Regional Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)

Hosted Entities Cities Alliance
Job categories Urban Development, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2018/B5115/16920
Level ICS-11
Department/office ECR, GVA, Cities Alliance
Duty station Mexico City, Mexico
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract level P4
Duration One Year initially, with possibility of extension
Application period 06-Dec-2018 to 31-Dec-2018


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



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Cities Alliance, which is hosted by UNOPS, is the global partnership promoting the role 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 which has 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 to support strategic citywide 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.

The Regional Manager for LAC will be based in the region, will report to the Head of Programmes, collaborate closely with the Country Programmes Coordinator, and be responsible for achieving the ambition and objectives set out in the Cities Alliance Strategic Plan 2018-21 within the LAC region. The Regional Manager will supervise Country Managers in the region. The incumbent, supported by the Secretariat in Brussels, will have a clear integrated understanding of urban issues across the LAC region and will be responsible for the mapping and identification of  programming opportunities and for securing funding for transformative projects and programmes designed in accordance with Cities Alliance Country Programme 3.0 principles. The incumbent will proactively contribute to increasing gender responsive impacts by integrating gender equality considerations into all standard working practices within the regional office and ensure the same within Country Programmes. S/he will also contribute to the development and implementation of strategies to enhance the positioning and development impact of the Cities Alliance sustainable project management and services to partners and stakeholders, including within the UN system. 

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