Specialist on Youth and Urban Policy at UN-Habitat February, 2024

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

Duties and responsibilities  

Under the overall supervision of the Programme of the Young Gamechangers Initiative, the consultant will be responsible for the following duties:
Assessing and Enhancing Youth Engagement:

  • Continuously evaluating governance, digital engagement, and inclusive public spaces with a particular focus on young women, and developing strategies to enhance youth participation in these areas across different countries.
  • Mentoring and providing training to the YGI evidence-gathering teams, while also co-designing research methodologies and tools that align with youth-centric planning and policy development.
  • Developing comprehensive research frameworks that address youth and governance, alongside contributing to the design of educational curriculums that support the initiative’s goals.
  • Collaborating with youth advisors to create and implement tools for benchmarking and monitoring the well-being and health of young people, ensuring these measures contribute to the broader objectives of the YGI.
  • Offering mentorship to graduate students and planners engaged in research and policy-making related to youth, sustainability, and impact measurement, thereby facilitating the production of valuable research reports and policy briefs for the initiative.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • Academic Qualification Advanced university degree in public policy and management, social sciences connected to the fields of creativity and innovation, international development, urban studies or related subjects is required  Experience  At least two (2) years of experience working in the field of innovation/creativity in the area of sustainable development and youth policy is required Experience working in city systems and planning roles is desirable Experience in monitoring, evaluation, research, and youth focussed training is desirable Experience and knowledge of young people, health, well-being and research is required Excellent research skills are an added asset

Languages

  • English and French are the working knowledge of the United Nations Secretariat.  For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required.  Knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.

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