Senior Project Manager

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5306/25659
Level ICS-11
Department/office AFR, SNMCO, TNPO, Tunisia
Duty station Tunis, Tunisia
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration Ongoing
Application period 16-Mar-2023 to 04-Apr-2023

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 information

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. With over 6,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, where they need it. By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.

Project Manager/Senior Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project(s) and provides services to the different donors, partners and beneficiaries. Project Manager/Senior Project Manager acts on behalf of the Project Board to manage the project on an ongoing basis during the Implementation Stage. The main responsibility of a Project Manager/Senior Project Manager is to ensure that the project outputs are delivered within the specified project tolerances of time, cost, quality, scope, risk and benefits. He/she is expected to meet the organization’s performance and delivery goals.

Project Manager/Senior Project Manager has the authority to assign, as per the Project Plan, work packages to Team Managers and approve deliverables produced by them. Project Manager/Senior Project Manager is responsible for 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(s) outputs are capable of meeting the business cases for both UNOPS and the partner(s). Success of the project(s) and hence of the Project Manager/Senior Project Manager will be based on the defined Success Criteria.

Project Information:

For several years, UNOPS has been working in direct support to the Ministry of Health. The fields of intervention of the Tunis office range from the construction of structures and the  management of supply processes. UNOPS aims to recruit a Project Manager who will integrate the health technical team and will have to work closely with the Ministry of health and other partners such as Global funds and World Bank. The PM will be responsible to manage a team and several stakeholders. The PM will have to travel to various locations in the country and ensure the quality insurance of the activities. This is a very complex program with many interventions and the PM will have to manage local and central government.

Local Context:

UNOPS has been overseeing activities in Tunisia since 2006 in various sectors to support the government in implementing programs with a positive impact. The UNOPS office has 4 strategic areas of intervention:
1) procurement
2) complex project management 
3) infrastructure
4) technical assistance. UNOPS has been working with several ministries such as the Ministry of health, education, justice to name a few.

Summary of functions: Project Delivery and Performance P...

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

Education Advanced University (Master's) Degree in project management, biomedica...

Project management certification is an advantage

Contract type: Individual Contract Agreement Contract level: ICS 11 ...

Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes. Applic...

  Senegal Located in Dakar, the UNOPS office in Senegal has developed ...
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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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