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City Planning Extensions and Design Officer at UN-Habitat

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Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities
Background

  • UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities. Given the extensive experience of UN-Habitat in working in crises conditions over the years, the agency`s role became crucial in promoting and achieving sustainable urban development from the earliest possible opportunity in post crisis situations. UN-Habitat is assisting local governments in developing well-planned and efficient human settlements, with adequate housing, infrastructure, and universal access to employment and basic services such as water, energy, and sanitation. To achieve this vision, UN-Habitat is following a highly participatory approach, supporting the government in planning, ownership and management of
  • human settlements, as well as giving incentives for further development by increasing the institutional capacity in sustainable development of human settlements.
  • UN-Habitat has been supporting member states in developing well-planned and efficient human settlements, with adequate access to housing, infrastructure, and universal access to employment and
  • basic services such as water, energy, and sanitation. In Kenya, UN-Habitat partnered with the Garissa County Government and Turkana County Government to ensure peaceful coexistence though spatial development in Daadab settlement as well as Kalobeyei new settlment albeit under the urgency of humanitarian and development assistance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the overall technical and supervisory guidance of the Coordinator of the UN-Habitat’s Planning
  • Finance and Economy Section and in close coordination with UN-Habitat Regional Office for Africa, the consultant will:
  • Compile and analyse GIS data and other relevant information in corroboration with Garissa county and develop baseline data folder
  • Develop draft development plan of the area for Garissa county under humanitarian and development regeneration programme
  • Develop cadastral maps for refugee settlements in Kenya
  • Technical advice as a civil engineer on various water and environment related issue in Kenya
  • Develop various BOQs for construction programme under UN-Habitat

Qualifications/special skills

  • Academic Qualifications : A minimum Recognized Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering or Architecture is a requirement.

Work Experience :

  • At least 3 years experience in civil engineering is a requirement
  • Experience in development projects and previous collaboration with United Nations desirable

Languages

  • Language : English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this post, English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage
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