Project Management Support - Senior Officer

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2022/B5521/24652
Department/office AR, SEAMCO, Pacific Operations Cluster
Duty station Koror, Palau
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-9
Duration Ongoing (subject to performance and fund availability)
Application period 20-Sep-2022 to 10-Oct-2022


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



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Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, Governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner. Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations. With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it. A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.

Background Information – THMCO

The Thailand Multi Country Office (THMCO), established in 2017, supports, develops and oversees the UNOPS portfolio of projects in South East Asia and the Pacific. With its head office in Bangkok, the Multi-Country Office comprises five main business units: THMCO Thailand, THMCO Indonesia, THMCO Pacific Operations Cluster, THMCO Papua New Guinea and, THMCO China. 

Background Information – Project

The two UN joint programmes (North Pacific and South Pacific) support the integration of digital solutions to the Pacific to assist the region’s socio economic recovery post COVID19. The project has two components a) accelerating the adoption of digital transformation related enabling policies, legislation and strategies across the various sectors and b) Pilot smart islands approach

‘Smart Islands’ introduces innovative approaches to deliver connectivity along with an integrated suite of scalable and sustainable services to disadvantaged island communities that leverages interoperability, multi-functionality and reuse of ICT infrastructure. Smart Islands can improve the provision of digital services across various sectors: health, education, agriculture, multi hazard warning, employment (e-commerce), digital financial services, tourism and fishing. 

Micronesia SDG Fund - Accelerating SDG achievement through digital transformation to strengthen community resilience in Micronesia

Aim of the initiative is to accelerate SDG achievement through digital transformation to strengthen community resilience in Micronesia. ITU as the lead UN agency for the SDG Fund Joint Programme“ Accelerating SDG achievement through digital transformation to strengthen community resilience in Micronesia” will be responsible for coordination with all participating and technical UN organizations (PUNOs) under the overall leadership of United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRC), and  governments in the beneficiary countries to achieve the outputs and outcomes of this programme.  The UNRCOs will lead the strategic coordination with the national governments of the target countries. ITU, in cooperation with other UN agencies, will lead the joint programme on technical modules of the project, including the creation of training materials, identification of appropriate ICT solutions, deploying necessary toolkits, digital strategy, policy and regulatory reform, capacity building, and digital inclusion activities for beneficiaries.  UNOPS will lead the project management, operations and procurement of all ICT solutions.

Background Information – Position Description

Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the incumbent will provide a strong contribution to the overall success of the project. S/he will play an important role in supporting the Project Manager with operation, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, reporting and communication related to the project activities.

The Project Management Support - Senior Officer will also provide technical inputs relating to digital transformation and ICT- focused policies, in-country strategies and implementation, knowledge management and sharing, and capacity building, under the supervision of Project Manager and in close collaboration with the ITU and relevant stakeholders.

Lead the Smart Islands Programme-Design, manage, monitor, supervise and evaluate the Smart Islands programme in close collaboration with the connectivity providers, service providers, rural community, ITU, government departments and other stakeholders to implement the pilot implementation in the identified village(s).  Develop a detailed project implementation plan and coordinate the implementation of project activities while continuously monitoring performance and providing recommendations for improvements based on follow up meetings and project timelines. 

The Project Management Support - Senior Officer will contribute to the effective delivery and implementation of strategic and effective procurement services, for a select group of goods and services. These services reflect best practices in international public procurement, compliance with UNOPS Financial Rules and Regulations and procurement policy, rules, regulations and procedure, ensuring appropriate risk management and obtaining the best value for money. 

The Project Management Support - Senior Officer is also responsible for the quality of administrative support services provided within the programme portfolio. He/she analyzes and interprets the administrative rules and regulations and provides solutions to complex issues related to administration. The Project Management Support Senior Officer will work in close collaboration with the support services within the Multi-Country Office to successfully deliver programme outcomes. 

The Project Management Support - Senior Officer will support the Project Manager in creating the Implementation Plan, using the Project Initiation Document (PID), Legal Agreement and having a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders, to ensure the project outputs are capable of meeting the business cases for both UNOPS and the partner. 


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