The UN Secretary-General’s latest policy brief discusses how urban areas are suffering the brunt of the pandemic and recommends immediate and long-term action for cities. Priorities include tackling the cyclical inequalities that make the marginalized even more vulnerable, strengthening the capacities of local governments, and undertaking a resilient, inclusive, gender-equal and green economic recovery.

Download the Policy Brief here.

UN-Habitat is looking for Local Project Officer – ASEAN Sustainable Urbanization (6 posts).

Interested applicants may click on the link given below. Please note that ONLY applications via UNDP Job Site will be accepted

Deadline of all applications is on 5 August 2020.

 

  1. ASEAN LPO Thailand

https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=92862

  1. ASEAN LPO Cambodia

https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=92864

  1. ASEAN LPO Indonesia

https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=92865

  1. ASEAN LPO Malaysia

https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=92866

  1. ASEAN LPO Philippines

https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=92868

  1. ASEAN LPO Viet Nam

https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=92869

The Building Climate Resiliency through Urban Plans and Designs (BCRUPD) Project, implemented by UN-Habitat with national government and funding from IKI-BMU, supported local government actions and enhanced the capacities of local government units (LGUs) in developing resilient urban plans and designs.

A concrete demonstration of this support will be through an Urban Resilience Investment Forum to showcase enhanced capacities in developing resilient urban plans and designs of the project’s five partner cities: Angeles, Cagayan de Oro, Legazpi, Ormoc, and Tagum.

Designed and managed with national partners, the forum serves as a venue for proof of concept by providing the five cities an opportunity to showcase climate change adaptation projects they have identified when they formulated resilient urban plans and designs and prioritized feasible options under the project. It also bridges the gap between urban adaptation plans and designs and actual project implementation by linking cities with potential funding institutions like national and international development banks and multilateral financing institutions, the private sector, and development agencies.

In light of quarantine-related limitations in mobility and travel and in keeping with cautionary measures to avoid the spread of Covid-19, the investment forum will be done online and in modules throughout five days in September. This allows investors to view a full suite of all five partner cities’ exhibit materials in plenary as well as meet with them bilaterally through online pocket meetings. Thematic panel discussions to be led by national partners are also programmed in the forum and cover relevant topics such as localizing climate finance, available financing windows that cities can utilize for climate adaptation, and innovative models that cities can deploy to narrow the financing gap for climate-smart investments.

BCRUPD partner cities have been undergoing sustained coaching and are now preparing their pitches.

Partner cities have been undergoing sustained coaching in project development and financing in the leadup to the forum and are in the final stages of producing their city profiles, project proposals and pitches, to be presented at the investment forum as a mix of recorded and live content.

Current and potential partners will be invited to the forum, including those in national government, the private sector, international development organizations, civil society, and other stakeholders that have the potential to become partners with the LGUs in achieving climate resilient urban development.

For updates on the Urban Resilience Investment Forum, go to https://designingresilience.ph/ or follow the project on http://facebook.com/bcr.upd or https://twitter.com/bcr_upd.

Position Title                         :               Project Manager

Project Reference                 :               Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative – Philippines

Duty Station                          :               Manila, Philippines

Contract Modality                :               LICA 10

Duration                                 :               1 August 2020 – 31 March 2021

Deadline of Applications    :               15 July 2020

Date Advertised                    :               01  – 15 July 2020

 

 

  1. Introduction about UN–Habitat

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, 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.

 

  1. Project Background and Description

The “Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative – Philippines” project is a 1-year project with the goal of helping local governments and communities in the Philippines reduce marine plastic pollution, in support of the implementation of the National Plan of Action on Marine Litter (NPOAML). The project seeks to address fundamental issues of plastic waste leakages to marine environment at each target city, with different priority activities depending on the local context. Circular economy and 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) approaches will be harnessed to reduce marine plastic waste pollution, as an integral part of an overall solid waste management (SWM) program.

 

  1. Roles and Responsibilities of the Project Manager (PM)

The PM will have overall responsibility for managing the project and leading the team of consultants/ specialists/ experts through preparation and implementation of the project strategies and work plan in a participatory manner, taking full responsibility for achieving the project’s outputs in a timely manner. This will include providing overall project coordination and management, implementation and monitoring.

