Head of Project Management Office

Job categories Project Management, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2020/B5007/20599
Level ICS-11
Department/office ECR, GVA, Geneva
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration Ongoing
Application period 20-Oct-2020 to 09-Nov-2020


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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.  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 organisations.  With over 6,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, where they need it.  By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECR) supports UNOPS offices in the region, providing management and financial/programmatic oversight of Global and Country specific Portfolios, Clusters and Operations Centers including hosting services, fund management, management advisory services, implementing projects, procuring goods and services and managing human resources.

The primary role of Project Management Officer (PMO) is to provide UNOPS Geneva office with the structures, tools and techniques needed to ensure that it has the right programmes and projects in place, that operational and change priorities are balanced, the governance and decision making is facilitated and it has the resources and capability to deliver them consistently well.  

The functions and services of the PMO include:

  • Strategic Planning/Portfolio Support: Ensuring UNOPS is focused on doing the right projects by supporting management decision-making.

  • Delivery Support: Ensuring UNOPS is doing projects the right way, through the effective delivery of the programme and projects. 

  • Best Practices: Applying UNOPS standards in project management, encouraging consistent working practices and ensuring appropriate application. 

The PMO shall ensure that project management policies, processes and methods are followed and practiced according to the organization standards, while acting as the overall Project Assurance capacity within the business unit on behalf of the Director and Representative and Head of Programme. Reporting to the UNOPS GVA Deputy Director, the PMO strongly contributes to moving the UNOPS Geneva toward achieving its mission-focused goals and objectives.


Summary of functions: Development and planning  Set...

A Master’s Degree in Project Management, Business Administration or relate...

PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification is highly desirable. MSP certification (Found...

A minimum of 7 (seven) years of relevant and progressive professional experience...

Full working knowledge of English is required.  Fluency in French is an adv...

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

Contract type: INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT Contract level: INTERNATIONAL SPE...

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

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...
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