Project Management Support - Specialist

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5323/21348
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Kenya
Duty station Maputo, Mozambique
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-10
Duration Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance
Application period 10-Mar-2021 to 16-May-2021


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



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The Project will fall under the purview of the UNOPS KEMC (Kenya Multi Country Office) Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the Kenya Multi Country Office manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The KEMC sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio of engagements in multiple countries in East and Southern Africa. This includes a large portfolio of Infrastructure, procurement and project management service projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Eritrea, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and several Island states. This specific position will be based in Mozambique. 

The Project will fall under the purview of the UNOPS KEMC (Kenya Multi Country Office) Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the Kenya Multi Country Office manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The KEMC sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio of engagements in multiple countries in East and Southern Africa. This includes a large portfolio of Infrastructure, procurement and project management service projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Eritrea, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and several Island states. This specific position will be based in Mozambique. 

Mozambique is recovering very slowly from the effects of Cyclone Idai and Kenneth which struck in quick succession in 2019. The country is in pursuit of peace between the Government and RENAMO - a process supported by UNOPS. At the same time, the North of Mozambique is experiencing an insurgency that has made thousands homeless and is already spilling into Tanzania. 

UNOPS is preparing for quick mobilization in Mozambique and therefore multiple positions are being advertised to enable rapid deployment and response to this emergency. 

Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager,  the Project Management Support- Specialist, will be responsible for supporting the Project Manager with the day-to-day operations and implementation of the projects under the Office. He/she maintains a close eye on the operational and financial performance, identifies probable issues that may need attention, supports in problem analysis and solution identification as necessary, coordinate resolution as per action-items assigned, drafting required correspondences to stakeholders concerned and preparation of project reports. 


Summary of functions Project Implementation Financial and procurement m...

A Master’s Degree in Project Management, Finance, Business Administration ...

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Excellent command of English language (oral and written) is required; Kn...

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Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...

Contract type: Local  Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA) Contract level...

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

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