Head of Global Programmes

Hosted Entities Cities Alliance
Job categories Urban Development, Urban Planning/Design, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2022/B5115/23665
Level ICS-11
Department/office ECR, GVA, Cities Alliance
Duty station Brussels, Belgium
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract level P4
Duration One year initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability
Application period 25-Mar-2022 to 15-Apr-2022

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

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

This vacancy is closed.

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Cities Alliance, which is hosted by UNOPS, is the global partnership promoting the role of cities in poverty reduction and sustainable development. Headquartered in Brussels and supported by a Secretariat, it is a unique partnership with a diverse membership which has come together to strengthen both impacts and coherence in urban development. Cities Alliance is a global leader, with a strong track record in grant-making to support strategic citywide planning, slum upgrading strategies and national policies designed to make cities more inclusive and sustainable. Through UNOPS, the Cities Alliance operates a Multi-Donor Fund supported by an efficient, flexible grant-making mechanism with global reach.

The Head of Global Programmes reports to the Director, who provides direction and general supervision. S/he is responsible for achieving the ambition as set out in the Cities Alliance Strategic Plan to advocate and mainstream new thinking on key urban issues. The incumbent provides the substantive oversight, quality assurance and programmatic coherence to achieve agreed results in the annual work plans. By leading and mentoring Project Managers in planning, execution and delivery of allocated projects, s/he ensures gender equality is embedded and practiced in all practices in the secretariat. S/he also contributes to the development and implementation of strategies to enhance the competencies and position of the Cities Alliance sustainable project management and services to partners, stakeholders and UN system partners.

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UNOPS – an operational arm of the United Nations – supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by successfully implementing its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.

Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.

We are proud of our people. The UNOPS family brings together approximately 160 nationalities, represented by over 5,000 UNOPS personnel as well as some 7,800 personnel recruited on behalf on our partners. Spread across 80 countries, our workforce is rich in diversity and culture – with inclusion at its core.

We understand the importance of balancing professional and personal demands and offer several flexible working options.

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