PM Support Sr. Assistant (Grants Sr Assistant)

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5002/18946
Department/office ECR, VIEMCO, Water and Energy Cluster
Duty station Copenhagen, Denmark
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-5
Duration Ongoing
Application period 02-Dec-2019 to 16-Dec-2019


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



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Background Information UNOPS ECR Water and Energy Cluster (WEC)

UNOPS Water and Energy Cluster (WEC) supports the design and management of multi-stakeholder initiatives by providing services in financial and grant management, procurement, human resources, and project management. The cluster has supported projects in the areas of water resource management, climate change adaptation, mitigation and transparency, energy access and distribution and environmental conservation under the Paris Agreement. The WEC has also supported operations and financial management services, in Vienna, the rest of the ECR region and beyond. The main partners include UN agencies, bilateral agreements (with the Nordics, Germany, and Italy), the Green Climate Fund and several NGOs (such as CIFF and CWF).

Background on Green Climate Fund (GCF) 

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has established a funding programme, the Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme and Project Preparation Facility (RPSP/PPF), to assist developing countries in accessing funding from the GCF for their climate resilient and low emission transformation, and to enhance ownership of the countries’ envisaged low carbon trajectory. To meet this objective, the RPSP/PPF project aims to maximize the GCF’s effectiveness through empowering developing countries in the following activities.

●        Engaging across governments at various levels, and with civil society and private sector stakeholders

●        Developing strategic frameworks for engagement with the Fund

●        Support for accreditation and accreditation direct access entities

●        Formulation of national adaptation plans and/or other adaptation planning processes

Due to capacity constraints, GCF has selected UNOPS to provide grants management support on their behalf, to Delivery Partners globally that wish to obtain support from the RPSP/PPF programme. The Grant Management Services that UNOPS will be providing is captured in the Project Agreement, signed by GCF and UNOPS have signed on 28 February 2018.

The Project Agreement outlines a clear division of responsibilities between the GCF and UNOPS concerning the management of Grant Management Services for the RPSP/PPF projects. GCF defines and approves the scope of each grant including the budget, assesses the Delivery Partners’ substantive and financial management capacity. UNOPS issues the grant agreement, sets up the monitoring plan against agreed deliverables and effects payments.

As of November 2019, UNOPS is providing Grant Management Services to approximately 50 Readiness and PPF projects globally. It is anticipated that the number of projects will double before the completion of the project in January 2023.

As a separate work stream, UNOPS is also providing) advisory services for Financial Management Capacity Assessments (FMCA) of grant recipients to the GCF. These services will be provided through a separate UNOPS Team.

To provide the Grant Management Services, UNOPS has established a dedicated project team (GCF Project Team) within WEC and based in Copenhagen A Project Manager and a Project Management Associate has been recruited to manage the strategic and day-to-day work of the GCF Project Team, working independently to ensure that the project with GCF is implemented within the agreed scope, timelines and budget, and in line with the UNOPS mandate, mission and vision. Considering the expected increase in a number of projects that the GCF Project Team will be managing in 2020 onwards, additional capacity in the form of a new Project Management Support Senior Assistant is required.

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Project Manager and the supervision of the Project Management Associate, the PM Support Senior Assistant is expected to provide support to GCF Grants management performing a variety of standard administrative/Project management support processes, ensuring high quality and accuracy of work.

The Project Management Support Senior Assistant directly impacts on the achievem...

Education: High School Diploma...

Contract type: Local ICA Contract level: ICS-5 / LICA-5  Contract duration...

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