Programme Management Analyst (Urban Planner)-Retainer

Job categories Urban Development, Urban Planning/Design
Vacancy code VA/2020/B5323/19313
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Kenya
Duty station Kampala, Uganda
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-9
Duration 6 months renewable subject to performance and the availability of funds
Application period 05-Feb-2020 to 22-Apr-2020

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

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The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.  UNOPS supports partners to build a better future by providing services that increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of peace building, humanitarian and development projects.  Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations. 

General Background 

Within the frame of the proposed construction of the Kampala Jinja Expressway, is a   programme referenced as the Kampala Jinja Expressway “No-one worse off” (KJE-NOWO) initiative, which  aims to support UNRA to effectively implement 4 of the 7 safeguard programmes identified as being vital to meet the required IFC safeguard standards.

The successful implementation of the safeguards requires two discreet but connected sets of activities:

  1. Firstly, identification of affected stakeholders and the establishment of credible dialogue and engagement platforms and forums that enable trust and confidence to be built.
  2. Secondly, the collection of technical information to inform the dialogue and public engagements between UNRA and the affected persons.

In order to undertake the second activity above, there is in place a  technical UNOPS and Cities Alliance project team that works in conjunction with Slum Dwellers International (via its local affiliate Actogether), amongst other stakeholders  namely Platform for Vendors in Uganda (PLAVU) and Association of Volunteers international (AVSI) who organise for the community liaison 

Slum upgrading feasibility study:

This component of the programme is in support of the realization of both the short- and long-term development objectives related to the incremental in-situ upgrading of Kasokoso and Kinawataka informal settlements. The short-term objectives relate to the resettlement of households from the KJE ROW onto land that will benefit from a longer term incremental in-situ development process. The longer term objectives relate to a strategy and plan for the longer term upgrading of Kasokoso and Kinawataka informal settlements.

Land Audit:

This component of the programme is aimed at identifying suitable land for relocation of the project affected persons.  It aims to identify land that is free from any encumbrances and that is available for development and is within the 5 to 10km radius from their current location.  It also aims to map out the foreseeable future infrastructure projects so that no one is relocated to the ROW (right of way) of those projects

Nakawa Market Accessibility study

Nakawa market is one of Kampala’s largest food markets providing thousands of direct and indirect economic opportunities. While every effort was taken to design the KJE alignment to minimize negative impacts on the Nakawa market, the exact scale and nature of the impacts on the long-term viability of Nakawa market by the construction of the KJE is unclear. 

The purpose of this component is to 

  1. Determine the exact number and circumstances of traders currently trading from within the ROW that need to be relocated. 
  2. Identify the least disruptive economically viable short- term development options 
  3. Determine to what extent accessibility to the market is diminished by the construction of the expressway and if needed examine opportunities to restore or improve accessibility 
  4. Determine what options exist and make recommendations for the least disruptive long-term relocation or in-situ redevelopment option. 

The Programme Management Analyst (Urban Planner) in collaboration with...

An advanced University Degree in urban planning or physical planning from a reco...

Minimum 4 years’ experience in urban planning in an informal setting espec...

Full knowledge of English language is required. Knowledge of another offici...

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

Contract type:Local Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: (ICS 9) LICA...

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