The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) presents its compliments to the Permanent Missions to the United Nations and has the honour to request the nomination of candidates for the position of Deputy Executive Director, at the Assistant Secretary-General level, based in Nairobi, Kenya. UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working for a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable and inclusive human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. The work of UN-Habitat is guided by the governance bodies of the United Nations, namely, the General Assembly including through the Economic and Social Council, and the Governing Council of UN-Habitat and its inter-sessional body, the Committee of Permanent Representatives. The Deputy Executive Director reposes to and supports Executive Director in advancing the United Nations system reform and providing the necessalT institutional and system changes within UN-Habitat, in accordance with General Assembly mandates to support Member States' efforts to meet the challenges of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the complementary New Urban Agenda, while ensuring national leadership and ownership. In requesting nominations for this position, UN-Habitat is seeking an individual with: • Ability to conceptualize, inspire, and convey strategic vision fi'om the spectrum of development experience; • Capacity for reform to deliver the New Urban Agenda; • Demonstrated skills in respecting diversity, consultation and participation; • Demonstrated diplomatic, cultural sensitivity and negotiating skills; • Strong partnering, people management, and resource mobilisation skills; • Ability to provide information, tools and resources to support work achievement; • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize work with a clear and deliberate focus, ensuring commitments are easily identified and progress is widely communicated; • Demonstrated ability to develop supportive team enviromnents that empower and encourage individuals to demonstrate initiative; • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills; • High commitment to the values and guiding principles of the United Nations and familiarity with the United Nations system, including peacekeeping, human rights, humanitarian and development settings and challenges. Attached is the terms of reference for the position for the Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat, which is being re-sent with an amendment to the Job Description. Further information on UN-Habitat is available on the following website: http://www.unhabitat.org
In order to ensure a wide pool of candidates for this position, UN-Habitat welcomes any nominations to supplement the Secretary-General's own search and consultations. UN-Habitat would especially welcome nominations of women candidates. All nominations should include a cover note and curriculum vitae of the candidates with full contact information (telephone and e-mail) and must be sent to UN-Habitat by 8 May 2018. Nominations may also be sent to unhabitat-oed@Lmhabitat.org. Human Rights Screenhlg In accordance with the policy for the nomination of candidates, the Secretariat wishes to outline that it is the responsibility of the nominating Govermnent to ensure that each candidate it nominates has not been convicted of, or is not currently under investigation o]" being prosecuted for, any criminal offence, or any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law. In the case of nominees who have been investigated for, charged with or prosecuted for any criminal offence but were not convicted, the nominating Govemlnent is requested to provide information regarding the investigation(s) oi' prosecutions concerned. The nominating Government is also requested to certify that it is not aware of any allegations against its nominated candidates that they have been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any acts that amount to violations of international human rights law or international humanitarian law. Individuals who are either nominated by Member States or who seek to serve with the United Nations in any individual capacity will be required, if shoJ"t-listed, to complete a self- attestation stating that they have not committed, been convicted of, nor prosecuted for, any criminal offence and have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law. Conflicts of Interest Sholÿ-listed individuals will also be required to complete the pre-appointment declaration of interests for senior positions to identify possible conflicts of interest that may arise and to proactively prevent and manage, as much as possible and in a timely manner, situations in which personal interests may conflict or appear to conflict with the interests of the United Nations, should the individual be appointed to this position. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Permanent Missions to the United Nations the assurances of its highest consideration.
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