International Consultant on Project Implementation for Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Development, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Job ID 1007514
  • Career Level Officer
  • Experience 8 Years +
  • Industry Development
  • Qualifications Master’s Degree

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is mandated by the UN-General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. UN-Habitat works with varied partners including cities, central governments, local authorities, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector in the implementation of the Habitat Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in particular, Goal 11 of “Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”. As cities around the world rapidly urbanising, they are increasingly facing urban mobility challenges key among them traffic congestion, pollution, and road traffic crashes. The transport sector also significantly contributes to global energy-related carbon emissions. Public transport comprising efficient bus systems, trams, metros, and non-motorised mobility such as walking, and cycling are emerging as an ideal mix to curb the growing urban transport challenges and meet the transport needs of citizens. UN-Habitat collaborates with governments at city, regional, and national levels on the development and implementation of policy, guides, and tools for sustainable urban mobility; provides technical support for the development of effective transport systems and supports knowledge, advocacy, and capacity building. UN-Habitat is the lead implementing agency for the Project: “Building back safe, sustainable and resilient transport and urban mobility systems in Western Balkan and Central Asian

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