Job Opening

Posting Title: Project Manager/Housing, Land and Property (HLP) Specialist (International) [Cancelled]
Department/Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Duty Station: OTHER
Posting Period: 03 February 2022 - 23 February 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Human Settlements Programme-173631-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

• UN-Habitat’s project activities related to HLP are successfully implemented.
• HLP sub-cluster meetings are successfully organized and facilitated.
• HLP briefs and other outreach materials are produced and disseminated.

Work Location

Amman, Jordan Duty Station

Expected duration

12 months.

Duties and Responsibilities

Organizational Setting:
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.

Background:
UN-Habitat established presence in Yemen in 2018. Since then, UN-Habitat has supported the local authroities and people of Yemen to develop Rapid City and Neighbourhood Profiling for 8 cities (Sana, Aden, Taiz, Sada’a, Ma’arib, Al-Huta, Marib and Zinzibar). The city profiling reflects on the context of Yemen that is suffering from protracted armed conflict since 2015. It includes an analysis on the damage assessment and effect of war on the political, social and economic conditions. The profiling feeds into the national and city recovery plan.
UN-Habitat Yemen is also focusing on helping the most vulnerable, most affected population in a number of cities to rehabilitate damaged housing and community infrastructure facilities and systems; starting with Al-Hudaydah and expanding to other most affected cities, with the aim to provide safe, adequate and dignified living conditions. Given the huge influx of IDPs to urban settings looking for safe heaven, they usually lose their Housing, Land and Property documentations, hence UN-Habitat and GLTN is working jointly with UNCHR, and UN Women to start an initiative to increase Access for Women to HLP rights.
As a member of Inter-Agency Standing Committee, UN-Habitat has been engaged in humanitarian response in Yemen, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Sudan and many other countries. In Yemen, UN-Habitat is the chair of the Housing, Land and Property Rights (HLP) sub-cluster, under the Protection cluster. The overarching goal of the HLP sub-cluster is to facilitate a more predictable, accountable and effective HLP response in humanitarian emergencies. In line with the Principles of Partnership endorsed by the Global Humanitarian Platform, the HLP sub-cluster operates as an open and inclusive forum to benefit from the wide range of expertise within the HLP community of practice.
The objective of this assignment is to assist the day-to-day management, coordination, monitoring and reporting of UN-Habitat’s HLP project.

Reporting Line:
The consultant will be hired and work under the overall supervision of Head of Yemen Country Programme and/or his/her designate.

Duties and responsibilities:
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of UN-Habitat of Yemen Office, and/or his/her designate, the HLP Specialist will be responsible for the following duties:
• Ensure effective and efficient execution of UN-Habitat HLP projects and management of the project resources through resource mobilization activities, technical guidance, quality, cost control and ensure support of the project resources as per approved project document and substantive work plan.
• Prepare relevant documentation and reports related to projects
• Represent UN-Habitat in HLP sub-cluster, inter-cluster coordination mechanisms and other relevant forums as HLP sub- cluster coordinator.
• Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
• Support in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
• Undertakes survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
• Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports
and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
• Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
• Coordinates activities related to the HLP projects.
• Develop and maintain effective partnership with counterparts including members of HLP sub-cluster and other relevant clusters, government counterparts and donors.
• Advocate for HLP in the humanitarian response and leads the mainstreaming of HLP in recovery, stabilization and reconstruction activities.
• Resource mobilization efforts for HLP-related projects and activities and develop project proposals, concept notes and project briefs as required.
• Gather information and data collection for programmes and activities related to HLP, legal issues and tenure through both desk review and field visits.
• Provide support to plan, implement and monitor HLP sub-cluster activities.
• Customize of the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) tool to the Yemen context.
• Collect data, information management and development of data collection tools related to HLP, legal and tenure.
• Provide technical inputs in the development of relevant UN-Habitat projects, plans and strategies; and
• Manage, develop and maintain close working relationships with relevant national and international partners, stakeholders, and other UN Agencies in the duty station.

Qualifications/special skills

Skills:
• Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others; Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills.
• Excellent oral and written skills is required.
• Excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills is required.
• Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team.
• Flexible and open to learning and new experiences.

Academic Qualifications:
• Advanced University degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, law, social sciences or any related field is required. A first-level university degree with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:
• 5 years of relevant work experience in the field of Public Administration, Business Administration, law, social sciences (and/or related fields) is required.
• Experience in project management is required.
• Experience in law, protection, human rights, land administration, or other relevant field is required;
• Experience in coordination and facilitation of clusters and multi-stakeholder forum and/or advocacy is an advantage; Experience in crisis-affected field environment is desirable.

Language:
• English and French are the working languages of the United Nation Secretariat, for this position fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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