Programme Manager, Bissau

Bissau – Organizational Context The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to promote, monitor and report on progress in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, with the twin objectives of housing for all and sustainable urban development. UN-Habitat works and cooperates with governments, local authorities, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and other agencies in promoting sustainable urbanization and reduction of urban poverty. Its work involves norm setting, operational activities, capacity-building, monitoring, advocacy and partnership building at global, regional, national and local levels. UN-Habitat has been working actively in Guiné-Bissau since 2015 implementing many initiatives, focusing on urban resilience and on urban and regional planning. UN-Habitat in Guiné-Bissau has been also actively playing a key role on partnerships and UN to UN agreements with other sister agencies and in the capacity development of the Ministry of Public Works, Construction and Urban Planning (MOPCU), the City Administration of Bissau and the National Institute of Statistics. The Habitat Country Programme in Guiné-Bissau is fully aligned with UNDAF and respond to Terra Ranka development priorities. Besides that, UN-Habitat is also playing an important role on the development of the new CCA and UNSDCF. In Guiné-Bissau, UN-Habitat also intends to mainstream in its new strategy a key dimension related to the humanitarian-development-peace nexus by fostering partnerships with other sister agencies for the Peace Building Fund. Finally, UN-Habitat is currently being funded by the European Union in Guiné-Bissau and also positioning housing and urban issues in the UN and the National COVID-19 responses. There is also an on-going effort to establishing local partnerships to apply to global funds such as the SDG Fund, the MPFT and other potential funding sources. To coherently implement these projects… – Permanente – Horário completo

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