Deadline for applications: 2 December 2021
Duty station: Prishtina (Kosovo)
Issued on 17 November 2021
- Functional title: Voluntary Local Review Lead Report Specialist
- Duty station of assignment: Prishtina
- Contract type: Consultancy Assignment (IC)
- Duration of assignment: 7 working months
- Closing date for applications: 2 December 2021
To contribute to UN-Habitat’s mandate to ensure a “better quality of life for all in an urbanizing world” and help the agency to deliver on its Strategic Plan, UN-Habitat Kosovo Office in active partnership with the United Nations Kosovo Team will develop Kosovo’s first Voluntary Local Review Report as the first step of a process to localize the 2030 Agenda in Kosovo. The Voluntary Local Review opens avenues for local government in Kosovo to understand better their current standing in achieving the 2030 Agenda, identifies policy gaps needing attention, and giving them the opportunity to join the global conversation on sustainable development.
The Voluntary Local Review Report: VLRs analyze the SDGs for a specific local context, thus, a very important monitoring tool for their implementation at the city or regional level. The process of SDGs localization that starts with the VLR allows local authorities to identify their priorities and territorial specificities. When it combines a careful analysis of indicators with a participatory process that involves citizen and local stakeholders and coherence analysis of existing policies as a basis for planning and policy design, it also becomes a strategic planning tool.
To support the implementation of this project, UN-Habitat Kosovo is seeking a Lead Report Specialist, who will fulfill the following duties and responsibilities under the direct supervision of the UN-Habitat Kosovo Head of Office and Project Coordinator.