Project Management Support - Specialist (Capacity Building)

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2020/B5004/20979
Level ICS-10
Department/office NYSC, SDC, Development and Special Initiatives Portfolio
Duty station Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
Application period 29-Dec-2020 to 31-Jan-2021

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

This vacancy has been cancelled.

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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.  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 Service Cluster (NYSC) 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.

The United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism in UNOCT provides capacity building, institutional development and technical assistance to requesting Member States, regional organisations and civil society on preventing violent extremism interventions. The UN Counter-Terrorism Centre, of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT/UNCCT), consolidated its different projects related to countering terrorist use of new technologies and launched the Global Counter-Terrorism Programme on Cybersecurity and New Technologies. The Programme seeks to support Member States, international and regional organizations and UN entities to raise awareness of the terrorist cyber-threat and to enhance technical capacities required to prevent, mitigate and respond against terrorist and violent extremist groups misusing new technologies like the internet and AI to perform attacks against critical infrastructure. The programme also intends to enhance capacities of Member States to counter and investigate terrorist activities by gathering digital forensic evidence and through the use of new technologies. The Programme reinforces respect for human rights and gender mainstreaming through international and regional cooperation, and applying the UN GCTS, its biennial reviews, and relevant Security Council resolutions. 

This is a position in UNOPS for supporting projects carried out for or in the United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism (UNOCT). The incumbent of this position will be personnel of UNOPS under its full responsibility.

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This vacancy has been cancelled.


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