Country Manager

Job categories Project Management, Leadership, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2022/B5303/23948
Level ICS-12
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Kenya MCO
Duty station Maputo, Mozambique
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-4
Duration Open-ended contract, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance)
Application period 31-May-2022 to 27-Jun-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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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 organizations.  

The Project Office is responsible for managing strategic and operational risks associated with the Project Office’s portfolio of engagements – as part of the Multi Country Office set up, developing and delivering cost effective services contributing to partners' sustainable results and achievements of UNOPS management results. 

UNOPS in Mozambique supports its partners efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. By providing a range of services, including fund management and administrative services, as well as infrastructure and procurement services, UNOPS supports peace and reconciliation efforts, improves health services and helps build a more sustainable future for the people of Mozambique

The Mozambique Project Office operates as an integral part of the Kenya Multi Country Office management structure. The Mozambique Country Manager reports to the Kenya Multi Country Office Director who provides direction and guidance.  The Country Manager role is responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring and supervising the delivery of all projects and support services in a given country - that includes liaison and engagement development activities and delivering timely and cost effective services for sustainable results by partners and stakeholders.

Purpose and scope of the assignment 

The Country Manager positions UNOPS as a service provider of choice in its mandated areas of sustainable infrastructure development, procurement and project management. S/he will strengthen the current client base consisting of the [country] Government, International Donors and UN Agencies, and develop additional partnerships on the basis of evidence and demand. 

Bringing a deep understanding of the challenges of project management in complex conditions, the Country Manager will build UNOPS position within the UN community as a trusted, reliable partner providing a valued service in reaching affected populations.

The Country Manager leads a team that shares a commitment to excellence, demanding and rewarding the highest standards of achievement, and acting decisively when standards are not met.  S/he promotes flexibility and decisive responsiveness to needs and opportunities, coupled with high standards for measuring success.

Through excellent and targeted project management, the Country Manager demonstrates UNOPS capabilities in operating in the most complex and difficult situations and proves the unique and indispensable services UNOPS can provide to the international community.

S/he is responsible to produce/read projects initiation documents (PID), Legal Agreement and have a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders to ensure the project(s) products are capable of meeting the business cases for both UNOPS and the client. Success of the project(s) and hence Country Manager will be based on the Success Criteria of UNOPS engagements which are linked to the below responsibilities. 

Under the direct supervision of the Director, the Country Manager is responsible for all aspects of the projects’ life cycle. S/he must be able to apply, at a mastery level, the below duties and responsibilities of the project success criteria.

Summary of key results: Project Of...

Education: A Master’s degree in a relevant field is required; A first Uni...

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

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Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement (IICA ) Contrac...

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...
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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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