Project Associate (Re-advertising)

Job categories Administration, Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2018/B5514/15320
Department/office AR, NPOH, Bangladesh
Duty station Dhaka, Bangladesh
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-6
Duration One year initially, renewable subject to funding availability and performance
Application period 02-Apr-2018 to 16-Apr-2018

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy has been cancelled.

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Recently, the UNOPS, UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Women developed the joint programme in Bangladesh which aims to sustain the resilience of human and economic development in Bangladesh through inclusive, gender-responsive disaster management and risk-informed environment.  This joint programme focuses on developing national capacities in the areas of:  risk-informed and render-responsive development planning, capacities to address mega-disasters in gender responsive manner, improved capacities of selected public institutions to achieve resilient institutions through risk-informed, gender-responsive infrastructure systems, enhance women’s leadership disaster response and management; and finally, to strengthen community-level preparedness, response and recovery capacities.

Under the Joint Programme, UNOPS, in particular, is providing technical assistance to Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) and other public institutions to achieve resilience outcomes through designing and constructing risk-informed, gender-responsive infrastructure system and lay the foundations for long-term resilience actions in socially inclusive infrastructure systems in Bangladesh. In particular, UNOPS will contribute to the achievement of the overall programme by:

  • Strengthening LGED asset management system and decision making capacities for determining priorities associated with new development, maintenance and/or retrofitting of existing assets;
  • Strengthening project evaluation criteria and capacities within LGED and other divisions, improve coordination and reduce duplication;
  • Creating an applied understanding and capacity to introduce the concept of failure analysis to enhance build-back-better in reconstruction;
  • Strengthening LGED professional capacities for Junior and mid-level engineers in the areas of design, construction and management/maintenance of resilient infrastructures;

Within this context, UNOPS is a need of Project Associate that will provide support to the project implementation in the areas of liaison, reporting, training and coordination.

The Project Associate shall have a direct reporting line to the Team Leader and will support the overall coordination of activities with the implementing partners, assist in report preparations and coordination of training activities.

The Project Associate will report to the Team Leader. She/he will be expected to...

Education/Experience Secondary education with 6 years of relevant work expe...

Certification in monitoring and reporting desired

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Able to prepare and write complex documents in English and proficiency in comput...

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: LICA 6...

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