Cargo: Consultant on Culture and Reduced Inequalities

Companhia: United Nations

Descrição da Vaga: The Consultant on Culture and Reduced Inequalities will produce an analysis of culture and reduced inequalities development in the Municipality of Juiz de Fora – Brazil, based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the New Urban Agenda (NUA), the Public Policy Observatory of Juiz de Fora and other good practices in Brazil and Worldwide. The deliveries will contribute to support the Observatory as a tool to monitor and evaluate its public policies, and this topic was chosen to initiate a series of different technical reports. The purpose of this research is to diagnose culture and reduced inequalities situation to help improve and expand the ongoing programmes in the Municipality of Juiz de Fora. It also aims to analyse the applicability of the observatory’s data. The Consultant will work in close collaboration with the operational and technical teams of UN-Habitat offices in Juiz de Fora and Rio de Janeiro.Work LocationHome basedExpected durationThe consultancy has an expected duration of two (2) months.Duties and ResponsibilitiesBackground The main mandate of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is to promote sustainable development of human settlements and policies conducive to adequate housing for all. Within this framework, UN-Habitat supports central and state governments, as well as local authorities and other partners for the implementation of the Habitat Agenda, the 2030 Agenda with the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda. UN-Habitat helps the urban poor by transforming cities into safer, more inclusive, compact, integrated, resilient and connected places with better opportunities where everyone can live with dignity. It works with organizations at every level, including all spheres of government, civil society and the private sector to help build, manage, plan and finance sustainable urban development. The Regional Office for Latin American and the Caribbean – ROLAC – is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Agency puts emphasis in developing and managing activities in the host country. Indeed, for the past years, UN-Habitat has expanded its portfolio in Brazil by working with the three tiers of government in order to support the formulation and implementation of more effective, sustainable, participative and socially fairer urban economic, social and environmental policies. The Territories of Citizenship project, a partnership with the Municipality of Juiz de Fora, Brazil, aims to promote socio-economic development and guarantee access to basic citizenship programs in the municipality. Initially, it sought to fill the gap in up-to-date data on the most vulnerable populations and territories in the municipality. To gather the data, two methodologies were used in 141 micro-territories of the city: the Quick Participatory Map (QPM), which assesses infrastructure conditions, and the Socioeconomic Profile, which seeks to understand the main demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the population, as well as their perception of the provision of public services and their quality of life in these spaces. In its second phase, the JF Citizenship Observatory is being built, a platform dedicated to producing and analyzing data, focused on strengthening public management and a culture of transparent decision-making based on information. This stage also includes the preparation of thematic notebooks on priority urban issues. In order to properly implement this project, a Consultant on Culture and Reduced Inequalities is required to ensure a good execution of the work programme. Report to UN-Habitat Manager The Consultant on Culture and Reduced Inequalities will report to the National Officer for Brazil, who will evaluate him/her. Responsibilities The Consultant shall support and advise the implementation of the project according to the responsibilities indicated below. Under the overall supervision of the National Officer for Brazil and the Project Coordinator, the Consultant on Culture and Reduced Inequalities will: a) Deliver a work plan for the consultancy process. b) Learn about the Territories of Citizenship project. c) Participate in meetings with the UN-Habitat and other partners. d) Discuss with technical team members of the project the guidelines and expected results of the sampling designs. e) Develop a report analysis for culture and reduced inequalities in the Municipality of Juiz de Fora, including the concepts, references, and adopted methodologies. f) Propose recommendations to change the scenario and align with the 2030 Agenda and NUA. g) Deliver detailed documentation used to produce the report organized. h) Create content for theoretical and practical presentation materials about the insights produced. The consultant will be responsible for completing all courses and training activities that are indicated to him/her by his/her supervisor. The security course BSAFE is required to be accredited during the first month of employment. The Consultant will be responsible for his/her own security, so the person should get familiarized with United Nations security mechanisms and comply with them according to the Framework of Accountability for the United Nations Security Management System. Output/Work Assignments The Consultant will deliver the following products: Product 1: Work plan and Sampling design report Description: Work plan including: (i) main attributes, objectives, and concepts of the analysis and the report; (ii) schedule/work plan; (iii) preliminary list with best practices about culture and reduced inequalities in Brazil and worldwide. Expected delivery date: 15 days after contract signature. Product 2: Analyses Report of Culture and Reduced Inequalities