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International Urban Planner Position in Awassa, Ethiopia

By on March 1, 2019

Have you ever wondered what it is like to work at UN-Habitat? Do you want to enhance your knowledge and gain valuable professional skills in the area of sustainable urbanization?

Apply for a position as International Urban Planner in Awassa, Ethiopia! 

The objective of this assignment is to provide technical support and on-job capacity development to the planning department of the Hawassa City Government in the framework of the elaboration of Hawassa’s structure plan, and to lead UN-Habitat team in charge of the implementation of the “Support to the sustainable development of the Hawassa city cluster” project.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the UN-Habitat Programme Manager for Ethiopia and of the UN-Habitat Regional Office for Africa (ROAf), and in close collaboration with UN-Habitat thematic branches, national and local counterparts as well as Development Partners, the incumbent of the post will have to fulfil the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Support the structure plan team in Hawassa in their planning activity, mainstreaming the rural-urban linkages and the regional and cluster scales;
  • Coordinate UN-Habitat team based in Hawassa and manage the implementation of the “Support to the sustainable development of the Hawassa city cluster” project;
  • Support city officials and technical staff to analyse, collect, compile and interpret data and on the preparation of a diagnostic to guide and inform the structure plan;
  • Mainstream a cluster-oriented, incremental and participatory urban planning approach with city and regional officials and technicians;
  • Support city officials on harmonizing the structure plan with NUDP’s vision GTP II’s goals, as well as international agendas such as the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda;
  • Support Hawassa City Administration technical staff on planning and designing effective, resilient, sustainable and fit-for-propose solutions in the framework of the structure plan;
  • Collaborate with UN-Habitat’s experts from thematic branches and report to UN-Habitat Programme Manager for Ethiopia and to ROAf;
  • Support the preparation of progress reports regarding the implementation of the project, including documentation, knowledge management, advocacy and outreach;
  • Coordinate, proper communicate and liaise with donors, IPDC, government partners and other key stakeholders related to the project;
  • Attend and promote meetings and networking activities related to Hawassa structure plan and UN-Habitat’s mandate in Hawassa and SNNP region;

If you are interested, kindly contact aklilu.fikresilassie@un.org