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  • Job Opening ID: 224874
  • Category and Level : Consultants, CON
  • Duty Station : NAIROBI
  • Department/Office : United Nations Human Settlements Programme
  • Date Posted : Jan 9, 2024
  • Deadline : Jan 16, 2024

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Result of Service

To provide logistics management and coordination expertise for field activities at the UN-Habitat Kakuma Office, managed by the Planning Finance and Economy Section.

Work Location: Kakuma, Kenya

Expected duration: 6 months

About UN-Habitat

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.

The Community Officer will be hired to collaborate closely with the Planning for Humanitarian-Development Practices workstream of PFES. He/she will be reporting to the team lead for the delivery of the EUTF programme.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the team leads, the Individual Contractor will be responsible for the following duties: Report on logistics and coordination support as a community officer for the EUTF programme, including delivering functions such as: organise refugee and host settlement development groups for activities and consultations, as well as collection of quotations, petty cash reporting, and preparation with partners for activities conducted

Qualifications/special skills

  • Highschool diploma is required.
  • Level 6 Diploma or equivalent in Community Development, Development Studies, Information Technology, or a related field is desirable

Work Experience

  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in the field of community development, field coordination and delivery of projects is required.
  • Experience working in Kakuma, Kenya is desirable.


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English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this advertised position fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Swahili is required.

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