ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-Habitat Philippines

DUTY STATION: Iligan / Marawi

FUNCTIONAL TITLE:  Community Mobilization Team Leader

CONTRACT MODALITY: Local Individual Contractor, LICA (under UNOPS)

DURATION: 1 February 2019 – 31 March 2019, extendable depending on funding availability and performance

DEADLINE OF APPLICATION: 16 January 2019

 

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING:

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable communities, towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. In collaboration with governments, UN-Habitat is charged to promote and consolidate collaboration with all partners, including local authorities and private and non-government organizations in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 11, which seeks to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.  This is further elaborated in the New Urban Agenda.

By working at all levels and with all relevant stakeholders and partners, UN–Habitat contributes to linking policy development and capacity–building activities with a view to promoting cohesive and mutually reinforcing social, economic and environmental policies in national policies and programmes in urban development and human settlements which conform with international practices and covenants.

UN-Habitat established its country office in the Philippines in 2004 and runs national and city-level programmes.  The UN-Habitat Philippines Country Office (CO) positions itself as a strong policy adviser informed by well-grounded operational experience, harnessing its in-depth local knowledge, global expertise and international network of urban specialists, in the areas of urban planning and design, climate change adaptation and mitigation, urban legislation and governance and urban economy, in post-disaster community-driven recovery, reconstruction and resilience building in Eastern and Western Visayas, and in the climate change, urbanization and sustainable development nexus. The country office partners with national government departments and agencies, local authorities, a wide cross-section of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society groups, and the private sector. At the policy level, the country office supported the development of the Habitat III country report, the National Urban Development and Housing Framework, guidelines to strengthen the rationalized planning system, Local Shelter Planning and Local Climate Change Action Planning.

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

On 23 May 2017, fighting between the armed forces of the Philippines and local non- state armed actors, including members or the Maute Group, erupted in Marawi City (2015 population: 201,785) in Lanao del Sur province. The conflict forced almost 360,000 people (including those from the nearby municipalities) – primarily Maranaos – to flee. On 23 October, 154 days after the conflict began in Marawi City, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana issued a press statement announcing the end of combat operations.

UN-Habitat contributes to the peace and rehabilitation process by guiding self-recovery and by empowering communities ensuring that safer houses and more resilient communities ensue. Within such communities, households most at need are to be prioritized including people living in unsafe premises such as tents, camps, residing with host families; elderly or people with disabilities with no family support; women headed households with low income levels, widows, particularly women living in temporary shelters/camps; poor labourers with low income levels and who do not have any fixed income; poor families who are housing orphans and displaced families.

This project will be implemented using the “People’s Process” to support recovery. The project will demonstrate a community-driven rebuilding approach which will train and empower households whose homes have been completely destroyed, by rebuilding their homes and communities.  The project will cover an initial 1,500 affected households which will be organized under the Community Mortgage Program (CMP) of the government, through the Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC).  The project has the following components:

  1. Shelter Support – Through the community-driven approach, the project will provide shelter reconstruction support to 1,500 households whose houses were destroyed during the Marawi siege.
  2. Livelihood Support – The project will provide livelihood support by training households in construction, small scale enterprise development, etc.
  3. Community Development support – The project will provide capacity-building activities on project management, business and financial management, gender, peace and development.
  4. Infrastructure support – The project will provide small scale community infrastructure projects.
  5. Cultural and post-conflict support – Due to the sensitive post-conflict nature of the situation, the project will ensure that activities are done in a manner that will support the strengthening of the damaged social fabric and promote peace among the families and communities in relation to the wider community of Marawi and the region.

PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND:

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 Community Mobilization Team Leader will, under the supervision of the Project Manager, ensure that all projects are properly and efficiently managed in close partnership with the concerned local government and the communities, supervise the Team Community Organizer and Technical Officer to ensure timely delivery of project expected outputs.

DURATION:

Contract up to 31 March 2019 with possibility of extension until 31 December 2019 depending on the availability of funding and staff performance.

