Municipal Finance Consultant, (Nairobi), Deadline: 30th November 2018

By on 10/31/2018

CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
                                                                                                      Issued on: 31 October 2018      

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:

Urban Economy and Finance Branch, UN-HABITAT

DUTY STATION:

Nairobi

PROJECT:

Development of Own Source Revenue at the Municipal/Local government level in Africa 

FUNCTIONAL TITLE:

Municipal Finance Consultant

CLOSING DATE:

30th November 2018

START DATE

Immediately

END DATE:

6 months

 

BACKGROUND

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the UN agency for human settlements. It 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. The Urban Economy and Finance Branch (UEFB) of UN-HABITAT has the mandate to promote local capabilities of local governments to develop financial instruments to keep pace with the demands of rapid urbanization.

One of the focus areas of UEFB has historically been to improve own source revenue (OSR) at the local/municipal level in Africa. In a latest project, UEFB will attempt to take a systematic and strategic approach towards own source revenue generation (OSR) in Africa and determine the specific interventions which are most urgently needed in African countries and best suited to UEFB’s own specific comparative advantage in the sector. This project thereby contributes to the overall strategy of UEFB and supports in developing key communication material and strategic partnership plans which will underpin the work of the UEFB going forward. 

 

OBJECTIVES

The objective of this consultancy is to provide an evidence-based and comprehensive strategy of service provision regarding OSR in Africa and strengthen the overall capacity of the UEFB to engage in successful OSR partnerships Africa-wide.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the UEFB Project Manager, the consultant will be responsible for the following outputs:

  1. Delivery of a report providing clear and actionable recommendations, based on extensive analysis of the sector, partners, developments in the literature and the comparative advantage of UEFB/UN-Habitat, for the successful delivery of OSR projects in Africa
  2. Delivery of key communication material for partners in the form of PowerPoint Presentations and Project Proposals
  3. Additional normative or operational work as required by the Project Manager

The delivery of these outputs will entail the following tasks:

  1. Desktop research on the demand for and supply of OSR in Africa
  2. Travel and support of key missions with partners and local governments
  3. Preparation of reports, PowerPoint Presentations and Excel models

COMPETENCIES

Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Knowledgeable about local financial policies, legislations and urbanization.  

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently. Demonstrate cultural, gender, religion, race, and nationality sensitivity and adaptability.

EDUCATION

An advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in economics, economic development, finance, public policy, or related field.

WORK EXPERIENCE

The consultant should have experience in the following areas:

  1. A minimum of 3 years of work experience is required for this position
  2. Prior work experience in urban/municipal or public finance is a must
  3. Prior work experience in a Management/Strategy Consulting firm is strongly desirable
  4. Demonstrated experience in working with different development agencies, governments and the United Nations in Africa is an added advantage

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this consultancy, fluency in oral and written English. Non-native speakers will be required to provide proof of their language skills. Working knowledge of French will be an added advantage.

REMUNERATION

Payments will be based on deliverables over the consultancy period. There are set remuneration rates for consultancies. The rate is determined by functions performed and experience of the consultant. The fees will be paid as per agreement.

Applications should include:

  • Cover memo or motivation letter (maximum 1 page)
  • Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:
  1. Educational Background (incl. dates)
  2. Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)
  3. Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)
  4. Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments
  5. Expectations regarding remuneration

 

Please be advised that since April 15th, 2010, applicants for consultancies must be part of the

UN-HABITAT e-Roster in order for their application to be considered. You can reach the e-Roster

through the following link: http://e-roster.unhabitat.org

 

All applications should be submitted to:

Mr. Lennart Fleck

UN-HABITAT

P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya

Email: unhabitat-uefb-admin@un.org

 

Deadline for applications: 30th November 2018

 

UN-Habitat does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact: recruitment@unon.org

 
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