Urban Planning Expert at UN-Habitat January, 2023

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.

Qualifications/special skills

  • 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.

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