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Urban Planner-Urban Lab Mexico


Building & Architecture

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1 month ago

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Job Description/Requirements

Result of Service

Undertake technical work to implement ongoing projects and develop new project proposals related to urban planning within the Hub of Mesoamerica (former Mexico and Cuba Office), the Latin America and the Caribbean Region and PFES.

Work Location


Expected duration

6 months

Duties and Responsibilities


About UN-Habitat
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The main documents outlining the mandate of the organization are the Vancouver Declaration on Human Settlements, the Habitat Agenda, the Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements, the Declaration on Cities and Other Human Settlements in the New Millennium, and UN General Assembly Resolution A/56/.

Urban Practices Branch
The Urban Practices Branch (UPB) is the thematic department at UN-Habitat with a mandate to support national and local government in urban planning, design and management related areas of work, such as national urban policies, metropolitan planning, strategic and detailed planning, urban-rural linkages, urban regeneration, public space, urban planning and innovation and urban planning and climate change.

Planning, Finance and Economy Section
The Planning, Finance and Economy Section (PFES) is responsible for coordinating the Agency's substantive, normative and operational work on various dimensions of planning, finance and economy. The Section aims to develop, document, pilot/test and disseminate planning policies, norms, standards, tools, methodologies, regulatory frameworks, operating procedures and practices at global, regional, national and sub-national levels in support of (a) urban and territorial planning at all scales including urban design and public space design; (b) urban finance (municipal finance and urban development/projects finance); and (c) local economic development.

Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC) and Mexico and Cuba Country Office.
The Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean â ROLAC is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. UN-Habitat Mexico and Cuba country office leads the operational work of UN-Habitat in both countries. Additionally, the UN-Habitat Urban Lab Mexico, part of the Mexico and Cuba country office, collaborates with governments and local partners to develop project proposals in territorial and urban planning, finance, innovation and its links with climate change and urban resilience.

Under the overall supervision of the PFES, Programme Management Officer and Coordinator of the Urban Lab Mexico in coordination with the Hub of Mesoamerica office, the Latin America and the Caribbean Region and PFES, the incumbent of the post will have to fulfill the following duties and responsibilities:
-Provide technical expertise and input in urban design proposals and urban planning projects;
-Develop analysis, collection, interpretation and representation of data and spatial analysis;
-Produce desk and field research on topics related to urban planning projects;
-Advice and implement participatory processes in the scope of urban planning projects;
-Advise and develop materials for events, outreach, communications, capacity building sessions and workshops;
-Develop graphic materials and publications;
-Draft progress reports regarding the implementation of projects, including documentation, knowledge management, advocacy and outreach.

Qualifications/special skills

First level university degree in fields related to architecture, urban planning, or similar is required.

Work Experience:
At least 2 years of professional experience in the development and implementation of urban planning projects, in collaboration with multidisciplinary work teams is required.

Knowledge of the Agenda, the New Urban Agenda, Global Public Space Agenda and/or UN-Habitat language is an asset


Fluency in oral and written skills in Spanish and English and have the technical capacity to draft and review specialized reports and documents on climate change and urban resilience is required.

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