Guided by the project document (ProDoc) and work plan, he/she will take the lead in the following (specific) activities:

  • Facilitate the formation of the project team, assist in the development of the terms of reference of the project consultants and selection of the applicants for project posts;
  • Prepare the first six months inception work plan and corresponding budget requirement. Regularly update the project work plan together with the project team members in accordance with the templates and guidelines required by the project;
  • Determine and support/manage the approach for involving the stakeholders. This includes maintaining regular consultations and communications with local partners and with ROAP and HQ focal points, making best use in piloting innovative approaches and development of supporting policy papers to address identified issues within the overall context of marine plastic litter (MPL) prevention and reduction;
  • Lead the project team members and specialists to ensure delivery of expected results in a timely manner; providing project guidance to the experts in implementing project activities and achievement of required outputs; and reporting of project activities;
  • Work closely with the national government agency partners , including the Project Management Committee (PMC) and NPOAML lead agencies, and the six pilot cities on the implementation of activities and provide targeted advice on emerging trends such as the post-COVID “New Normal” and capacity development approaches of the project in collaboration with the city coordinators and the project consultants;
  • Take a leading role in preparing project progress reports; coordinate and consolidate regular or ad-hoc reports on the country programme activities when requested by the government, ROAP and the donor agency;
  • Ensure lessons learnt are captured and documented and shared internally with partners in the country, and externally with ROAP, HQ and the international community;
  • Ensure that knowledge products such as tools or quick guides are developed based on the experiences of the project;
  • Advise and coordinate all project activities based on the approved work plan including consultations, meetings, team planning, training and workshops, forum/conferences and city missions (both local and international) which are relevant for the implementation of the assignment;
  • Undertake other related duties and responsibilities required by the project.

 

  1. Qualifications

 

Particulars
  • With Master’s Degree in environmental planning and management, engineering, business management or other related field; OR Bachelor’s degree in combination with 12 years relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

 

  • At least 5 years relevant work experience in areas of environmental management, solid waste management, environmental assessments, pollution control, marine plastic litter and other related field.

               

  • Mature project management skills covering project development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; experience working with the UN or other international agencies is desirable

 

  • Experience in working with key national government agencies involved in environmental management and marine plastic litter issues

 

  • Solid knowledge and experience in working with local governments particularly on environmental issues

 

  • Good communication skills, interpersonal management, team worker and proficient in written and spoken English.

 

 

  1. Reporting Arrangements and Coordination

The PM will report to the Country Programme Manager

 

  1. Competencies

The Core Values of UN are:

Integrity;

Professionalism;

Respect for diversity

 

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 the audience;

Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

 

Client Orientation:

Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;

Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect;

Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;

Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;

Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects;

Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

 

Teamwork:

Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;

Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;

Places team agenda before personal agenda;

Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;

Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

 

Technological Awareness:

Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

 

Judgment/Decision Making:

Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision.

 

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;

 

All applications should be addressed to and sent electronically vie e- mail to UN-Habitat’s Country Programme Manager, Christopher E. Rollo at cris.rollo@un.org copying the Admin and Human Resources Officer, Joy Rostrata rostrata@un.org.

 

Please indicate in your e-mail subject: Application- Project Manager             

 

Deadline for Applications is on or before 15 July 2020.

 

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

 

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.

 

UN-Habitat does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

 

Position Title                         :               Knowledge Management & Communications Specialist

Project Reference                 :               Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative (HOCCI)

Duty Station                          :               Manila, Philippines

Contract Modality                :               LICA 9

Duration                                 :               1 August 2020 – 31 March 2021

Deadline of Applications    :               15 July 2020

Dates Advertised                  :               01 -15 July 2020

 

 

  1. Introduction about the UN–Habitat

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, 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.

 

  1. Project Background

The “Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative – Philippines” project is a 1-year project with the goal of helping local governments and communities in the Philippines reduce marine plastic pollution, in support of the implementation of the National Plan of Action on Marine Litter (NPOAML). The project seeks to address fundamental issues of plastic waste leakages to marine environment at each target city, with different priority activities depending on the local context. Circular economy and reduce-reuse-recycle (3Rs) approaches will be harnessed to reduce marine plastic waste pollution, as an integral part of an overall solid waste management (SWM) program.

