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Location: Liberia
Salary:$10000 - $12000 per month

Team Leader / Participatory Urban Planner - Liberia

The market leading infrastructure recruitment specialist is seeking an experienced Team Leader / Participatory Urban Planner to develop the City Development Strategy for the capital city of Monrovia, Liberia.


My client is leading International consultancy firm who have a proven track record of delivering projects not only in Liberia but across the region.

The project is to undertake the development of the greater Monrovia area-City Development Strategy (CDS), a tool that will help the greater Monrovia area to harness the potential of urbanization through strategic planning focusing on 5 thematic dimensions of Governance, Citizenship, Economy, Services and the Environment. The plan will strengthen the capacity of all administrations by providing a strategic planning approach focusing on investment for economic growth and integrated natural resources management. It will integrate long-term perspectives and proposes joint actions and initiatives towards building sustainable development for the greater urban area.

The development strategy is a four-step process aimed at building maximum ownership of the results;

  1. Through a mix of qualitative data and qualitative consultations develop a clear understanding of the status quo in relation to the 5 dimensions of governance, citizenship, services, economy and the environment.
  1. Through an inclusive stakeholder engagement process define clear 25-year long term objectives broken down into short term (5 year) and medium term (10 year) objectives for each of the 5 dimensions.
  2. Through engagement with technical experts and broader stakeholder consultations develop long term strategies with associated implementation mechanisms and success indicators to realise the stated objectives for each of the 5 dimensions.
  3. Through stakeholder engagements identify a key short-term priority area for each of the 5 dimensions and elaborate into bankable project.

The project is funded by a major international development agency and will be completed to international standards.

Responsibilities on the project:

Organise, conduct and facilitate a set of participatory events such as induction workshops, community workshops, validation workshops, round table discussions and forums.

Getting organised and Situational Analysis, consisting of;

  • Engaging with key stakeholders
  • Municipal institutional assessments
  • Establish CDS process
  • Establish a Participatory Strategy Development Process
  • Situation Analysis: (rapid) participatory city appraisal and profiling
  • SWOT analysis
  • Strengthen Data and Information Management

Visioning and strategic objectives consisting of;

  • Visioning and Build Consensus on key themes
  • Set strategic objectives and building consensus on strategic directions

Strategy formulation (defining programmes and projects) by;

  • Developing strategic options and prioritizations
  • Establish Processes for Continuous Strategy Development
  • Strategic Action Planning
  • Promote the Strategy

Strategy Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation consisting of;

  • Managing the implementation of the strategy
  • Monitor and evaluating the strategy implementation, and making adjustments

Key requirements for the role:

  • Master's Degree in city and regional planning, development studies, or in Research and Economics
  • Minimum experience of 10 years in the field of urban planning and management
  • Experience in strategy and policy development
  • Experience working with both national and local governments, preferably in West Africa
  • Management and coordination of a CDS development process
  • Organising feedback workshops, round table discussions and city forums
  • Data collection and management from relevant institutions and key informants
  • Ensure accurate data is collected and timely quality reporting are maintained
  • Ability to organize and present workshops
  • Prepare for and present presentations/proposals and have round table discussions
  • Strategic writing ability (English)
  • Ability to manage teams of various nationalities
  • Report writing; Inception report, SWOT assessment report, framework documentation, strategy report, action plans, CDS and validation reports, monitoring reports and analysis reports.


Fluent in English

Salary Package:

The salary on offer is expected to be around $10-12,000 however there is likely to be some flexibility.

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