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consultant consultant

Senior Urban Advisor

Partial Date: 2017CE Jul 28th to 2017CE Aug 14th
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Document Category: Consultants, Job Opening, Urban

UN-Habitat has been assisting the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan through a variety of projects supported by different donors. UN-Habitat works in close coordination and cooperation with key urban sector ministries and local authorities, namely, Ministry of Urban Development and Housing (MUDH), Independent Directorate of Local Governance, General Directorate of Municipal Affairs (IDLG/GDMA), Deputy Ministry of Municipalities (DMM), Kabul Municipality, the Afghan Land Authority (ARAZI), and municipal authorities, in providing technical and professional advisory services, programme and project design and implementation, and capacity building. Over the last two years, UN-Habitat has expanded the portfolio of programmes and partnerships with the Government of Afghanistan at central, provincial and local levels.

The Senior Urban Advisor will be embedded in the key government agencies and partners of UNHabitat Programme, and allocate her/his time in the following manner: Ministry of Urban Development and Housing (MUDH) – 70 percent; and Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) – 30 percent.

Under the overall supervision of Senior Human Settlements Officer, UN-Habitat Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) and direct supervision of the Country Programme Manager, the Senior Urban Advisor will be responsible for:

  1. Technical assistance to the GoIRA in the development and implementation of urban policies, planning and development strategies for the urban sector in Afghanistan.
  2. Capacity building through training, operational support, and programme management.
  3. Contribute to UN-Habitat's support to GoIRA and partners
  4. Perform other duties and responsibilities, which are within the expertise and experience as may be required by Country Programme Manager in support of the activities of the Agency and programme.

For further details please see the attached advertisement.