TRAVEL:

The Community Mobilization Team Leader will be based in Iligan/Marawi, with travel to Manila.

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the  Community Mobilization Team Leader will be responsible for the following:

  • Ensure that all the projects are properly and efficiently managed in close partnership with the concerned local government and the communities in accordance with agreements signed between UN-Habitat and the funding agency;
  • Supervise the Team Community Organizer and Technical Officer to ensure timely delivery of project expected outputs;
  • In coordination with the Project Manager, develop strategies and timely intervention to ensure timely delivery of expected outputs;
  • Lead the team on capacity building activities for construction of houses and community infrastructure on construction quality standards measures and practices;
  • Ensure that capacity development activities will target all stakeholders through on-the-job training, awareness-raising activities, knowledge and information sharing, and formal capacity development activities, particularly in community mobilization;
  • Provide accurate and timely information to the knowledge management officer for project reports, information and communication materials, etc.;
  • Supervise the community organizer and technical supervisor in their day to day activity and conduct regular strategy sessions;
  • Coordinate and network with other humanitarian and development agencies operating in the same barangay/ local government units and/or related areas;
  • Prepare appropriate weekly, monthly, quarterly and other regular progress reports on community mobilization, housing and infrastructure projects, in collaboration with the reporting officer, including visual and other presentation materials as required;
  • Ensure that the finance and administrative officer receives timely financial information about the status of the project.

Remuneration:

The salary will be determined according to the qualifications, skills and relevant experience of the selected candidate.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/SPECIAL SKILLS OR KNOWLEDGE:

Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Social Work and Development, Social Sciences or related disciplines. A first level university degree in combination with relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree..
Experience and skills:
  • At least 6 years experience in Project Management and supervisory work
  • Have good people management skills.
  • At least 5 years experience of working with local communities in local development projects at community level.
  • Prior knowledge and experience of the UN Habitat “People’s Process”
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and interpersonal will be essential, as most of the work will be done through a process of consultation at all levels
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications especially Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint.
Language Requirements: Fluency in English and national language of duty station. Knowledge on the local/vernacular language of the duty station is  preferred.

 

 

CORE VALUES AND COMPETENCIES:

 Core Values

  •  Integrity – Demonstrates the values of the United Nations in daily activities and behaviours. Acts without consideration of personal gain.Resists undue political pressure in decision making. Does not abuse power or authority. Stands by decisions that are in the Organization’s interest, even if they are unpopular. Takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour.
  • Professionalism – 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.
  • Respect for Diversity – Works effectively with people from all backgrounds. Treats all people with dignity and respect. Treats men and women equally. Shows respect for and understanding of diverse points of view and demonstrates this understanding in daily work and decision-making. Examines own biases and behaviours to avoid stereotypical responses. Does not discriminate against any individual or group.

Professional Competencies:

  •  Professionalism: Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of human settlement issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; exhibits interest in having two-way communication; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • 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.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Submission of Applications

 Application letters should include:

  1. Cover memo (maximum 1 page) ;
  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;

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their cover letter together with the signed and completed UN Personal History Form (P.11) and Curriculum vitae to warren.ubongen@un.org and copy rostrata@un.org by 16 January 2019.  Kindly indicate on subject line “Community Mobilization Team Leader– Iligan/Marawi

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.

Kindly click this link to read complete Terms of Reference (TOR).

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

By applying to this post, you agree to UN-Habitat’s due diligence in securing highest standards of efficiency, competency and integrity from all its staff members. Candidates will not be considered for employment with United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that the candidates have been involved in the commission of these acts.

UN-Habitat has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UN-Habitat also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-Habitat, Philippines

DUTY STATION: Iligan / Marawi

FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Project Technical Supervisor (2 posts)

CONTRACT MODALITY: Local Individual Contractor Agreement, LICA (under UNOPS)

DURATION: 1 February 2019 – 31 March 2019, extendable depending on funding availability and performance

DEADLINE OF APPLICATION: 16 January 2019

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING:

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable communities, towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. In collaboration with governments, UN-Habitat is charged to promote and consolidate collaboration with all partners, including local authorities and private and non-government organizations in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 11, which seeks to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.  This is further elaborated in the New Urban Agenda.

