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Programme Analyst (Sanitation)

Rio de Janeiro

  • Organization: UNHABITAT - United Nations Human Settlements Programme
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2024-11-07

Result of Service
He/she will provide managerial support and technical advice on the implementation of the projects in São Paulo. The Programme Analyst will work in close collaboration with the operational and technical teams of UN-Habitat offices in Rio de Janeiro, as well as with the local project team, staff of other UN Agencies, Government officials, media, multilateral and bilateral donors and civil society.
Work Location
São Paulo
Expected duration
One (1) month upon the signature of the contract, with the possibility of renewal.
Duties and Responsibilities
Background The main mandate of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is to promote sustainable development of human settlements and policies conducive to adequate housing for all. Within this framework, UN-Habitat supports central and state governments, as well as local authorities and other partners for the implementation of the Habitat Agenda, the 2030 Agenda with the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda. UN-Habitat helps the urban poor by transforming cities into safer, more inclusive, compact, integrated, resilient and connected places with better opportunities where everyone can live with dignity. It works with organizations at every level, including all spheres of government, civil society and the private sector to help build, manage, plan and finance sustainable urban development. UN-Habitat’s Regional Office for Latin American and the Caribbean – ROLAC – is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Agency puts emphasis on developing and managing activities in the host country. Indeed, for the past years, UN-Habitat has expanded its portfolio in Brazil by working with the three tiers of government in order to support the formulation and implementation of more effective, sustainable, participative and socially fairer urban economic, social and environmental policies. As part of a partnership with the Municipality of São Paulo, the project includes the revision of the Municipal Solid Waste Plan and the elaboration of the Municipal Sanitation Plan. In order to properly implement this project, a Programme Analyst is required to ensure a good execution of the work programme. Report to UN-Habitat Manager The Programme Analyst reports to the Programme Coordinator and to the National Officer for Brazil, who will evaluate him/her. Responsibilities Under the overall supervision of the Programme Coordinator and of the National Officer for Brazil and Southern Cone, the Programme Analyst will: a) Providing technical advice and supporting the execution of technical activities related to the project. b) Provide management support and coordinate the overall implementation of the project work programme, including development, approval and implementation of activities. c) Maintain close communication with local counterparts and partners, such as governments, civil society organisations, universities, the private sector, etc. under supervision. d) Carry out technical, administrative and management activities to ensure that the project achieves its objectives in terms of deadlines, budget and quality. e) Provide appropriate technical support to implement activities related to the following areas: i. training and development; ii. collection, production, analysis and management of urban data, information and indicators; iii. public policies; iv. strategic and project planning, monitoring and implementation; v. localisation of the SDGs and implementation of the New Urban Agenda; vi. social mobilisation and participation; and vii. effective advocacy, monitoring and partnership. f) Providing information for the systematisation and exchange of successful practices and experiences with other offices in the region and with divisions at headquarters. g) Conducting technical activities to ensure that projects meet deadlines and quality objectives. h) Contributing to the identification and mitigation of project risks, including relevant challenges or omissions and other situations that could affect the development and implementation of projects. i) Participate in meetings and conferences organised by UN-Habitat partners. j) Document expert group meetings, forums, consultations, training events and other activities related to the planning, development and implementation of new and ongoing projects. k) Preparing reports for partners, internal reports, etc. at various stages of projects. l) Perform other tasks that may be requested by supervisors. m) Participate in missions as requested. The consultant will be responsible for completing all courses and training activities that are indicated to him/her by his/her supervisor. The security course BSAFE is required to be accredited during the first month of employment. The consultant will be responsible for his/her own security, so the person should get familiarized with United Nations security mechanisms and comply with them according to the Framework of Accountability for the United Nations Security Management System.
Qualifications/special skills
Education: ● Postgraduate Degree (Lato Sensu or Stricto Sensu) in Sanitation Engineering, Environment Engineering, Civil Engineering, Public Administration, Public Policy, International Relations, Urban Studies, Social Sciences or related fields, or additional 4 (four) years of relevant experience to the post, beyond the requirement. ● Bachelor's degree in Sanitation Engineering, Environment Engineering, Civil Engineering or related fields is required. Experiences: ● Four (4) years' progressively responsible professional experience in project/programme management on development or urban-related topics. ● Professional experience on themes related to sanitation planning is required. ● Professional experience in designing and conducting participatory activities is desirable. ● Experience related to UN and/or any other international agency is an asset. Skills: ● Proficiency in Office Package (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). ● Experience of technological tools and use of software and online platforms is required. ● Experience of online event and conference tools is required. ● Good knowledge of project management methodologies is desirable. Knowledge Management → The person must know the processes, procedures and norms of UN-Habitat, in order to guarantee an adequate quality of the activities described above, following the standards of the organization. → The person will propose formats and procedures that allow the efficient implementation of the activities related to the project development. → The person must know the files of the Office, work with it and ensure its proper maintenance, accessibility for all staff and due updating. → The person will prepare databases related to the project running. → The person will make sure that all relevant technical information will be adequately shared with the correspondent staff. → The person will ensure that all produced material will be fit-for-purpose and delivered, in an organized way, for posterior consultation and use of the Agency. Competencies Professionalism: Experience working in inter-institutional environment, project management, monitoring-evaluation; approaches and strategies with regard to good urban governance and local and regional development. Planning and organization: Professional approach to work, strong sense of responsibility, operate with minimal supervision; proven organizational skills and ability to manage a workload efficiently and within set deadlines. Communication: Ability to write clearly and effectively; listen to others, interpret messages correctly and respond appropriately; show openness in information sharing and keep everyone informed; solid abstract reasoning skills together with a proven capacity to write documents for diverse audiences. Teamwork: Ability to work with teams, demonstrate leadership, conflict management and consensus facilitation skills; ability to work in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment, and to respect diversity; sensitivity to the main-streaming of vulnerability; willingness and ability to work in difficult environments.
● English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat, and Spanish is the working language of the Regional Office. For the post advertised, fluency in Portuguese is required. Knowledge of English is an advantage.
Additional Information
Travel details The consultant must be available to travel to the places related to the activities in the country, if requested by the National Officer for Brazil and/or the International Officer. Travels will be coordinated and financed by UN-Habitat, according to the United Nations travel rules and guidelines. Remuneration (SB-4/1): BRL 8.715,60 (net amount) per month/activity report. Notes All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. Due to the volume of applications received, receipt of applications cannot be acknowledged individually. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Applications should be submitted through INSPIRA and must include all documents required at the system, please be ready to include the following information at the “Candidate Profile” (PHP) at Inspira: ○ Cover memo (maximum 1 page) ○ Educational Background (incl. dates) ○ Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months) ○ Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments ○ Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)* * Please note that Internships, self-employment and part-time count as 50%. In addition to it, note experience not relevant to the position will not be considered. All applications should be submitted to: Inspira Deadline for applications: ● UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact:
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