Coordinator, Surge Capacity

Job categories Administration, Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2021/B0005/23136
Level ICS-11
Department/office FA, SSC, IPAS
Duty station Copenhagen, Denmark
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration open-ended
Application period 27-Dec-2021 to 20-Jan-2022

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

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Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, the UNOPS Integrated Practice Advice and Support (IPAS) serves all the regions and headquarters, primarily with advice and solutions to everyday implementation challenges. IPAS consists of a diverse team of subject matter experts in the six practice areas of HR, Administration, Legal, Finance, Procurement, Project Management and Infrastructure. IPAS has three main roles:

Support to operations in the field offices: IPAS provides timely advice and supports actively finding of solutions to everyday implementation challenges, based on policy and best practices. It also provides operational support in specific areas.

Business efficiency: IPAS recommends changes to policies, processes and operating standards based on the feedback and experience of the field offices. IPAS also ensures transparent and efficient project implementation, in line with policy and business needs. 

Body of knowledge: IPAS contributes to research and coordination within the policy groups and project practitioners. It provides structured knowledge and subject matter expertise which is used across practice areas to provide coherent and tailored advice to the requesting offices.

UNOPS is a project-based organisation. We receive no core funding and operate on full cost recovery. We specialise in implementation, supporting partners to deliver their goals. The growth of the organisation, coupled with the changes in the environment we operate in, we have to rethink our approach to remain flexible, efficient and responsive in critical situations. 

To address this, a new team is being established in IPAS to provide surge capacity support to country offices and projects. The role of this new team will be to provide UNOPS a mechanism to support country offices with ad hoc resources in order to address risks of technical quality or delay through engaging closely with projects and offices that have a need, evaluate the needs, and then coordinate and deploy temporary support (e.g. for new projects; emergency response; covering gaps after the unexpected departure of key personnel etc). 

This support will be provided through different resources, depending on the type of support required (e.g. surge capacity team, retainers, LTAs, partnerships, etc). The new surge capacity team consists of a coordinator and  surge capacity personnel in the areas of HR, Procurement and Project Management / Infrastructure. Additional technical support will be sourced via retainers, talent pools, rosters etc. 

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