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National Project Officer-Urban & Regional Planner

UNDP is seeking an expert for the post National Project Officer-Urban & Regional Planner, based in Mekele, Ethiopia

Organization: UNDP – United Nations Development Programme is seeking an expert for the post National Project Officer-Urban & Regional Planner bas in Mekele,  Ethiopia

Practice Area – Job Family: Basic Social Service – URBAN PLANNING

Closing date: Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Duty Station: Mekele, Ethiopia

Education & Work Experience: I-Master’s Level Degree – 5 year(s) experience




UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future with a mission of promoting socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. It is present in Ethiopia since 1998.


While providing its support to sustainable urban development in Ethiopia, UN-Habitat has developed a guiding document called UN-Habitat Country programme for Ethiopia (2016-2020). Building on global frameworks such as SDG 11, the New Urban Agenda and Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II), the country programme is organized around four pillars: Urban Regional Planning, Urban Resilience, Housing and Urban Basic Services, Urban Monitoring and Research Advocacy. It also considers cross cutting issues such as Awareness Raising – Participatory Approach Capacity Development – Technical Advice – Policy Support. Subsequently, UN-Habitat and the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing (MUDHo) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding in February 2018 which provides a legal framework to implement the UN-Habitat Country programme.