Job Opening

Posting Title: ASSOCIATE COORDINATION OFFICER, NOB (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: ASSOCIATE COORDINATION OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 31 May 2022 - 13 June 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Programme Management-UN-HABITAT-182660-J-Nairobi (N)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the UN 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. The position is located in the UN-Habitat Planning Finance and Economy Section, Urban Practices Branch, in Nairobi, Kenya, and typically reports to the Section Chief, , Planning Finance and Economy Section, Urban Practices Branch.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the Associate Development Coordination Officer, Data Management and Results Monitoring/Reporting will be responsible for the following duties:

1. Provides substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination of PFES Kenya Programmes

• Provides substantive support, as assigned, for the development and implementation of the PFES Programmes, namely the Planning for Humanitarian-Development Practices Programme, and Go-Blue Kenya Programme in alignment with and support to the UNDAF in the Kenya;
• Monitors and assesses the programmes at regular intervals to harness new emerging opportunities, to identify probable changes to the internal direction and external environment, and to make adjustments;
• Provides substantive support to the OIC of PFES and other managers in identifying risks and opportunities related to specific programmes and partnerships, and suggests mitigation measures as relevant;
• Prepares inputs on due diligence processes of potential funding and partnership opportunities, in accordance with UN regulations and procedures;
• Provides substantive support to RC/UNCT to develop and implement locally-tailored partnerships and resource mobilization strategies and initiatives;
• Contributes to dialogues with partners to improve development assistance policies and practice;
• Assists in liaison and coordination with UN entities at country, regional and HQ levels, to help package and define UN business strategies, including differentiated value propositions to attract partners, both traditional and non-traditional.

2. Participates in management and resource mobilization for PFES Programmes supporting the National and County Governments of Kenya

• Provides substantive support to PFES and the Hum-Dev workstream to develop and implement locally-tailored programmes and resource mobilization strategies and initiatives, and identify appropriate data and benchmarks to measure progress and success;
• Monitors and analyzes existing resource mobilization partnerships and relationships, including those with high net worth;
• Contributes to the design, formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting of joint programmes and programming processes for use in joint resource mobilization;
• Assists in the production and distribution of marketing materials to raise awareness about opportunities for working with the UN on SDGs investment;
• Contributes to building the UN brand via events, media and public relations opportunities targeted to the diverse partners, in close collaboration with the UN Communications Group.

3. Provides substantive support on urban planning and management for accelerating the achievement of the SDGs, as directed

• Provides substantive support on urban planning for development of urban plans, spatial analysis and normative options, instruments, modalities to the PFES Kenya Programmes, in alignment with the Common Country Analysis (CCA), UNDAF, and similar processes;
• Analyzes trends and provides substantive support on urban planning, new and innovative mechanisms for development and SDGs acceleration;
• Provides inputs for briefing papers and discussion points on issues related to urban planning for development for PFES;
• Assists in engaging with external stakeholders - including the national and county government, international institutions and others - on urban planning for SDG acceleration;
• Contributes to the design and execution of innovative proposals to strengthen the PFES engagement and reputation, and to generate greater urban planning and management resources in support of the SDGs;

4. Supports knowledge management and capacity development

• Assists in the development, maintenance and sharing of knowledge and intelligence, to inform and position the PFES to effectively generate and harness opportunities to meet its urban planning and management targets;
• Contributes to knowledge networks and communities of practice related to urban planning, sustainable development and management at national, regional and global levels;
• Undertakes activities to strengthen the capacity of PFES to mainstream and promote SDG investment partnerships;
• Provides substantive support for the discovery, evaluation and selection of partnership opportunities at the sourcing and origination stages.

Competencies

¿ Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of urban planning and sustainable development theories, concepts and approaches. Ability to identify and develop sources for urban planning and data collection. Ability to undertake research, analyze data, make recommendations and write draft reports on urban planning and sustainable development issues. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

¿ Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

¿ Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in architecture and urban planning, urban development, sustainable development, or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic support to partnerships, project/programme management, resource mobilization or development finance in the context of development cooperation or related area is required.

Languages

Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French, is required; fluency in Swahili is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available for ten (10) months with possibility of extension. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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No Fee

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