Result of Service
The aim of this consultancy is to undertake technical work to support with the analysis of financing options for Narynâs Capital Investment Plan and to collaborate with the urban lab team to develop a capital investment plan that incorporates economic and financial indicators. This initial contract is for 6 months.
Nairobi / Remote
Duties and Responsibilities
UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable and resilient towns and cities. It is the focal point agency for all urbanization and human settlement matters within the UN system. UN-Habitat envisions well-planned, well-governed and efficient cities and towns, with adequate housing, infrastructure and universal access to employment and basic services such as water, energy, and sanitation.
The Urban Practices Branch (UPB) is the tools and methodology production center of the UN-Habitat that develops normative guidance and cutting-edge tools through communities of urban practices and is the operational level responsible to undertake technical cooperation projects, such as the construction of water and sanitation facilities, shelter and other work.
The Planning, Finance & Economy Section (PFES) is responsible to support urban and territorial planning at all scales including through the development of planning policy, norms and guidelines, urban design and public space design, urban finance (municipal finance and urban development/projects finance), and local economic development.
REPORTING AND COMMUNICATION
The Urban Finance Consultant will be hired to collaborate closely with the Finance and Economy team of PFES. He/she will be reporting to the team lead on Finance and Economy, Mr. Lennart Fleck
2.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the overall supervision of the Programme Lead on Finance and Economy, the consultant will be responsible for the following duties:
â¢Conducting research on the finance and economy needs of other PFES teams and identifying possible entry points.
â¢Development of concept notes on potential collaborative projects between Finance and Economy and other teams in the section.
â¢Providing technical input on finance and economy issues to other ongoing projects within the section and UN-Habitat as a whole.
â¢Representing Finance and Economy team in UN-Habitat meetings and with external partners.
â¢Preparing and delivering presentations about the work of UN-Habitat on Finance and Economy
Academic qualification: First Level university degree in Economics, Public Policy, Public Finance, Political Science, Development Studies or a related field is required. An advanced degree with two years qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the first level degree.
Work Experience: At least 4 years of relevant work experience in the field of public finance, public policy, and/or local economic development is required
Experience working on Own Source Revenue and/or municipal finance is desirable
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this advertised position
fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.
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