 

  1. Roles and Responsibilities of the Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist (KMCS)

The KMCS will be responsible for the overall knowledge management and communications (KMC) requirements of the UN-Habitat Philippines Office with particular focus on the HOCCI project. She/he shall be working closely with the HOCCI Project Manager (PM) and the rest of the project team members in implementing national and level activities. In addition, guided by UN-Habitat and donor’s knowledge management framework, and communications guidelines, s/he shall be responsible for implementing a knowledge management and communications system supporting the country office under the guidance of the Habitat Country Programme Manager, as needed, in coordination and collaboration with the team leaders of the Building Climate Resilience through Urban Plans and Designs (BCRUPD) and Rebuilding Marawi through Community-driven Shelter and Livelihood projects.

 

S/he will perform the following roles and responsibilities:

 

For the HOCCI Project, s/he will perform the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a knowledge management system and communications plan;
  • Develop communication materials like project briefs, brochures, short articles and press kits to share information and promote the project;
  • Support the documentation of planning workshops and trainings, expert group meetings, forums, consultations and other activities related to the planning, development and implementation of UN-Habitat programmes and projects;
  • Maintain and produce original content for online platforms and social media channels, of UN-Habitat Philippines website, blogs, Facebook account/groups and Twitter;
  • Assess existing ICT knowledge platforms of government partners and establish sharing protocols/ system of project reports linking collected materials on SWM and marine plastic litter (MPL);
  • Consolidate and develop the project documentation, including process documentation and development of knowledge/communication materials for targeted users/audiences such as tools/guides on SWM and MPL and training modules based on the project experience;
  • Provide technical advice on knowledge sharing activities to maximize the events as a means to replicate the good practices done and share the lessons learned from the project cities;
  • Support the development of knowledge products borne out of the implementation of the project including the production of videos and other media; and
  • Assist the Project Manager in consolidating and preparing the required progress reports of the project.
  • Undertake other related duties and responsibilities required by the project.

 

For the Building Climate Resilience through Urban Plans and Designs (BCRUPD) and Rebuilding Marawi through Community-driven Shelter and Livelihood projects:

  • Support the communications officers of the respective projects through technical guidance and review of KMC outputs and products;
  • Support the wrapping up of the KMC plans and activities.

 

  1. Qualifications and Experience
Particulars
  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Development Communication, Journalism, Media Studies or related field; A bachelor’s degree in development communications, social marketing, journalism, media, or other related field in combination with 10 years relevant qualifying experience may be accepted lieu of the advanced university degree
  • At least 3 years relevant experience, especially in delivering LGU capacity development approaches and training materials in the field of environmental management and solid waste management and communicating development project results through social media.
  • Exhibit solid and current working knowledge on development issues and directions especially on environmental management, solid waste management, climate change, urban development, human settlements, water and sanitation, local economic development and related issues.
  • Experience working for the UN system is preferred
  • Have substantial experience in design, facilitation and implementation of learning events.
  • Possess transferable skills in knowledge documentation, use and regeneration.
  • Possess a strong background and working experience in tools development and toolkit production, learning product design (i.e., manuals, guidebooks, toolkits, brochures, etc.)
  • Possess advance and publishable writing skills for both online and offline dissemination (i.e. press releases, blogs, brochures, news articles, etc.), familiarity with using and posting on social media channels (Facebook, Twitter) and have a basic understanding of maintaining web content hosted on Joomla, WordPress or other platforms.
  • Basic graphic design, photography, and video editing skills are an asset.
  • Good communication skills, strong technical and creative writing skills, interpersonal management, team worker and proficient in written and spoken English.

 


      5. Reporting Arrangements and Coordination 

The KMCS will report to the Project Manager and the Habitat Country Programme Manager.

 

  1. Competencies

The Core Values of the United Nations are:

  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;
  • Respect for diversity. 

Planning & Organising:

  • 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 the audience;
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Client Orientation:

  • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;
  • Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect;
  • Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
  • Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;
  • Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects;
  • Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Teamwork:

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;
  • Places team agenda before personal agenda;
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Technological Awareness:

  • Keeps abreast of available technology;
  • Understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office;
  • Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks;
  • shows willingness to learn new technology.

 

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;

 

All applications should be addressed to and sent electronically vie e- mail to UN-Habitat’s Country Programme Manager, Christopher E. Rollo at cris.rollo@un.org copying the Admin and Human Resources Officer, Joy Rostrata rostrata@un.org.

 

Please indicate in your e-mail subject: Application – Knowledge Management & Communications Specialist   

 

Deadline for Applications is on or before 15 July 2020.

 

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

 

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.

 

UN-Habitat does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Position Title                         :               Community Organizer

Project Reference                 :               Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative – Philippines

Duty Station                          :               Manila, Philippines

Contract Modality                :               LICA 8

Duration                                 :               1 August 2020 – 31 March 2021

Deadline of Applications     :               15 July 2020

Date Advertised                    :               01 July – 15 July 2020

 

 

  1. Introduction about UN–Habitat

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, 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.

 

  1. Project Background and Description

The “Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative – Philippines” project is a 1-year project with the goal of helping local governments and communities in the Philippines reduce marine plastic pollution, in support of the implementation of the National Plan of Action on Marine Litter (NPOAML). The project seeks to address fundamental issues of plastic waste leakages to marine environment at each target city, with different priority activities depending on the local context. Circular economy and 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) approaches will be harnessed to reduce marine plastic waste pollution, as an integral part of an overall solid waste management (SWM) program.

 

  1. Roles and Responsibilities of the Community Organizer

Under the supervision of the Project Manager, and guided by the project document (ProDoc) and work plan, the Community Organizer, in coordination with the Technical Specialists and City Coordinators, will:

  • Develop and implement processes for the strengthening of community associations, clans or community groups to undertake their own development initiatives with special emphasis on women and the informal waste sector;
  • Conduct awareness programmes in local communities regarding the benefits of mobilized and organized community including the advantages of community-based institutions leading the development of their own local area;
  • Mobilize, interact, and dialogue with the individuals and associations/groups to promote civic responsibility and sense of ownership;
  • Facilitate community meetings to encourage discussions and comprehensive thinking by local communities for analyzing their local problems and their local solutions especially in the context of reducing marine plastic litter (MPL);
  • Assist communities in the preparation of Community Action Plans on MPL prevention and reduction;
  • Support local communities in conducting a thorough assessment of their vulnerabilities and capabilities including resources available at their disposal and untapped opportunities;
  • Facilitate the preparation of participatory surveys with the communities to determine the psychological and socio-economic development needs of the poor communities and families;
  • Work with local communities in preparing family and neighborhood profiles in order to guide the decisions of development priorities at the local level;
  • Assist the community in the project identification and feasibility studies to reduce MPL;
  • Support communities to establish linkages with relevant suppliers, buyers and other markets, community officers;
  • Ensure quality of goods, materials and workmanship during implementation of community projects;
  • Assist the beneficiaries and associations in keeping updated records, accounts, vouchers, documents;
  • Assist the community in writing progress and completion reports, and in the technical handover process of the projects;
  • Prepare appropriate weekly, monthly and quarterly progress reports on community mobilization and project implementation and in the case of main activities, assist in the preparation of a one-page bullet of activity highlights including a photo, caption and short one-paragraph writeup within one week of the activity or event.

 

  1. Qualifications
Particulars
  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s or equivalent) in social work and development, social sciences, or related fields; OR Bachelor’s degree in combination with 8 years relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

 

  • With 2 years of relevant experience;  substantial knowledge on areas of environmental management, solid waste management, environmental assessments, pollution control, marine plastic litter and other related field

 

  • Have good partnership building and networking skills

 

  • Sufficient experience in working with local communities in community action planning, implementation and monitoring

 

  • Good communication skills with proficiency in written and spoken English

 

 

  1. Reporting Arrangements and Coordination

The Community Organizer will report to the Project Manager.

 

  1. Competencies

The Core Values of the United Nations are:

Integrity;

Professionalism;

Respect for diversity.

 

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 the audience;

Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

 

Client Orientation:

Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;

Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect;

Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;

Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;

Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects;

Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

 

Teamwork:

Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;

Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;

Places team agenda before personal agenda;

Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;

Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

 

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;

 

All applications should be addressed to and sent electronically vie e- mail to UN-Habitat’s Country Programme Manager, Christopher E. Rollo at cris.rollo@un.org copying the Admin and Human Resources Officer, Joy Rostrata rostrata@un.org.

