Position:  City Coordinator
Project: Building Climate Resiliency through Urban Plans & Designs
Duty Station: Cagayan de Oro City
Duration: October-December 2019 (with possible extension)

1. Introduction about UN–Habitat

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN–Habitat, is the United Nations agency for human settlements development. 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. The main documents outlining the mandate of the organization are the Vancouver Declaration on Human Settlements, Habitat Agenda, Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements, the Declaration on Cities and Other Human Settlements in the New Millennium, and the Resolution 56/206. Its activities contribute to the overall objective of the United Nations to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development within the context and the challenges of a rapidly urbanising world.

UN–Habitat is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, with a team of some 200 international and local staff, with regional offices for Asia and the Pacific in Fukuoka, Japan (ROAP–Fukuoka), for Latin America and the Caribbean in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (ROLAC), and for Africa and the Arab States in Nairobi, Kenya (ROAAS). The regional office for Eastern Europe and Transition Countries is also based in Nairobi. In the Philippines Country Office (CO), key programs and projects include national urban policy support, capacity development to manage urban development and settlements, climate change, post-disaster shelter recovery, urban planning, urban poverty reduction and slum upgrading. Support to climate change programs and projects started as early as early as 2008 under the MDG Demo Project of the UN. Since then, the climate change program has evolved and grown into a strategic and regular technical assistance component of the Philippines Country Office.

3.0 City Coordinator Duties and Responsibilities

The Local Coordinator is expected to perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the project plans, activities and target outputs are well communicated to the City Technical Working Group and other project other project partners in the city;
  • Coordinate and extend assistance to the city government to facilitate project activities such as data gathering and validation, meetings, planning workshops, technical charrettes, consultations and trainings;
  • Provide communications and coordination work to the project consultants and Manila-based project personnel;
  • Make sure that the City Technical Working Group is functioning based on the agreed purpose and planned activities;
  • Extend technical assistance particularly in the preparation and documentation of city adaptation strategy, urban design city guidelines and preparation of climate resilient urban plan and design and adaptation projects;
  • Provide coordination work and support in the conduct of project site hydro/water assessment and climate finance mentoring activities;
  • Document the highlights and agreements made during project meetings, planning-workshops, learning events and trainings;
  • Coordinate with concerned government agencies and other institutions at the city level and Provincial/Regional level to promote the project and support the overall implementation of the project;
  • Participate in the mission activities of the project;
  • Prepare and submit monthly journal;
  • Directly report to the National Project Coordinator; and
  • Perform other city level tasks that may be required by the project.

4.0       Outputs and supporting documents to be submitted by the City Coordinator

4.1    Monthly journal
4.2    Monthly attendance Form (UN-Habitat Form)
4.3    Activity reports: workshop, training, planning, meetings, missions, etc.

5.0       Qualifications and Experience

The consultant shall have:

  • At least 5 years work experience on project administration and coordination work
  • Should be a university graduate with subject course related to social sciences, engineering or architecture. Post-graduate degree is an advantage but not a requirement.
  • With knowledge on project development and monitoring
  • Familiarity and knowledge on local land use  and development planning processes/system
  • With basic knowledge on understanding spatial plans, urban/city plans
  • With demonstrated knowledge on climate change issues from national to local level
  • Good knowledge on national urban development issues, policies and programs
  • With good coordination, training, facilitating and writing skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Good communication skills, interpersonal management, team worker and proficient in written and spoken English.

6.   Reporting Arrangements and Coordination

The city coordinator will report to the National Project Coordinator on a regular basis.

To apply, kindly fill out a P11 Personal History Form and send it along with your cover letter and CV to rostrata@un.org and reinero.flores@un.org on or before 5:00 PM, 1 November 2019 with the
subject line “Application CDO City Coordinator”