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UNOPS recruits 01 Partnerships Senior Officer – Liaison

UNOPS recruits 01 Partnerships Senior Officer – Liaison


Juba, South Sudan

Partnerships Senior Officer – Liaison
Job categories: PartnershipsVacancy code: VA/2020/B5304/20463Department/office: AFR, South Sudan Country Office (SSCO)Duty station: Juba, South SudanContract type: Local ICA SpecialistContract level: LICA Specialist-9Duration: Open-ended subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and/or to satisfactory performanceDeadline date: 12-Oct-2020
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.
 Background Information – Job-specificUNOPS will be leading the implementation of a three-year World bank funded multi million USD Project “Enhancing Community Resilience and Local Governance (ECRP)’ in South Sudan starting in August 2020, the Objective is to improve access to basic services and strengthen community institutions in South Sudan.  

The ECRP is a follow on Project to the Local Governance and Service Delivery Project (LGSDP) that was implemented in South Sudan from 2014 and involved the transfer of block grants from the national government directly to county government with the Objective of helping develop an annual intergovernmental fiscal transfer system for local development. 

The ECRP Project will be implemented by UNOPS and the International Organisation for Migration, with UNOPS being the primary grant recipient and responsible authority for the establishment and implementation of the Project Management Unit (PMU) whose primary tasks will include: project management, stakeholder and communication management, fiduciary and procurement management, results management and risk management.  UNOPS will be the grant recipient  and will  be directly accountable to the World Bank in all aspects related project delivery (Project Management – Social and Environmental Safeguards, Fiduciary Oversight and Procurement Planning, Infrastructure Quality and Standards; Project Implementation – of community infrastructure as per agreed scope; as well as directly liaising with the Government of South Sudan).
The ECRP comprises the following four components:-
Component 1: Community Infrastructure and Services-this will involve the implementation of sub-projects selected through an open menu approach where communities will be allowed to choose freely, in a participatory manner, based on their needs.

Component 2: Local Institution Strengthening which is split into two parts: community institution strengthening and county government strengthening.
Component 3: Project Management and Learning

Component 4: Contingency emergency response
The ECRP will be implemented throughout the country’s 10 states and associated target counties. The community infrastructure sub-projects are divided by area and implemented by IOM and UNOPS separately. While the two UN-agencies will implement their respective projects, a harmonized approach will be managed and governed by UNOPS through the Infrastructure Compliance Guidelines and the Project Implementation Manual. The sectors include water supply and sanitation; rural roads; primary health facilities; primary schools; small scale irrigation schemes and community markets. UNOPS will be responsible for quality assurance of all sub-projects during the planning, design and construction stages, through a monitoring plan. 

Functional ResponsibilitiesKey Functions Serve as an intermediary between government stakeholders…Masters’ Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Law, Political scienc…

 ExperienceMinimum of 2 years of work experience in a related role or working with relevant…

 LanguagesFluency in written and oral English required Ability to speak Arab…

 CompetenciesTreats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc…
Contract type, level and durationContract type: Local Individual Contract Agreement Contract level: LICA-9 Specia…

 Additional ConsiderationsPlease note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications …

Background Information -South SudanThe UNOPS South Sudan office helps a wide range of local and international partn…

 Background Information – UNOPSUNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp…

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