Organizational Location          :         UN-HABITAT

Duty Station                               :         Iligan / Marawi

Functional Title                         :         Project Knowledge Management Junior Officer

Contract Modality                     :         Individual Contractor

Contract Duration                     :         Contract up to December 2018 renewable for 2019

Deadline for Application          :         2 October 2018

 

PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND:

Requirements of consultancy

Within the framework of the “Rebuilding Marawi, Republic of the Philippines, through Community-Driven Shelter and Livelihood Recovery Support”, funded by the Government of Japan, the expert will support the implementation of UN-Habitat’s knowledge management framework (with emphasis on the key stakeholders supporting the recovery, the UN System in the Philippines and UN-Habitat), support project reporting (with a particular emphasis on donor and stakeholder reporting), communications and advocacy (with particular emphasis to local communities as well as Japanese audiences.

Project

Rebuilding Marawi, Republic of the Philippines, through Community-Driven Shelter and Livelihood Recovery Support

Duration

Contract up to December 2018 renewable for 2019

TRAVEL:

The consultancy is field based (Iligan/Marawi)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the supervision of the UN Habitat Project Manager and UN Habitat KM Specialist, the Project Knowledge Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Develop and formulate communication strategy for the project in Marawi,
  • Document expert group meetings, workshops, forums consultations and other activities related to planning development and implementation of UN Habitat programmes and projects in Marawi City.
  • Develop outreach materials and communicate outcomes of various activities by preparing blogs entries, press releases reports etc.
  • Maintain and produce original content for on line outreach platforms and social media including but not limited to UN Habitat website, blogs, Facebook pages/ groups etc.
  • Ensure inputs related to UN Habitat activities in Marawi for the monthly UN Habitat e-bulletin
  • Provide technical advice on knowledge sharing activities to maximize events as a means to replicate good practices and lessons learned from the project and programme of UN Habitat in Marawi.
  • Support the development of knowledge products borne out of the implementation of the project in Marawi.
  • Support and implement knowledge management strategies that 1.) facilitate timely dissemination of relevant project information among project implementors, project partners, and other key stakeholder to optimize opportunities for synergy and 2.) are able to inform subsequent, similar endeavors through documented lessons learned and best practices.
  • Prepare reports to donors, partners, internal reports etc. at various stages of the project.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education             :          Bachelor’s Degree in Development Communication, Social Marketing, Journalism Media

or other related field.

Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience report writing, communicating project results to donors, partners
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in application of communication strategies in development projects and programmes in the Philippines. Experience working for the UN system is preferred
  • Exhibit key working knowledge key terms and current knowledge state on development issues and directions especially on climate change, urban development and shelter
  • Have substantial experience and knowledge in information system and implementation as well as design and documentation of learnings and other activities;
  • Possess transferable skills in knowledge documentation, use and regeneration
  • Have strong technical and creative writing skills with a full command of English and Filipino (Spoke and written) knowledge on the local dialect is a plus factor
  • Possess advance and publishable writing skill both in on-line and off-line dissemination (i.e press releases, blogs, press releases, news article, etc), familiarity with using and posting on social media channels (Facebook twitter) and have a basic understanding in mainstream web.
  • Knowledge on basic graphic design and photography

Language Requirements:     Fluency (both verbal and written) in English and knowledge of national language and

the local dialect is preferred.

Please download the Terms of Reference for the complete details of the post.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 Submission of Applications

Application should include:

  1. Cover memo (maximum 1 page) including expectations regarding remunerations;
  2. A completed UN Personal History Form (P-11) – Please download the form (MS-Word) from UN- Habitat ROAP web site: http://www.fukuoka.unhabitat.org/vacancy/index_en.html;

Please be advised that since 15 April 2010, applications for consultancies must be part of the UN- Habitat e-roster in order for their applications to be considered. Please register through the following link: http://e-roster.unhabitat.org

All applications should be addressed and sent electronically vie e- mail to: rostrata@un.org and warren.ubongen@un.org

Please indicate in your e-mail subject: Marawi Project Knowledge Management Officcer

Deadline for Applications is on or before 02 October 2018.

Please note that applications received after the closing date stated above will not be given consideration. Only short-listed candidates whose applications respond to the above criteria will be contacted. The salary will be determined according to the qualifications, skills and relevant experience of the selected candidate. Details and conditions of the contract will be communicated at the interview.

In line with UN-Habitat policy on gender equity, applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged

UN-Habitat does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact: habitat.fukuoka@unhabitat.org.

