United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
Component 1: Sustainable Urban Planning and Management
UN-Habitat Technical Support for the implementation of GEF-UNIDO Project: Sustainable Cities, Integrated Approach Pilot in India
Knowledge and Communications Specialist
New Delhi, India
TYPE OF CONTRACT:
Individual Contractor Contract through UNOPS LICA (Open for all Nationals, eligible to work in India)
UN-Habitat in cooperation with UNIDO is implementing a Global Environment Fund (GEF-6) supported project on sustainable cities to be piloted in five cities (Bhopal, Jaipur, Mysore, Vijayawada, Guntur). The overall objective of the GEF project is to integrate sustainability strategies into urban planning and management with the end view of achieving the goals of ongoing city-related government projects hoping to achieve livable, workable and sustainable cities. The components of the project include:
Under the overall supervision of the Country Manager, Knowledge and Communications Specialist will work under the overall guidance of the Programme Manager, UN-Habitat in India and will be responsible to undertake the following activities in close collaboration with country office team (Country Office, Regional Office, and HQ thematic focal points):
Education: An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in mass communications, public relations, journalism, external relations or corporate communications, or a first level university degree in combination with additional two (2) years of relevant qualifying experience is required.
Work Experience: At minimum of five (05) years progressively responsible experience to take full responsibility for the development of communication materials or lead others in developing drafts of communication materials. Proficiency at a level sufficient to lead the planning, development, and execution of a communication strategy in support of defined objectives. Working experience to write, rewrite, or edit complex communications products for purposeful structure, clarity of ideas, and the logical, persuasive presentation.
Professionalism: Sound analytical and problem-solving skills, plus ability to handle a range of equipment used in communication. Should have advanced writing, research and analytical skills. Expertise in development of strategic documents, policy documents, local action plans as well as preparing and planning of various trainings/ workshops for different stakeholders. Able to work both independently and as part of a team in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
Teamwork: Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Experience within the United Nations common system will be an advantage.
Planning & Organizing: Ability to work with minimal supervision, under the pressure of frequent and tight deadlines often in difficult and demanding conditions.
Client orientation: Experience in working with government institutions at national and local level is an advantage. Capable of working in a team and undertaking initiative to ensure smooth relations and open communication within the team and with partners is required. Professional and courteous attitude and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a stressful environment. Receptive towards client needs. Understands that those provided services are clients and seek to see things from a client perspective. Maintains tact and diplomacy at all times.
Language: Fluency in English and Hindi is required for this position. Knowledge of another local language or UN official language would be an advantage.
Due to a large number of applications expected, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8).
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to please indicate their immediate availability to undertake the assignment as per the terms of reference above. The application must be accompanied with a completed UN Personal History Form (P11).
Please download the form (MS-Word) from UN-Habitat ROAP website www.fukuoka.unhabitat.org/vacancy/index_en.html
The application should comprise of: