer-in-Charge of Somalia Programme, the incumbent will be in charge of the following responsibilities under the Dhulka Nabaada and EU Stabilization project.
- Works with key clients to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of the Dhulka Nabaada and EU Stabilization project etc.; monitors and analyses specific aspects of projects 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 land related research on selected aspects of programmes, operations and other activities.
- Provides substantive support for land related policy coordination and evaluation functions, including the review and analysis of emerging issues and trends, participation in evaluations or research activities and studies.
- Assists with the setting up of land dispute resolutions.
- Assists in performing 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.
- Participates in land related survey initiatives; assists with design of data collection tools; issues data collection tools, reviews, analyses 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.
- 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.
- Coordinates activities related to budget funding (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.
- Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to sector, functional area or another specialized field. Ability to identify issues, analyse and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to assist with data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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.
Advanced university degree in law, land administration, political science or any related field.
A first level university degree combined with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of four years of experience in legal technical advisory work, capacity building and development of training manuals and experience working with local institutions (municipalities, local government and academia). Experience working in post-conflict environment is required. Experience in Somalia is desirable.
Proficiency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of Somali language is an advantage.
- Proven knowledge in project management and coordination.
- Proactive, results oriented, independent, able to identify and carry out duties and responsibilities with minimum supervision. Professional, supportive and cooperative in all matters within the work setting, problem-solving oriented. Maintain confidentiality with regards to all work-related issues.
Applications should include:
All applications should be submitted to:
Deadline for applications: 14 January 2019
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