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Organization: UNOPS
Closing date: 31 Dec 2021

The Cities Alliance is the global partnership supporting cities to deliver sustainable development. To manage its activities, the Cities Alliance operates a multi-donor fund with UNOPS as host and trustee. The Cities Alliance is therefore governed by the values, rules and procedures of the United Nations and located therein. Headquartered in Brussels and supported by a Secretariat, it is a unique partnership with a diverse membership including – global organizations of local authorities, national governments, international non-governmental organizations, foundations, knowledge networks and multilateral organizations – which have come together to strengthen both impacts and coherence in urban development. Cities Alliance is a global leader, with a strong track record in grant making, that supports strategic city planning, slum upgrading strategies and national policies designed to make cities more inclusive and sustainable. Members promote longer-term and integrated work programs, while actively promoting gender equality throughout all activities.

The Cities Alliance Secretariat is hosted by UNOPS in Brussels, Belgium.

** Functional Responsibilities

The Cities Alliance is looking for multiple expert consultants that can lead the work of the organization across business development, project/programme design, technical implementation, M&E, and communications, analytical and sectoral products. Expertise can be in one or more of the following sectors as they relate to urban development and poverty.

  • Urban infrastructure.

  • Urban Services (WASH).

  • Participatory Governance.

  • Community/Municipal Development Funds.

  • Strategic Urban Planning.

  • Slum Upgrading and Housing.

  • Local Economic Development and job creation.

  • Informal Economy.

  • Environment and Climate Change.

  • Gender and Women Empowerment.

  • Migration and Urbanisation, or

  • Any other specific urban development issue/sector that may be considered strategic by the Cities Alliance.

The functional responsibilities may include one or a combination or the following:

  • Lead drafting concept notes, business development proposals, project outputs and other relevant substantive documents prepared by or submitted to the Cities Alliance.

  • Provide advanced analytical and sector-specific technical inputs (remotely or through in-country missions) in the design and development and implementation of Cities Alliance programmes and operations.

  • Lead monitoring and project/programme evaluations – this may include baseline studies, impact studies, peer and desk reviews, field visits and fact-finding interviews with beneficiaries and stakeholders.

  • Provide advanced analytical inputs to the elaboration of Cities Alliance projects and programmes – this may include sectoral diagnostic, studies and analysis, the review and stock-taking of donors’ interventions, stakeholders’ analyses, gathering materials on urban contexts, challenges and opportunities or any other situational analyses that may contribute to the design, monitoring and evaluation of Cities Alliance Programmes and Operations.

  • Lead drafting of knowledge products, communication, advocacy products, background documents, keynotes, and presentations to be delivered by Cities Alliance Secretariat, members, and partners.

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