Junior Consultant, SDG Localization and Local Governments at UN-Habitat

Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements at UN-Habitat

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the UN 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. The Urban Economy Branch of UN-Habitat has the mandate to promote local capabilities

Junior Consultant, SDG Localization and Local Governments

Duties and responsibilities

The consultant’s main responsibility will be to advance the activities of UN-Habitat’s SDG localization and Local Governments team, specifically in terms of knowledge management, communication and graphic design, and project implementation.

The consultant will be responsible for the following tasks: Knowledge management, communication and graphic design:

  •  Develop a communication strategy and plan for all activities of the Team
  •  Develop communication material (social media flyers; posts; online stories etc.) and coordinate its dissemination through the Team’s network and on UN-Habitat’s communication channels
  •  Develop graphic material for reports, knowledge products, and online content developed by the team
  •  Manage and update UN-Habitat’s Voluntary Local Reviews (https://unhabitat.org/topics/voluntary-local-reviews) and Multilevel Governance (https://www.multilevelgovernance.org/) online platforms
  •  Manage the setting up of UN-Habitat’s SDG localization website and ensure it is updated regularly
  •  Collect data on Voluntary Local Reviews and SDG localization in coordination with the knowledge management focal point
  •  Update the Team’s list of contacts
  •  Maintain regular relations with UN-Habitat’s Communication and Information Technology teams

Project implementation on SDG Localization and Voluntary Local Reviews:

  •  Work in coordination with the Team’s project managers to collect data, monitor and report on ongoing projects and activities
  •  Develop monitoring tools to support the project team’s monitoring and reporting activities
  •  Draft report of activities to be shared with partners and donors
  •  Prepare and participate in coordination meetings with donors, implementing partners and local stakeholders, including taking minutes for reporting purposes
  •  Work in coordination with the team’s project managers to provide administrative support to projects, including the preparation of agreements, ToRs etc.
  •  Review knowledge documents and specifically Voluntary Local Reviews developed by local partners
  •  Develop, in coordination with the team and implementing partners, capacity building and training activities for local governments

Qualifications/special skills


  •  Planning and organization: Ability to work independently with a high degree of responsibility, in a flexible manner and under pressure.
  •  Communication: Excellent inter-personal communication and networking skills.
  •  Professionalism: Strong programme management, monitoring skills. Good coordination skills, with ability to handle multiple activities concurrently, work under pressure and to tight deadlines. Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Ability to undertake complex research independently.
  •  Teamwork: Ability to participate effectively in teams of various expertise as well as organizations. The candidate should share credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings and should have a positive approach to work with consistent energy and a positive, constructive attitude.

Academic Qualifications:

  • University Degree in Political Science, Social Sciences, Urban Studies Social Sciences, Communications, Development Studies or other relevant area is required.
  • Experience: A minimum of one (2) years of relevant experience on working on issues related to sustainable development, urban planning and local development is required. Working experience on Agenda 2030 and the local implementation of the SDGs will be highly valued.
  • Language: Fluency in English is mandatory for this specific consultancy. Knowledge of other UN Working Languages is an asset.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to UN-Habitat on careers.un.org to apply
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