National Consultant on Infrastructure Asset Management

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Result of Service

Successful implementation of asset management information systems in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Work Location

Home-based

Expected duration

The consultancy is for 10 months with the expected start date of 1 February 2024.

Duties and Responsibilities

The position is located in the International Tax and Development Cooperation Branch of the Financing for Sustainable Development Office (FSDO) in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs in New York. The incumbent reports to the Senior Economic Affairs Officer, under the overall guidance of the Chief of the Branch. The FSDO works to advance policy and action on financing for sustainable development to support Member States and other stakeholders in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development: by providing thought leadership and agenda shaping, promoting multi- stakeholder dialogue, identifying policy options and best practices, and offering strategic advice and support for capacity development in key areas. More information can be found at: https://financing.desa.un.org/.

The current terms of reference support the implementation of “UN capacity development initiative on enhancing the resilience, accessibility, and sustainability of infrastructure assets in developing countries in support of the 2030 Agenda.” The project is implemented jointly by UNDESA, UNCDF and UNOPS and aims to address the lack of a sustained and systematic strategies, policies and actions at the national and local government levels to ensure that infrastructure assets support inclusive, affordable and sustainable essential public services over their entire lifespan. The project covers training of local and central government officials in beneficiary countries in designing, implementing, monitoring, and reviewing forward-looking, risk- informed, and data-driven infrastructure asset management strategies, policies, and action plans in support of essential public services that leave no one behind. The project also aims in the building of capacity at the level of central governments on how to design and implement an improved policy, regulatory and legislative framework to support infrastructure asset management at the national and local levels. The key stakeholders include local government officials and central government ministries (finance, local government, urban development), national agencies (elected and administrative) as well as civil society and the private sector.

In this broader context, FSDO will engage services of a national consultant to: (i) Apply the UN asset management diagnostic tool in Zanzibar with a specific focus on assessing whether current national and local asset management information systems meet needs and requirements with regard to asset classes, attributes and hierarchies required for an effective national level asset registry; (ii) Develop a draft data migration strategy, in consultation with all relevant stakeholders, including public sector officials, with concrete steps to improving asset data collection at all required levels and consolidating data into national asset registry and asset information system; (iii) Design and implementation of in-person Training of Trainers workshop on implementing and maintaining a national asset registry; (iv) Conduct field mission and on the job training to support the implementation of the UN tools in support of asset management information systems.

Qualifications/special skills

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, economics, public administration, urban planning or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience at the regional/national level, involving both analytical and policy development work in the field of infrastructure asset management, municipal finance and urban development is required.

Familiarity with the work of Financing for Sustainable Development, SDGs/the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is desirable.

Languages

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, in English and Swahili languages are required.

Additional Information

Not available.

No Fee

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