Head of Programme / Country Manager Talent Bench and Global Roster (ICS 11)

Job categories Leadership, Programme Management
Level ICS-11
Application Deadline 15-Sep-2019

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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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.

At UNOPS, we strive for excellence! We work in challenging environments around the world and we best serve people in need by being able to fill business critical roles very quickly.

In order to strengthen our capacity to meet our future needs to fill business critical roles, UNOPS has an ambitious and proactive recruitment approach: the Talent Benches and Global Rosters.  

Talent Benches (Internal Candidates Only): are part of UNOPS’ Talent Management initiatives, to further strengthen the capacity to identify and develop internal talent and to enable succession planning for business critical roles.

Global Rosters (External Candidates Only): also for business critical roles, we establish rosters which are pools of assessed candidates who can be recruited  in an efficient manner once a vacancy arises. 

Talent Bench and Global Roster members will be considered first for external vacancies. As a member you will remain on the Talent Bench and the Global Roster for a duration of 3 years.

UNOPS is looking for candidates who are internationally mobile and who could accept a job offer within the next 12 to 18 months.

The Talent Bench and Global Roster are part of UNOPS’ Talent Management initiative to further increase diversity among business critical roles.

Further information about UNOPS and its international activities can be found here. For further information about the talent bench/Global roster, please subscribe to the upcoming webinar taking place on the 10th of September. Please send an email to talentbenches@unops.org and we shall get back to you with further details about the login details and schedule.

Note to all applicants: 

  • Candidates with field experience will be given special consideration, work experience in "non-family" and hardship duty stations being an asset;
  • Candidates selected to be part of the talent bench or roster are expected to be reasonably mobile;
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates will be given the opportunity to express preference in either of the roles at a later stage in the selection process.

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