Project Manager

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2020/B5115/20379
Department/office ECR, GVA, Cities Alliance
Duty station Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-10
Duration Ongoing
Application period 16-Sep-2020 to 06-Oct-2020


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The Cities Alliance is a global partnership promoting the role of cities in poverty reduction and sustainable development. Since its establishment in 1999, the Cities Alliance has awarded more than 400 grants totalling over $110 m in more than 80 countries. The Cities Alliance is located within the UN system: while it was originally based at the World Bank in Washington DC, since 2013 it has been based in Brussels where it is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). 

The Cities Alliance has established an international reputation for its role in promoting coherence of effort in international development, identifying critical policy and knowledge gaps, convening members and partners, and delivering high-quality programmes. The context of its work is that of rapidly urbanising economies, the growth of cities of all sizes, and the role of the urban poor in general, and women in particular. Adopting a long-term and programmatic approach that recognises the catalytic nature of development assistance, the Cities Alliance seeks to work with and support local expertise and institutions, ensure citywide and nationwide approaches to development, and facilitate follow-up investments and impacts.

Background information – job specific

The Cities Alliance is preparing a multi-year engagement in Ethiopia with a focus on urban development and municipal finance in secondary cities. Against this background the Cities Alliance is seeking a highly motivated, experienced and skilled Project Manager to manage the implementation of the project. Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project(s) and provides services to the different donors, partners and beneficiaries. The main responsibility of a 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.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent knowledge of the key developmental challenges confronting contemporary Ethiopia, as well as a deep understanding of urban development and management and municipal finance. In addition, the candidate will have experience in project implementation involving local communities across multiple dimensions and strong project management and relationship building skills. 

The Project Manager will report to the Head of Programmes and work under the guidance of the Principal Urban Advisor, both based in Brussels (Belgium). S/he will work in partnership with Cities Alliance members and partners in Addis Ababa to drive the effective and efficient implementation of the project



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