The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN–Habitat, is the United Nations agency for human settlements development. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable communities, towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. Its activities contribute to the overall objective of the United Nations to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development within the context and the challenges of a rapidly urbanising world.
By working at all levels and with all relevant stakeholders and partners, UN–Habitat contributes to linking policy development and capacity–building activities with a view to promoting cohesive and mutually reinforcing social, economic and environmental policies in national policies and programmes in urban development and human settlements which conform with international practices and covenants.
UN-Habitat established its country office in the Philippines in 2004, and runs multiple projects and programmes.
Guided by UN-Habitat’s knowledge management framework, and communications guidelines, the Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist shall be responsible for implementing a knowledge management system, and work on outreach and communications for the agency under the guidance of the Habitat Programme Manager. S/he will take the lead role in the documentation of the expert group meetings for all the projects and programmes, forums, consultations and other activities related to the planning, development and implementation of the Achieving Sustainable Urban Development (ASUD) program, and other projects and programmes such as the Cities and Climate Change Initiative, and all projects related to post-Haiyan work of UN-Habitat. Consultant will also work on the development of training materials and approaches in support of the program, projects and initiatives, and in the coordination of learning and knowledge sharing events. S/he shall maintain the UN-Habitat Philippines websitewww.unhabitat.org.ph, also write text, and post suitable photos and other illustrations. In addition, consultant will manage official blog of the UN-Habitat Philippines: https://unhabitattyphoonhaiyanresponse.wordpress.com, also acts as administrator of social media platforms which UN-Habitat Philippines and partners populate. Also, ensures that publication of the monthly UN-Habitat Philippines e-bulletin is prepared and disseminated to relevant partners. Consultant shall also provide knowledge management services to other UN-Habitat programmes and projects, and contribute to the advocacy and initiatives of the UN system in the Philippines as a member of the UN Country Communications Group (UNCCG).