Project Management Support Specialist (Scheduler)

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2022/B5333/24122
Level ICS-10
Department/office AFR, ETMCO, Ethiopia MCO
Duty station Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration Ongoing
Application period 21-Jul-2022 to 07-Aug-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 has been cancelled.

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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. UNOPS supports partners to build a better future by providing services that increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of peace building, humanitarian and development projects. 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.

Established in 2009, UNOPS Ethiopia Office has been providing services to various partners, including the government of Ethiopia, UN agencies such as WHO, UNHCR and WFP, and other international organizations. Since 2014, the UNOPS Ethiopia Multi-Country Office (ETMCO) runs and coordinates the UNOPS activities in Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti. The UNOPS ETMCO team is composed of more than 100 national and international women and men, and offers a broad range of services such as infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial and human resources management. 

UNOPS ETMCO activities range from tailor-made administration, operations, human resources and logistics support for implementation of development and humanitarian projects; infrastructure and procurement management services; and advisory services to partners to facilitate effective procurement, supply and financial management.

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the PMO Team Lead, the  leads, in consultation with the Project & Programme Management teams, the planning, development, and management of project schedules related to project and organizational activities. The Project Management Support Specialist(scheduler) is required to ensure:

  • Effective Schedule Management Standards & System are established and maintained to create the framework within which effective project planning and timely execution can be assured.

  • Risk-Based Schedules are consistently developed, across the full programme, including the Programme Leadership review and endorsement of Schedule Management Standard deviations.

  • Professional Advisory Support to Project Executives & Managers in the resolution of Schedule Management topics.

  • Schedule Progress Deviations are identified timely, evaluated and communicated to all stakeholders as part of an Early Warning Approach.

  • Schedule Recovery & Mitigation options are timely evaluated and where endorsed by Programme Leadership are monitored to ensure project level engagement and schedule recovery. 

  • Where specific projects are designated by the PMO Team Lead, to directly manage Project Schedules on behalf of the Project Managers on a temporary or full project basis.

  • Support PMO Team Lead in the Project, Programme & Hub Level Reporting.

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Education A Master’s Degree(Advanced University Degree) in Project Ma...

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Contract type: ICA Contract level: IICA 2 Contract duration: Ongoing I...

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This vacancy has been cancelled.


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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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