 

Please indicate in your e-mail subject: Application – Community Organizer

 

Deadline for Applications is on or before 15 July 2020.

 

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

 

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.

 

UN-Habitat does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Position Title                         :               City Coordinators (3)

Project Reference                 :               Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative – Philippines

Duty Station                          :               Cagayan de Oro / Ormoc /  Legazpi City, Philippines

Contract Modality                :               LICA 7

Duration                                :               1 August 2020 – 31 March 2021

Deadline of Applications    :               24 July 2020

Date Advertised                    :               01 – 24 July 2020

 

  1. Introduction about UN–Habitat

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, 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.

 

  1. Project Background and Description

The “Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative – Philippines” project is a 1-year project with the goal of helping local governments and communities in the Philippines reduce marine plastic pollution, in support of the implementation of the National Plan of Action on Marine Litter (NPOAML). The project seeks to address fundamental issues of plastic waste leakages to marine environment at each target city, with different priority activities depending on the local context. Circular economy and 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) approaches will be harnessed to reduce marine plastic waste pollution, as an integral part of an overall solid waste management (SWM) program.

 

  1. Roles and Responsibilities of the City Coordinator

Under the supervision of the Project Manager, and guided by the project document (ProDoc) and work plan, the City Coordinator is expected to perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the project plans, activities and target outputs are well communicated to, and consulted with, the City Technical Working Group and other project partners in the city;
  • Coordinate and support the city government to facilitate project activities such as data gathering and validation, meetings, planning workshops, technical charrettes, consultations and trainings especially in the context of reducing marine plastic litter (MPL);
  • 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 to reduce MPL through proper SWM, including 3Rs;
  • Lead in the preparation of project progress report at the city level;
  • Document the highlights and agreements made during project meetings, planning workshops, learning events and trainings, and in the case of main activities, assist in the preparation of a one-page bullet of activity highlights including a photo, caption and short one-paragraph writeup within one week of the activity or event;
  • Extend assistance particularly on the preparation and documentation of city profiling and customization and implementation of SWM or MPL-reducing projects;
  • Coordinate with concerned government agencies and other institutions at the city level and provincial/regional level to promote and support the overall implementation of the project;
  • Participate in and support the mission activities of the project;
  • Directly report to the National Project Manager; and
  • Perform other city level tasks that may be required by the project.

 

  1. Qualifications

 

Particulars
  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental management or engineering, social sciences, management or related course. Post-graduate degree is an advantage but not a requirement

 

  • At least 6 years work experience in areas of environmental management, solid waste management, environmental assessments, pollution control, marine plastic litter and other related field.

               

  •  With substantial knowledge on project development, implementation and monitoring

 

  • Substantial knowledge and experience in working with local governments particularly on environmental issues

 

  • Ability to work independently and coordinate a multi-disciplinary team

 

  • Good communication skills with excellent proficiency in written and spoken English.

 

 

  1. Reporting Arrangements and Coordination

The City Coordinator will report to the Project Manager.

 

  1. Competencies

The Core Values of the United Nations are:

Integrity;

Professionalism;

Respect for diversity.

 

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 the audience;

Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

 

Client Orientation:

Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;

Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect;

Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;

Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;

Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects;

Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

 

Teamwork:

Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;

Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;

Places team agenda before personal agenda;

Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;

Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

 

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;

 

All applications should be addressed to and sent electronically vie e- mail to UN-Habitat’s Country Programme Manager, Christopher E. Rollo at cris.rollo@un.org copying the Admin and Human Resources Officer, Joy Rostrata rostrata@un.org.

 

Please indicate in your e-mail subject: Application – City Coordinators (Cagayan de Oro/Ormoc/Legazpi)

 

Deadline for Applications is on or before 24 July 2020.

 

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

 

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.

 

UN-Habitat does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Position Title                         :               Capacity Development Specialist

Project Reference                 :               Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative – Philippines

Duty Station                          :               Manila, Philippines

Contract Modality                :               LICA 9

Duration                                 :               1 August 2020 – 31 March 2021

Application Deadline           :               15 July 2020

Date Advertised                    :               01 – 15 July 2020

 

 

  1. Introduction about UN–Habitat

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, 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.

