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Posting Title: Slum Upgrading and Urban Renewal Expert
Department/Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 05 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-United Nations Human Settlements Programme-78429-Individual Contractor
Staffing Exercise N/A

 

Vacancy Announcement : Slum Upgrading and Urban Renewal Expert 


Result of Service / Outputs

• Progress reports on country implementation;
• Tools and strategies for up-scaling for a selected number of Francophone Countries;

Work Location : 

Nairobi

Expected duration

The assignment will be undertaken for a total of 6 months with a possibility of renewal.

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is the agency for human settlements mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities. UN-Habitat helps the urban poor by transforming cities into safer and healthier places with better opportunities. It works with organizations at every level,  including all spheres of government, civil society and the private sector 

Background

The Slum Upgrading Unit in the Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch and its Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) is recruiting a Slum Upgrading and Urban Renewal Expert on consultancy basis for six months with the possibility of extension. This post is located in the Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch.

The overall aim of the assignment is to support the successful implementation of the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) in 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries and more than 160 cities, initiated by ACP Group of States and financed by the European Commission (EC). PSUP seeks to tackle urban poverty through adaptive and pro-active measures and to enhance management of urbanization through assessment studies and strategic planning approaches for participatory and inclusive decision-making processes and up-scaled participatory slum upgrading. 

UN-Habitat seeks therefore a consultant, who has experiences in slum upgrading and urban renewal programme implementation at city or national levels in one or more of the following areas: 1) larger scale programme implementation, 2) participatory approaches, 3) urban policy review and implementation of strategic slum upgrading projects, 4) development of multi-level financing and resource mobilization strategies, 5) monitoring and evaluation of larger scale slum upgrading programmes , 6) participatory neighbourhood planning; and/or 7) technical support to slum communities, city and national authorities.

The consultant will be directly communicating to the PSUP Project Leader.

Responsibilities

The assignment consists of the following areas of engagement in the PSUP:

  1. Knowledge and capacity development:
    • Contribute to the review and formulation of integrated thematic as well as process-oriented guides for up-scaled participatory slum upgrading
    • Document strategic national or citywide projects in Francophone Africa that are transformative and easily to replicate 
    • Develop together with other PSUP team members a tool for participatory feasibility studies – a technical assessments with community involvement
    • Coordinate with other units, branches and regional and country offices of UN-Habitat in reviewing and developing knowledge products as needed
    • Contribute to a training module of national institutions for up-scaled slum upgrading 
  2. PSUP implementation in ACP countries:
    • Provide technical support to ACP countries for up-scaling of slum upgrading, particularly in Francophone Africa
    • Contribute to pro-active planning to decrease the future growth of urban poverty in ACP countries adapted to selected countries
    • Support to PSUP countries in planning of city-wide participatory slum upgrading and urban renewal programmes
    • Undertake missions to selected PSUP countries, advise on designing, formulating and implementing up-scaling strategies at national and city levels
    • Contribute to the development of ToRs for multi-partner implementation frameworks aiming at having several partners engaged in the implementation of PSUP (national and local authorities, NGOs and CBOs, private sector -particularly local banks- academia and research and training institutions, international development partners and PSUP community structures). This has proven to be more efficient, effective as well as catalytic when clear; roles and responsibility are assigned with mutual understanding of capacities comparative advantages can be used to open access to a variety of financing mechanisms making interventions more sustainable.
  3. Financing and resource mobilisation for up-scaled slum upgrading:
    • Develop business models, case studies and inclusive financing strategies based on the PSUP II and other large scale programmes of UN-Habitat and other programme experiences of UN-Habitat partners;
    • Integrate PSUP in the UNDAF Framework on country level where adequate and elaborate option of joint programming 
    • Prepare development partner environment analysis for selected countries on urban issues for poverty reduction and follow up on investment opportunities 
    • Contribute to resource mobilisation and financing strategies for up-scaled slum upgrading and urban renewal in selected countries, regionally and globally.

Qualifications/special skills

Master degree in the following fields: International Development, Engineering, Urban Development, Urban Planning, Urban Geography, Community Management or Environmental Planning is a requirement but not mandatory

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Contact Info:

Location: Gigiri, UN Complex
Office: NOF South Wing Block 3
Telephone: +254 207623858
Email: gltn[at]unhabitat.org

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