Job Opening

Posting Title: Coordinator of UNDA 12 tranch projects on smart sustainable cities with innovative financing
Department/Office: Economic Commission for Europe
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 06 April 2021 - 12 April 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Economic Commission for Europe-153017-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The consultant will support planning, coordination and implementation of the UNDA 12th tranche project on smart sustainable cities with innovative financing.
These activities will be implemented under the UNDA 12 tranche project “Smart Sustainable Cities for the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda in the UNECE Region”. These activities correspond to the Expected Accomplishment 1 “Improved knowledge of stakeholders (including national and local policy-makers) of existing gaps and barriers and assessment methodology for sustainable urban development”.

Work Location

various

Expected duration

August 2021 - July 2022

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will support planning, coordination and implementation of the UNDA 12th tranche project on smart sustainable cities with innovative financing through
(a) Organization of efficient project administration, including development of a detailed planning of project activities, preparation of relevant administrative documents (project plans, reports, financial authorisations etc), organization of relevant communication activities, both external (communication with project stakeholders and general public) and internal (with project partners and relevant stakeholders)
(b) Organization of the preparation of smart sustainable city profiles for pilot cities, including data collection for the city profiles, in close cooperation with local governments from the pilot cities and local coordinators https://unece.org/housing/innovativefinancing-sustainablesmartcities
(c) Support to local governments in the pilot cities in the implementation of pilot activities which implement recommendations of the city profiles
(d) Organization of regional, subregional and local workshops, training sessions, coordination meetings as required according to the approved project documents
(e) Support with communication activities under the project through providing regular information for the project webpage, press-releases, brochures and social media.
These activities will be implemented under the UNDA 12 tranche project “Smart Sustainable Cities for the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda in the UNECE Region”

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree (Master’s degree) in digital communications and media, engineering, technology, social sciences or a related field is required.
Experience: The consultant must have at least two years of proven experience in a communications and digital engagement related field.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Excellent knowledge and fluency in English (both written and oral) is required for this consultancy. Knowledge of other languages, especially French, Arabic, Russian or Spanish will be an asset.

Additional Information

Knowledge of UN policies and procedures governing UN projects implementation, especially of the UN Development Account projects; skills in international project administration, planning and coordination, financial planning and management

No Fee

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