Project Management Support Officer

Job categories Administration, Finance, Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5327/26112
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Mozambique
Duty station Niassa , Mozambique
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-8
Duration Ongoing
Application period 29-May-2023 to 23-Jun-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 has been cancelled.

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UNOPS -Mozambique Office is recruiting this position through an Emergency Procurement Process (EPP).

General Background 

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.  

Project Background

The development objective of the NORTHERN MOZAMBIQUE RURAL RESILIENCE PROJECT (MozNorte) is to improve access to livelihood opportunities for vulnerable communities and management of natural resources in selected rural areas of Northern Mozambique. The project aims to improve the resilience of vulnerable communities in selected landscapes of Northern Mozambique. More specifically, the project will address the following drivers:

  • exclusion of local communities and IDP (particularly women and youth) from access to sources of livelihoods depending on renewable natural resources; 

  • environmental degradation, climate variability and limited capacity of formal institutions to manage natural resources in a sustainable and inclusive manner; and 

  • exclusion of local communities and IDP from managing and deciding over use of natural resources. 

Given the high vulnerability of Northern Mozambique to climate and geophysical hazards, as highlighted in the Climate and Disaster Risk Screening Report carried out for the project, the design takes an overall climate-sensitive approach to help mitigate risks and enhance adaptive capacity of project beneficiaries. This will translate into promoting climate-smart solutions across all activities and sectors of intervention, from infrastructure to agriculture, fishery, forestry and community-driven activities. The project has four components: 

  1. Improving access to livelihoods and community infrastructure; 

  2. Improved management of natural resources; 

  3. Multi-stakeholder Coordination and Project Management; and 

  4. Contingency emergency response (CERC).

MozNorte Project provides bridge financing to stabilise rural livelihoods and to improve the management of natural resources on which most rural livelihoods depend on in 18 districts of three provinces (Cabo Delgado, Nampula, Niassa). The target districts of the intervention include: 

  • In Niassa the districts of Lago, Chimbonila, Mecula, Sanga, Maua, Muembe; 

  • In the province of Cabo Delgado the districts of Montepuez, Mecufi, Metuge, Ancuabe; 

  • In the province of Nampula the districts of Memba, Erati, Mecuburi, Ribaue, Moma, Larde, Angoche and Mossuril.

One of the key approaches of the MozNorte project is the Community - Driven Development Fund (CDDF) which has the objective to generate sustainable livelihoods, promote inclusive and participatory development and strengthen social integration. The CDDF has two windows: district window and community window. The target groups are communities. While the district window is implemented by district authorities, the community window will be implemented by community and/or local organisations/consortia/Lead Service Providers.

UNOPS will support FNDS in managing the community window that will support 300 communities across the target 18 districts with a budget allocation of a minimum of one project per community up to USD 120,000, with an average budget allocation per community of USD 90,000 (equaling a total allocation of US$ 27 Million in community grants); variations in allocations and number of projects can be made depending on the needs and the readiness of the community. 

Examples of activities that can be funded under the community window include, but are not limited to: 

  • Climate - smart agriculture systems, including small irrigation systems 

  • Community agro-processing, aquaculture, storage facilities 

  • Social and WASH projects at community level 

  • Community agroforestry and restoration projects  

  • Non-timber forest products value-chains 

  • Alternative livelihood strategies 

  • Sustainable use of energy 

  • Sustainable fisheries and fishery value chain  

  • Community tourism and culture value chains 

  • Integrated agriculture and forestry management

  • Initiatives of youth and women economic empowerment  

  • Social cohesion activities 

The selection of the projects in each community will be implemented in a participatory manner applying the Community - Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) methodology.  

The Project Management Support Officer will support the implementation of CDDF in the province of  Nampula under the supervision of the Grants Manager and the Senior Project Manager who will be based in Cabo Delgado.

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