By working at all levels and with all relevant stakeholders and partners, UN–Habitat contributes to linking policy development and capacity–building activities with a view to promoting cohesive and mutually reinforcing social, economic and environmental policies in national policies and programmes in urban development and human settlements which conform with international practices and covenants.

UN-Habitat established its country office in the Philippines in 2004 and runs national and city-level programmes.  The UN-Habitat Philippines Country Office (CO) positions itself as a strong policy adviser informed by well-grounded operational experience, harnessing its in-depth local knowledge, global expertise and international network of urban specialists, in the areas of urban planning and design, climate change adaptation and mitigation, urban legislation and governance and urban economy, in post-disaster community-driven recovery, reconstruction and resilience building in Eastern and Western Visayas, and in the climate change, urbanization and sustainable development nexus. The country office partners with national government departments and agencies, local authorities, a wide cross-section of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society groups, and the private sector. At the policy level, the country office supported the development of the Habitat III country report, the National Urban Development and Housing Framework, guidelines to strengthen the rationalized planning system, Local Shelter Planning and Local Climate Change Action Planning.

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

On 23 May 2017, fighting between the armed forces of the Philippines and local non- state armed actors, including members or the Maute Group, erupted in Marawi City (2015 population: 201,785) in Lanao del Sur province. The conflict forced almost 360,000 people (including those from the nearby municipalities) – primarily Maranaos – to flee. On 23 October, 154 days after the conflict began in Marawi City, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana issued a press statement announcing the end of combat operations.

UN-Habitat contributes to the peace and rehabilitation process by guiding self-recovery and by empowering communities ensuring that safer houses and more resilient communities ensue. Within such communities, households most at need are to be prioritized including people living in unsafe premises such as tents, camps, residing with host families; elderly or people with disabilities with no family support; women headed households with low income levels, widows, particularly women living in temporary shelters/camps; poor labourers with low income levels and who do not have any fixed income; poor families who are housing orphans and displaced families.

This project will be implemented using the “People’s Process” to support recovery. The project will demonstrate a community-driven rebuilding approach which will train and empower households whose homes have been completely destroyed, by rebuilding their homes and communities.  The project will cover an initial 1,500 affected households which will be organized under the Community Mortgage Program (CMP) of the government, through the Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC).  The project has the following components:

  1. Shelter Support – Through the community-driven approach, the project will provide shelter reconstruction support to 1,500 households whose houses were destroyed during the Marawi siege.
  1. Livelihood Support – The project will provide livelihood support by training households in construction, small scale enterprise development, etc.
  1. Community Development support – The project will provide capacity-building activities on project management, business and financial management, gender, peace and development.
  1. Infrastructure support – The project will provide small scale community infrastructure projects
  1. Cultural and post-conflict support – Due to the sensitive post-conflict nature of the situation, the project will ensure that activities are done in a manner that will support the strengthening of the damaged social fabric and promote peace among the families and communities in relation to the wider community of Marawi and the region.

PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND:

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 Project Technical Supervisor, under the guidance of the Team Leader, will lead the development and implementation of standards related to housing and infrastructure design implementation, and monitoring and reporting.  She / He is responsible for project development, engineering design and estimation for all construction and maintenance activities, develop guides and materials for use in training sessions.

