Project Support Associate (Finance & Admin)

Job categories Finance, Human Resources, Procurement
Vacancy code VA/2018/B5514/15323
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 03-Apr-2018 to 24-Apr-2018

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

This vacancy is closed.

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UNOPS Operational Hub  (NPOH) provides technical, operational and administrative support to 5 countries in the South Asia region: Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. UNOPS’ work in this region focuses on the construction and operation of high quality sustainable infrastructure and sustainable procurement, project management, timely provision of services, and the use of most relevant technologies. One of the main focuses on UNOPS work in Bangladesh is to reduce the vulnerability of population to unsafe infrastructure, maximise the impact of public investments in infrastructure, and improve the effectiveness and financial viability of the public services delivered out of key public infrastructures. Such projects provide social and economic benefits to vulnerable populations across the region, and contribute to poverty eradication. Projects target a range of sectors such as education, health, urban development, environmental services, climate change mitigation, as well as a range of “soft” support in Capacity Building, operations and maintenance of public assets, local governance, etc.

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 resilience building.  The joint programme focuses on developing national capacities in the areas of: risk-informed and render-responsive development planning, capacities to address sustainability and resilience in a 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 is providing technical assistance to Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) and other public institutions to achieve resilient infrastructure outcomes through designing and constructing risk-informed, gender responsive infrastructure systems that lay the foundations for long-term socially inclusive infrastructure systems. In particular, UNOPS will contribute to the achievement of the over-all 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;

UNOPS is establishing a project team that will ensure the timely and effective implementation of the planned activities in accordance with the detailed workplans. In this regard, UNOPS is seeking the services of a Project Support Associate who will be providing operational support on the finance and administration to the project implementation throughout the course of the project.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

The Project Support Associate for finance and administration will work under the supervision of the Project Support Officer, with the guidance of the UNOPS Project Manager/Team Leader NRP Project. He/she will on a day-to-day basis  will be under the guidance of the UNOPS Bangladesh Project Support Officer. He/she shall provide support to the delivery of projects budgets in the areas of finance, procurement and HR.  This is an support level position within UNOPS Bangladesh Country Office and the NRP Project .

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