Project Management Specialist

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2024/B0059/27847
Level ICS-10
Department/office MP, IPMG, Infra and PM Group
Duty station Copenhagen, Denmark
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration Open-ended
Application period 27-Mar-2024 to 17-Apr-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.

This vacancy is closed.

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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 six interrelated and interdependent technical streams, namely, Strategic Initiatives, Standards, Engagement Assurance, Gender Equality and Inclusion (GESI), Grant Support and Transformation, that are supported by the Portfolio Support team.

The Standards Team aims to reduce organizational risks, improve Project/Programme and Portfolio Management Services performance (P3M services hereafter referred to as ‘Projects’), and promote excellence across UNOPS projects. It is aimed to be achieved through the fit-for-purpose UNOPS Implementation Standards Management Framework (ISMF) as well as by improving the quality and usefulness of IPMG resources through the formulation and implementation of ISMF quality standards on the development and management of IPMG policies, standards, guidance, tools and templates (content). 

Background information - Job-specific

Under the overall supervision of the Manager of Standards, the incumbent would be primarily responsible for the production of policies, standards, technical manuals, guidance documents, presentations, and briefing documents to support UNOPS in the delivery of Project/Programme and Portfolio Management Services (P3M services).

The project management specialist will be responsible for understanding the needs and challenges in the organization for P3M services, coordinating, drafting, editing and consolidating content development as identified in the Standards team work plan. The project management specialist will be required to liaise with UNOPS stakeholders to develop standards, and guidance as well as collect, consolidate and incorporate input and feedback from relevant personnel. Coordination and integration of inputs from all sources and maintaining consistency and tailoring to the organizational needs is an integral part of the assignment.

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