DURATION:

Contract up to 31 March 2019, renewable until 31 December 2019 depending on the availability of funding and staff performance

TRAVEL:

The Technical Supervisor will be based in Iligan/Marawi, with travel to Manila.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the direct supervision of the Community Mobilization Team Leader, the  Project Technical Supervisor will undertake the following tasks:

  • Lead the development and implementation of standards related to community contracts design implementation, and monitoring and reporting;
  • Analyze risks associated with natural disasters including typhoon, wind, earthquake, fire and floods and stability and ensure that procedures, materials and equipment comply with approved projects plans, specifications and samples, CAP agreed standards and quality;
  • Develop and implement Quality Control Plan for Housing and Infrastructure Projects and perform technical supervision of the project activities in the field as per Quality Control Plan;
  • Monitor construction quality in construction sites based on National and International quality standards;
  • Responsible for project development, engineering design and estimation for all construction and maintenance activities including management, coordination and planning of resources for engineering support in the reconstruction of houses and community infrastructure;
  • Assist field teams in preparing engineering and construction budget estimates, monitoring expenditures, analyzing project budget proposals and ensuring that the funds proposed are adequate for engineering requirements;
  • Develop the design and supervise the construction or repair, through community contracting and participation, of structures, facilities, systems and activities such as houses, roads/paths/ walkways, bridges, mosques and community centres, waste disposal systems, flood control systems, water supply facilities, environmental control systems;
  • Oversee projects implemented by contracts including project development design, preparation of plans, specifications, tender documents and supervision of works;
  • Prepare construction and technical monitoring formats, supervise monitoring of these monitoring formats, and prepare weekly summary reports of field progress;
  • Review and recommend disbursement to the community accounts;
  • Provide training to the field staff in architectural/engineering-related issues;
  • Regularly discuss with the management team on-site situations and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints and construction problems;
  • Investigate damages, accidents or delays at construction sites to ensure that proper procedures are being carried out;
  • Prepare and maintain long-term and medium-term engineering/construction plans;
  • Liaise with local and national and agencies to ensure adequate exchange of information and provision of full assistance on engineering and related support matters;
  • Support the Project Manager in managing the technical staff including work distribution, financial recording and reporting, filing, maintenance of price lists and technical data;
  • Provide expert technical advice on overall policies, procedures and guidelines in the successful implementation of the project activities;
  • Participate in and provide expert advice on long-range development planning relating to engineering support requirements and related aspects of UN-Habitat;
  • Provide specialized inputs on the house and training program of the project, specifically on the technical aspect;
  • Report to the Team Leader and closely work together with the team of specialists working under the project;
  • Provide DRR inputs in the training and house design of the project;
  • Provide input to local work teams/groups for construction of houses and community infrastructure on construction quality standards measures and practices;
  • Coordinate with the UN-Habitat team in reviewing of the house plans and training program ;
  • Develop session guides that will be used in coaching/mentoring sessions;
    • Submit activity completion report to the Team Leader following agreed project templates and parameters;
    • Perform related duties as required;

QUALIFICATIONS/SPECIAL SKILLS OR KNOWLEDGE:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, architecture or related field. Must be a licensed professional.
Experience and skills: ·       Minimum 2 years’ experience in infrastructure works and housing rehabilitation/ construction

·       Proven experience in innovative technical responses to mitigate disaster and reduce risks

·       Experience of working with communities and participatory techniques is an important asset

·       Solid experience in community-based development initiatives and interventions

·       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills is essential, as most of the work will be done through a process of consultation at all levels

·       Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications especially Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

·       Excellent knowledge of CAD applications (AutoCAD)

Language Requirements: Fluency in English and working knowledge of Filipino and local language of duty station.

 

CORE VALUES AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Integrity – Demonstrates the values of the United Nations in daily activities and behaviours. Acts without consideration of personal gain.Resists undue political pressure in decision making. Does not abuse power or authority. Stands by decisions that are in the Organization’s interest, even if they are unpopular. Takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour.
  • Professionalism – 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.
  • Respect for Diversity – Works effectively with people from all backgrounds. Treats all people with dignity and respect. Treats men and women equally. Shows respect for and understanding of diverse points of view and demonstrates this understanding in daily work and decision-making. Examines own biases and behaviours to avoid stereotypical responses. Does not discriminate against any individual or group.

