Project Management Office (PMO) - Associate (Internal For UNOPS candidates)

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5323/21559
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Kenya
Duty station Nairobi, Kenya
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-6
Duration Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’
Application period 06-Apr-2021 to 21-Apr-2021


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



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Background Information – Kenya Multi Country Office (KEMC)

Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the Kenya Multi Country Office manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The KEMCO sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio of engagements in multiple countries in East and South Africa. This includes primarily transactional projects in partnership with the Nairobi based UN Agencies, UN-Habitat and UNEP, and multiple ‘operational’ projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and several island states.

The primary role of Project Management Office (PMO) - Associate is to provide Kenya Multi Country Office (KEMC) with the structures, tools and techniques needed to ensure that it has the right programmes and projects in place, that operational and change priorities are balanced, the governance and decision making is facilitated and it has the resources and capability to deliver them consistently well. 

The functions and services of the Project Management Office (PMO) - Associate  include:

  • Portfolio Support: Ensuring UNOPS is focused on doing the right projects by supporting management decision-making through the timely analysis of portfolio data.

  • Delivery Support: Ensuring UNOPS is doing projects the right way, through the effective delivery of the programme and projects.

  • Best Practices: Applying UNOPS standards in project management, encouraging consistent working practices and ensuring appropriate application.

The Project Management Office (PMO) - Associate will ensure that project management policies, processes and methods are followed and practiced according to the organization standards, while acting as the overall Project Assurance capacity within the business unit on behalf of the Director and Representative (Executive). The PMO strongly contributes to moving the KEMC toward achieving its mission-focused goals and objectives.  

The Project Management Office (PMO) - Associate will be supervised by the Head of Project Management Office (Primary),  under the overall direction of the Head of Programme (Secondary) 




Support on  Project Management activities and processes  Pro...

Secondary education is required A Bachelor's degree in  Project Managem...

A minimum of 6 years  of relevant and progressive professional experience s...

Fluency in English language is required;

PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification is an advantage. MSP certification (Found...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: ICS 6/ LICA...

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

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

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