Programme Analyst, Multiple positions

Hosted Entities Cities Alliance
Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2018/B5115/16139
Level ICS-9
Department/office ECR, GVA, Cities Alliance
Duty station Brussels, Belgium
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-1
Duration Open-ended
Application period 26-Jul-2018 to 08-Aug-2018

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

This vacancy is closed.

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Background information – Cities Alliance

Cities Alliance, which is hosted by UNOPS, is a global partnership for the promotion of cities in poverty reduction and sustainable development. Headquartered in Brussels and supported by a Secretariat, it is a unique partnership with a diverse membership including – global organisations of local authorities, national governments, international non-governmental organisations, foundations, knowledge networks and multilateral organisations – which have come together to strengthen both impacts and coherence in urban development. Cities Alliance is a global leader, with a strong track record in grant making, that supports strategic city planning, slum upgrading strategies and national policies designed to make cities more inclusive and sustainable. Through UNOPS, the Cities Alliance operates a Multi-Donor Fund supported by an efficient, flexible grant-making mechanism with global reach.

Background information – job specific

Cities Alliance is implementing its 2018-2021 Strategic Plan, with a recalibrated business model combining a Global window for normative work and a Country/City window for operations across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the MENA region.

Cities Alliance is seeking highly motivated and dynamic Programme Analysts to work with senior and experienced professionals on any, or a combination, of the following programmatic areas (list non-exhaustive, more information available at

  • Inclusive and sustainable urban development, urban legal and land policies framework, urban governance and planning, urban services and infrastructure, citizenship and social inclusion, urban economy and environment;
  • Cities in the Global Agenda 
  • Equitable Economic Growth in a System of Cities 
  • Resiliance and Climate Change in Cities 
  • Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment 
  • Migration and Cities 

Under the guidance and supervision of the Task/Programme Manager, the Programme Analyst will perform a broad range of research, analytical and operational support functions to strengthen the operational capacity of Cities Alliance to deliver high quality activities and outputs that contribute to the impact and coherence of urban development. The Programme Analyst will contribute to effective and efficient team work and team results that are delivered on time, within budget and to high quality standards. The Programme Analyst will be responsible for the delivery of assigned work packages by the Task/Programme Manager and is expected to travel as required.

Conduct research and analysis according to thematic, programmatic and sector...

Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in Urban Studies, Economics, ...

At least 2 years of relevant working experience in international development...

Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Excellent analytical and drafting skills. Capacity to plan and deliver a...

Contract type:  Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: Internation...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...

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