Management/Project Management Officer

Job categories Communications, Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5514/17384
Department/office AR, NPOH, Bangladesh
Duty station Dhaka, Bangladesh
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-9
Duration Open ended
Application period 14-Feb-2019 to 28-Feb-2019


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UNOPS’ work in the South Asia 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 South Asia is to reduce the vulnerability of population to unsafe infrastructure, maximize 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.

UNOPS Bangladesh has received an invitation from the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) to submit proposal for the Establishment of a Climate Resilient Local Infrastructure Centre (CReLIC).  The Centre is intended to fill up the gap between the increasingly diverse and competent landscape of think tanks and scientific institutions that provide policy advice and scientific data in Bangladesh and best practices generated within the LGED on the other side. CReLIC is one of the three components of the Climate Resilient Infrastructure Mainstreaming (CRIM) Project funded by KFW Development Bank and Green Climate Fund. The other two components are: Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure and Climate Resilient Urban Infrastructure.

In particular, the services to be provided include technical and management support to LGED in the following areas:

  • Establishment of a knowledge management system within the LGED to facilitate climate proofing in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of all local infrastructure on a sustainable basis.
  • Adjustment of standards, procedures and guidelines of LGED accordingly.
  • Mainstreaming climate proofing throughout the LGED organization and their local partners.
  • Set-up and development of the Climate Resilient Local Infrastructure Centre (CReLIC) as a staff unit under the LGED top management and initiate the permanent institutionalization structure of CReLIC.

This project has four work packages: 1) Knowledge Management; 2) Guidelines, Standards and Procedures; 3) Communication, Consultation and Training; and 4) Institutional Development.

This 5 year project will lead to the institutionalization of the Centre as a staff unit under the LGED top management which will be responsible for:  establishment of the knowledge management system for climate proofing in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of all local infrastructure; and setting of standards, procedures and guidelines for ensuring climate proofing.

Overall, the services will require designing and steering a comprehensive change process in a large organization and establishing a sustainable cooperation network on the national and international level.


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