Regional Infrastructure and Project Management Specialist

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2023/B0053/26258
Level ICS-10
Department/office AFR, AFROD, Office of the RD
Duty station Nairobi, Kenya
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration Open-ended, subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability
Application period 27-Jun-2023 to 18-Jul-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.

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Africa Region, Office of the Regional Director 

The Office of the Regional Director for Africa, which is currently located in Copenhagen but will soon be relocated to Nairobi, leads a geographically defined portfolio of engagements, strategy and business development for the region, follows management of operations, and ensures appropriate risk management. 

The Africa region (AFR) currently consists of five Multi-Country Offices located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Kenya. These Multi-Country Offices cover all of the African continent, including Francophone, Anglophone and Lusophone countries. Currently the Africa Region (AFR)  is implementing a wide range of infrastructure, procurement and transactional projects in over 40 countries. 

Within UNOPS, the objectives of the Infrastructure and Project Management Group’s (IPMG) and Shared Service Centre’ (SSC) Project Management & Infrastructure (PMI) unit are 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 two groups help facilitate the successful delivery of programmes and projects around the world. The incumbent will play a meaningful role working within the Africa Region (AFR) while working closely with IPMG and SSC’s PMI unit.

The incumbent will be responsible for providing technical advice and support in infrastructure and project management to the UNOPS offices across the Africa Region in line with the Regional Strategy. 

This role will support the Africa region with quality assurance, support and advice regarding the implementation of infrastructure projects, and partnerships development. The incumbent will support the partnership's development agenda in Africa through their expertise, regional contacts and ability to demonstrate a depth of experience in their field. 

The Regional Infrastructure and Project Management Specialist will be a critical link between AFR and its operations in the field, as well as IPMG and SSC´s PMI unit. This position will report to the Regional Africa Director. The incumbent will be required to work in a collaborative manner, with colleagues at all levels across the organization.

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