UNOPS recruits 01 Senior Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
Job categories: Project ManagementVacancy code: VA/2021/B5303/21661Level: ICS-12Department/office: AFR, KEMCO, Kenya MCODuty station: Pemba, MozambiqueContract type: International ICAContract levelIICA-4Duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’Deadline date: 18-May-2021
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.
Background Information – Job-specificThe 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. 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 organisations. With over 6,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, where they need it. By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.
The Senior Project Manager(SPM) is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project(s) and provides services to the different donors, partners and beneficiaries. SPM acts on behalf of the Project Board to manage the project on an ongoing basis during the Implementation Stage. The main responsibility of the SPM is to ensure that the project outputs are delivered within the specified project tolerances of time, cost, quality, scope, risk and benefits. He/she is expected to meet the organization’s performance and delivery goals.
The SPM has the authority to assign, as per the Project Plan, work packages to Team Managers and approve deliverables produced by them.
The SPM is responsible for creating the Implementation Plan, using the Project Initiation Document (PID), Legal Agreement and having a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders, to ensure the project(s) outputs are capable of meeting the business cases for both UNOPS and the partner(s). Success of the project(s) and hence of the SPM will be based on the defined Success Criteria.
Project Information: The project ‘Mozambique Northern Crisis Recovery Project’ will be based in and around the City of Pemba in Cabo Delgado Province supporting the resettlement of IDPs from temporary settlement sites to 20 relocations sites. The project will support both IDPs and Host communities. The project comprises of 4 main objectives related to the
● Component 1: psychosocial social support and community peace building; and enhancing State-society trust and confidence.● Component 2: provision of agriculture and fisheries inputs, cash for work programs for youth and women and the provision of kits for micro and small business development; and training on entrepreneurship and business management.
● Component 3: the restoration of basic services, small works for agriculture production, education and health infrastructure and the construction or rehabilitation of school and health infrastructure and community services and amenities in temporary and relocation sites and host communities.
● Component 4: strengthening of technical capacity of government authorities and local governments for conflict management. This component will also support project implementation, financial management, procurement, safeguards, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation.
The project will be implemented in collaboration with government authorities and will be guided by the various programme guidelines provided by the World bank- as the funding source.
The project team is expected to contain Programme management staff, Safeguards and Monitoring and Evaluation staff and infrastructure staff and will require significant stakeholder and partner coordination and management.
Local Context: The project will be based in the city of Pemba, in Cabo Delgado, this position is expected to maintain regular travels to Niassa and Nampula provinces, as needed.The Hardship level of Pemba is 4.
The incumbent will also be required to establish full operations and UNOPS presence in the project location with the support of the Multi Country Office.
While UNOPS has an established presence in Mozambique, this new project requires establishment of operational presence in the North. This will require rapid onboarding and mobilization of technical and support personnel dedicated to this project.The SPM – with guidance and support from the UNOPS hub office) will be required to manage the development of relevant instruments.
In addition, the SPM will be required to manage the definition of partnership arrangements required for rapid delivery and utilization of locally available specialised implementation capacity (e.g UN, NGOs, CBOs and other available resources.
UNOPS will support the national Government PIU to deliver this project and ensure adequate support is provided to build sustainable capacity in relevant institutions
Functional ResponsibilitiesSummary of functions: Project Delivery and Performance P…
EducationAdvanced University Degree in a relevant technical discipline related to the nat…
ExperienceA minimum of 10 years of Project Management experience with the focus on ma…
LanguagesFluency in English language is required
CertificationsProfessional certification from an accredited institution ( PEng., CEng. , etc) …
CompetenciesDevelops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex…
Contract type, level and durationContract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: ICS…
Additional ConsiderationsPlease note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications …
Background Information – UNOPSUNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp…