CTG

Coordinator (Urbanisation and Land)

CTG

Job Description

CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.

In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.

Overview of position

1. BACKGROUND The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is the UN organization mandated to promote environmentally and socially sustainable human settlements and adequate housing for all. The Sustainable Development Goal 11 aims to “make cities safe, resilient and sustainable” and the New Urban Agenda, the outcome of the Third UN Conference on Human Settlements, Habitat III (Oct 2016) seeks to maximize the potential of urbanization as a force for sustainable development. UN-Habitat is thus concerned with the sustainable development of cities and urban communities and provides support in urban policy and spatial planning at different levels (national, regional and local), reconstruction and housing, rehabilitation of infrastructure, and the promotion of equitable land rights and tenure security.

UN-Habitat has been working over two decades in Libya in supporting relevant departments, in particular the Urban Planning Agency (UPA), on the issues of spatial planning. This included providing institutional support and Capacity Development since 2002 in order to achieve a national policy for spatial planning (2006 to 2030) and a large number of regional and sub-regional plans, as well as the basic designs of cities, towns and villages. In the second half of 2012, the program also contributed with the Urban Planning Agency to strengthen the capacity of staff in areas of urban planning and geographic information systems as needed for urban recovery planning and provided technical advice in the housing sector and in the preparation of urban rehabilitation plans.

On 3 January 2019 in Tunis and within its ongoing Cooperation Programme with the Libyan government, UN-Habitat signed an agreement with the Libyan Urban Planning Agency to mobilize Technical Support and expertise at the global and regional level for Institutional support, Capacity Building and post-conflict recovery and reconstruction. The agreement includes the establishment of a national Urban Observatory that develops a system for urban data collection and monitoring and provides insights on differences in access to housing and basic services in cities.

Furthermore, on the basis of discussion with UNCT and the UNSMIL, UN-Habitat is going to undertake an assessment of the land rights and Administration" id="link" class="link">Land Administration in Libya, to identify the land-related root causes of conflict, how to mitigate them and address them to foster sustainable peace. This assessment will look at the different interconnected aspects of urbanisation: housing, informal settlements, urban planning and basic services delivery.

The programme is managed by the UN-Habitat Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS). The Urbanisation and Land Analyst will be reporting to the Human Settlements Officer leading the Libya portfolio.

Role objectives

The coordinator will: Maintain and develop day-to-day contacts with key government and local authorities in Libya and ensure the prompt sharing of information, conclusions or messages with the direct supervisor.

Support the research on land rights and land administration in Libya by providing information, providing contacts, set up interviews, review the drafts being produced, and provide overall guidance and support to the lead researcher.

Coordinate the participation of Libya’s government representatives and land /urbanisation experts in the Arab Land Conference that will be held in Cairo on the 22-24 February 2021.

Hold at least one event to present the most recent city profiles to relevant partners (e.g. municipalities, other government representatives, UN agencies, etc.).

Disseminate information on the UN-Habitat work to government and other relevant partners.

Consolidate and provide technical guidance and support to the ongoing work with the Urban planning Agency, including undertaking the preparatory work for the next steps of the collaboration.

Act as a focal point on sustainable urban development issues within UN-Habitat in Libya.

Coordinate the agenda and support all visiting UN-Habitat experts and associated missions. Follow up on actions recommended or agreed during visiting missions and ensure documentation of mission’s activities in timely reports.

Identify national stakeholders to participate in regional and international events organized by UN Habitat and its partners.

Assist to foster better coordination and collaboration within the local working groups as (shelter, WASH etc) members themselves through facilitating the flow of knowledge and information in the clusters/working groups and liaise with other clusters.

A monthly work plan including tasks and duties to be performed by the Technical Coordinator will be shared and agreed with the coordinator at the beginning of each month. This work plan will be also used to report on the accomplished activities for each month.

UN Core Values and Competencies

Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements; 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.

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.

Planning and Organizing: Identifies priority activities and assignments; 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.

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; meets timeline for delivery of product or services to client.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals; builds consensus for task purpose and direction with team members; supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.

Project reporting

To the Project Manager Key competencies UN Core Values and Competencies Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements; 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.

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.

Planning and Organizing: Identifies priority activities and assignments; 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.

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; meets timeline for delivery of product or services to client.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals; builds consensus for task purpose and direction with team members; supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in urban planning, architecture, engineering or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience: Minimum of 12 years of professional experience involving liaison with high level government representatives, coordination with national and local authorities.

Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and Analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and coordination are required Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English and Arabic is required.

Other Skills: Good computer skills and proficiency in designing Data Base and programming plus word processing, spreadsheet. Knowledge of the United Nations rules and regulations.

Team management

This role does not require management field
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