 

 

 

 

Position Title                                   :               Writer

Project Reference                           :               Building Climate Resiliency through Urban Plans & Designs

(BCRUPD) Project

Duty Station                                    :               Metro Manila

Work Focus                                      :               Report writing and packaging

Work-days Duration                      :               10 working days, beginning September 15, 2018

Duty Assignment                            :               Home-based

Deadline of Application                :               02 October 2018

 

Purpose of the Assignment

This consultancy aims to document the discussions and agreements, ideas, and scalable solutions for addressing urban climate issues as well as the recommended policies, strategies and actions to deepen the linkages between climate action and sustainable urban development and design during the two-day roundtable meeting on “Mainstreaming Urban Issues into the National Climate Action Plan and NDCs”. The consultant will be tasked to process all the session outputs and consolidate the individual reports during the breakout sessions into one general report.

The general report shall be used as reference for recommending actions and strategies for updating existing and designing future climate change policies and training modules that already reflect urban adaption and mitigation needs, priorities and responsibilities for action.

Expected Results

  1. Packaged individual reports of the six (6) breakout groups which would cover the substantive discussions (ie, inputs, queries, comments, and elaborations on workshop outputs) and agreements on the entry points for anchoring urban issues of the enhanced NUDHF along the NCCAP’s thematic priorities; and insights on urban issues and opportunities envisioned in the NCCAP revision process.
  1. General report covering the following sections:

b.1.a  Presentations on the policy anchors and enabling frameworks for pursuing urban climate actions at      the local level and mainstreaming urban issues and the built environment into development planning and practice.

b.1.b  Discussions of the moderated panel discussion including participants’ reactions, comments, inputs and reflections on the challenges and opportunities for integrating urban climate solutions into the NCCAP and NDCs considering the policies and possible actions presented.

b.2.a  Presentations of CCC on the updates on the NCCAP Focus area accomplishments, and current and emerging concerns that may relate to urban development in the country; and the NDC target relative to the thematic priority concerned.

b.2.b Break-out group discussions on urban development and urban management concerns in the six NCCAP thematic areas (ie, Food Security, Water Sufficiency, Human Security, Ecosystems and Environmental Stability, Climate-Smart Industries and Services, and Sustainable Energy). This section should be able to show key points discussed, including gaps and opportunities for a convergence between urban and climate change concerns, and covering the following aspects:

  • Desired results to be achieved in the climate change focus area in the urban setting (as aligned in the PNUA, NUDHF, SDGs, etc)
  • Issues/problem/bottlenecks (current and emerging) that hampers or challenges the achievement of the desired outcomes
  • Proposed actions/solutions for addressing identified issues/problem/bottlenecks
  • Indicators for measuring achievement of results in the urban setting considering the proposed actions/solutions provided and the actors to be involved

b.2.c  Comments and inputs from other groups on the impacts/relation of the outputs to other focus areas (based on the initially assigned focus area)

 

Required Qualifications  

Educational Requirement     :     Has a Bachelor’s Degree in development communications, social marketing,

journalism, media or other related field;

Work Experience                     :    Has at least five (5) years of relevant experience on similar assignment; has a

prior experience in the documentation of climate change and environment

related events; understands UN-Habitat mandate;

Language Requirement          :    Excellent communication skills – both verbal and writing

 

Please download the Terms of Reference for the complete details of the post.

 

Interested applicants are requested to send their applications and attach the signed and completed UN Personal History Form (P.11) together with the copy of their CVs to rea.epistola@un.org and copy rostrata@un.org

Kindly indicate the “Application to the Post Title” on or before  2 October 2018 .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position Title                    :               Consultant to Develop the Guidebook for Mainstreaming  Climate Change

Mitigation and Low Emission Development (LEDS) in Local Development Plans

Project Reference            :               Vertical Integration and Learning for Low Emission Development Project (V-LED)

Duty Station                     :                Metro Manila

Work-days Duration       :               20-days work

Start Date                          :               15 October 2018

Type of Contract              :               Individual Contractor (IC)

Application Deadline      :              2 October 2018

 

PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

The objective of the proposed Consultancy is to provide technical support to the Local Government Academy (LGA) and the Climate Change Commission to mainstream climate change mitigation and local Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) in local development planning by providing support to the delivery of Outputs 2 and 3 of the V-LED project.  The V-LED Project supported the development of an Enhanced Guidebook on the Formulation of Local Climate Action Plan – Book 3 (Enhanced Guidebook, for brevity).  The Enhanced Guidebook includes the latest developments on policies, priorities, and strategic directions of the Philippine government on climate change adaptation and mitigation.

