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SDG Localization Expert (Tbilisi) Full-time Job

May 9th, 2023 at 13:19   General   Nairobi   Reference: 1670
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Job Description

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 Branch 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. The Urban Economy Branch has the mandate to promote plans and provide support for more efficient, socially inclusive, better integrated and connected cities that foster sustainable urban development.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The consultant will carry out the following tasks and responsibilities:

Data Track

Data collection: working with relevant partners and departments to collect the relevant data against the Global Urban Monitoring Framework
Data cleaning:

  • The consultant will be responsible for cleaning the vector data to properly analyze the data generated by the piloting the Global Urban Monitoring Framework.
  • Generate map-based analysis: based on the cleaned data, the consultant will submit a series of analytical maps (tool: Spatial SWOT) to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the territory, and the opportunities and threats faced in the territory.

Stakeholder’s Engagement Track

Working with different stakeholders, including local community representatives, the consultants will support the organization of consultation forums to:

  • Review the data and collect additional qualitative information.
  • Present and discuss the spatial SWOT, and to prioritize issues as perceived by different stakeholders.
  • Discuss the SDG Discussion Papers
  • Finalization of vision and strategic objectives and long list of projects for submission to the Mayor for approval.

SDG Research Track

  • The consultant will draft SDG Discussion Papers that will provide a detailed overview of the status of progress towards the SDGs of Tbilisi. Based on the data cleaned and analyzed (through the UMF) as well as on the basis of the information collected through the stakeholder engagement process (situation analysis described above,
  • The SDG Discussion papers will constitute the core of the VLR and the basis for the development of the vision, strategic objectives, list of projects and action plan for Tbilisi.

Reporting line

  • The consultant will be working under the direct supervision of the Human Settlements Officer of the SDG Localization and Local Governments Team of the Urban Practices Branch of UN-Habitat HQ, Nairobi.
  • S/he will be responsible for contributing to the implementation of the activities in Tbilisi linked to the Voluntary local reviews: evidence for greener, resilient and sustainable urban recovery in Eastern European and Central Asian countries in transition project.
  • The work and supervision of the consultant will be coordinated with the technical focal points of the city of Tbilisi as well as with all the implementing partners of the project.

Qualifications/special skills


  • A first-level university degree in sustainable development, urban planning, data and statistics, urban or local governance, urban management, public administration or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in project/programme management, data analysis and research or
  • related area is required.
  • Experience working on the development and publication of city reports is highly desirable, as well as previous
  • experience of working with the SDGs at the local level.
  • Knowledge of the local context of the city of Tbilisi or experience with monitoring and reporting on SDG
  • Localization in Georgia is desirable.


  • Fluency in oral and written English and Georgian is required


Method of Application

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Closing Date : 16 May. 2023

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