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Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS

87 Tahrir street, Dokkie, Giza Egypt
Telephone: + 2 (02) 37618812/3 www.unhabitat .org

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UN-HABITAT Cairo Project Office.
Assuit – Egypt
Rapid Planning Assistant project manager
National Officer / Service contract, fixed term
12 month with option for extension
28th of Feb 2016

The RP project is an action oriented research project that seeks to develop a rapid trans-sectoral urban
planning methodology with a focus on urban basic services infrastructure, specifically targeting supply
and disposal infrastructure. The service sectors covered include energy, water, wastewater, solid waste
and urban agriculture/food systems.
The anticipated result is the improvement of urban basic services (UBS) provision and subsequently the
improvement of quality of life for all urban residents. This will imply increased competitiveness of highly
dynamic cities while (at the same time) the impact on environment and natural resources is minimized.
The project will contribute to reducing climate change, and will also to increasing synergies between
different UBS sectors and the optimization of trade-offs between them.
The Rapid Planning project is based on the cooperation with Stakeholders from the pilot cities Kigali
(Rwanda), Da Nang (Vietnam), Assiut (Egypt) and Frankfurt (Germany).
Assiut is a pilot city within the RP project and has been selected because of its properties that represent
planning challenges widely found Egypt, but also in other Arab states.
The Rapid Planning Assistant Project Manager is responsible for assisting the assigned Project Manager
in the planning and management of the project. The ideal candidate will be required to assist the Project
Manager in coordinating field tasks, meetings and workshops, adding to report writing.
Scope of Work
The RP assistant project manager would perform the following:

Function as an adjunct to the project manager, completing tasks as assigned.

Support, preparation and coordination of meetings and other activities

Understand the scope of the project, identify the project participants, keep updated contact
information and ensure that you have a reliable means of communicating at all times during the
day with the project team.

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Perform important administrative functions for the project manager, which might include
updating the project schedule, taking minutes at meetings, making phone calls to vendors and
suppliers, responding to e-mails and writing progress reports to the project team.

Qualifications and experience
The incumbent will have the following qualifications and experiences:
• A minimum of 5 years practical experience in administrative and/or financial positions, preferably in
other international organizations and/or development projects in the country.
• Very good knowledge of Office package.
• Proven knowledge of UN organization project/programme management processes and procedures is an
additional asset.
• Experience with Government, donor and civil society, international organization would be a strong
Language skills
Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic.
UN-Habitat will pay a competitive remuneration for the extent of the contract duration. See UN website for further reference.

All applications should be submitted to:

Rapid Planning Project Manager
Deadline for applications: