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Communications and Graphic Design Consultant

111Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Programme Lead on Finance and Economy, the consultant will be responsible for the following duties

  • Support and contribute to communication activities, events and materials.
  • Identify, collate and prepare informative and promotional materials for diverse media,researching different sources of information as required;
  • Assist with writing of news articles, newsletters, reports, articles, and concept notes.
  • Coordinate the development of graphic design, photo and video editing of outreach, promotion and information material, such as publications, presentations, catalogues, brochures, videos, flyers, infographics and handbooks.
  • Review and monitor communication channels and metrics associated with the projects and initiatives;
  • Update regularly Our City Plans digital platform and social media content, including news and events.
  • Update regularly Flagship Programme Inclusive Communities, Thriving Cities page and social media content, including news and events.
  • Support and coordinate the WUF events and collaboration with different partners
  • Research best practices for communication and identify the media that fits the projects objectives and purpose;
  • Assist and plan activities and events regarding all the projects and areas UN-Habitat works.

Qualifications/special skills


  • First Level university degree in fields related to communication, urban planning and architecture, service design, industrial design, urban design or similar is required.

Work Experience:

  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in digital product development, service design, use of no-code development platforms, UX-UI design and digital product research, communications, in collaboration with multidisciplinary work teams is required.
  • Knowledge of the 2030 Agenda, the New Urban Agenda, Global Public Space Agenda and/or UN-Habitat language is an asset. Experience in international cooperation for territorial and urban development is an asset.

Deadline : May 31, 2024

Urban Planning and GIS Consultant

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of the Planning, Finance and Economy Section, the Urban Lab manager, in coordination with the UN-Habitat Regional Offices and in close collaboration with UN- Habitat thematic Sections, the incumbent of the post will have to fulfill the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Advise and work with the Urban LAB team to analyze, collect, compile and interpret data to guide and inform Naryn project.
  • Support and contribute to the development of methodologies and guidelines on evidence-based spatial analysis to be tested and implemented in the Urban Lab projects.
  • Develop planning analytic and diagnostic maps, drawings and related reports for Naryn and other partner cities.
  • Develop clear planning proposals, drawings and related reports for Naryn and other partner cities. – Develop critical analysis of existing planning documents and instruments with GIS support.
  • Develop training materials for GIS, remote sensing, data analysis, visualization and deliver workshops / training events.
  • Develop and organize participatory, multi-stakeholder processes tailor made for the projects in a specific context.
  • Provide input to Urban Lab documents and publications.
  • Contribute to the development of the Lab and Section project portfolio on technology and innovation.
  • Develop papers and methodologies for open-source data platforms for UN-Habitat and Partners.

Qualifications/special skills


  • 1st level university degree in Architecture, Urban Development and Planning, or a related field is required.
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Work Experience:

  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in the field of sustainable development and spatial analysis (and/or related fields) with direct proven experience of drawing and preparing plan graphical material using computer assisted design tools, with special attention to data management and processing with GIS software is required;
  • Direct proven experience of urban planning projects/processes, in combination with e.g. urban resilience, mobility, project finance, and/or data systems is required.
  • Experience working in the public sector, e.g. local governments is considered an asset;
  • Experience in any of the countries of the projects is an asset; – Experience working on social change projects is an asset;
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (and their monitoring/evaluation) and of the New Urban Agenda is an asset;

Deadline : May 30, 2024

Chief of Protocol(Secretary to Governing Bodies & Chief, External Relations and Inter-Agency Affairs)


Provision of overall leadership to the Secretariat of the Governing Bodies. Specifically:

Serve as Secretary of the Governing Bodies of UN-Habitat including the Executive Board, the Committee of Permanent Representatives and the UN-Habitat’s Assembly:

  • Prepare provisional agenda for the sessions; prepare Convocation letters, Notifications, Annotations to the Agenda, rules of procedure, timetable, and documentation.
  • Prepare/review all draft pre-session documents before approval of Executive Director.
  • Organize work of the session and coordinate work of the conference servicing, including liaising with the Conference Service Departments of UNON and New York.
  • Prepare notes for the President of the UN-Habitat’s Assembly, the Chair of the Executive Board and Chair of the Committee of Permanent Representatives on each agenda item for the respective sessions.
  • Handle legal and procedural issues arising during the sessions.
  • Negotiate with governments wishing to host sessions.
  • Follow up on the implementation of decisions of the Governing Bodies and resolutions of the General Assembly and ECOSOC.

Serve as the Chief of Inter-Agency Affairs:

  • Develop UN-Habitat’s strategic plan and long-term program of cooperation with other UN organizations/agencies and advise the Executive Director on policy guidance.
  • Coordinate the preparation of follow-up actions on decisions taken by inter-agency and inter-governmental bodies in areas relevant to UN-Habitat work.
  • Support UN-Habitat Task managers System in fulfilment of key objectives to improve coordinated implementation of its Agenda within the UN system and streamline reporting to ECOSOC and the GA through the UN-Habitat Assembly.  
  • Monitor governing bodies of the UN agencies and their consideration for human settlement matters and bringing relevant decisions to the attention of the Executive Director.
  • Prepare report to the Executive Director on inter-agency/inter-governmental cooperation for submission to Governing Bodies.

Serve as Chief of External Relations:

  • Enhance UN-Habitat’s good relationship with governments and their Permanent Missions to UN-Habitat.
  • Organize informal briefing meetings between the ED and Permanent Representatives on specific activities of UN-Habitat.
  • Prepare briefs for the Executive Director’s official visits and maintain an up-to-date mailing list of Governments and undertake special assignments of political nature.

Serve as Chief of Protocol for UN-Habitat:

  • Responsible for all protocol matters during official functions.
  • Ensure all official letters to government observe proper diplomatic language and format.
  • Lead team members efforts to collect and analyze data and provides insight to identify trends or patterns for data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.
  • Ensures that everyone can discover, access, integrate and share the data they need.


  • PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to ensure the optimum preparations for efficient servicing of high-level meetings including sessions documents and reports. Ability to ensure follow-up and implementation of the relevant resolutions of the Governing Bodies , ECOSOC, and the General Assembly. Ability to cultivate and ensure a positive image among governments and enhance relations with UN sister agencies and the host government. Ability to apply knowledge of various United Nations administrative, financial and human resources rules and regulations in work situations. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
  • COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • LEADERSHIP: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
  • VISION: Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks; clearly communicates links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals; generates and communicates broad and compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction; conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities.


  • Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) preferably in international relations, political science or in government or related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable

Work Experience

  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible experience in protocol in a governmental or international organization, including planning and organizing meetings, dealing with high-ranking/senior official is required.
  • Experience in political analysis and diplomacy, or related field, at the international level is required
  • Experience in follow-up and implementation of resolutions from high level governing bodies is desirable.
  • Experience in managing complex crisis, involving a wide array of national and international stakeholders is desirable.
  • Experience devising political strategies for senior-level officials is desirable.
  • Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

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