Deputy Regional Director, Africa

Job categories Administration, Engineering, Leadership, Partnerships, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2019/B0053/18498
Level ICS-13
Department/office AFR, Office of the RD
Duty station Multiple
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract level D1
Duration 1 year (renewable, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and/or satisfactory performance)
Application period 28-Aug-2019 to 18-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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The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.  Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations. 

UNOPS Africa Region has close to 300 operational projects in approx. 40 countries and counts over 800 personnel, with annual delivery value of circa $250M. The regional portfolio of programmes and projects focuses mainly on supporting fragile and conflict-affected states in Africa in infrastructure development and procurement in support of health, peace and security and social infrastructure interventions.

The office of the Regional Director- Africa provides strategic leadership, technical guidance, and advisory support and oversight to the operations across offices within the Africa region. The region’s operations are divided into six sub-regional Multi Country Offices and two standalone key Country Offices. The Office of the Regional Director is currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

This position will be based in Copenhagen, Denmark. 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia or Nairobi, Kenya could also be considered.

The role will require frequent travel within the region.

As the Deputy Regional Director for the Africa  Region (AFR), you will repo...

Education: An advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) in a ...

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

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

Contract type: staff Contract level: D-1 Contract duration: 1 ...

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...
Additional information
Deputy Regional Director AFR 2019.pdf (366 KB) 

This vacancy is closed.


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