Advocacy Support Consultant


Research, Teaching & Training

Unspecified KSh Confidential
1 month ago

Job Summary


Job Description/Requirements

Result of Service

Develop a draft advocacy and communication plan and strategic report for humanitarian development practice

Work Location


Expected duration

3 months

Duties and Responsibilities

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. For close to forty years, 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 Urban Practices Branch of UN-Habitat supports countries in developing urban planning methods and systems that address current urbanization challenges. It promotes urban planning approaches to address rapid urban growth and urban transformation processes in countries with rapid urbanization and where cities face a backlog of services and housing.

In response to increasing global trends of migration of refugees, and the lack of adequate provision of infrastructure and spatial planning strategies, UN-Habitat is undertaking many projects within the region and externally to provide normative, tool development, programme support, and visibility considering such issues, of which the consultant will contribute to.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Humanitarian Development Programme Management Officers within the Planning Finance and Economy section, of the Urban Practices Branch. The purpose of this consultancy is to deliver specific activities related to the engagement of UN-Habitat's SDG localization and local governments team and humanitarian development practice

These includes the following tasks;
• Facilitate the overall preparation of the strategic report for humanitarian development practice
• Facilitate discussions across PFES teams on migration, voluntary local reviews and SDGs
• Produce advocacy and communication material for humanitarian development practice
• Produce the strategic report for humanitarian development practice

Qualifications/special skills

1st level university degree in Public Affairs, Political Science, Social Sciences, Urban Studies Social Sciences, Communications, Development Studies, or other relevant areas is required.

Work Experience:
A minimum of two years of relevant experience in advocacy engagement, preferably on issues related to sustainable development, local and urban development, and international cooperation is required
Experience in the organization of events and workshops is desirable.


Fluency in English is required for this specific consultancy. Knowledge of another UN official language is an asset.

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