Urban Environment Specialist

UNOPS, Brussels, Belgium

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th March, 2016

Job Description

Functional Responsibilities

Provide technical advisory services to support implementation of the Cities Alliance Joint Work Programme on Resilient Cities  

Key results :

  • Provide ongoing substantive support in operationalising and implementing the JWP on Resilient Cities with Cities Alliance members and partners, which would include analysis for the development of resilience, climate sensitive as well as vulnerbaility assessments and plans including informal settlements
  • Provide ongoing support including regular updates to the comprehensive framework document to guide the implementation of the JWP, which includes organising at least two meetings in 2016, including a Cities Alliance session at the ICLEI 2016 Resilient Cities Congress (July 2016, Bonn)
  • Support the Task Manager's appraisals of at least 5 grant funded project proposals submitted by JWP members and partners, which includes conducting full project appraisal as well as financial, technical and integrated safeguards assessments
  • Ensure substantive linkages of the JWP to other Cities Alliance portfolios, including thematic priorities of the Cities Alliance MTS, including promoting inclusive economic growth and gender equality through partnerships
  • Map existing and update Cities Alliance member and partner resilience strategies and frameworks in support of JWP implementation on a quarterely basis
  • Provide technical support services to Cities Alliance partnership with at least three city governments participating in the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities Network Platform including supporting the development of City Development Strategies and pro-poor, inclusive city resilience plans
  • Organise and conduct at least one planning workshop with Cities Alliance members and partners including C40 and World Bank, to finalise a proposal for a prospective activity on city energy management plans
  • Provide substantive support in the production and appraisal of a comprehensive methodology for at least six city level energy management plans including both supply and demand side considerations with Cities Alliance members and partners

Provide technical support for improved incorporation of environment and climate change issues into the broader Cities Alliance portfolio

Key results:

  • Organise at least three environmental orientation, awareness raising and coordination activities for the Secretariat and their partners
  • Prepare and implement one guideline and tool kit on environmental mainstreaming within Cities Alliance programming lines.
  • Perform other related duties as may be required.

Monitoring and Progress Controls

  • One climate resilient planning tool and consideration are produced and built into new and existing Cities Alliance Programmes.
  • At least two face to face JWP meetings organized and delivered in 2016.
  • Cities Alliance session at ICLEI 2016 Resilient Cities Congress delivered.
  • One planning workshop on city energy management plans between at least two Cities Alliance members is organised and facilitated.
  • A concept note including comprehensive methodology to produce city energy management plans delivered.
  • Appraise methodology of city energy management plans for at least four cities from developing countries, including selected cities in Cities Alliance country programmes.
  • A guideline for Cities Alliance Task Managers on mainstreaming environmental concerns in Cities Alliance operations has been written as a reference guide.


  • University master's degree in urban planning, sustainable development, environmental science/management, environmental economics, energy policy/management, or other related discipline is required.


  • Five (5) years of relevant work experience required providing technical assistance in support of local pro-poor climate resilient planning or energy management issues, preferably through a multi partner platform;
  • At least 1 year of which should be relevant work experience with a particular focus on urban resilience and climate planning;
  • Demonstrated work experience in a developing country in Africa, Asia or Latin America & Caribbean;
  • Track record of related research and academic experience.


  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required
  • Working knowledge of French or Spanish is desirable

Recommend your friend

Copyrights 2017. All rights reserved | Technology Partner: Indev Consultancy Pvt. Ltd