Chief of Section, Programme Management, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Job ID 1005985
  • Career Level Officer
  • Experience 8 Years +
  • Industry Management
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor

Job Description


    •  Plan, oversee and manage the work programme of the Land, Housing and Shelter Section; ensure that the programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion; coordinate and manage diverse projects in the Section, in collaboration/ consultation/ liaison with other organizational units within UN-Habitat, as well as other organizations of the United Nations System, donors and partners, as appropriate.
    •  Ensure that the normative outputs produced by the Land, Housing and Shelter Section are of high quality and developed in consultation with other Branches, Divisions, Regional/ Country/ Multi-Country Offices, as appropriate. Establish and lead Community of Practice on Land, Housing and Shelter.
    •  Carry out administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Land, Housing and Shelter Section, including preparation of budgets, assigning and monitoring of performance parameters an critical indicators, reporting on budget/programme performance, preparation of inputs for results based budgeting, evaluation of staff performance (PAS), interviews of candidates for job openings and evaluation of candidates.
    •  Recruit staff for the Section taking due account geographical and gender balance and other institutional values; Manage, guide, develop and train staff under his/her supervision.
    •  Foster teamwork and communication among staff in the Section and across organizational boundaries.
    •  Provide policy guidance to the Chief of Branch on conceptual strategy development and management of the implementation of overall strategies and intra and inter-divisional and UNHabitat policies and procedures in the areas of land management, security of tenure, universal access to housing and slum upgrading eLeJLce BIpnb
    •  Prepare inputs for the work programme of the Urban Practices Branch, determining priorities and allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery.
    •  Provide substantive input towards project/programme development and implementation in the areas of Land, Housing and Shelter, including allocation and assignment of human and normative resources, towards implementation of projects and programmes in the field which are not directly under the remit of the Section.
    •  Provide substantive input in the preparation of position papers and reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions, Committee for Programme Coordination, Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly, the UN-Habitat Assembly, the Executive Board and other policy-making organs, as appropriate. Provide programmatic and substantive reviews of drafts prepared by others.

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