Urban Planner and Designer Job UN-Habitat

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Head of the Urban Lab and the direct supervision of the Programme Manager, in coordination with the UN-Habitat Regional Offices and close collaboration with UN-Habitat thematic Sections, the incumbent of the post will have to fulfil the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide technical expertise about the Naryn project in Kyrgyzstan by developing strategic plan documents and urban design proposals in selected areas.
  • Provide technical expertise about the Azerbaijan project by developing design proposals for the selected villages in Karabakh and Eastern Zangezur Region.
  • Provide technical expertise about the normative production of the My Neighbourhood guideline.
  • Develop training material and capacity reinforcement activities for urban design principles.
  • Provide technical inputs for programme development on sustainable neighbourhood design.
  • Provide technical expertise about sustainable urban and regional development for Urban Lab projects.
  • Advise and work with the Urban Lab team to analyse, collect, compile and interpret data to guide and inform the urban planning and design projects.
  • Support and contribute to the development of methodologies and guidelines to be tested and implemented in the Urban Lab projects.
  • Develop planning analytic and diagnostic maps, drawings, and related reports for partner cities.
  • Develop clear planning proposals, drawings, and related reports for partner cities.
  • Develop and organise participatory, multi-stakeholder processes tailor-made for the projects in a specific context.
  • Provide input to Urban Lab and PFES documents and publications.
  • Support the technical development of country proposals and development frameworks.
  • Contribute to developing the Urban Lab and PFES project portfolio on urban planning and design.

Qualifications/special skills

  • Academic Qualification: Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in Architecture, Urban Development and Planning, or a related field. A first-level university degree, in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience, may be accepted instead of the advanced university degree.
  • Work Experience: At least 5 years of relevant work experience in the field of sustainable development and spatial analysis (and related fields) with direct proven experience in drawing and preparing plan graphical material using computer-assisted design tools, with special attention to data management and processing with GIS software is required;
  • Direct proven experience of urban planning projects/processes, in combination with e.g. urban resilience, mobility, project finance, and data systems, is desirable; 
  • Proven experience in GIS software use, data analysis and map production is desirable


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this advertised position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

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Apply before Jan 18th 2024