Programme Management Officer – Human Settlements

Partner UN-Habitat
Job categories Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2024/B5104/27835
Level ICS-11
Department/office MR, AMMMCO, Amman
Duty station Baghdad, Iraq
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration One year (with the possibility of extension)
Application period 26-Mar-2024 to 09-Apr-2024

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UNOPS mission is to expand the capacity of the UN system and its partners to implement peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations that matter for people in need.  Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, UNOPS vision is to always satisfy partners with management services that meet world-class standards of quality, speed and cost effectiveness.

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations agency for cities and human settlements. UN-Habitat’s humanitarian work is guided by its Strategic Policy on Human Settlements in Crisis and the agency is a member of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC).  At the core of UN- Habitat’s work is UN-Habitat People’s Process and New Urban Agenda, which places participatory urban analysis, and planning as a central pillar of humanitarian response, recovery, and the rehabilitation of conflict-affected cities.

These positions are located in organizational units throughout the Secretariat both at Headquarters and UN Offices away from Headquarters.  The Programme Officer typically reports to the head of a unit or to a senior Programme Officer.  The focus of these jobs is the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes, operations and other activities in an assigned functional area.

In the past few years, the agency has refocused its attention towards community-based reconstruction, rehabilitation of housing and basic services in urban settlements affected by the conflict, participatory design and creation of public open spaces, construction of low-cost housing units to support the return of vulnerable IDPs to their areas of origin, delivery of vocational training, and implementation of informal settlement upgrading projects, while continuing to provide technical assistance to local and national authorities in urban policy-making and city planning, urban heritage conservation, advocacy, data analysis, GIS mapping, climate change adaptation, and the protection of Housing, Land, and Property (HLP) rights of minorities and vulnerable groups. UN-Habitat remains steadfast in its commitment to strengthening further the long-standing partnership with the Government of Iraq to achieve its goals for improving the lives of citizens. 

As it celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2022, UN-Habitat Iraq renews its commitment towards enhancing urban prosperity, scaling-up environmental sustainability, combating climate change, protecting housing land and property rights and contributing to improved urban and housing policies and legislation by broadening its collaboration with international and national partners to align and accelerate the application of the New Urban Agenda and contribute to achieving the SDGs in Iraq.

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