 

  1. Project Background and Description

The “Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative – Philippines” project is a 1-year project with the goal of helping local governments and communities in the Philippines reduce marine plastic pollution, in support of the implementation of the National Plan of Action on Marine Litter (NPOAML). The project seeks to address fundamental issues of plastic waste leakages to marine environment at each target city, with different priority activities depending on the local context. Circular economy and 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) approaches will be harnessed to reduce marine plastic waste pollution, as an integral part of an overall solid waste management (SWM) program.

 

  1. Roles and Responsibilities of the Capacity Development Specialist

Under the supervision of the National Project Manager, and guided by the project document (ProDoc) and work plan, the Capacity Development Specialist will:

  • Develop the training and capacity development program of the project in line with the focus areas in the project work plan with the ultimate goal of reducing marine plastic litter (MPL);
  • Implement, monitor and evaluate the training and capacity development program of the project; including the preparation of terms of reference and facilitation of hiring of resource persons to implement the training and capacity development work plan;
  • Pre-training activities: consolidate relevant modules, tools and topics that will be used for the training and workshops; prepare training and workshop designs, facilitation guides, activity program and kit; solicit and incorporate relevant comments to workshop design and content prior to actual events; identify and coordinate with the resource persons and participants; conduct pre-training/workshop evaluation; prepare training materials and supplies, including venue requirements; accomplish travel/mission requirements; coordinate with the city coordinator and concerned team members;
  • Training proper activities: be responsible for the overall conduct and administration of the training/workshop; coordinate with the city coordinator and concerned team members and/or other consultants/short term experts, training/workshop evaluation;
  • Post-training activities: prepare activity report and communicate with the participants and other stakeholders including the partners and donor;
  • Regularly update the training and capacity development work program and its activities based on the progress and objectives of the project to ensure that adequate capacity is built in identified areas of the program;
  • Prepare a one-page bullet of activity highlights including a photo, caption and short one-paragraph writeup within one week of the activity or event;
  • Prepare and submit monthly training and capacity development report containing the targets for the period, the inputs/activities, results, problems encountered, recommendations and ways forward. Training modules, program, presentation materials, pre and post-training evaluation, participants basic information will be consolidated as annexes in the report;
  • Contribute to the development of annual workplans, performance monitoring indicators, systems and tools, and writing of program reports;
  • Ensure proper administration of logistical aspects related to capacity development activities;
  • Remain up-to-date with latest methodologies, best practices, and donor requirements and ensure that the project capacity development approaches are consistent with the best practices; and
  • Undertake other related activities in support of the project work plan as may be discussed and agreed with the Project Management Committee (PMC).

 

  1. Qualifications
Particulars
  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s or equivalent) on human resource development, social sciences, or related fields; OR Bachelor’s degree in combination with 10 years relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

 

  • At least 3 years relevant work experience in managing and conducting training and capacity development programs and projects

 

  • With substantial knowledge on areas of environmental management, solid waste management, environmental assessments, pollution control, marine plastic litter and other related field; familiar with related LGU processes

 

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in training needs assessment, design and module preparation, training/workshop facilitation, plenary mediation, training monitoring and evaluation

 

  • Good interpersonal management skills with mature approach;  team worker

 

  • Excellent communication, report writing and presentation skills; Proficiency in written and spoken English

 

 

  1. Reporting Arrangements and Coordination

The Capacity Development Specialist will report to the Project Manager.

 

  1. Competencies

The Core Values of the United Nations are:

Integrity;

Professionalism;

Respect for diversity.

 

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 the audience;

Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

 

Client Orientation:

Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;

Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect;

Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;

Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;

Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects;

Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

 

Teamwork:

Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;

Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;

Places team agenda before personal agenda;

Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;

Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

 

Technological Awareness:

Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

 

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;

 

All applications should be addressed to and sent electronically vie e- mail to UN-Habitat’s Country Programme Manager, Christopher E. Rollo at cris.rollo@un.org copying the Admin and Human Resources Officer, Joy Rostrata rostrata@un.org.