Description: The deliveries are (i) a Report on Culture and Reduced Inequalities; (ii) a report with the data used; (iii) an Executive Summary to synthesize the report. Expected delivery date: 60 days after contract signature. The definition of the Work Plan for the implementation of this Consultancy may include other activities beyond those indicated in this Term of Reference. The Consultant on Culture and Reduced Inequalities shall assist in the implementation of the above-mentioned project according to the responsibilities indicated in the Responsibilities.Qualifications/special skillsAcademic Qualifications: Required • A Graduation in one of the following fields is required: social sciences, anthropology, education, history, social work, economics, public administration, human development or another relevant technical field, or additional 3 (three) years of relevant experience to the post beyond the requirement. Desirable • Academic experience in research or publications related to this position. Experience: • A minimum of six (6) years professional experience in social development planning and management in environmental management and sustainability related areas is required. • Previous experience within the UN System would be an asset. Skills: • Good handling of technological tools, such as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office, is required. • Professional or academic experience with data analysis and georeferencing is required. • Previous experience in research aligned with the 2030 Agenda and NUA will be an asset. Knowledge Management • The person must know the processes, procedures, and norms of UN-Habitat, in order to guarantee an adequate quality of the activities described above, following the standards of the organization. • The person will propose formats and procedures that allow the efficient implementation of the activities related to the project development. • The person must know the files of the Office, work with it and ensure its proper maintenance, accessibility for all staff and due updating. • The person will prepare databases related to the project. • The person will make sure that all relevant technical information will be adequately shared with the correspondent staff. • The person will ensure that all produced material will be fit-for-purpose and delivered, in an organized way, for posterior consultation and use of the Agency. Competencies • Professionalism: Experience working in inter-institutional environment, project management, monitoring-evaluation; approaches and strategies regarding to good urban governance and local and regional development. • Planning and organization: Professional approach to work, strong sense of responsibility, operate with minimal supervision; proven organizational skills and ability to manage a workload efficiently and within set deadlines. • Communication: Ability to write clearly and effectively; listen to others, interpret messages correctly and respond appropriately; show openness in information sharing and keep everyone informed; solid abstract reasoning skills together with a proven capacity to write documents for diverse audiences. • Teamwork: Ability to work with teams, demonstrate leadership, conflict management and consensus facilitation skills; ability to work in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment, and to respect diversity; sensitivity to the mainstreaming of vulnerability; willingness and ability to work in difficult environments.LanguagesLanguages: • Fluency in Portuguese is required. • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat, and Spanish is the working language of the Regional Office. Good command in oral and written Spanish and English will be considered as an added advantage.Additional InformationRemuneration SB-3/5 (UNDP Brazil Salary Scale) The consultant will receive a total amount of BRL 8.168,84 according to the following schedule: • Payment 1 (50%): Upon delivery and approval of Product 1 (BRL 4.084,42); • Payment 2 (50%): Upon delivery and approval of Product 2 (BRL 4.084,42). Travel details The consultant must be available to travel to the places related to the activities in the country, if requested by the National Officer for Brazil and/or the International Officer. Travels will be coordinated and financed by UN-Habitat, according to the United Nations travel rules and guidelines. Notes Appointment against this post is on local basis and only nationals from Brazil or external candidates who hold a permanent visa in Brazil may apply. It is required for all the curricular information to be inserted in the system, which may take a few hours. Only complete applications in English will be considered. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. Due to the volume of applications received, receipt of applications cannot be acknowledged individually. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Applications should be submitted through INSPIRA and must include all documents required at the system, please be ready to include the following information at the “Candidate Profile” (CP) at Inspira: 1. Cover memo (maximum 1 page) 2. Educational Background (incl. dates) 3. Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months) 4. Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments 5. Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)* * Please note that Internships, self-employment and part-time count as 50%. In addition to it, note experience not relevant to the position will not be considered. All applications should be submitted to: Inspira Deadline for applications: UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact: recruitment@unon.orgNo FeeTHE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

Localização: Rio de Janeiro – RJ

Data do Trabalho: Fri, 22 Mar 2024 00:26:56 GMT