International Consultant on Project Implementation for Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Development Job in Kenya - UN

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Consultant will work under the overall supervision of the Coordinator of the Urban Basic Services Section of UN-Habitat, and in close collaboration with the thematic team on mobility – reporting to the Programme Management Officer, Urban Mobility.  
  • The Consultant will work to provide technical expertise on the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Development while advising on the implementation of the Project Activities in collaboration with the National Consultants in the target cities.
  • The consultant shall work in collaboration with other consultants including the International Consultant on Project Implementation for Transport Demand Analysis (TDA Expert), planned to be on board at a later phase.
  • The International Consultants and National Consultants, together forming the “Consultant Team” shall actively engage with the working team established in each city consisting of local/ national government officials and stakeholders (“City Working Team”), while cooperating with the Headquarters/Regional Offices/Country Office of UN-Habitat, UNEP, and UNESCAP (“Implementing Agencies”). Note that the project implementation structure described above is tentative and subject to change.  

General Responsibilities


  • The International Consultant will undertake activities regarding data collection and analysis, preparation of SUMP, and building planning capacities for the target local and national governments, taking into account the following parameters:  
  • Assessing the priority mobility challenges and focus area of the city identifying the theme or area where support is most needed, and adjusting the activities flexibly catering to the individual needs of each city.  
  • Reviewing the mobility planning capacities within the local and national governments and proposing capacity development plans for the target cities.  
  • Reviewing the current mobility situation of motorized (private vehicles, freight, and public transport) and non-motorized (pedestrian and cycling) transport networks, physical condition, accessibility, efficiency, safety, and congestion.
  • The Experts should assess existing data from field traffic recording and pedestrian and cyclist counting, surveys and questionnaires, existing studies, investment plans, and documentation, all spatial planning documents (new and old), as well as additional preparatory work being undertaken by municipal institutions and private operators, the estimated population and employment by areas, demographic & socio-economic data.  
  • Reviewing the policy and legal framework (national and local strategies, plans, etc.) making sure that these are taken into account for developing and aligning the sustainable mobility plan at the study area level.  
  • Developing or supporting a mobility plan proposal for the cities, including goals and objectives, by providing an integrated mobility network, increased road and public safety (especially for women, children, students, and elderly), better accessibility (for people with physical disabilities) and convenience for public transport and non-motorized transport (walking and cycling), efficiency in transport service provision, multi-modal transport options, decreased congestion, comprehensive parking policy, and increased attractiveness (i.e. good roads, junctions, sideways, squares, green areas, bus stops, shading, lighting and other street furniture design).  
  • Consulting the final proposal for the development concept of the SUMP with the groups of interest.  
  • Facilitate peer-to-peer exchange among the participating cities and among different levels of government, and offer insights on mobility challenges, solutions, and policy planning approaches.    

Qualifications/Special Skills

  • Advanced University degree (Master or Equivalent) in Transportation Planning or Engineering, Economics, Urban or Regional Planning, or related fields with knowledge of sustainable urban transportation and mobility issues or a first degree with the relevant combination of professional and academic qualifications is required.  
  • At least 10 years of practical working experience in the fields of transport or urban planning, mobility, and sustainable development, combined with demonstrated knowledge of sustainable planning and the ability to communicate results of research findings and undertake on-the-job training and seminars is required.  
  • Previous projects or research related to the field of sustainable urban planning, and transport management, is an asset.  
  • Ability to work in a team and to undertake initiative to ensure smooth relations and open communication within the team and with partners.  
  • Experience working in the relevant countries of Western Balkans/ Eastern Europe and/or Central Asia is an advantage.  
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and previous exposure to cross-cultural environments are advantageous.  
  • It is essential that the candidate be able to meet deadlines for reporting and all project work

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