Grant Support and Implementing Partners Senior Analyst

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2022/B0059/25059
Level ICS-9
Department/office MP, IPMG, Infra and PM Group
Duty station Copenhagen, Denmark
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-1
Duration Open-ended
Application period 05-Dec-2022 to 19-Dec-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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General Background 

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 5,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,400 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

Background information - Implementation Practices and Standards (IPS) 

Within UNOPS, Implementation Practices and Standards (IPS) is responsible for the UNOPS delivery practices. IPS provides thought leadership, standards and oversight as support to the successful delivery of programmes and projects within UNOPS service lines (infrastructure, procurement, project management, human resources and financial management services). IPS is comprised of the Infrastructure and Project Management Group and the Procurement Group which aims to reduce organizational risks, improve project performance, and promote excellence across UNOPS projects through the Standards Management Framework; and provides organisational oversight on the application of standards. These Groups also support the positioning of UNOPS in the UN system and development sector in Infrastructure, Project Management and Procurement. IPSO also includes the Office of IPS (IPSO), that includes work streams on organizational excellence, knowledge management and the review of bid protests. As well as the Portfolio support unit, that aims at supporting the organisational readiness of UNOPS and provides support services to the Implementation Practices and Standards function.

Background information - IPMG

UNOPS strategic focus places increased emphasis on national capacity development and sustainable approaches to project management, procurement and infrastructure services. A key objective is to be recognized as an organization that delivers world-class infrastructure and project management, which is both economically and socially sustainable, even in the most challenging environments. To achieve this goal, UNOPS has established the Infrastructure and Project Management Group (IPMG). 

Within UNOPS, it is IPMG’s objective to serve the organization’s personnel and partners by broadening their infrastructure and project management capabilities, while disseminating best practices in both of these areas. Through this work, the group helps facilitate the successful delivery of programs and projects around the world.

To achieve its objectives, IPMG has established three interrelated and interdependent work streams, namely, Strategic Initiatives, Standards, and Engagement Assurance. IPMG is managed overall by the Deputy Director of IPMG.

The Standards team aims to reduce organizational risks, improve project performance, and promote excellence across UNOPS projects. It is achieved by having a fit for purpose infrastructure and project management standards framework in place, which notably includes the development and maintenance of grant support management standards, policy, template, guidance and tools.

Background information - Job specific

This position’s primary focus is on implementing partners and grant support management aspects. Grant Support is defined in UNOPS policies as “a UNOPS project activity, which is outside the framework of procurement activities, and is undertaken by way of grants, credits or loans carried out through an implementing partner."

UNOPS financial management services include managing grants/funding (including selecting implementing partners, monitoring and exercising due diligence), managing pooled funds and providing advice and oversight. UNOPS plays different roles in financial management services provision including executing small and large grant support programmes, selecting grantees through a range of various methodologies, disbursing and monitoring grants/funding in a variety of contexts, including peace and security, and ensuring funds are spent in a transparent and efficient manner, in line with partners' objectives; as well as building UNOPS implementing partners' capacity towards efficient and responsible use of grant funding. 

The Grant Support and implementing Partner(IP) Senior Analyst will be mainly responsible for supporting the Grant Support and IP Advisor in the grant support and implementing partners management framework co-ordination associated with the required policy, standards and guidance provision of expert inputs, as well as stakeholder management. The role will support the development and/or update of the grant support management policy, standards, template, guidance, process or tools and inter-agency coordination efforts. The role will be mainly responsible for identifying trends in the organisation with the different activities/initiatives, ensuring centralised monitoring and record keeping as relevant is maintained. 

UNOPS has recently revised its policy and is in the process of re-establishing grant support management framework related standards, processes, templates and guidance material to further develop and strengthen some aspects including capacity building of its implementing partners. UNOPS is also aspiring to streamline the processes and IT system use for the grant support and Implementing partners  management. Further, UNOPS is also engaging the UN inter-agency collaboration aspects relating to implementing partners, including the Partner Portal.

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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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