Project Manager

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2020/B5510/20154
Department/office AR, KHOH, Cambodia
Duty station Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-9
Duration Open-ended
Application period 24-Jul-2020 to 13-Aug-2020

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

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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.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types.

Project Manager/Senior Project Manager  is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project(s) and provides services to the different donors, partners and beneficiaries. Project Manager/Senior Project Manager acts on behalf of the Project Board to manage the project on an ongoing basis during the Implementation Stage. The main responsibility of a Project Manager/Senior Project Manager  is to ensure that the project outputs are delivered within the specified project tolerances of time, cost, quality, scope, risk and benefits. He/she is expected to meet the organization’s performance and delivery goals.

Project Manager/Senior Project Manager  has the authority to assign, as per the Project Plan, work packages to Team Managers and approve deliverables produced by them.

Project Manager/Senior Project Manager  is responsible for creating the Implementation Plan, using the Project Initiation Document (PID), Legal Agreement and having a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders, to ensure the project(s) outputs are capable of meeting the business cases for both UNOPS and the partner(s). Success of the project(s) and hence of the Project Manager/Senior Project Manager  will be based on the defined Success Criteria. 

Project Information

The European Commission (EC) has provided financial support to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC - also known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal) for a number of years and is one of the biggest contributors to the ECCC. The EC decided to channel all funds through one entity which shall be UNOPS.

The action consists of three components:

  1. Facilitate and effectuate the payment of personnel and non-personnel costs for the international component of the ECCC
  2. Facilitate and effectuate payment of personnel costs for the national component of the ECCC
  3. Management of grants under the Awareness and Education on Khmer Rouge era programme
For the first two components, UNOPS is responsible for the financial management, financial oversight and reporting requirements from both, the national and international side of the ECCC. 

Included into this project is a genocide education component, under which grants will be provided to CSOs/NGOs through a competitive CFP/RFP process.

The Project Manager will be responsible for overseeing the fund management for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) and providing key services (if any) required by the project.

Background Information – Cambodia Multi-Country Office

UNOPS established its Cambodia Multi-Country Office (KHOH) in early 2013. Since then, KHOH has carried out a diverse set of projects/programs, such as a multi-donor funded project to support the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (also known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal). Also, KHOH has been providing advisory services in the infrastructure sector to other development partners, such as the Government of the Russian Federation and KOICA, and procurement support and advisory services to different line ministries of the Royal Government of Cambodia. 

UNOPS KHOH is also overseeing business activities and/or providing Support and Services to UNOPS operations in other countries, within the Greater Mekong Sub-Region such as Lao PDR and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, as well as the Philippines, mainly focused on the infrastructure sector, but also encompassing good governance, trade facilitation and environmental issues.

In addition, KHOH is providing Support Services to the Malaria Programs and Regional Artemisinin Initiative (RAI) funded by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM).

UNOPS KHOH is in the process of expanding its area of engagement in partnership with different development partners, focusing mainly on a portfolio comprised of projects and programs in the infrastructure and environmental sectors, as well as continuing with the provision of transactional services (HR and Procurement services). For that, UNOPS is subsequently looking for qualified and committed experts that can contribute to fulfill our mandate in Greater Mekong Sub-Region and beyond.

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Advanced University Degree (master) in Project Management, Business Administrati...

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Fluency in English is required.

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