Professional Competencies:

  •  Professionalism: Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of human settlement issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; exhibits interest in having two-way communication; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • 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.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Submission of Applications

Application letters should include:

  1. Cover memo (maximum 1 page;
  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;

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their cover letter together with the signed and completed UN Personal History Form (P.11) and Curriculum vitae to warren.ubongen@un.org and copy rostrata@un.org by 16 January 2019.  Kindly indicate on subject line “Project Technical Supervisor – Iligan/Marawi

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.

Kindly click this link  to read the complete Terms of Reference (TOR).

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

By applying to this post, you agree to UN-Habitat’s due diligence in securing highest standards of efficiency, competency and integrity from all its staff members. Candidates will not be considered for employment with United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that the candidates have been involved in the commission of these acts.

UN-Habitat has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UN-Habitat also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:  UN-Habitat, Philippines

DUTY STATION: Iligan/ Marawi

FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Shelter Geodatabase Specialist

CONTRACT MODALITY: Local Individual Contractor Agreement – LICA (under UNOPS)

DURATION: 1 February 2019 – 31 March 2019 with the possibility of extension depending on funding availability and performance

DEADLINE DATE: 16 January 2019

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING:

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable communities, towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. In collaboration with governments, UN-Habitat is charged to promote and consolidate collaboration with all partners, including local authorities and private and non-government organizations in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 11, which seeks to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.  This is further elaborated in the New Urban Agenda.

By working at all levels and with all relevant stakeholders and partners, UN–Habitat contributes to linking policy development and capacity–building activities with a view to promoting cohesive and mutually reinforcing social, economic and environmental policies in national policies and programmes in urban development and human settlements which conform with international practices and covenants.

UN-Habitat established its country office in the Philippines in 2004 and runs national and city-level programmes.  The UN-Habitat Philippines Country Office (CO) positions itself as a strong policy adviser informed by well-grounded operational experience, harnessing its in-depth local knowledge, global expertise and international network of urban specialists, in the areas of urban planning and design, climate change adaptation and mitigation, urban legislation and governance and urban economy, in post-disaster community-driven recovery, reconstruction and resilience building in Eastern and Western Visayas, and in the climate change, urbanization and sustainable development nexus. The country office partners with national government departments and agencies, local authorities, a wide cross-section of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society groups, and the private sector. At the policy level, the country office supported the development of the Habitat III country report, the National Urban Development and Housing Framework, guidelines to strengthen the rationalized planning system, Local Shelter Planning and Local Climate Change Action Planning.

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

On 23 May 2017, fighting between the armed forces of the Philippines and local non- state armed actors, including members or the Maute Group, erupted in Marawi City (2015 population: 201,785) in Lanao del Sur province. The conflict forced almost 360,000 people (including those from the nearby municipalities) – primarily Maranaos – to flee. On 23 October, 154 days after the conflict began in Marawi City, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana issued a press statement announcing the end of combat operations.

UN-Habitat contributes to the peace and rehabilitation process by guiding self-recovery and by empowering communities ensuring that safer houses and more resilient communities ensue. Within such communities, households most at need are to be prioritized including people living in unsafe premises such as tents, camps, residing with host families; elderly or people with disabilities with no family support; women headed households with low income levels, widows, particularly women living in temporary shelters/camps; poor labourers with low income levels and who do not have any fixed income; poor families who are housing orphans and displaced families.

This project will be implemented using the “People’s Process” to support recovery. The project will demonstrate a community-driven rebuilding approach which will train and empower households whose homes have been completely destroyed, by rebuilding their homes and communities.  The project will cover an initial 1,500 affected households which will be organized under the Community Mortgage Program (CMP) of the government, through the Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC).  The project has the following components:

  1. Shelter Support – Through the community-driven approach, the project will provide shelter reconstruction support to 1,500 households whose houses were destroyed during the Marawi siege.
  2. Livelihood Support – The project will provide livelihood support by training households in construction, small scale enterprise development, etc.
  3. Community Development support – The project will provide capacity-building activities on project management, business and financial management, gender, peace and development.
  4. Infrastructure support – The project will provide small scale community infrastructure projects.
  5. Cultural and post-conflict support – Due to the sensitive post-conflict nature of the situation, the project will ensure that activities are done in a manner that will support the strengthening of the damaged social fabric and promote peace among the families and communities in relation to the wider community of Marawi and the region.

PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND:

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 officer will develop and implement a communications strategy for the project in Marawi, document project activities, develop communication materials and knowledge products including reports, support knowledge-sharing activities.

DURATION : Contract up to  31 March 2019 renewable until 31 Dec 2019 depending on availability of funding

TRAVEL: The officer will be based in Iligan/Marawi.

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager:
  • Evaluate the information needs of UN-Habitat Philippines’ housing project in the ARMM Region.
  • Develop a database system that will address the information needs of the project which should include a facility to capture and plot GPS coordinates of each beneficiary house in a map.
  • Design and develop required project monitoring reports that incorporate spatial analysis in consultation with the Project Management staff of the Philippines country office.
  • Ensure that the database is fully functional and operational.
  • Prepare training materials and provide required training to UNH-PH designated staff members on Use and Administration of the system.
  • Complete the user documentation for the new database including the changes incorporated.
  • Provide offline support to the Philippines country office as required.
  • Perform related duties as required.

EXPECTED OUTPUTS:

  •   Operational and tested database system
  •  Training modules/materials including samples of system reports templates.
  •  Instructions or simple operations manual detailing operations including how to upload GPS coordinates.

QUALIFICATIONS/SPECIAL SKILLS OR KNOWLEDGE:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, ICT Management, or other related disciplines
Experience and skills: ·      A minimum of two (2) years relevant experience in project data management and reporting;

·      Demonstrated experience with Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) including PostgreSQL or SQL Server;

·      Experience and knowledge using open source geospatial software

·      Exhibit solid working knowledge, key terms and current state of knowledge on development issues and shelter, post disaster recovery and reconstruction, and related issues;

·      Have substantial experience in information systems design and implementation as well as design and documentation of learning and other events;

·      Possess transferable skills in knowledge documentation, use and regeneration

Language Requirements: Full command of English and Filipino (spoken and written), knowledge of the local dialect is highly desirable

 

CORE VALUES AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Integrity – Demonstrates the values of the United Nations in daily activities and behaviours. Acts without consideration of personal gain. Resists undue political pressure in decision making. Does not abuse power or authority. Stands by decisions that are in the Organization’s interest, even if they are unpopular. Takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour.
  • Professionalism – 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.
  • Respect for Diversity – Works effectively with people from all backgrounds. Treats all people with dignity and respect. Treats men and women equally. Shows respect for and understanding of diverse points of view and demonstrates this understanding in daily work and decision-making. Examines own biases and behaviours to avoid stereotypical responses. Does not discriminate against any individual or group.

Professional Competencies:

  • Professionalism: Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of human settlement issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; exhibits interest in having two-way communication; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • 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.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Submission of Applications

 Application letters should include:

  1. Cover memo (maximum 1 page) ;
  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;

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their cover letter together with the signed and completed UN Personal History Form (P.11) and Curriculum vitae to warren.ubongen@un.org and copy rostrata@un.org by 16 January 2019.  Kindly indicate on subject line “Marawi Shelter Geodatabase Specialist”.

Kindly click here to read complete Terms of Reference (TOR).

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.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

By applying to this post, you agree to UN-Habitat’s due diligence in securing highest standards of efficiency, competency and integrity from all its staff members. Candidates will not be considered for employment with United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that the candidates have been involved in the commission of these acts.

