Project Support Officer

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5520/18413
Level ICS-9
Department/office AR, KHOH, Lao PDR
Duty station Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-1
Duration Open-ended
Application period 11-Aug-2019 to 31-Aug-2019


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



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UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.


Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.


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.

Background Information – Lao PDR

In October 2017, UNOPS established its new country office in Vientiane, the capital of Lao PDR. The Project portfolio of UNOPS in Lao PDR traces back to 2007 and it includes Small Grants Programme supported by the Global Environment Fund, the Regional Artemisinin Initiative (RAI) implemented jointly with the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), SUN Support to Civil Society Alliance Laos, funded by Multi Partners Trust Fund and development programs in cooperation with the Swiss Development Agency (SDC) and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

The UNOPS Lao PDR Office is part of the UNOPS Cambodia Operational Hub (KHOH), which provides oversight, support and services to UNOPS operations in the country offices.

UNOPS Lao PDR is in the process of expanding its area of engagement in cooperation with its development partners, focusing mainly on a portfolio comprised of projects and programs in the infrastructure, governance, procurement,  environment and agricultural sector and subsequently is looking for qualified and committed experts.

Background Information - Job-specific

The Project Support Officer will provide support for the implementation of ongoing projects under KHOH-Lao PDR and will ensure compliance with PMM. She/he will be responsible for the coordination with partners and reporting and will support the Country Coordinator for the overall successful delivery of the projects. In addition, the PSO will support the Country Coordinator in representation work, business development and compliance of the unit with UNOPS policies.


Under the overall oversight of and reporting directly to the assigned Project Ma...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Advanced University Degree in Project Management, Business Administration, F...

2 years relevant and progressive professional experience, specifically in th...

Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of Lao lan...

ontract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement (IICA) Contract leve...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (CET) Applicat...

DISCLAIMER

The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your UNOPS Jobs profile to ensure completeness, especially the education and experience sections.

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