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Senior Programme Management Officer

  • 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. This position is located within UN-Habitat, Office of the Executive Director (OED). Under the supervision of the Chief, Office of the Executive Director and within delegated authority.


•Lead review of relevant documents and reports; identify priorities, problems and issues to be addressed and propose corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; identify and initiate follow-up actions.
•Lead research on the identification of new and emerging sustainable urban development issues and present analysis of information gathered and reviewed from diverse sources with plausible recommendations.
•Coordinate policy development; review the assessments of sustainable urban development issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or research activities and studies,
•Undertake survey initiatives; guide design of data collection instruments; review, analyze and interpret responses, identify problems/issues and prepare conclusions.
•Supervise preparation of various written outputs, including background papers, analysis, substantial sections of reports and studies, and inputs to publications on sustainable development issues.
•Make presentations on sustainable development issues at various forums of intergovernmental, governmental, inter-agency, expert or multi-stakeholder nature, as required.
•Oversee web content and structure for the OED.
•Lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties, including drafting mission summaries on sustainable development issues.
•Develop and maintain relations with senior officials of member governments and ensure receipt of responses to requests for advice and/or capacity development on sustainable development issues and policies, including leading capacity development missions.
•Coordinate activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and ensure preparation of related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.) on sustainable development issues for the OED.
•Ensure effective utilization, supervision and development of staff; Guides, evaluates and mentors staff.
•Take the lead in task forces, working groups, inter-agency groups, as needed on sustainable development issues.
•Ensure gender mainstreaming, including in legislation, policies or programmes.
•Represent UN-Habitat at international, regional or national meetings on sustainable development issues, as required.
•Manage unit/section both substantively and administratively, as appropriate.
•Perform other related duties as required.

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; Reporting; Operative planning; Data collection; Programme management; Training program planning; Project implementation; Research planning
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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