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Consultant: Support to GLTN Publication, Writeshop/Partners Meeting, Web/Database Management, PMS Data Analysis - GS-6 (UN-HABITAT, Nairobi)
Location: Nairobi
Country: Kenya
Closing Date: 24/08/2011
Date of issuance: 12/08/2011
Generic Expertise: Administration
Information Technology
Minimum Years of Experience: 4
Minimum Education: Degree B A
Consultancy Announcement Code: IP-MSP-15
Specific Expertise:
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
BACKGROUND The Land Tenure and Property Administration Section (LTPAS), within Shelter Branch of UNHABITAT, has the mandate to develop normative approaches on sustainable urbanisation in regard to urban land, innovative residential tenures, affordable land management/administration systems, land related regulatory/legal frameworks and tools, particularly for women. LTPAS hence focuses on research and tool development also to backstop the Global Campaign on Sustainable Urbanisation of the agency, to supply technical advice to Member States and backstop the Regional offices and other sections of UN-HABITAT. Tools provide a resource for enabling and understanding on how to perform actions. While there has been extensive global discussion around land policies that work for the poor, there has been insufficient attention paid to the development of methods for implementing these pro poor land policies. Consequently what are required now are pro poor land tools that are affordable and accessible for all sections of the population in countries world wide. This is essential for creating societies with sustainable, equal access and use of land. Work has already started on these approaches, both for developing and post conflict societies. Incremental up scaling of this work over time, as capacity is developed, is envisaged through the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), which Secretariat is located at UN-HABITAT (see www.gltn.net). The Global Land Tool Network The Global Land Tool Network’s (GLTN) main objective is to contribute to poverty alleviation and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through land reform, improved land management and security of tenure. The GLTN originates from requests made by Member States and local communities world-wide to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), who initiated the network in cooperation with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the World Bank, in 2006. UNHABITAT is mandated to work on issues relating to security of tenure through MDG 7, Target 4 and on land management through the Habitat Agenda and the Istanbul Declaration, paragraph 40 (b), as well as through the UN General Assembly Resolution A/59/484. The GLTN has developed a global partnership on land issues pulling together global partners, as well as many individual members. These partners include international networks of civil society, International Finance Institutions, international research and training institutions, donors and professional bodies. It aims to take a more holistic approach to land issues by improving global coordination on land; through the establishment of a continuum of land rights, rather than just focus on individual land titling; through improving and developing pro-poor land management, as well as land tenure tools; by unblocking existing initiatives; assisting in strengthening existing land networks; assisting in the development of gendered land tools which are affordable and useful to the grassroots; and improving the general dissemination of knowledge about how to implement security of tenure. More information: www.gltn.net. To reach the overall goal of poverty alleviation through land reform, improved land management and security of tenure, the GLTN partners have identified the18 key land tools which need to be addressed in order to deal with poverty and land issues at the country level, across all regions. The partners of GLTN believe that the existing lack of these tools is the main cause of failed implementation at scale of land policies world wide. These 18 tools are grouped into 5 overarching themes. However these tools cannot be addressed in technical isolation and 8 cross cutting issues have also been identified which need to be associated with the tool documentation, development and dissemination (e.g. land governance, gender, grassroots etc). RESPONSIBILITIES The consultancy is PMS Data encoding and to provide support to GLTN publications, Partners’ meeting documentation and web management. Under the overall guidance of the Chief, Land Tenure and Property Administrative Section (LTPAS) of Shelter Branch and day-to-day supervision of the Programme Management Officer, the incumbent will perform the following duties: ? Data encoding in the Project Management System for 2011 expenditures and activities for events, contracts, cooperation agreements, accomplishments, publications, etc. ? Quality checks, basic analysis and produce PMS basic reports; ? Liaise with PMS programmer on technical and related issues; ? Assist in the planning for GLTN publications’ printing and translation works required for the Partners meeting in November 2011; ? Researches, compiles and organizes information and reference materials from various sources for reports, work plans, studies, briefings, meetings/conferences, etc; ? Assist in the preparation of GLTN Newsletters; ? Liaise with relevant staff of UN-HABITAT and UNON to expedite required services; ? Undertake works in preparation for the Partners meeting including the final documentation and dissemination of the proceedings to partners including ensuring the delivery of reports/publications; ? Populate periodic reports for section meeting from PMS on contacts, consultants and agreements, leave/mission plan, activities reports; ? Reviews, records, distributes and/or processes mail and other documents; follows-up on impending actions; ? Updates and maintains large distribution lists; monitors, prepares and distributes various materials, reports, where possible using electronic formats; handles arrangement for printing and translation as necessary; coordinates shipment arrangements, courier services, etc; ? Undertake any other task as required; Timing and Deliverables: The consultancy will be initially for 6 months spread over 9 months. The Consultant is required to meet the focal persons to agree on the flow of the programme, manage risks and agree on the specific tasks, procedures etc. The Consultant will be expected to liaise with the relevant focal points to undertake the tasks as required by this TOR. The Consultant will be paid on a monthly basis upon preparation of progress reports acceptable to GLTN. A final report will be submitted at the end of Consultancy specifying the tasks performed.
Completion of secondary education and knowledge of the UN common system is required. Additional technical training in the field of office management and administration is an asset.
At least 4 years of relevant working experience in the field of database management and organizing meetings/workshops and provide administrative support in managing and disseminating publications. Experience in an international organization is highly desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised fluency in oral and written English and Swahili are required.

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