Consultant Urban Economy and Municipal Finance-Nairobi- Deadline

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By Leon Osong on 08/16/2018


Issued on: 16th August 2018 


Urban Economy and Finance Branch, UN-HABITAT


Urban Economy and Finance


Consultant – Urban Economy and Municipal Finance


21st August 2018


The United Nations Human Settlements Programmed, UN- HABITAT, is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. It has a specific mandate on promoting urban strategies and policies that strengthen the capacity of cities to become drivers of economic development.

UN-Habitat, through the Urban Economy and Finance Branch, has broad experience developing research and advising policy trough out publication of documents in which special attention is paid to the formulation and implementation of urban strategies and policies that will enhance municipal finance and tax revenue, as well as contribute to the creation of jobs that will improve the livelihoods of all, and which lead to the economic empowerment of youth and women in particular. 

The objective of the research and publications is to strengthen the knowhow of UN-Habitat in economic and financial matters that could make the human settlements sustainable and that they contribute to each country development, taking in consideration the determining role that urban settlements play on country economic results. Results expected from the project are an increased capacity of the branch to initiate and manage projects that could derive on a consolidation of UN-Habitat as a determinant player on the advisory and project development in subjects related to economy and finance for the cities all around the world.


The objective of this consultancy is to support urban economy and finance projects in Latin America.


Under the supervision of the UEFB Coordinator, the consultant will be responsible for the following tasks and outputs:

  1. Support proposal for urban economy and finance for National Urban Policy of Bolivia
  2. Provide inputs for projects in other projects in Latin America
  3. Additional normative work as required by Branch Coordinator


Professionalism: Training and experience of working in human settlements issues with good research and analytical skills. Knowledge and experience of carrying out baseline and similar studies is essential. A good understanding of results-based management or logic models is required.

Communication: Ability to articulate ideas in an effective, clear and concise style both orally and in written to staff at all levels in the organization is required; and a proven ability to prepare comprehensive, well written and accurate documents and reports is important.

Planning and organizing: Ability to plan, coordinate and monitor own work in an efficient and timely manner. Identify priority activities and assignments and adjusts work accordingly. Has respect for and commitment to agreed timelines.

Teamwork: Proven ability to work collaboratively across the organization with staff at different levels in a flexible manner; Working with all branches, offices and units, establish an effective working relationship that facilitates cooperation and provision of inputs. Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity is essential.


Advanced degree in Development Administration, Economics, Planning, Law or related field.


The consultant should have experience in the following areas:

  1. Minimum of 1-year relevant working in the public industry such as county offices
  2. Experience with previous consultancies and procedures with UN will be an added advantage
  3. Experience in research, mainly focused on urban economy
  4. Experience in communication and public relation activities
  5. Experience in writing proposals


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this consultancy, fluency in oral and written English and Spanish is required.


Payments will be based on deliverables over the consultancy period. There are set remuneration rates for consultancies. The rate is determined by functions performed and experience of the consultant. The fees will be paid as per agreement.

Applications should include:

·      Cover memo or motivation letter (maximum 1 page)

·      Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:

1.       Educational Background (incl. dates)

2.       Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)

3.       Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)

4.       Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments

5.       Expectations regarding remuneration

·         UN Personal History Form (please use the United Nations standard personal history form available upon request or via:

·         Proof of relevant work (at least two)


Please be advised that since April 15th 2010, applicants for consultancies must be part of the

UN-HABITAT e-Roster in order for their application to be considered. You can reach the e-Roster

through the following link:


All applications should be submitted to:

Ms. Joyce David


P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya



Deadline for applications: 21st August 2018


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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