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National Programme Coordinator (NPC)- SC 11- UNHABITAT
|Location :||Amman, JORDAN|
|Application Deadline :||30-Nov-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SC-11|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||8 months (with possibility of extension)|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Jordan is facing an increasing number of urban challenges compounded by the flow of migrants and refugees. Approximately 85% of Syrian refugees are living in non-camp settings, primarily in the northern governorates. Therefore, in line with Jordan’s local priorities in managing the country’s urban challenges, UN-Habitat will be optimizing ongoing efforts that aimed to support the Government of Jordan to harness the benefits of its urbanization and mitigate any negative effects. This will be facilitated by a number of initiatives including but not limit to the development of a sustainable, inclusive and evidence-based National Urban Policy (NUP) for Jordan, multi-stakeholder engagement in urban governance, institutional capacity development measures for improved urban services delivery in camps and non-camps settings, enhancing social cohesion through public space design, climate change adaptation and mitigation in urban areas, disaster risk reduction, evaluation of country policy processes and exchange of experiences and knowledge.
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations 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 NPC works under the overall guidance and supervision of the Regional Representative for Arab States. He/She coordinates with the UN Resident Coordinator and relevant HQ substantive branches to ensure alignment of the work programme with UN-Habitat’s Strategic Plan.
Duties and Responsibilities
The National Programme Coordinator (NPC) will be responsible to promote UN-Habitat mandate and managing projects operations in Jordan viz à viz the relevant institutions of the respective governments, in addition to non-government entities including civil society and private sector. The NPC will be part of the UN Country Team in Jordan, working closely with a wide variety of local, national and international partners to implement the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals.
Participation in UN system activities and other coordinated initiatives:, The NPC will represent UN Habitat inthe United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Jordan and the Security Management Team, and will contribute to UN common strategic planning through his/her active involvement in the United Nations Sustainable Development Framework 2018-2022 (UNSDF) and supporting the Government of Jordan to achieve the relevant Sustainable Development Goals.
NPC will provide leadership to Jordan country office in building urban programming capacity, formulate urban initiatives through the development of national urban policies, strategies and frameworks. He/She has to ensure an integrated and demand-driven approach that combines refining urban planning and design frameworks, providing infrastructure upgrading policy and technical guidance, implementing pilot projects for learning-by-doing, mainstreaming innovations through testing technology solutions and engaging multi-stakeholders to transform Jordan’s urban landscape.
Activities would include, inter alia:
Plans and acts transparently, actively works to removes barriers; Creates awareness of substantive opportunities and risks among others; Navigates complex circumstances thoughtfully and is solution minded
Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them; Integrates diverse contributions to formulate coherent approaches; Aligns innovation to service delivery components; Manages prototype / pilot efforts and seeks feedback.
Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others; Coaches team members to appropriately share knowledge across teams; Addresses conflicts in a timely, sensitive manner; escalates to leadership when appropriate; Recognizes members of the team for their efforts and successes; Optimizes individual and team abilities.
• Communication & Relationship Management:
Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others; Persuades others to embrace new ideas, even when controversial; Empathizes with client perspectives and needs and communicates messages with the clients’ experiences in mind; Creates opportunities for developing new client relationships.
Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions; Anticipates constraints and identifies solutions; Expands capacity of team to deliver on time, on target, and within organizational standards; Ensures high quality of work in terms of both substantive depth and adaptive relevance to client needs; accepts responsibility for implementation / team deliverables / client satisfaction consistent with organizational standards; Exhibits thorough organizational awareness of UNDP’s approach to client service delivery and integrity and accountability; Exhibits sound judgment and the ability to make reasonable decisions in complex situations.
Knowledge of Urban Governance, Planning, and Development and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.
Knowledge of ecosystem-based climate change risk management and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations
Knowledge of climate change adaptation concepts and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations
Knowledge of climate change mitigation concepts and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.
Knowledge of disaster risk management concepts and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.
?Ability to use methods, tools and regional analysis to determine impact of various elements for crisis and post crisis situations.
Knowledge of sustainable development concepts, principles and issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations, covering the economic, social and environmental dimensions.
Knowledge of local governance systems and institutions, decentralizations policies and laws, basic service delivery and recovery planning and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.
Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.
Knowledge of methods and experience of supporting communities to achieve greater inclusiveness, more civic participation and creating opportunities for upward mobility.
?Ability to engage with other agencies, donors, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships.
Ability to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate resources (definition is unclear and not well linked to the stated competency).
Required Skills and Experience
Advanced university degree in architecture, urban planning or any other social science fields (engineering, geography, urban/ municipal planning, public or business administration, environmental sustainability); A first-level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience will be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Language Requirements: Fluency in oral and written English and Arabic language is essential.