Project Manager

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5109/23042
Department/office ECR, RSMCO, Serbia
Duty station Skopje, North Macedonia
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-10
Duration Open-ended
Application period 10-Dec-2021 to 03-Jan-2022

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Project Information - Nordic Support for Progress of North Macedonia


The Government of Norway  is funding a sub-regional programme “Nordic Support for Progress in North Macedonia”implemented by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). The project consists of socio-economic development support to the more undeveloped parts of the country and also envisages support to the national authorities responsible for leading the renewed efforts on the EU accession process. The Government of Norway has allocated funding for the implementation of the Project in North Macedonia for 48 months, starting from September 2018.

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to a more balanced socio-economic development and to contribute to the implementation of the Stabilization and Association Agreement and EU accession negotiations priorities. 

Locally, the project aims to increase employment opportunities, support social cohesion, as well as to enhance local infrastructure in the less developed areas with a focus given to the inclusion of youth, women and vulnerable groups in the labour market. Nationally, the project aims at supporting the government to improve its capacity for EU integration and government reform agenda in the accession process.


The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) is funding a project “Support to progress in North Macedonia - Government reform agenda in the EU-accession process” implemented by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). The objective of the project, funded by the SIDA, is to support the enhancement of the EU integration capacity of the Republic of North Macedonia by providing technical assistance to government institutions during the accession period. SIDA has allocated funding for the implementation of the project in North Macedonia for 48 months, starting from January 2019.

The main objective of the project is to support the government of North Macedonia in preparing for accession negotiations by enhancing its administrative capacities and human resources for EU integration and the achievement of the priorities of the government reform agenda in the accession process. The Project also supports effective communication of the benefits of the EU accession process to the public and works on increasing awareness of the effects of the EU accession process through involvement of civil society and media throughout the accession phases. 

Both projects are implemented in coordination and with the active participation of institutions at the national and local level. These partnerships enable the achievement of sustainability of project results through shared responsibility, enabling long-term realization of citizens' interests.

More information is available on the website

Local Context: 

With its mandate in project management, procurement and sustainable infrastructure, UNOPS began its operations in North Macedonia in 2018, with the complex development project “Nordic Support for Progress of North Macedonia” funded by the Government of Norway and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The office, now functioning under the UNOPS Serbia Multi-Country Office, was established in the country to provide support to the Government of North Macedonia in socio-economic development, and later enable support in other areas, as a part of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT).

Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project(s) a...

Education Advanced University Degree preferably in Project Management, ...

Certification in Project Management ( PRINCE2, PMI, etc.) is an asset.

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

Proven track record of successfully implemented plans and projects. Experien...

This is a local position, it is therefore open to nationals of the North Ma...

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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