A series of trainings were conducted for coaches and trainers on the Enhanced Guidebook in 2017. Said trainings were used as an approach for getting the participants’ reflections on the content of the Enhanced Guidebook and from the learning and coaching sessions and their concrete and actionable recommendations to improve the components of the training. Inputs also fed into improving the Enhanced Guidebook.

VLED project is now supporting the Climate Change Commission to develop the publication,          “Guidance on low emission development for local actors: A Companion Guide to the Enhanced LCCAP Guidebook 3”—a primer on mainstreaming LCCAP results into local development plans and as input to the planning process. Said publication shall serve as a companion document of the Enhanced Guidebook containing potential improvements (ie enhancement, corrections, comments, and linking of results to NCCAP, NDC, etc.) and exploring the CLUP-CDP-LCCAP nexus. Some inputs include the experience of cities in mainstreaming LCCAP into development plans, after the Enhanced Guidebook was completed.

 

SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

Working in coordination with UN-Habitat V-LED Project team, the short-term consultant will perform the following tasks in developing the “Guidance on low emission development for local actors: A Companion Guide to the Enhanced LCCAP Guidebook 3” (Companion Guide for brevity):

  1. Develop practical, step-by-step guide for developing and implementing low emission development strategies to support decision making on LEDS at the community level.
  1. Identify and compile examples of lessons and experiences in mainstreaming and implementing climate change mitigation at the local level which will be featured as cases in the document.

 

DURATION OF ENGAGEMENT

Twenty-person days from October 15, 2018.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience       :          Have at least eight (8) years of working experience in local/urban planning activities,

capacity building, and tool development; and at least five (5) years of working experience

on mainstreaming climate change and other sectoral concerns into local planning; strong

background on vulnerability and risk assessment and risk management concepts, familiar

with climate change action plan concepts and processes;

Educational Background:     Postgraduate course on climate change or environmental  planning and management.

Language Requirement :   Proficiency (both oral and written) in English

 

Please download the Terms of Reference for the complete details of the post.

 

Interested applicants are requested to send their applications and attach the signed and completed UN Personal History Form (P.11) together with the copy of their CVs to rea.epistola@un.org and copy rostrata@un.org

Kindly indicate the “Application to the Post Title” on or before 2 October 2018.

 

Position Title            :             Copy Editor – Local Climate Change Actions Plans of five cities

Project Reference    :             Vertical Integration and Learning for Low Emission Development (VLED) Project

Duration                    :             Two months

Start Date                  :             September 2018

Type of Contract      :             Individual Contractor (IC)

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The copy editor directly reports to the VLED Project Coordinator of UN-Habitat Philippines and any authorized staff of UN-Habitat Philippines. He/she will be responsible for the following tasks on the full version of the five (5) cities’ LCCAPs.

First review round:

  • Check against plagiarism (please use the online plagiarism checker https://www.scanmyessay.com)
  • Edit for grammar, spelling (preferably American spelling; e.g., “color,” not “colour”), and proper punctuation using a globally recognized editorial style guide approved by UN-Habitat (e.g., Chicago Manual, Associated Press).
  • Check for consistency in terms or various forms of the same word. E.g., resilience vs. resiliency. There is a preference for the more commonly used variant (in this case, “resilience”). Exceptions, however, include references to other publications like titles, chapter heads. (E.g., “The chapter in the Philippine New Urban Agenda titled ‘Urban Resiliency in the 21st Century’”)
  • Suggest, using the comment tool, recast of text or syntax where needed for clarity or elimination of ambiguity
  • Ensure that all sections or chapters are complete (all front matter and all chapters are present and in the right order)
  • Titles (chapter heads, headers, subheads) must be checked against the table of contents and any discrepancy should be queried.
  • Citation references are complete and conform to a globally recognized editorial style guide (e.g., Chicago Manual, Associated Press)
  • Appendixes, if any, are complete
  • Footnotes are complete
  • Tables, charts, graphs, figures, boxes are complete
  • Abbreviations protocol is complied with (fully spelled at first mention, acronym or abbreviation used in subsequent mentions, fully spelled again if not mentioned after five consecutive pages or at first mention in a new chapter)
  • Check tables not only for internal consistency but for conformity with the text and other relevant tables in the same work. Totals should be checked, and any discrepancies queried
  • Subheads should be checked for uniformity of style as well as consistency with the text in spelling, hyphenation, and italics.
  • All references to tables, figures, appendixes, bibliographies, or other parts of the work should be checked. Any discrepancy should be queried.
  • Prepare the front matter as necessary, including a title page, table of contents, and list of tables and figures. Copyright page text will be provided by UN-Habitat.
  • Prepare a completed style sheet highlighting an alphabetized list of words or terms to be capitalized, italicized, hyphenated, spelled, or otherwise treated in a way unique to the manuscript.

