Urban Planner, Consultant

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Job Opening
Job Opening ID: 224545
Job Network : –
Job Family : HST
Category and Level : Consultants, CON
Duty Station : NAIROBI
Department/Office : United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Date Posted : Dec 26, 2023
Deadline : Jan 5, 2024

Result of Service
The integration of land-sea guidelines in the practice of land and marine planning in Kenya
Work Location
Expected duration
6 month
Duties and Responsibilities
Background and justification

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. 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 has been working in human settlements throughout the world, focusing on building a brighter future for villages, towns, and cities of all sizes.

The Go Blue Project

Connecting People, Cities and the Ocean: Innovative Land-Sea Planning and Management for a Sustainable and Resilient Kenyan Coast, signed between the EU and UN-Habitat on 26 December 2020, aims at enhancing land-sea planning and management by addressing key socio-economic and environmental challenges while stimulating benefits from the blue economy. The project, implemented jointly by UN-Habitat and UNEP, intends to develop an integrated, ecosystem-based land-sea planning framework that guides all other spatial planning and management activities for sustainable use and conservation of the blue economy in Kenya’s 6 coastal counties – Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Lamu, Taita Taveta and Tana River – under the coast regional economic block (JKP). The project also aims at enhancing technical and human capacity for integrated, ecosystem-based land-sea planning and management through capacity building interventions and the implementation of pilot activities in selected urban areas and communities of the six counties. Through these activities, the Project lays the basis of and contributes to a sustainable blue economy in Kenya.

The Planning Finance and Economy Section is in addition, supporting the Regional Office for Africa in all components related to territorial and urban planning. More in detail, the PFES support is related to the integration of land-sea guidelines in the practice of land and marine planning in Kenya.

Activities and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer, Urban Lab of the PFES. The consultant will be responsible for providing substantive inputs in the development of normative tools. He/she will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:
– Work closely with the Urban Lab planner experts in developing the adaptation of the guidelines for integrated land-sea planning into the Spatial Development Framework
Qualifications/special skills
Academic Qualification: Master’s degree in urban design, architecture, environmental studies, sustainable development or equivalent is required.

Work Experience: At least 2 years of experience working in architecture, urban planning, project management, social science or related fields is required.
• Experience working with the concepts of urban resilience and regional planning is an asset
Fluency in both written and spoken English is required

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