Urban Planning Officer

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 2331
Date Posted:Jul 31, 2018
Closing Date:Aug 13, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Engineering
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About UN-Habitat:

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, has been working within Afghanistan since 1992

Job Summary:

City for All (CFA):
UN-Habitat is supporting the Government to implement the City for All (CFA) programme in nine municipal authorities (Herat, Farah, Mazar, Jalalabad, Kandahar, Bamyan, Nili, Kunduz and Kabul), between 2016-2020 through two projects: Municipal Governance Support Programme (MGSP) funded by European Union, and Strengthening Municipal Nahias Programme (K-SMNP) funded by USAID. The two projects have the same overall objectives and follow a similar approach. They will henceforth be implemented concurrently under the umbrella CFA programme. The expected outcomes of the programme are: (1) Strengthened municipal capacities and systems for urban planning, land management and municipal finance; (2) Improved municipal service delivery and strengthened social contract between citizens and municipal authorities; (3) Improved enabling environment for municipal governance, local economic development and service delivery.
The Urban Planning Officer will report to the Program Manager and work in close collaboration with the Technical Advisor of Urban Planning at UN-Habitat and undertake the following tasks and activities:

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

Fluency in spoken and written English, and Dari (and/or Pashto) is required.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Lead in the strategic urban planning activities in Kabul and provincial municpalities;

Support development of Strategic Nahia Action Plans (SNAPs) and Strategic Municipal Action Plans (SMAPs) in all target Nahias/Municipalities;

Facilitate and lead participatory planning activities, in particular SWOT/visioning workshops with communities and advisory group meetings, to produce SNAPs/SMAPs and select local infrastructure projects for implementation

Support ongoing communication and engagement with communities and stakeholders;

Develop the potential projects identified by communities into feasible projects for the Capital Investment Plans;

Undertake urban planning analysis;

Produce high-quality written narrative reports;

Support the development of strategic urban planning guidelines and regulations;

Overall monitoring and quality control of outputs;

Integrate gender equality and youth empowerment strategic urban planning processes and outputs.

2) Programme implementation support

Technical support in the effective and efficient execution of programme activities by working in close collaboration with the relevant institutions and project teams, at national and local levels;

Ensure coordination of different programme components among different local authorities during the implementation of the sub-projects and activities;

Assist in the development of annual implementation programme work plans and to coordinate the timely completion of contracted targets.

3) Contribute to coordination with GoIRA

Support the co-ordination and consultation with concerned Ministries, Departments, and Local Authorities on national and local level to ensure programme alignment with government needs and priorities;

Contribute to engagement with MUDH, KM (including district municipalities) and DMM for SNAPs/SMAPs adoption and use;

Coordinate local capacity development activities on programme components, in particular, and technical guidelines;

Contribute to the consolidation and development of new ideas, concepts, innovations and new programmes and approaches.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


A master’s degree with at least five years’ experience/or bachelor degree with at least 7 years’ experience with:

Managing development programmes in Afghanistan;

Urban analysis and design;

Organising participatory community workshop and expert meetings;

Coordination of capacity development activities on programme components and technical guidelines;

Excellent urban planning report writing skills;

Development of urban planning guidelines and regulations;

Operating in Adobe and, ideally, Geographical Information System;

Developing project cost estimations and Bill of Quantities;

Job Keywords:

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