UN-Habitat has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UN-Habitat also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:  UN-Habitat

DUTY STATION:  Iligan / Marawi

FUNCTIONAL TITLE:  Driver

CONTRACT MODALITY: Local Individual Contractor Agreement – LICA (under UNOPS)

DURATION: Contract up to 31 March 2019, with possibility of extension

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 16 January 2019

 

PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND:

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 and under the overall supervision of the UN-Habitat Marawi Project Manager, the Driver shall provide timely and appropriate assistance to the Iligan/Marawi Project Team. He/ She may be required to service the operations and programme staff of the Marawi Project as well as other UN-Habitat related missions.

The Driver provides basic administrative and other support to the UN-Habitat Marawi Project Team as required. He/She needs to demonstrate a high degree of commitment, responsibility and reliability in fulfilling these functions as well as willingness to develop his/her capacities in respect of administrative and other support functions.

DURATION:  Contract up to 31 March 2019, with possibility of extension depending on availability of funding

TRAVEL:  The post will be based in Iligan/Marawi.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the Driver will:

  • Pick and drop off the staff during all working days and drive them on official trips in and outside of Iligan city as directed by the direct supervisor and according to the security and transportation procedures of the UN, ensuring safe and on time arrival of staff to the duty station/destinations and back as required; local government and other partners and stakeholders;
  • Remain flexible for travelling to outside of Iligan city and working additional hours if required;
  • Full compliance with implementation of all security measures for the passengers and the vehicle during all trips regardless of the location, destination and distance of travel.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of the vehicle, cleanliness, and regular checking of the vehicle parts, as described on the driver’s checklist;
  • Maintain the vehicle logbook properly filled out with fleet information as well as invoices for fuel and maintenance of the vehicle and making sure it is signed by the authorizing officer;
  • Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc., performs minor repairs and arranges for other repairs and ensures that the vehicle is kept clean and ready for use;
  • Report immediately to direct supervisor of any accidents, mechanical failure occurring during a trip in or outside the city;
  • Keep records use of vehicle daily mileage trips, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc.
  • Use radio communication and carry out tasks as directed by the supervisor and shall remain vigilant and professional all the times;
  • Pouch/mail delivery and distribution of documents and other items when needed;
  • Follow up on regular vehicle servicing and repair/maintenance with local garages
  • Liaise with traffic department when required for vehicle registration etc.;
  • Ensure that all administrative and other office support tasks are fulfilled efficiently and effectively.
  • Perform any other relevant duty as required.

QUALIFICATIONS/SPECIAL SKILLS OR KNOWLEDGE:

Education: Secondary education with a Valid Driver’s license. (20 points)
Experience and skills: At least 3 years’ work experience as a driver; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.
Language Requirements: Fluency of English and Filipino is required. Knowledge of the local language is an advantage.

CORE VALUES AND COMPETENCIES:

 Core Values

  •  Integrity – Demonstrates the values of the United Nations in daily activities and behaviours. Acts without consideration of personal gain.Resists undue political pressure in decision making. Does not abuse power or authority. Stands by decisions that are in the Organization’s interest, even if they are unpopular. Takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour.
  • Professionalism – 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.
  • Respect for Diversity – Works effectively with people from all backgrounds. Treats all people with dignity and respect. Treats men and women equally. Shows respect for and understanding of diverse points of view and demonstrates this understanding in daily work and decision-making. Examines own biases and behaviours to avoid stereotypical responses. Does not discriminate against any individual or group.

Professional Competencies

  •  Professionalism: Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; exhibits interest in having two-way communication; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Submission of Applications

 Application letters should include:

  1. Cover memo (maximum 1 page);
  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;

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their cover letter together with the signed and completed UN Personal History Form (P.11) and Curriculum vitae to warren.ubongen@un.org and copy rostrata@un.org by 16 January 2019.  Kindly indicate on subject line “Driver – Marawi”.

Kindly click here to see complete TOR for the Driver’s post.

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.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

By applying to this post, you agree to UN-Habitat’s due diligence in securing highest standards of efficiency, competency and integrity from all its staff members. Candidates will not be considered for employment with United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that the candidates have been involved in the commission of these acts.

UN-Habitat has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UN-Habitat also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.