Senior Project Manager

Job categories Project Management, Procurement, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5512/22066
Level ICS-11
Department/office AR, KHMCO, Philippines
Duty station Cotabato City, Philippines
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration Open-ended
Application period 01-Jul-2021 to 25-Jul-2021


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UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development. UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us
UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization
UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

Background Information – Philippines
Established in 2016, UNOPS Philippines provides expert support to ensure sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure activities in projects. With funds from the European Union (EU), UNOPS supports the Supreme Court, the Department of Justice, and the Department of the Interior and Local Government under the Governance in Justice (GOJUST) Programme (GOJUST2) through procurement, logistics, and grants management to push forward the justice reform agenda of the Philippine government through innovations and interventions; as well as providing grants to civil society organisations to improve access to justice of marginalised groups. In the Support to the Bangsamoro Transition (SUBATRA) Programme, UNOPS is working with the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Government strengthening capacities of the executive, legislative and judicial branches to ensure a smooth transition, also with funds from the EU.

In the health sector, UNOPS works with the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) for the construction of health facilities in Eastern Samar, and with the DOH / ADB in the HEAL project (Health System Enhancement to Address and Limit COVID-19).

The UNOPS Philippines Office is part of the UNOPS Cambodia Multi-Country Officer (KHMCO), which provides oversight, support and services to UNOPS operations in the country offices.

UNOPS Philippines is in the process of expanding its area of engagement in cooperation with its development partners, focusing mainly on a portfolio of projects and programs in the infrastructure, logistics management, procurement in health, rule of law,  and governance sectors and subsequently is looking for qualified and committed experts.


Project Information
The SUBATRA (2020 - 2025) contract is part of a EU-funded large scale programme “Support to Bangsamoro Transition”. The project is aiming to achieve a smooth and timely implementation of the transition in Bangsamoro and also strengthen the capacity of the Justice System and CSOs to contribute to a peaceful transition.

The objective of the contract is to strengthen the capacity of the new Bangsamoro Transition Authority, established by the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao ratified on January 21st, 2019, to efficiently handle the transition as per peace process instrument and Bangsamoro Transition Plan provisions.

A particular focus is placed on capacity building of the transitional governments superstructure to formulate, implement and monitor transitional policies, capacity building of key governance ministries to deliver basic social services and promote an enabling good governance environment and capacity building of the Parliament to exercise its legislative, oversight and representation functions.

Areas of support to be provided by the technical assistance include institution and capacity building (including public administration and civil service reforms), public policy development, legal development, human resources development, knowledge and IT tools for governmental work. UNOPS is considered within the EC proposal to be an indirect management entity responsible for the infrastructure, procurement and logistics support to Outputs 1,2,3 and 4 of the project.

Background Information – Job Specific
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.

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


Under the direct supervision of the Country Manager, the Senior Project Manager ...

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

Advanced University Degree (master) in Project Management, Procurement and/or Su...

Minimum seven (7) years of progressive experience (or more depending on academic...

Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of an offi...

Contract type: International Individual Contract Agreement (IICA)&n...

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Onl...
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