Site Manager, Multiple positions

Job categories Engineering, Project Management, Urban Development
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5313/18458
Level ICS-8
Department/office AFR, CDMCO, Central African Rep
Duty station Multiple ( Non Family Duty Station), Central African Republic
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-1
Duration opened-ended
Application period 02-Sep-2019 to 22-Sep-2019

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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Central africans (1) Who are residing outside of Central African Republic at the time of application (2) Who have been living there for five years or more (3) Who are fulfilling the requirement's stated on this job advert are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Central African Republic (CAR) is a highly fragile country with a history of recurrent conflict, the most recent of which took place in 2013 between multiple armed groups. The violence that followed the 2013 crisis greatly damaged public assets and infrastructure, disrupted service delivery, further weakened the social fabric, and exacerbated people’s poverty and vulnerability to shocks. As a result, roughly one-quarter of the population was internally displaced or had to flee as refugees to neighboring countries. Upon the elections that have seen a leadership committed to peace, security, reconciliation and recovery of the country, improvements in the security situation have resulted in the voluntary return of displaced populations, estimated to be about 15 to 20 percent. However, the return of displaced to areas of origin remains fragile and dependent on overall security situation. The growing need to: rapidly increase access to basic services, to rehabilitate infrastructure and provide safety nets and communicate with a destitute population and with local authorities remains short term priorities and essential to the stabilization and economic revitalization of the country.

CDOH’s office in Bangui, CAR has a growing portfolio of experience providing project support services to peacekeeping operations, through its agile and flexible operational mechanism.  In this framework, UNOPS CDOH is looking for a Site Manager to lend the crucial project development support to the CAR office.

To this end, the World Bank is supporting the Government of CAR to implement a project to improve access to basic services, infrastructure and social safety needs, by communities affected by forced displacement. Among several deliverables in this implementation phase, the project through UNOPS will be constructing/rehabilitating several infrastructure’s project; conducting several socioeconomics’ activities such as conducting the selection of most vulnerable household among the displaced population and conducting also the distribution of funds to the selected population in the following regions: Kaga-bandoro, Batafongo, Bria and Bambari.

The project adopts a multifaceted approach in support of communities affected by displacement in CAR and it entails:

  • Support to enhance the delivery of local services and availability of local infrastructure to benefit communities impacted by displacement;
  • Provide financial support to the most vulnerable households among displaced populations from local communities impacted by displacement;
  • Support the community mobilization and capacity building for key actors by: (i) working with local communities and displaced populations to enhance their capacity to address the impact of displacement and promote peaceful coexistence of different groups; and (ii) enabling local authorities (territorial administration and communes) to participate in planning and overseeing the execution of all activities executed under this project as well as to ensure the good governance and the sustainability of the completed projects.

Located in Kinshasa, DRC the UNOPS office in Central Africa covers the DRC, CAR,...

The Site Manager will be responsible for the organization and, material and logi...

Advanced University degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Project managem...

Certification of Prince2 (Projects in a Controlled Environment) Methodology ...

A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in the fi...

Fluency in written and oral French is required.  Intermediate English i...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Contract type : International Individual Contractor Agreement Contract ...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...

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