Management Services Senior Advisor

Job categories Procurement, Leadership, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2019/B3622/18180
Level ICS-12
Department/office CRP, MSC, Management Support Centre
Duty station Copenhagen, Denmark
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract level P5
Duration 1 year
Application period 01-Jul-2019 to 15-Jul-2019

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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UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Within these three core areas of expertise, UNOPS provides its partners with advisory, implementation and transactional services, with projects ranging from building schools and hospitals, to procuring goods and services and training local personnel. UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability for the projects we support, with a focus on developing national capacity.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices in development, humanitarian and peacebuilding contexts, always satisfying or surpassing partner expectations.

We employ more than 6,000 personnel and on behalf of our partners create thousands more work opportunities in local communities. Through our headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark and a network of offices, we oversee activities in more than 80 countries.

The Management Support Centre (MSC) has been established in response to the key priority area of management solutions, embedded in the UNOPS Strategic Plan 2018-2022. Management support is one of the three corporate priorities to position UNOPS as a valuable resource to its current and future partners.

The Role

Under the supervision of the Director MSC, the Management Services Senior Advisor will assist the Director MSC in the strategic leadership of the unit, by providing advisory services, development and oversight of the MSC offering, with the goal of positioning UNOPS as the global partner in the provision of Management Services and Hosting to partners. This will entail working in close partnership with the regions and/or partners on operationalizing best practices, towards global and other tailored agreements around management services.

The Management Services Senior Advisor will work with the Director, MSC to ensure effective achievement of results that contribute to the visibility and image of the UNOPS brand. This is a senior advisory and operational role, requiring strong experience in at least one of the management service lines of procurement, human resources, funds management, or programme management.

MSC Services Support to MSC Operations Management Management Services Pa...

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

Education: An advanced university degree, in Procurement, Business Admi...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...

Contract type: staff Contract level: P5 Contract duration:&nbs...

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...
This vacancy has been cancelled.


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