Description of responsibilities: The main duties of this expert will be the following:
Implement workplan 2023 of the UMF - Shanghai Adapted Index and facilitate the implementation of the work plan according to the proposed timeline.
Facilitate the technical exchange between the UN-Habitat team on UMF - Shanghai Adapted Index and the Chinese partners team, Organise relevant technical workshops, seminar, expert group meetings to enhance programme promoting.
Coordinate the collaboration between the UN-Habitat team and other internal and external stakeholders, including UN-Habitat Regional Programme Division and the Chinese counterparts.
Coordinate the research on the potential interlinked activities between UMF - Shanghai Adapted Index and Shanghai Award and SDG Cities Flagship Programme, etc.
Organize SAI relevant workshops, knowledge exchange, promotion and publicity events related to UMF - Shanghai Adapted Index, not limited to the releasing outcome on WCD 2023.
Contribute to the connection of the work of the Data and Analytics Unit with the timely implementation of the UMF- Shanghai Adapted Index.
Jointing and contribution to drafting and finalizing the Research report.
Provide the support for UMF team based on the assignment of request of supervisor.
Undertake other tasks of the Branches.
Advanced University degree in Architecture or Urban Planning, or related field that is relevant for sustainable urban development and urban planning and design. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Minimum 2 years experience in urban planning and design with direct proven experience in drawing and preparing plan graphical material using computer assisted design tools; strong graphic representation skills is required.
Good hand drawing / sketching is a desirable. The candidate has a portfolio of plans and designs of which he/she is the author is desirable.
For this consultancy, fluency in oral and written English is required. Although not a requirement, knowledge of French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian will be an advantage.