Result of Service
He/she will provide technical advice and support the execution of activities related to the implementation of ongoing and new projects. The Programme Analyst will work in close collaboration with the operational, technical and communications teams of UN-Habitat in Rio de Janeiro and local project teams, staff of other UN Agencies, Government officials, media, multilateral and bilateral donors and civil society.
Six months upon the signature of the contract, with the possibility of renewal.
Duties and Responsibilities
The main mandate of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is to promote sustainable development of human settlements and policies conducive to adequate housing for all. Within this framework, UN-Habitat supports central and state governments, as well as local authorities and other partners for the implementation of the Habitat Agenda, the 2030 Agenda with the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda.
UN-Habitat helps the urban poor by transforming cities into safer, more inclusive, compact, integrated, resilient and connected places with better opportunities where everyone can live with dignity. It works with organizations at every level, including all spheres of government, civil society and the private sector to help build, manage, plan and finance sustainable urban development.
The Regional Office for Latin American and the Caribbean – ROLAC – is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Agency puts emphasis on developing and managing activities in the host country. Indeed, for the past years, UN-Habitat has expanded its portfolio in Brazil by working with the three tiers of government in order to support the formulation and implementation of more effective, sustainable, participative and socially fairer urban economic, social and environmental policies.
Recently, UN-Habitat initiated a project with the aims to support the Municipal Government of São Gonçalo to reduce inequalities in the municipality based on the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda in the city. In particular, the proposal focuses on improving the capacities and conditions of the Municipality Direct Administration in monitoring of urban conditions and trends at the local level and providing evidence-based information to build sustainable and integrated urban policies locally, complementing the objectives of the city’s Strategic Plan, called “Novos Rumos”, and the five pillars that guide it: transparent and efficient public administration, safe city, well-cared city, healthy city and fair and inclusive city.
In order to properly implement this project, the office in São Gonçalo is looking for a Programme Analyst to ensure good execution of the work programme.
Report to UN-Habitat Manager
The Programme Analyst reports to the National Officer for Brazil, who will evaluate him/her.
The Programme Analyst shall support and advise the implementation of projects activities according to the responsibilities indicated below.
Under the overall supervision of the National Officer for Brazil, the Programme Analyst will work in the following areas:
a) Perform technical, administrative and management activities to ensure the work meet the objectives in terms of deadlines, budget and quality.
b) Provide support to projects alignment to global agendas such as 2030 Agenda and the New Urban Agenda.
c) Provide information for the systematization and exchange of successful practices and experiences with other offices in the region and with headquarters divisions.
d) Monitor policy developments at national and regional level and identify policy-related opportunities on urban themes.
e) Provide appropriate technical support to implement activities related to the following areas:
a. capacity building and development;
b. city-biodiversity interaction;
c. collection, production, analysis and management of data, information and urban indicators;
d. public policies;
e. strategic and project planning, monitoring and implementation;
f. SDGs localization and implementation of the New Urban Agenda;
g. social mobilization and participation;
h. effective advocacy, monitoring and partnership.
f) Provide managerial support and coordinate the overall implementation of project’s and partnership’s work programme, including development, approval and implementation of activities;
g) Maintain close communication with counterparts and local partners, such as the governments, civil society organizations, universities, private sector, etc, under supervision;
h) Provide inputs for the identification and mitigation of project risks, including relevant challenges or omissions and other situations that may affect the development and implementation of projects.
i) Collaborate with the institutional knowledge mechanisms by compiling, reporting and sharing information.
j) Attend to meetings and conferences promoted by UN-Habitat partners;
k) Prepare monitoring reports to partners, internal reports, etc. at various stages of the projects.
l) Document expert group meetings, forums, consultations, training events and other activities related to the planning, development and implementation of ongoing and new projects.
m) Be responsible for ensuring that all activities observe the principles of integrity of the United Nations.
n) Participate in missions as requested.
The consultant will be responsible for completing all courses or training activities that are indicated to him/her by his/her supervisor. The security course BSAFE is required to be accredited during the first month of employment.
The consultant will be responsible for his/her own security, so the person should get familiarized with United Nations security mechanisms and comply with them according to the Framework of Accountability for the United Nations Security Management System.
¿ Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Urban Studies, Architecture and Urbanism, International Relations or related fields, or additional 3 (three) years of relevant experience to the post, beyond the requirement.
¿ Postgraduate Degree (Lato Sensu or Stricto Sensu) in Social Sciences, Architecture and Urbanism, Urban Studies, International Relations or related fields.
¿ A minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in project/programme management on development or urban related themes.
¿ Professional experience on themes related to urban policy and development, public policy, social inclusion, gender equality, diversity or human rights in Brazil is required.
¿ Experience on monitoring and evaluation and project development is highly desirable.
¿ Previous experience within the UN System would be an asset.
¿ Good computer skills in Windows and Office packages and Web search engines is required;
¿ Good handling of technological tools and use of software and online platforms is desirable;
¿ Good handling of online event and conference tools is desirable;
¿ Good knowledge on project management methodologies is desirable.
¿ The person must know the processes, procedures and norms of UN-Habitat, in order to guarantee an adequate quality of the activities described above, following the standards of the organization.
¿ The person will propose formats and procedures that allow the efficient implementation of the activities related to the project development.
¿ The person must know the file of the Office, work with it and ensure its proper maintenance, accessibility for all staff and due updating.
¿ The person will prepare databases related to the project running.
¿ The person will make sure that all relevant technical information will be adequately shared with the correspondent staff.
¿ The person will ensure that all produced material will be fit-for-purpose and delivered, in an organized way, for posterior consultation and use of the Agency.
¿ Professionalism: Experience working in inter-institutional environment, project management, monitoring-evaluation; approaches and strategies with regard to good urban governance and local and regional development.
¿ Planning and organization: Professional approach to work, strong sense of responsibility, operate with minimal supervision; proven organizational skills and ability to manage a workload efficiently and within set deadlines.
¿ Communication: Ability to write clearly and effectively; listen to others, interpret messages correctly and respond appropriately; show openness in information sharing and keep everyone informed; solid abstract reasoning skills together with a proven capacity to write documents for diverse audiences.
¿ Teamwork: Ability to work with teams, demonstrate leadership, conflict management and consensus facilitation skills; ability to work in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment, and to respect diversity; sensitivity to the main streaming of vulnerability; willingness and ability to work in difficult environments.
¿ Fluency in Portuguese and English is required.
¿ English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat, and Spanish is the working language of the Regional Office. Knowledge of Spanish will be an advantage.
(SB-3/3): BRL 5.773,42 (net amount).
The consultant must be available to travel to the places related to the activities in the country, if requested by the National Officer for Brazil and/or the International Officer. Travels will be coordinated and financed by UN-Habitat, according to the United Nations travel rules and guidelines.
Appointment against this post is on local basis and only nationals from Brazil or external candidates who hold a permanent visa in Brazil may apply.
It is required for all the curricular information to be inserted in the system, which may take a few hours. Only complete applications in English will be considered.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. Due to the volume of applications received, receipt of applications cannot be acknowledged individually. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
Applications should be submitted through INSPIRA and must include all documents required at the system, please be ready to include the following information at the “Candidate Profile” (CP) at Inspira:
1. Cover memo (maximum 1 page)
2. Educational Background (incl. dates)
3. Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)
4. Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments
5. Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)*
* Please note that Internships, self-employment and part-time count as 50%. In addition to it, note experience not relevant to the position will not be considered.
All applications should be submitted to: Inspira
Deadline for applications:
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