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Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Project, program management
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

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. Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator, Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch and general guidance of the Director, Programme Division, and within the framework of the Strategic Plan and priorities established by the Governing Council of the Human Settlements Programme through its biannual Work Programmes, the Programme Management Officer is responsible for the development of the housing unit portfolio and the operationalization of the unit’s programmes and initiatives.


1. Management of the Housing Unit and coordination of delivering for all activities within the defined delivery areas

-Establish and maintain a systematic and comprehensive substantive and financial reporting and monitoring system for the logical framework for the housing related activities of UN-Habitat.
-Providing inputs to annual and biannual sub-programme work plans, according to existing budget and assisting in the development of individual work plans and targets for the Unit’s Staff
-Planning adequate delivery mechanisms according to available staffing and budget
-Supervise and guide overall delivery and performance of the Unit team
-Ensure timely and accurate reporting
2. Develop products and services on housing policy development
-Provide support in the design and development of partnership instruments for the initiatives led by the housing unit, including drafting of memoranda of understanding and cooperation agreements.
-Support the planning and implementation of networking activities, expert group meetings, and seminars and prepare issue papers required for workshops and meetings.
-Support the development of national housing strategy and the formulation of national housing policies.
-Provide necessary technical inputs to the project team to produce housing policy development tools, methodologies and profiles.
-Provide necessary technical inputs towards the design and implementation of demonstration projects on sustainable and affordable housing solutions.
-Provide the required technical support towards the design and development of advocacy materials on global housing issues.
-Undertake missions as directed in support of networking and operational activities including backstopping and representation in meetings.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required skills: Budgeting, financial planning; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Reporting; Programme management; Project implementation
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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The United Nations Office at Nairobi, the UN headquarters in Africa, was established by the General Assembly in 1996. The office is headed by a Director-General, at the Under-Secretary-General level, serves as the representative office of the Secretary-General in Nairobi and performs representation and liaison functions with permanent missions, the host-country and other Governments, and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in Nairobi, as well as other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya; facilitates cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations; provides administrative and other support services to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); provides joint and common services to other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya, as applicable; and manages and implements the programmes of administration, conference services and public information and provides security and safety services for United Nations staff and facilities in the United Nations Office at Nairobi.

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