vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: Land and Housing Finance Consultant
Département / Bureau: Programme des Nations Unies pour les établissements humains
Lieu d'affectation: NAIROBI
Période de candidature: 08 mars 2023 - 22 mars 2023
No de l’appel á candidature: 23-United Nations Human Settlements Programme-203403-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Result of Service

To end poverty, to achieve food security, gender equality and empowerment of women and make cities and regions inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. The New Urban Agenda (NUA) also highlights the need for tenure security for all and the need for sustainable use and management of land and natural resources.

Work Location

Home Based

Expected duration

6 Months Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) was launched in 2006 as a proactive response to land challenges identified after a global needs assessment undertaken with partners and potential partners. Composed by more than 80 partners, the Network is dynamic, multisectoral alliance of international organisations committed to increasing access to land and tenure security for all with the long-term goal to poverty reduction and sustainable development.

Considering the remaining challenges on housing, land and property rights in all settings, the 2018-2030 GLTN strategy aims to support national and local governments and other key stakeholders to fulfil their obligation for inclusive development and meet their SDGs commitments and human rights obligations on land and tenure security. It does this by developing, testing and promoting pro-poor and gender-responsive land management and land tenure tools. It advocates the establishment of a continuum of land rights, rather than just focusing on formal land titling. Additionally, it aims to improve global and regional coordination on land by catalysing and promoting a shared agenda and multi-faceted partnerships through the Network itself and by strengthening other key land actors and networks.

Guided by its Secretariat based in UN-Habitat in Nairobi, Kenya, GLTN has continued to develop into an influential global network including important actors in the global land sector sharing the same vision of a world in which everyone enjoys secure land rights. With the current situation impacted by rapidly changing climate, pandemic and health threats, escalating disaster risk, environmental degradation and deepening social and economic inequalities, promotion of tenure security and especially women’s access to land across global frameworks is crucial to reduce inequalities and improve food security. For example, women’s secure access to, control and ownership of productive resources, particularly land feature prominently in four Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): to end poverty (Goal 1), to achieve food security (Goal 2), gender equality and empowerment of women (Goal 5) and make cities and regions inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (Goal 11). The New Urban Agenda (NUA) also highlights the need for tenure security for all and the need for sustainable use and management of land and natural resources. For example, Paragraph 35 commits to promoting, at the appropriate level of government, including subnational and local government, increased security of tenure for all, recognizing the plurality of tenure types, and to developing fit-for-purpose and age-, gender- and environment-responsive solutions within the continuum of land and property rights, with particular attention to security of land tenure for women as key to their empowerment, including through effective administrative systems.

The value of land and affordable housing
One of the significant challenges facing urban authorities in developing countries is the availability of the financial resources necessary to support and sustain urban development, and in particular create affordable housing. The extent to which urban local government can deliver affordable housing to citizens, including services that improve access to housing and ensure tenure security, is often dependent on the resources available to them. Most urban authorities tend to be under-resourced and hence unable to meet the ever-growing demand for housing and basic services as well as the maintenance of the existing infrastructure and services.
Given the renewed emphasis on the economic consequences of housing outcomes, housing and land must be recognised as essential economic, as well as social, infrastructure.
The economic value of land must be addressed through a holistic approach, rather than as a sectorial issue, to harness its potential to deliver a range of social, economic and environmental benefits that particularly help low-income and marginalised groups in accessing housing opportunities. This is critical to ensure a new social contract based on housing for all. A call that has been reiterated by the Secretary General in the Our Common Agenda

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer in the Land, Housing and Shelter Section, the consultant will carry out the following tasks:
- Researches, analyzes and presents information related to land finance and management and housing finance gathered from diverse sources.
- Develop guidelines and 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.
- Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
- Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
- Collects and analyzes data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.

Qualifications/special skills

A bachelor's degree in a relevant field related to land or urban studies, urban planning, architecture, social, environmental or political sciences, or other urban development-oriented studies with focus on land and housing issues is required.
5 years of experience in a relevant field related to land finance, land management, and housing finance is required.


For this consultancy, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French or Spanish is desirable.

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