Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Urban Development Specialist Nat. Specialist UN-HABITAT Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001905-10155
Open

Urban Development Specialist

Urban Development Specialist

National Specialist
Host entity
UN-HABITAT
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
9 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of [Programme Management Officer-Human Settlements] or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV [Urban Development Specialist] will:

  • Provide technical support in the development of urban governance platforms and networking between governments, institutions, businesses and communities of interest and practice within the system of cities and towns in Turkana West to foster trade, investment, knowledge and information exchange, innovation, and collaborative governance.
  • Organize three Corridor Development Forums in Turkana West involving government, businesses, international agencies, NGOs, community representatives and stakeholders with interest in the long-term development of the corridor
  • Support the establishment of at least three local industry associations, communities of interest or practice in the Kakuma-Kalobeyei cluster. These might include ITC, energy, education, health, design, food and/or construction.
  • Develop mechanisms to support the development of an enterprise hub and catalyst for economic activities to facilitate the connection of the Kakuma-Kalobeyei cluster into the economic development corridor of Turkana West
  • Provide report upon conducting survey and collecting data with experts on the ground for sustainable economy for corridor development in Turkana county
  • Draft report of sustainable economy for corridor development in Turkana county
  • Draft a policy paper on sustainable economy of corridor development in Turkana county.
  • Update and draft bi-monthly donor report.
  • Finalize a paper on participatory planning process of UN-habitat in Kakuma
  • Conduct Capacity building workshops of Turkana county government to integrate migration into city development approaches
  • Conduct surveys on capacity assessment of Turkana county government and draft a report.
  • Develop a concept note for future programme in Turkana county.
  • Support EUTF, GOJ projects in Kakuma field office especially in linking the projects with the county Government, UN agencies and other humanitarian partners and supporting any participatory workshops/meetings with partners.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • University degree (Bachelor's or equivalent) in Rural development, Agricultural science, Social Studies, or related field that is relevant in sustainable urban development.
Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in dealing with sustainable urban development is required. Relevant experience in architecture, design and urban designing such as public space, sustainable construction, infrastructure and community development is desirable. Working experience in conducting social economic survey and analyzing is an advantage.
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of urban planning theories, concepts and approaches relevant to urban planning and urban policy development.
  • Proven and demonstrable experience in design research and implementation of design projects related to urban planning issues preferably in developing countries will be an added advantage.
  • Experience with national or local government urban planning departments or project implementation is an added advantage
  • Demonstrable experience in designing, developing, and implementing advocacy materials in urban planning fields
  • Strong networking, teamwork, and management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in diverse environments
  • Demonstrable effective written communications skills including the ability to prepare and present reports, proposals, and procedures
  • Effective public relations and public speaking skills
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Architecture and urban planning
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 04 August 2021
Urban Planner Nat. Specialist UN-HABITAT Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001920-10156
Open

Urban Planner

Urban Planner

National Specialist
Host entity
UN-HABITAT
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
9 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Programme Management Officer-Human Settlements or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV [Urban Planner] will:

  • Develop updated Kalobeyei/Kakuma Spatial plan for the communities’ neighborhoods to be coordinated in the field level with different partners.
  • Support the implementation of public space facilities that include construction of physical facilities and coordination with the implementation partner.
  • Development of Kalobeyei Settlement rehabilitation plan through carrying out detailed survey for public infrastructure, utilization of FGDS and key informants and prioritization of action areas for construction and rehabilitation.
  • Support in installation of underground water tank within the Kalobeyei Settlement.
  • Coordination with UN agencies and other partners on technical matters
  • Draft substantive and technical advisory reports for on-going project on the field
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

in urban planning and design or urban studies

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • At least three years’ experience in urban planning and development in an organizational environment or private sector on spatial planning.
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of urban planning theories, concepts and approaches relevant to urban planning and urban policy development.
  • Proven and demonstrable experience in design research and implementation of design projects related to urban planning issues preferably in developing countries will be an added advantage.
  • Experience with national or local government urban planning departments or project implementation is an added advantage
  • Demonstrable experience in designing, developing and implementing advocacy materials in urban planning fields
  • Strong networking, team work and management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in diverse environments
  • Demonstrable effective written communications skills including the ability to prepare and present reports, proposals, and procedures
  • Effective public relations and public speaking skills
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Architecture and urban planning, Other development programme/project experience
Driving license
Competencies values
Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 04 August 2021