Land and Housing Finance Consultant at UN-Habitat

Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer in the Land, Housing and Shelter Section, the consultant will carry out the following tasks:

  • Researches, analyzes and presents information related to land finance and management and housing finance gathered from diverse sources.
  • Develop guidelines and policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
  • Undertakes survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
  • Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
  • Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • Collects and analyzes data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.

Qualifications/special skills

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field related to land or urban studies, urban planning, architecture, social, environmental or political sciences, or other urban development-oriented studies with focus on land and housing issues is required.
  • 5 years of experience in a relevant field related to land finance, land management, and housing finance is required.


  1. For this consultancy, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French or Spanish is desirable.