Head of Project Management Office (PMO)

Job categories Project Management, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2020/B5304/20909
Level ICS-10
Department/office AFR, South Sudan Country Office (SSCO)
Duty station Juba, South Sudan
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration 1 year with possible extension subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds
Application period 20-Dec-2020 to 23-Feb-2021

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy is closed.

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The Project Management Office (PMO) is established to provide a decision-enabling and delivery support structure for South Sudan Country Office (SSCO). The  PMO supports the Head of Programme (HOP) in defining a balanced country-wide programme, ensuring consistent delivery of programmes and projects, as well as ensures that project management policies, processes and methods are followed and applied according to the organization’s standards.

The Project Management Office (PMO) provides South Sudan Country Office with the structures, tools and techniques needed to ensure that it has the right programmes and projects in place, and that operational and change priorities are balanced, the governance and decision making for each project is facilitated and that the programmes unit has the resources and capability to deliver all projects 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. 

As the primary role of PMO is to 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 Head of Programmes. The PMO strongly contributes to moving the South Sudan Country Office toward achieving its mission-focused goals and objectives.

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PhD or Master’s Degree in Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, B...

Full working knowledge of English is essential.

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