Project Manager

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2018/B5315/16210
Level ICS-10
Department/office AFR, GHMCO, Gambia
Duty station Banjul, Gambia
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration Open-ended
Application period 13-Aug-2018 to 12-Sep-2018

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

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

This vacancy has been cancelled.

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The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is looking for an experienced Project Manger to work with our team across West Africa specifically in the Gambia Country Office.

Whether it’s fighting Ebola by securing works contracts for new isolation wards, procuring life-saving medical equipment for the most vulnerable or helping establish West Africa’s largest renewable energy micro-grids, the work you do at UNOPS is about building a future we all can believe in.

If you have experience leading teams, are excited to expand our sustainable project management initiatives, are great at facilitating technical teams to develop specifications, are always ready to get hands on with the work and can lead partners through best practice in Project Management with Prince 2 certification, then this is your opportunity.

Things happen quickly at UNOPS and we are looking for enthusiastic team players who are ready to not only keep up but blaze a path forward. The sub-regional office based in Accra, Ghana is UNOPS newest and covers the Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. As a central resource for the United Nations and its member governments, UNOPS is a global organization that is focused on making a local difference with some of the world’s top services in Project Management, Infrastructure and Procurement.

What drives us is a passion to fight inequalities and to provide opportunities to those most vulnerable. Come help us build the foundations for communities to function and people to live with dignity and respect. 

The Project Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project(s) and provides services to the different donors, partners and beneficiaries.  He/she is expected to meet and exceed the organizations performance and delivery goals.

Ranked at 175 out of 188 countries, the UNDP’s 2015 Human Development Index The Gambia is among the least developed countries in the world.  Traditionally, The Gambia’s economy has been based on subsistence agriculture with additional household income coming from cash crops and surpluses in good productive years.  Migration from the rural areas is contributing to a marked reduction in agricultural labour supply, affecting output and quality. In the urban areas,migration is placing stress on fragile infrastructures and resources. Moreover, droughts of recent years are expected to repeat due to climate change.  Indeed in periods of stress, food insecurity in the Gambia is frequently associated with either an unavailability of food production to subsistence based rural communities, which is usually caused by drought, or a lack of access to food in the shops or markets by rural and urban populations alike due to low, or no, income.  Under these circumstances, as the country has a limited natural resource endowment, agriculture has been identified by Government as a sector which should continue to be given special attention and modernized in a particular way to generate growth and employment, both in the rural areas and within the value chain. 

It is with this backdrop that the Food and Agriculture (FAO) has invited UNOPS to participate in the Agriculture for Economic Growth and Food Security/Nutrition to mitigate migration flows programme.  The Access Roads to Gardens project, is implemented under the wider programmatic framework, aimed at facilitating better market access for smallholders (development of value chain opportunities, access to rural finance, access roads) and support value chain infrastructure for communities and associations (processing units and community garden access roads).  The Access Roads to Gardens project is implemented as a complementary project to the ongoing Feeder Roads project with funding from the European Union.

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