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Research Consultant – World Cities Report 2024 At UN-Habitat – APPLY NOW

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience3 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldConsultancy  , Project Management  , Research 


Under the supervision of Head, Global Reports and Trends Unit within the Knowledge and Innovation Branch, the research consultant will undertake the following responsibilities:

  • Undertake peer review of the different chapters of the World Cities Report 2024 and synthesize related information from the background papers and various sources into the chapters of the Report.
  • Prepare case studies and storylines for various chapters of the World Cities Report 2024
  • Perform data analysis for various aspects of the chapters of the World Cities Report.
  • Prepare graphics and other illustrative materials for the chapters of the World Cities Report.
  • Participate in Expert Group Meetings of the World Cities Report and prepare meeting notes.
  • Support preparation of the key findings and key messages for relevant chapters of the World Cities Report.
  • Prepare abridged version of the World Cities Report.
  • Crosscheck and ensure accuracy and consistency of information and data sources across chapters of the World Cities Report.
  • Compile the bibliography for the World Cities Report.

Qualifications/special skills

  • An advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in Urban Studies, Urban Planning, Geography, Economics or Development Studies with experience in urban development required. A first university degree in combination with qualifying experience can be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree. Minimum of three years of urban and human settlements development research and policy analysis, with experience across multiple urban context desirable. Experience in urban development. Excellent writing skills, as well as familiarity with Data Management, Statistical Analysis and Graphic Design. Previous experience in analyzing the Sustainable Development Goals Specifically Goal 11 Review is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to UN-Habitat on to apply

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