Sdg Cities Technical Officer at UN-Habitat

Job Description


Under the supervision of the Inter-Regional Adviser, Programme Development Branch, the consultant will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • The consultant will coordinate the establishment of country projects and 1 regional SDG Cities support hub.
  • Provide technical support of the SDG Cities Silver Certificate process, including guidance of SDG Cities process, urban sustainable advice among others.
  • Provide strategic planning and technical advice on the SDG Cities Gold Certificate process.
  • Provide capacity development and project investment advice to support piloting activities for Platinum Certificate and Diamond Certificate process.
  • Provide technical advice in the organization of SDG Cities events, including special events at World Urban Forum 12 and during the World Cities Day.
  • Develop concept notes, agendas and data base list of speakers for UN-Habitat Assembly’s SDG Cities’ side events and round tables and follow up the results after the Assembly.
  • Conduct methodology research for the cooperation between Shanghai Award, Shanghai Index, Shanghai Manual and SDG Cities.
  • Pilot the Shanghai methodology research and monitor the progress.
  • Develop 4 capacity development e-learning courses on SDG Cities.
  • Develop and support in-person training or/and webinars on SDG Cities.
  • Develop the water management tool and upgrade other diagnostic tools.
  • Pilot the diagnostic assessment tool digital platform and update the features of the platform.

Qualifications/special skills

  • A Bachelor’s degree in information management, business analysis, project management, international development or similar is required.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in database management, data management, events organization, social innovation and youth mobilization is required.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. Fluency in English is required.