Head of Programme

Job categories Engineering, Leadership, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5416/18611
Level ICS-11
Department/office LCR, CRPC, Costa Rica
Duty station San Jose, Costa Rica
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration Open-ended, length of contract is subject to performance and budget
Application period 24-Sep-2019 to 13-Oct-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.

The Head of Programme supervises and provides oversight to the portfolio of projects in Costa Rica Country Office, which are mainly road infrastructure projects.

For more information on Costa Rica Country Office please see attached fact sheet.

The Head of Programme reports directly to the Multi Country Office Director who ...

A Master’s degree is required preferably in engineering, project mana...

PRINCE2® Foundation/Practitioner an asset, but required completion within fi...

A minimum of 7 years of experience managing infrastructure projects in a la...

Full working knowledge of Spanish is essential. English level intermediate level...

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

Contract type: Individual contractor agreement  (ICA) Contract level:...

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


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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