Programme Management Specialist - Retainer

Job categories Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2024/B5004/27595
Level ICS-10
Department/office GPO, NYPO, Development and Special Initiatives Portfolio
Duty station Home based
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration One year initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability
Application period 22-Feb-2024 to 06-Mar-2024

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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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.

New York Portfolio Office (NYPO) supports the United Nations Secretariat, as well as other New York-based United Nations organizations, bilateral and multilateral partners in the delivery of UNOPS mandate in project management, infrastructure management, and procurement management

Sustainable Development Cluster (SDC) supports diverse partners with their peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations. It was formed by combining the following portfolios: Grants Management Services (GMS), UN Technology Support Services (UNTSS), Development and Special Initiatives Portfolio (DSIP) It provides Services to partners’ programmes that are designed, structured, and managed with a global perspective and primarily serving partners that are headquartered in New York. The SDC has a footprint of approximately 125 countries.

UNOPS hosts the Global Centre for Climate Mobility (GCCM), a global entity advancing regional Climate Mobility Initiatives (CMIs) and the Rising Nations Initiative (RNI):

The CMIs currently consist of the Africa Climate Mobility Initiative (ACMI), the Greater Caribbean Climate Mobility Initiative (GCCMI), and the Pacific Climate Mobility Initiative.  The ACMI is a joint undertaking of the African Union Commission (AUC), the United Nations, and the World Bank to support the African continent in addressing climate-forced displacement and migration while harnessing climate mobility to advance its development agenda and political & economic integration. The ACMI’s people-centered & evidence-based approach aims to generate political momentum, a common policy agenda, and resources to advance comprehensive and locally anchored solutions for climate mobility. The GCCMI and the PCMI pursue similar objectives and are joint undertakings of the Association of Caribbean States and the Pacific Islands Forum Member States, respectively, together with the United Nations and the World Bank. 

The RNI is a Member States-led initiative, guided by a core group of champions, including the Pacific atoll countries. Its objective is to press forward efforts towards protecting the statehood of Pacific atoll countries, preserving their sovereignty and safeguarding the rights and heritage of affected populations. In this regard, the RNI aims to mobilize the needed political momentum for prompt action at all levels to highlight the climate emergency facing the Pacific atoll countries and inspire global and local action, including through intergovernmental processes of the United Nations. In particular, the RNI aims to advance partnerships that empower the agency of frontline communities, support adaptation plans and promote better strategic planning and informed policymaking for Pacific atoll countries. This project will also focus on the empowerment of Tuvaluan stakeholders, particularly the youth of Tuvalu, to fully engage in global discussions and contribute to the advocacy campaign. It will also build their capacity to engage with their own communities to contribute to other RNI efforts and build the resilience of future generations

The Programme Management Specialist will have the primary responsibility of managing the RNI workstream to build partnerships to empower the agency of frontline communities. 

The incumbent of this position will be a personnel of UNOPS under its full responsibility.

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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.

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