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Capacity Building Consultant at UN-Habitat

Capacity Building Consultant at UN-Habitat,

Capacity Building Consultant at UN-Habitat

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the UN agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The Urban Economy Branch of UN-Habitat has the mandate to promote local capabilities of local

Capacity Building Consultant

Duties and Responsibilities

  • In the light of the context described, UN-Habitat is seeking an Instructional Designer with e-learning expertise, who can bring the pedagogical perspective and transform the law and climate change script into an effective e-learning product. The consultant will be responsible for producing instructional design models for the e-learning course on law and climate change and incorporate the different styles of e-Learning based on the courses’ content, learning goals, style, and pace, that are learner-centred and user-friendly.
  • Under the direct supervision of the Legal Specialist, Policy, Legislation and Governance Section as well as the Associate Programme Management Officer, Capacity Development and Training Unit and overall supervision of the Chief of the Policy, Legislation and Governance Section, the Consultant will have the following responsibilities:
  • Develop the existing script for the Urban Law and Climate Change online course into a fully-fledged and pedagogically sound e-learning script, ready for implementation in Articulate Rise and UN-Habitat Learn, with detailed structure and content descriptions of the various parts/modules. Individual modules may include text, images, interactive functionality, and videos.
  • Create guidance for graphics for the full script, to be delivered to a graphic designer.
  • Procure images and liaise with a graphic designer to produce graphics for the Introduction module of the online course.
  • Configure in Articulate Rise the full script of the online course.
  • The online course will be produced in close collaboration with two teams: the Policy, Legislation and Governance section, and the Capacity Development and Training Unit.
  • The approval for payments to the consultancy shall be based solely on satisfactory delivery of the outputs specified in the ultimate result of service.

Qualifications/special skills

  • Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the fields of urban planning, instructional design, or related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with additional 2 years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in Capacity Development is required.
  • Experience developing capacity development products on the topic of urban sustainability is desirable.
  • Knowledge of e-learning in a sustainability context is desirable.
  • Previous experience working with the United Nations will be an added advantage.


  1. English and French are the official working languages of the United Nations. For the post advertised, fluency in spoken and written English is required. Fluency in another UN language is an advantage.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to UN-Habitat on careers.un.org to apply

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