The Project Assistant will work on 1) Coordination with national and local governments for the project implementation, 2) Providing technical inputs and research for supporting feasibility studies from LH and EWP, and 3) Supporting to organize coordination meetings, technical and dialogue workshops in effective manner and timely.
The Project Assistant will work under the direct supervision of the Project Manager (PM) in consultation with the Habitat Programme Manager (HPM) Pakistan, and the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA).
Minimum university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in Environment and Climate change mitigation, Urban Planning and Design, Social Science, Economics or related field that is relevant for urban planning for low emission development and climate change mitigation in developing countries. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Minimum 4 year of experience for research project and climate change mitigation in developing countries, especially Pakistan; in urban planning for low emission development and NDCs development; participatory and community-based activities. A combination of academic and public sector experience would be considered an asset.
For this consultancy, fluency in oral and written English and in Pakistani is required. Although not a requirement, knowledge of French, Spanish, or Arabic will be an advantage.
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