Project Management Office (PMO) Associate (Roster)

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2020/B5312/20949
Department/office AFR, ETMCO, Sudan
Duty station Khartoum, Sudan
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-6
Duration Open-ended subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and/or to satisfactory performance
Application period 24-Dec-2020 to 13-Feb-2021

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

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

This vacancy is closed.

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The Project Management Office (PMO) - Associate will, under the supervision, guidance, and in cooperation with the Head of the Programme contribute to consistent implementation of the UNOPS project management method and standards across the Project portfolios. The PMO Associate will provide assistance for the project development, set up and closure, support the Project Managers in establishment and or development of project management tools and products, contribute to monitoring and control of projects progress and performance. He or she will provide support to the Head of the Programme and other Project/Program & management personnel in addressing information requests from the Regional Office, HQ, and other UNOPS organisational units. The selected candidate will also play an important role in establishing programme management tools at the level of the Office. Specific duties and responsibilities include:  

  • Provide assistance to the project developers in design of the Project Initiation Document
  • Help with the establishment of the tools envisaged by the UNOPS Project Management Manual (PMM)
  • Support the development of high-level programme/project plans
  • Contribute to review of status of projects, while focusing on scope, cost, schedule, quality, and benefit
  • Contribute to review of projects’ implementation of PMM and other requirements
  • Support conduct of quarterly assurance functions and other quality assurance and control methods 
  • Provide routine oversight and analysis of delivery data within the dashboard system, using UNOPS ERP system as required
  • Contribute to identification of potential risks and issues specific to delivery forecasts, and suggest mitigating measures to the Head of Programme
  • Provide editorial support to programmes and projects, ensuring effective and timely dissemination of reports, in line with project documentation and clients' expectations
  • Support collection and compilation of information in response to requests or initiatives from the Regional Office, IPAS, and HQ Teams, as required
  • Assist in development of external reports
  • Contribute to establishment of tracking systems and tools to facilitate monitoring of progress and performance. Regularly update these systems and tools
  • Contribute to establishment and maintenance of key management files related to the UNOPS projects
  • Support the HoP in design and implementation of initiatives that contribute to enhancement of project management maturity
  • Contribute to design and delivery of capacity building activities for personnel, while focusing on UNOPS project management standards and requirements
  • In collaboration with the HoP, engage with PMs and other personnel in order to identify and share lessons learned and best practices. Establish mechanism to record lessons and best practices and ensure it is maintained
  • Contribute to development of stakeholder profiles and assist in development of external communications products
  • Provide organisational and administrative support regarding organisation of internal meetings and functions
  • Contribute to project closure activities, including but not limited to tasks related to disposal of project assets, final reporting, updating information and or uploading material in the UNOPS systems
  • Support PMs in development of closure plans
  • Participate in relevant Communities of Practice.

Education Secondary school diploma is required. Bachelor or Master degr...

Contract type: ICA Contract level: LICA-6  Contract duration: Open-ended su...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (CET) Applica...

Sudan The UNOPS Sudan office is based in Khartoum and works closely with the Go...

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...
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