September 19, 2019, 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
UN House, 15th Floor, Rooms 15A&B, North Tower, Rockwell Business Center, Mandaluyong City

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Over the coming decades, competition, and conflict over land is likely to intensify with the growing pressures of climate change, population growth, increased food insecurity, migration and urbanization. Due to growing evidence of the link between land, armed conflict, and human rights abuses, development and humanitarian systems need to be more responsive to the emerging needs of countries and populations in which they work. 

On September 19, 2019, UN-Habitat, UNHCR, and the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) will be holding a Learning Session on Land and Conflict from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the UN House in Mandaluyong City.  

The Learning Session aims to introduce the UN Secretary General’s Guidance Note on Land and Conflict  as well as serve as a venue for sharing experiences and lessons learned in the Philippine context by national agencies, NGOs/CSOs, UN agencies and partners, and other institutions working around the issue. 


Iligan/Marawi City

Project Assistant

Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA)
DURATION 01 October – 31 December 2019, extendable depending on funding availability and performance
DEADLINE DATE:    16 September 2019


Requirements of consultancy

Within the framework of the Project, funded by the Government of Japan, the Project Assistant will ensure the effective and efficient execution of the project by providing project implementation and office administration support as detailed in the duties and responsibilities below .


Contract up to December 2019 with possibility of extension depending availability of funding and performance


The Project Assistant will be based in Iligan City, with travel to project offices, as necessary.


Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, the Project Assistant shall be responsible for the following:

1. Office Administration

  • Supports day-to-day administrative work related to the smooth running of the Iligan and Marawi Project Offices including oversight of office supplies, communications/equipment/IT systems etc.;
    • Supports and coordinates all the administration and logistics related to staff travel such as lodging, transportation etc.;
    • Assists staff in preparing travel requests and security clearances and ensures travel claims are properly filed and original documents kept on file;
    • Liaises with UNDP and other UN agencies, when appropriate, to ensure that implementation of administrative systems are consistent with UN wide rules and regulations (SSAFE, UN Training, etc.);
    • Prepares requisitions for procurement of goods and services in accordance with the approved work plan and submits them to the project manager for approval and country office for processing in a timely manner;
    • Ensures that all equipment are in good working condition;
    • Develops and maintain office filing system;
    • Provides Secretariat support to the Project Steering Committee;
    • Performs other functions and duties as required.

2. Project Implementation Support

  • Seeks quotations for the training venue and other logistical support;
    • Assists in packaging the training proposal and review its completeness before forwarding to the Project Manager for approval;
    • Assists the Capacity Development and Partnership Officer in purchasing materials for the training;
    • Ensures logistics are properly undertaken pertaining to the organization and conduct of workshops, seminars, events and other activities;
    • Assists the Capacity Development and Partnership Officer in liquidating training cash advances;
    • Performs any other tasks assigned by the Project Manager and/or the Country Programme Manager


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



Education Bachelor’s degree in Management, Public or Business Administration, Social Science or related field

Experience and skills A minimum of two (2) years experience in project administration in a developmental-related work Previous work in an international project management is an advantageDemonstrated knowledge and understanding in project / programme implementation, with focus on the administrative componentsExperience in providing back-office supportExperience in working at the sub-national and local levelsDemonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office applications especially MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint

Language Requirements Fluency in both written and spoken English and Filipino

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:;

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 and copy by 16 September 2019.  Kindly indicate on subject line “Project Assistant”.

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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.