Senior Project Manager, Multiple positions

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5303/22442
Level ICS-11
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Kenya MCO
Duty station Pemba, Mozambique
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’
Application period 30-Aug-2021 to 30-Sep-2021

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

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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.

Our objective for the remainder of 2021 and 2022 is to consolidate the implementation of our Strategy 2018-2021 - to become Known, Recognized and a Resource for our development partners on the ground, delivering on our mandate of infrastructure, procurement and project management. 

Background Information- UNOPS Mozambique

While UNOPS has a presence in Mozambique, building on our global experience successfully delivering projects in complex operating environments, a healthy pipeline of engagements are at various stages of discussion with our priority partners, particularly in the North.  This will require rapid onboarding and mobilization of technical and support personnel as new projects come online.

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is looking for an experienced Project Manager to work with our team.  If you have experience leading teams, are excited to expand our sustainable project management  initiatives, are great at facilitating technical teams to develop specifications, are always ready to get hands on with the work and can lead partners through best practice in Project Management with Prince 2 certification, then this is your opportunity.

Interested candidates should note, the possible duty stations may include Maputo, the city of Pemba, in Cabo Delgado, Niassa and Nampula provinces, as needed.The Hardship level of Pemba is 4. 

Purpose and Scope of Assignment  Senior Project Manager is responsible for ...

Advanced University Degree in  Project Management, Finance, Economics, Supp...

Certification in Project Management (PRINCE2, PMI, etc.) is highly desired

A minimum of 7 years of experience in implementing projects/programmes for inter...

Fluency in written and oral English required.  Intermediate l...

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

Contract type: International Individual Contractor (IICA) Contract level: ICS 11...

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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