Associate Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements, P-2

Associate Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements, P-2

UN HABITAT - United Nations Human Settlements Programme

Nairobi, Kenya

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. It 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. This position is located in the Regional Programme Division at UN-Habitat headquarters and reporting to the Director of the Regional Programme. The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:


  • Works with key clients to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects.
  • Monitors and analyzes specific aspects of programme/project development and implementation.
  • Reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and recommends corrective actions.
  • Liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions; coordinate with regional and country offices.
  • Carries out basic research on selected aspects of programmes, operations and other activities, including collecting, analyzing and presenting statistical data and other information gathered from diverse sources, related to UN-Habitat country programmes.
  • Provides substantive support for policy coordination and evaluation functions, including the review and analysis of emerging issues and trends, participation in evaluations or research activities and studies.
  • Assists in performing consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.
  • Assists with design of data collection tools; issues data collection tools, reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares preliminary conclusions.
  • Contributes to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g., draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications.
  • Provides administrative and substantive support to consultative and other meetings and conferences, including proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposing participants, preparation of background documents and presentations, handling logistics among other duties.
  • Undertakes outreach activities; participates in the development of training workshops, seminars, participates in and makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • Participates in field missions, including provision of substantive and administrative support and data collection.
  • Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements and preparation of related documents/reports pledging, work programme, programme budget).
  • Identify opportunities for new programme/project development including joint programming with UN agencies and other counterparts.
  • Support establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships and resource mobilization, through developing ideas and concepts for possible areas of cooperation with relevant partners, as well as funding opportunities for ongoing and new programme and projects.
  • Support the coordination work of the Division including but not limited to organizing regular meetings, collecting country profiles and project pipeline updates, writing reports and other ad-hoc coordination work.
  • Contributes to the collection and analysis of data as well as identification of trends or patterns and provides draft insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods for data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to social science, business administration, management, international relations, economics or urban development. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to develop sources for data collection. 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. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; 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.


  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in social science, business administration, management, international relations, economics, urban development, or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in project/programme management, administration or related area is required. Experience in project development, coordination, implementation and monitoring in the area of sustainable urban development at the regional and/or country level is required. Programming experience with Integrated Development Environments in a UN entity or in an international organization is required. Experience in areas such as information and data collection, analysis, documentation, administration is desirable. One (1) year or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable (none if successful YPP or P-1 with a related degree).


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable. NOTE: "fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and " Knowledge of" equals a rating of " confident" in two of the four areas.

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