Project Management Support – Senior Analyst
Job categories: Project Management, Programme Management
Vacancy code: VA/2020/B5317/19489
Department/office: AFR, GHOH, Sierra Leone
Duty station: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Contract type: International ICA
Contract level: IICA-1
Duration: On going
Dealine date: 13-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 70 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 United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. UNOPS supports partners to build a better future by providing services that increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of peace building, humanitarian and development projects. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.
Sierra Leone’s geographical location, land characteristics, and monsoon climate make the country susceptible to natural hazards including floods, landslides and coastal erosion. In 2015 and 2017, massive floods in Freetown led to more than 9,000 people being displaced, including over 1,200 dead and missing. Freetown continues to remain at high risk of natural disasters. In 2017 UNOPS embarked on a partnership with the Freetown City Council (FCC) to carry out technical assessments and develop resilient infrastructure at key points in the city at risk of failure as a result of extreme climatic conditions.
In 2020 the Government of Japan pledged to contribute to this programme by boosting humanitarian assistance and increasing resilience, through rehabilitation works which reduce immediate risks to life and property in Freetown communities affected by flooding since June 2019. The project will also contribute to capacity building and income generation of low-income beneficiaries through implementation of the following project activities:
Activity1: Conduct assessment of resilient infrastructure and plan the implementation
Activity2: Rehabilitation and/or replacement of damaged infrastructures including footbridges, channels, culverts and tree planting (for slope stabilization and reducing rainwater runoff)
Activity3: Provide technical assistance for labor intensive works – using low-income community labor force for rehabilitation works
The Project Management Support Analyst reports to the Project Manager, who provides broad supervision and guidance. The role is responsible for supporting the Project Manager with the day-to-day operations, coordinating implementation, and liaison with the Government of Japan. S/he maintains a close eye on the operational and financial performance, identifies probable issues that may need attention, supports in problem analysis and solution identification as necessary, coordinates resolution as per action-items assigned, drafting required correspondences to stakeholders concerned and preparation of mission reports. The Project Management Support Analyst is required to work in a complex and challenging environment with limited resources.
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