Project Manager

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5516/20995
Level ICS-11
Department/office AR, BDMCO, Nepal
Duty station Kathmandu, Nepal
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration Open-ended subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and/or satisfactory performance
Application period 12-Jan-2021 to 26-Jan-2021

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The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.  Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organisations.  With over 6,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, where they need it.  By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.

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. 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 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.

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

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 Senior Project Manager  will be based on the defined Success Criteria. 

Local Context:

The UNOPS Nepal country office implements projects in post-earthquake reconstruction (owner-driven housing, schools), security and justice (construction of police stations and capacity building of Nepal Police) as well as field monitoring and coordination. The Nepal office also hosts the innovation team responsible for the development of FieldSight, a field monitoring app, and data visualisation tools used by UNOPS offices worldwide.

Project Information:

Following the devastating earthquakes of 2015, UNOPS has been deeply engaged in various  activities supporting the government of Nepal in the assessment of damaged buildings and  enrollment of beneficiaries into housing grant schemes. UNOPS is expanding its footprint in  post-earthquake reconstruction and aims to support homeowners engaged in the  reconstruction process. This project aims to provide Socio-Technical assistance to individual  households.

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This vacancy has been cancelled.


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