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City Resilience hires 01 Urban Resilience Officer

City Resilience hires 01 Urban Resilience Officer

Salaire / mois
Localisation Dakar / Sénégal
Expiration 25 Septembre 2017

Description de l’offre

Fast growing cities and urban areas of the world are engines of growth and wealth accumulation. This growth can have positive social, cultural and educational impacts however evidence demonstrates that fast economic growth combined with fast population expansion in urban areas, can increase disaster vulnerability and exposure.

The level of urbanization is far higher in the developed world however the annual ‘urbanization rate’ is higher in the developing world. The primary urban agglomerations with the highest concentrations of people and economic activity mostly overlap with the areas of extreme or high risk related to disasters such as coastal areas, along rivers and in flood plains.

A joint initiative between UNISDR, UN-Habitat and the European Commission, the Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient project aims at improving the understanding of, and capacity to address disaster risk at the local level in crisis-prone cities. UN-Habitat focusses on supporting local capacities in crisis-prone cities to measure their resilience status and generate an action plan to build resilience.

The project builds on the achievements of the Hyogo Framework for Action – Building the Resilience of Nations 2005-2015, and paves the way toward the implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR 2015-2030 at the local level. The Action contributes to the European Commission’s Action Plan for Resilience in Crisis Prone Countries 2013-2020 and the EU Approach to Resilience: Learning from Food Security Crises.

The project entails working with local government institutions to plan, coordinate, implement and support the various outlined activities. The primary and most direct beneficiaries are local stakeholders, city authorities and civil society. Women, children and other at risk groups, such as local level stakeholders, often disproportionately affected by crises situations, are also engaged and receive additional attention.

UN Habitat’s Urban Resilience Programme delivers a forward-looking, multi-sectorial, multi-hazard, multi-stakeholder model for building urban resilience that recognises the complexities and unique value of cities, and the inherent interdependencies of each part of an urban system.

The Programme’s City Resilience Profiling Tool (CRPT) is a universal framework that allows the input of context-based, auditable data and generates metrics for urban resilience, in order to establish baselines or “city profiles”. Based on the results of analysis, a Resilience Action Plan (RAP) is developed and incorporated into existing urban development strategies and management processes.

UN-Habitat is seeking to recruit a suitable person for the role as a Dakar Urban Resilience Officer to assist with the development and implementation of the programme in Dakar, Senegal.


The overall objective of this project is to build more sustainable and resilient cities, by strengthening the capacity of key public, private and civil society stakeholders to measure, plan and act in building resilience to ensure that public and private investments are risk-informed and that early interventions in crisis-prone cities are linked to longer-term development goals.

This joint initiative aims at improving local government and stakeholder understanding of, and capacity for, developing and implementing resilience action plans.
The expected results are:

1. Increased commitments to build local-level resilience,

2. Local Resilience and investments measured in target-cities,

3. Key issues and challenges identified in linking early interventions in crisis-prone cities to long-term sustainable development inputs,

4. Capacity is built in cities and local governments to develop and implement integrated local climate and disaster resilience action plans and

5. Crisis-prone cities have enhanced capacity to develop and implement plans to increase their resiliency.


The candidate will receive training and support on the relevant tools and processes from UN-Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Programme staff in Barcelona and will work under the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor. The candidate will provide substantive professional support to the Programme and local governments in following tasks:

• Acts as Programme focal point for the local municipality and other partners at the assigned partner city.

• Support the implementation of the City Resilience Profiling Tool (CRPT) and the preparation of the Resilience Action Plan based on the CRPT findings.

• Participate in relevant meetings with the local municipality, relevant and pertinent service stakeholders, public and private service providers, Humanitarian Country Team (UN, NGOs, CBOs and other relevant partners), in order to gather relevant information on operations and data for implementing and needs.

• Identify and Involve National and Regional universities and research centers that could play a key role on the development and implementation of the Programme.

• Identify potential pertinent initiatives and activities and – in close cooperation with the stakeholder(s) – contributes to the development of the Programme.

• Monitor and influence Programme work-plan and progress; evaluate and assess results.

• Prioritized areas that need support and Identify gaps, risks and challenges to be addressed

• Actively participate in relevant similar initiatives and sector meetings and contribute to the preparation of meetings and events in the service sectors of intervention in the city

• Report on project progress, problems and proposed solutions; contributes to the production of global reports, information and communication tools in the areas of intervention.

• Contribute to the improvement of working method and tools with own experience as well as cooperating with other colleagues in other cities under same implementation, sharing experiences and promoting best practices.


Monthly progress report to be submitted at the end of each working month detailing: key observations, challenges, progress in data collection and work planned for the following month(s). Work plans will be agreed with the Chief Technical Advisor on a monthly basis subject to the main tasks of the assignment (above) and in consideration of the workload priorities at that time. The candidate must be available to engage in at least 2 remote meetings per month.


If UN-Habitat determines that the individual contractor needs to travel outside the designated duty station in order to perform his/her assignment, that travel is provided by the organisation.

When travel is authorized for the individual contractor, economy class shall be the standard of accommodation for air travel in all cases and irrespective of the duration of the journey. Individual contractors are responsible for all necessary visas and work permits required by local authorities before commencing their assignment with UN-Habitat.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree) in Urban or Regional Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Economics or another field deemed relevant to the subject areas covered by the Programme. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


• A minimum of 5 years of experience in working in or with government, local authorities, participatory processes; environment, climate change, sustainability; risk reduction or similar.

• Experience working with minimal supervision and using own initiative with proven results.

• Direct experience working in Dakar, Senegal, or familiarity with the local government and/or territory will be strong asset.

• Experience with community based organizations (women and vulnerable groups) considered an asset.


Fluency in French and English, both verbal and written, are required.


• Experience driving a programme, making connections and quickly fostering new partnerships with key stakeholders.

• Confidence to work under pressure in diverse environments, with diverse partners and with minimum supervision to meet deadlines.

• Ability to establish own goals and work towards them autonomously and achieve results.

• Good communications, reporting and representation skills.

• Good team-work and drive for results.

• Ability to keep supervisors and partners informed of progress.

• Proven organizational skills and ability to handle work in an efficient and timely manner.


The candidate should be:

• Familiar with and committed to the goals of UN-Habitat.

• Willing to take responsibility, act professionally at all times, and make sure tasks are fully completed.

• Sensitive to gender issues and issues of concern to vulnerable groups.

• Express enthusiasm and willingness to continue learning new skills and share experiences with other members of the team.

• Demonstrated interpersonal skills, and proven ability to work within a team.


Interested candidates must submit an email quoting the post title and the duty station to the following email address:

before Monday 25 September 2017. Applications received after this deadline will NOT be reviewed.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Short-listed candidates will be invited to take part in a skype interview. The consultancy will start in the first quarter of 2018 for an initial period of 6 months that may be extended up to 18 months.

The position will be subjected to availability of funds and successful performance of the candidate. Fees will be based on established UN remuneration rates for individual consultants. The rate of this consultancy, based on the functions performed, will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate, between 3000$ and 6000$ per month.

The application must include the following:
• Cover letter explaining why they are suitable for the work in English.
• Completion of a CV in P11 Form which can be downloaded here.
• Financial Proposal. The financial proposal Form can be downloaded here.
We regret to be unable to further contact or notify unsuccessful applicants for this position.

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