Second review round

  • Revise manuscript accordingly to address/reflect any feedback from the UN-Habitat team on the first edit.

Third review round (laid out manuscript):

  • Check that all accepted revisions, annotations, and changes from the second review round are reflected in the layout file
  • Photographs, if any, are complete
  • Photographs have grammatically sound and appropriate captions
  • Running heads/feet are present
  • Page number in Contents match the actual pages in the publication
  • Titles and numbers of chapters, figures, tables, boxes, etc. in the Contents page match those in the actual pages of the publication
  • Pull quotes checked against the body text from which they are extrapolated to ensure consistency

 

QUALIFICATIONS/SPECIAL SKILLS OR KNOWLEDGE:

Education:

Postgraduate degree in journalism, communications, or similar fields. A first level university degree in combination with relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience and skills:

  • A minimum of 5 years (if with Post-graduate degree or equivalent) or 8 years (if with first-level university degree) in journalism, communications or related fields.
  • Strong background on communications, editing, and/or publishing;
  • Experience in international organizations, multilateral institutions, global nonprofits, foundations, or UN agencies an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience in editorial work for development publications;
  • High proficiency (both oral and written) in English required.

 

Please download the Terms of Reference for the complete details of the post.

 

Position Title:  Module Development Consultant for Learning Platforms Development   

Project Reference: Building Climate Resiliency Through Urban Plans and Designs

Duty Station:  Home-based, will be assigned in Manila

Duration: 1 September to 31 December 2018

Application Deadline:  1 October 2018

The project aims to support the Philippine government by providing technical assistance in improving policies, regulations, and capacities to adapt to climate change through the promotion of climate-responsive sustainable urban development plans and designs. In support of the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) and the National Framework Strategy on Climate Change (NFSCC), it will enhance national and subnational government representatives’ institutional capacities on climate adaptation in urban areas considering sustainable urbanization principles and practices as well as the growth prospects of urban areas in the country. The project will supplement existing urban planning guidelines and develop knowledge through policy inputs, capacity development interventions, and project finance linking. Demonstration of innovative urban planning and design approaches in five cities with different ecosystems will showcase contextualized processes and schemes on building urban resilience considering balanced economic and ecological sustainability in the face of rapid urbanization.

The Module Development Consultant will be responsible for working with UN-Habitat’s technical experts and content providers to facilitate end-user-ready training modules in climate-resilient urban planning and design, specifically for electronic learning platforms, for the Building Climate Resiliency Through Urban Plans & Designs Project.

The consultant directly reports to the National Project Coordinator and any authorized staff of UN-Habitat Philippines.

His or her tasks will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Review content of each of the three modules on climate-resilient urban plans and designs and create a module design that includes how content in each module should be segmented or structured in a learning management system or MOOC platform, the format or medium (video, reading material, magazine type, table, interactive, presentation, etc.) for each segment, and transition or flow of one segment to the next.
  • Identify and recommend prospective online learning platforms to contain the modules, with a breakdown of pros and cons for each one.
  • Work with UN-Habitat staff in providing technical writing support to make any highly-technical content more audience-appropriate
  • Work with UN-Habitat staff to determine methodology of assessing uptake of trainees, and format of these assessments (exams, quizzes, performance tasks, etc.)
  • Attendance of trainings and capacity development activities of the project
  • Pilot some of the modules to test ease and efficacy of conduct

Qualifications:

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Development Communication, Learning Science, Information Technology, Social Sciences, Education, or other related field plus two years of relevant work experience. A first level university degree in combination with an additional five years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Exhibit key working knowledge of module development and pedagogical methods and trends, especially for digital or online platforms; knowledge of  development issues, especially urban development issues, an asset; experience in international development an asset

  • Demonstrable expertise in applying best training and pedagogical approaches for module development in the professional context – applicants are requested to submit a sample of a relevant past course or module they developed — 50%
  • Demonstrable experience developing modules for online learning management systems, MOOC, or other online learning platforms — 30%
  • Demonstrable experience in recasting highly technical content for into more layman-friendly or audience-appropriate text – applicants are requested to submit a sample of a relevant past course or module they developed — 15%
  • Prior experience of working for or with Philippine national government agencies or for or with development organizations 5%

Download Terms of Reference here.