Project Management Support Senior Officer at UNOPS


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Job Description

Summary Of Functions

  • Project Closure

Impact of Results

  • Budget Control
  • Capacity Development and Training
  • PMO Tools and Plans
  • Monitoring and Reporting
  • Project Closure
  • Support operational and financial closure of projects under the multi-country office.
  • Check the accuracy of data in oneUNOPS Projects for closing projects.
  • Monitor status of projects to ensure all projects are closed on time and in line with the organizational policies and escalate potential risks to supervisor.
  • Budget Control
  • Monitor delivery forecasts preparation, variance and escalate subsequent follow-up of exceptional cases to the supervisor.
  • Verify if financial reporting to clients is accurate and timely per donor or UNOPS reporting requirement.
  • Support in the preparation of Regional Director’s reports on monthly forecasts.
  • Monitor projects’ budget and bring potential financial shortfalls and over expenditures to the attention of the supervisor.
  • Capacity Development and Training
  • Identify and document good practices and share lessons learned for knowledge building
  • Identify topics for more in-depth analysis and knowledge sharing.
  • PMO Tools and Plans
  • Contribute to and maintain the PMOs planning processes using corporate tools;
  • Contribute to expertise in tools and techniques.
  • Maintain the originals of signed agreements on behalf of GHMCO as required by Organizational Directive (OD) 12;
  • Contribute to the implementation and documentation of processes in support of the PMO’s operations while ensuring the application of templates and guidelines;
  • Monitoring and Reporting
  • Support the preparation of PMO dashboards and reports related to programme performance (financial performance, milestone progress etc.)
  • Maintain programme trackers to ensure programme performance (compliance tracker, project amendment tracker etc.)

The Project Management Support Senior Officer directly impacts the achievement of project results by assisting the Head of Programme to implement effective project management methods and strategies, reduce risks, cut costs and improve success rates. This consequently reinforces the visibility and image of the UNOPS as an effective service provider in project services and management and strengthens its competitive position as a partner of choice in sustainable development and project services.

Education:

  • Education
  • Advanced University Degree in Project Management, Business Administration, Finance, International Relations, or other relevant disciplines.
  • University Degree (bachelor’s degree / first level) with a combination of 2 additional years of relevant professional experience in Project Management, Business Administration, Finance, International Relations, or other relevant disciplines, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A relevant combination of academic credentials and/or industry certifications and qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the university education.
  • Work Experience
  • 1 (one) year of relevant professional experience, specifically in the field of Project Management and Operations Management, preferably with a focus on Monitoring, Fiduciary management, Reporting, Development and Coordination.
  • Experience in humanitarian coordination mechanisms, donors, security, and operations management is an asset;
  • Experience and demonstrated knowledge of UN/UNOPS rules and procedures in Procurement, Finance, HR Management and administrative rules and regulations will be an advantage.
  • Language Requirements
  • Full working knowledge of English is required.

Certification:

Prince 2 Foundation Certification will be considered an asset

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Local Individual Contract Agreement (LICA) Contract level: LI…

  • Contract type: Local Individual Contract Agreement (LICA)
  • Contract level: LICA 8/ ICS 8
  • Contract duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance’.

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

Experience:

  • Education
  • Advanced University Degree in Project Management, Business Administration, Finance, International Relations, or other relevant disciplines.
  • University Degree (bachelor’s degree / first level) with a combination of 2 additional years of relevant professional experience in Project Management, Business Administration, Finance, International Relations, or other relevant disciplines, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A relevant combination of academic credentials and/or industry certifications and qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the university education.
  • Work Experience
  • 1 (one) year of relevant professional experience, specifically in the field of Project Management and Operations Management, preferably with a focus on Monitoring, Fiduciary management, Reporting, Development and Coordination.
  • Experience in humanitarian coordination mechanisms, donors, security, and operations management is an asset;
  • Experience and demonstrated knowledge of UN/UNOPS rules and procedures in Procurement, Finance, HR Management and administrative rules and regulations will be an advantage.
  • Language Requirements
  • Full working knowledge of English is required.

Certification:

Prince 2 Foundation Certification will be considered an asset

Method of Application

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