 

Please indicate in your e-mail subject: Application – Capacity Development Specialist             

 

Deadline for Applications is on or before 15 July 2020.

 

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

 

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.

 

UN-Habitat does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Position Title                         :               Solid Waste Management Specialist

Project Reference                 :               Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative – Philippines

Duty Station                          :               Manila, Philippines

Contract Modality                :               LICA 9

Contract Duration                :               1 August 2020 – 31 March 2021

Application Deadline           :               15 July 2020

Date Advertised                    :               01 July – 15 July 2020

 

  1. Introduction about UN–Habitat

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, 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.

 

  1. Project Background and Description

The “Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative – Philippines” project is a 1-year project with the goal of helping local governments and communities in the Philippines reduce marine plastic pollution, in support of the implementation of the National Plan of Action on Marine Litter (NPOAML). The project seeks to address fundamental issues of plastic waste leakages to marine environment at each target city, with different priority activities depending on the local context. Circular economy and reduce-reuse-recycle (3Rs) approaches will be harnessed to reduce marine plastic waste pollution, as an integral part of an overall solid waste management (SWM) program.

 

  1. Roles and Responsibilities of the Solid Waste Management Specialist (SWMS)

The SWMS will have overall responsibility for providing SWM technical inputs and support in the implementation of 1-year work plan to the project team through development, coordination and implementation of the project strategies and approaches in a participatory manner.

Guided by the project document and work plan, and in coordination with the Project Manager (PM), he/she will take the lead in the following (specific) activities:

  • Support the PM and the Team in involving the stakeholders including technical advisory services on 3Rs and waste management measures and regular consultations with national and local partners, making best use in piloting innovative approaches and development of supporting policy papers to address identified issues and directions in the NPOAML;
  • Draft an assessment tool for the six (6) partner cities and use same for guiding local government units (LGUs) in identifying priority areas of action to strengthen LGU capacity on project implementation;
    • Carry out a technical review and provide inputs to the proposed work plans of partner LGUs, actual implementation measures at the local level, and proposed national policy papers;
  • Support the conduct of the Expert Group Meeting (EGM) planned on June 2020 as well as the post-event activities in order to achieve expected results;
    • Support the strategic implementation of project activities, achievement of required outputs as elaborated in the Project Document (ProDoc), and reporting of project activities, in consideration of the needs of national and local partners and the international best practices that may be applied in the Philippine context;
    • In coordination with the PM, work closely with the national government agency partners, including the Project Management Committee (PMC) and NPOAML lead agencies, and the six pilot cities on the implementation of activities and provide targeted advice on emerging trends such as the post-COVID-19 “New Normal” and capacity development approaches of the project in collaboration with the city coordinators and the project consultants; and
    • Ensure lessons learnt are captured and documented and knowledge products such as tools or quick guides are developed based on the experiences of the project.

 

  1. Qualifications
Particulars
  • With Master’s Degree in environmental planning and management, engineering, business management or other related field. OR Bachelor’s degree in combination with 10 years relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in areas of environmental management, solid waste management, environmental assessments, pollution control, marine plastic litter and other related fields. 
  • Experience in working with key national government agencies and stakeholders involved in environmental management and marine plastic litter issues.
  • Solid knowledge and experience in working with local governments particularly on environmental issues.
  • Good communication skills, interpersonal management, team worker and proficient in written and spoken English.

 

  1. Reporting Arrangements and Coordination

The SWMS will report to the Project Manager.

 

  1. Competencies

The Core Values of the United Nations are:

Integrity;

Professionalism;

Respect for diversity.

 

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 the audience;

Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

 

Client Orientation:

Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;

Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect;

Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;

Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;

Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects;

Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

 

Teamwork:

Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;

Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;

Places team agenda before personal agenda;

Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;

Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

 

Technological Awareness:

Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

 

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;

 

All applications should be addressed to and sent electronically vie e- mail to UN-Habitat’s Country Programme Manager, Christopher E. Rollo at cris.rollo@un.org copying the Admin and Human Resources Officer, Joy Rostrata rostrata@un.org.

 

Please indicate in your e-mail subject: Application – Solid Waste Management Specialist       

 

Deadline for Applications is on or before 15 July 2020.

 

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

 

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.

 

UN-Habitat does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.