Head of Project Management Office (PMO)

Job categories Project Management, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2018/B5311/15768
Level ICS-10
Department/office AFR, Somalia Country Office (SOCO)
Duty station Nairobi, Kenya
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration 1 year with possible extension subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds
Application period 09-Jun-2018 to 20-Jun-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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The primary role of Programme Management Office (PMO) is to provide the Somalia Programme with the structures, tools and techniques needed to ensure that it has the right programme and projects in place, that are operational and change priorities are balanced, the governance and decision making is facilitated and it has the resources and capability to deliver them consistently well. 

The functions and services of the PMO include:

  • Strategic Planning/Portfolio Support: Ensuring UNOPS is focused on doing the right projects by supporting management decision-making.
  • Delivery Support: Ensuring UNOPS is doing projects the right way, through the effective  delivery of the programme and projects.
  • Best Practices: Applying UNOPS standards in project management, encouraging consistent working practices and ensuring appropriate application.
The primary role of PMO is to ensure that programme management policies, processes and methods are followed and practiced according to the organization standards, while acting as the overall Project Assurance capacity within the business unit on behalf of the Director and Representative (Executive). The PMO strongly contributes to moving the Somalia office toward achieving its mission-focused goals and objectives. 

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types. 

There will be a reassignment of this role to Mogadishu, Somalia in the second year or as per need. The role will require frequent travel to Mogadishu, Somalia.

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