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Project Development Consultant

Closing: Jan 16, 2023

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Published: Jan 9, 2023 (28 days ago)

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UN-Habitat is increasing its projects’ portfolio in West Africa. Project development efforts need to be carried out at the sub-regional level (Sahel region) and in Nigeria, mostly related to urbanization processes provoked from massive displacements due to conflict or in terms of slum upgrading, within the framework of the UN-Habitat Strategic Plan 2020-2025.

Qualifications/special skills

  • University BSC degree in fields related to territorial and urban planning, urban planning, geography, urban design, territorial and/or related studies is required.

  • At least 7 years of professional experience is required in the development, management, and implementation of large-scale urban and/or territorial projects, coordinating multidisciplinary work teams.

  • Experience in reviewing substantive and technical content in documents relevant to public institutions is required.

  • Relevant experience in the conflict areas and knowledge of the 2030 Agenda and the New Urban Agenda is required.

  • International experience will be considered in the field of international cooperation for territorial and urban development.

Work experience in the United Nations system is desirable.


Responsibilities
UN-Habitat is increasing its projects’ portfolio in West Africa. Project development efforts need to be carried out at the sub-regional level (Sahel region) and in Nigeria, mostly related to urbanization processes provoked from massive displacements due to conflict or in terms of slum upgrading, within the framework of the UN-Habitat Strategic Plan 2020-2025.

Qualifications/special skills

  • University BSC degree in fields related to territorial and urban planning, urban planning, geography, urban design, territorial and/or related studies is required.

  • At least 7 years of professional experience is required in the development, management, and implementation of large-scale urban and/or territorial projects, coordinating multidisciplinary work teams.

  • Experience in reviewing substantive and technical content in documents relevant to public institutions is required.

  • Relevant experience in the conflict areas and knowledge of the 2030 Agenda and the New Urban Agenda is required.

  • International experience will be considered in the field of international cooperation for territorial and urban development.

Work experience in the United Nations system is desirable.


Under the direct supervision of the UN-Habitat Task Manager for West Africa, in collaboration with UN-Habitat staff involved in the Sahel and in Nigeria, the Consultant will be responsible for:

- Literature review in terms of existing development/investment plans, studies and assessments, strategies and policies, etc., relevant for project development

- Alignment with the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030, in particular the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) n. 11 and the New Urban Agenda

- Problem identification and understanding how UN-Habitat can add value, including looking into lessons learned from other countries and the UN-Habitat Catalogue of Services (available online)

- Mapping of stakeholders (who does what) and identification of implementing partners

- Ensuring a participatory approach while developing project concept notes and full proposals, which are community/beneficiaries centred; the project proposals to be developed need to ensure that institutional capacity is built while implementing, job creation, income generation (sustainability)

- Ensuring that UN-Habitat Environmental and Social Safeguards Standards (ESSS) and project templates are respected/complied with

- Detailing of project activities, implementation arrangements (including clear definition of responsibilities), risk analysis, etc., including Theory of Change (i.e. what is the project transformational impact) and Logical Framework

- Participating in negotiations with potential bi/multi-lateral donors (including UN Agencies), and meet (online) with key stakeholders, especially government representatives, including making technical presentations as necessary

- Developing detailed budgets while developing project proposals, including costs for project personnel, inland/international missions (e.g. support from UN-Habitat Headquarters / Regional Office for Africa), implementation of physical activities, equipment, operations & miscellaneous, project evaluation, etc.


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