Technical Facilitator

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 project “Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building Program for Urban Development in Vietnam (ISCBP)” is financed by Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs-SECO for technical assistance and capacity development. The main goal of this project is to strengthen capacities of national and local institutions to promote, plan and implement innovative and participatory solutions for sustainable urban development in Vietnam. The project will be implemented over a period of five years by UN-Habitat in close coordination with the Ministry of Construction, Ministry of Planning and Investment and city governments.

The project consists of three interlinked components:

Component 1: Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building

a)         Support sustainable setup of the Institute for Urban Development Management

b)         Improve institutional capacity of national and local government agencies

Component 2: Policy and Regulation

a)         Strengthening of national urban legislation

b)         Support the implementation of the Planning Law

Component 3: Piloting

The project will be led by the Chief Technical Advisor/Habitat Program Manager, responsible for all technical and financial aspects of the program and coordination with key counterparts at the levels of ministries and city government. Implementation is guided by annual work plans that clarify tasks and responsibilities of UN-Habitat towards national and local counterparts. The Institute for Urban Development Management (IUDM) in Ministry of Construction will be responsible for the organization of the training activities as well as liaison with the city People’s Committees to ensure active participation and provide logistic support. The Urban Development Agency (UDA) in MoC will be responsible for the delivery mechanism of component 2.1 and provide the technical support for integration of successful pilot approaches into the New Urban Law and related regulations. The Department of Planning Management (DPM) in MPI will be responsible for the delivery mechanism of component 2.2 and provide the technical support for the integration of strategic planning approach into urban and rural planning regulatory frameworks. Finally, the three selected cities will be responsible for the implementation of the pilot projects.

UN-Habitat’s role in the project includes overall responsibility for project implementation, as well as for monitoring and reporting, receiving support from UN-Habitat Headquarters and the Asia-Pacific Regional Office.

UN-Habitat Vietnam is looking for a Technical Facilitator. The Project Technical Facilitator will work under the direct management of the Chief Technical Advisor/Habitat Program Manager in Vietnam and the technical supervision and guidance of Project Manager in order to provide day-to-day assistance to (ISCBP) Project Manager and the project team on project implementation especially in all strategic, operational and coordination matters critical to the achievement of technically robust quality of project interventions and knowledge products.

The incumbent will also support the coordination with other UN agencies, national and international institutes and organizations to contribute to the development of Habitat Country Programme in Vietnam.

For more details, please refer to this ToR.

Address for applications:

Filled P11 and other supporting documents should be addressed to

Please apply no later than 16 November 2020.

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