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UNOPS recruits 01 Project Management, Programme Management

UNOPS recruits 01 Project Management, Programme Management


Freetown, Sierra Leone
Programme Management Support Analyst (M&E)
Job categories: Project Management, Programme Management
Vacancy code: VA/2020/B5317/19409
Department/office: AFR, GHOH, Sierra Leone
Duty station: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Contract type: Local ICA Specialist
Contract level: LICA Specialist-9
Duration: On going
Dealine date: 02-Mar-2020
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.
 Background Information – Job-specific
Background Information – Ghana Multi Country Office (GMCO)
GMCO is responsible for managing strategic and operational risks associated with a subset of the regional portfolio of engagements, developing and delivering cost effective services contributing to partners’ sustainable results and achievements of UNOPS management results.
The core functions of the Operational Hub are to:
Liaise and develop engagements, and deliver services responding to partner needs.
Leverage advice and integrate delivery modalities of the three Delivery Practices and the Global Partner Service Office.
Maintain appropriate arrangements and capacity for direct transactional support for delivery of the sub-regional portfolio.
Background Information – Sierra Leone
UNOPS has been established in Sierra Leone since 2000 and currently has over 75 personnel in country,operating out of 3 main locations with the its country office in Freetown.
During the last 15 years, UNOPS has delivered a variety of infrastructure projects nationwide, particularly in the fields of health and security infrastructure, and has procured a variety of vehicles, non-medical health related items and medical equipment.
Background Information – Job Specific
The Renewable Energy in Sierra Leone (RESL) project is a first of its kind in scale and scope in Sierra Leone and regionally in Sub-Saharan Africa, implemented by the Ministry of Energy (MOE) with support from the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and grant funded by DFID. The project is contributing to Sierra Leone’s economic development through increased access to electricity in rural areas while simultaneously reducing Sierra Leone’s future GreenHouse Gas (GHG) emissions.
This project aims to establish an enabling environment in Sierra Leone for a private sector driven rural mini-grid market and to provide up to 5MW of sustainable renewable power in rural community households; priority institutions such as Community Health Centers (CHCs), schools, agricultural business centers; and other productive uses as well as chiefdom administrative offices through installations of at least 94 solar mini-grids based on a Public-Private Partnership approach.
The implementation of the project is developed around the following Work Packages (WP):
Work package 1 / 1+. 6kWp solar photovoltaic (PV) generation plants at 54 Community Health Centres (CHCs) were installed between April and July 2017. These generation plants were then extended into small mini-grids with a capacity between 16kW and 36kW and distribution networks installed which will eventually connect all other public institutions and households in 50 of these communities. All 50 mini-grids are installed and ready for operation as of October 2018.
Work package 2: aims to bring the country’s photovoltaic (PV) power generation capacity up to 5MW by attracting the private sector to invest in the mini-grid market while drawing on the lessons of WP 1/1+. WP2 will install mini-grids in an additional 40 communities with >36kW systems (up to max. 200kWp) using sustainable business and delivery models developed by the private sector.
Private sector operators have been selected through a competitive tender process, and will take on operation and maintenance of WP1/1+ mini-grids and co-invest in the development of the WP2 sites. The operators will be responsible for the last mile connection to identified customers and the in-house wiring of customer homes.
Work package 3: provides Technical Assistance (TA) and institutional capacity building to the Ministry of Energy, the Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission, other relevant government agencies as necessary, as well as to private sector companies selected to operate WP1 sites and co-invest in and operate WP2 sites.
Work Package 5: This work package focuses on the Monitoring and Evaluation function of the project. The project M&E plan comprises conducting Impact Evaluations (baseline, midline and endline surveys) of WP1/1+ and WP2 sites and regular Impact Monitoring in the form of collecting Most Significant Change (MSC) stories using web platforms from the minigrid catchment areas. This work package also includes communication, which promotes the visibility of the project, shares information and maintains the reputation of the project both locally and internationally.
The other component of the work package includes facilitating and coordinating community engagement and feedback mechanisms between the communities and key stakeholders.
Work Package 6: Private sector development. Through this work package, RESL seeks to develop a private sector engagement and strengthening strategy, underpinned by a keen understanding of local market systems, to promote productive use economies in mini‐grid catchment areas; supporting both the commercial viability of the privately operated minigrids,
In its two years of implementation, the project has installed 50 mini-grids. These installations will be expanded in capacity throughout the life of the project to 2021, with 44 additional installations. The RESL mini-grid sites are poised to be hubs of new and improved economic activities generating better employment opportunities and incomes and fostering social and economic welfare for communities.
 Functional Responsibilities
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 Additional Considerations
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