Portfolio Support Intern (focus on communication)

Job categories Communications, Project Management, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5902/18886
Department/office IPS, PS, Portfolio Support
Duty station Copenhagen, Denmark
Contract type Intern
Contract level Intern
Duration 6 month
Application period 21-Nov-2019 to 07-Dec-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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Within UNOPS, Implementation Practices and Standards (IPS) is responsible for the UNOPS delivery practices. IPS provides thought leadership, standards and oversight as support to the successful delivery of programmes and projects within UNOPS service lines (infrastructure, procurement, project management, human resources and financial management services).

IPS is comprised of the Infrastructure and Project Management Group and the Procurement Group which aims to reduce organizational risks, improve project performance, and promote excellence across UNOPS projects through the Standards Management Framework; and provides organisational oversight on the application of standards. These Groups also support the positioning of UNOPS in the UN system and development sector in Infrastructure, Project Management and Procurement.

In addition, the Portfolio Support unit aims at building up and managing the organisational readiness of UNOPS and therefore support the implementation of the UNOPS global portfolio. It also provides support services to the Implementation Practices and Standards function. Last, the IPS is hosting the corporate Knowledge Management initiative.

Background information - Portfolio Support

Portfolio Support (PSU) is a business unit within the Implementation Practices and Standards function which aims at (a) setting up and managing aspects of the organisational readiness of UNOPS, and (b) providing support to the IPS operations.

Organisational Readiness

The PSU supports the UNOPS global portfolio by building up and managing corporate retainers rosters and long term agreements to supplement existing resources to implement the corporate strategy and address the needs of the donors. The organisational readiness is focused primarily on UNOPS mandate in infrastructure, project management and procurement and aims to cover the needs of the Regional Portfolios at both opportunity development and project start-up levels, as well as on an ad-hoc basis, including emergency response to crisis. The UNOPS organisational readiness shall be aligned with the four year business plans of the regional portfolios.

Support to IPS operations

Portfolio Support provides timely support to IPS on operational aspects and take a coordination function in the areas of Human Resources (HR), general Administration, Communication, Finance and Procurement by working in close relationship with other Headquarter (HQ) units, notably the Shared Services Center (SSC). The PSU also manages the Project of the Year Award (POTYA). In addition, the PSU includes a compliance function to support transparent and efficient management of IPS overall.

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