Project Management - Specialist

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5302/21311
Level ICS-10
Department/office AFR, SNMCO, Senegal MCO
Duty station Cotonou, Benin
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration Open-ended
Application period 25-Feb-2021 to 11-Mar-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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Located in Dakar, the UNOPS office in Senegal has developed a strong working relation with the Governments of West Africa and international partners over the years. It provides technical support in strategic development areas including elections; Procurement and related capacity building; Environmental protection, as well as infrastructure rehabilitation and development.

In order to support the Government of Benin in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has allocated funding to the Benin Ministry of Health for the acquisition of medical equipment intended for fighting against COVID-19 and strengthening the country's medical capacity. The support of UNOPS was requested as an executing agency for the procurement of this equipment.

The primary role of PMO Specialist is to provide projects in Benin 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 Specialist 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 primary role of PMO Specialist 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 projects team . The PMO Specialist strongly contributes to moving the SNMC toward achieving its mission-focused goals and objectives.

Summary of functions: Development and planning  Set...

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

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

A minimum of least 5 years of relevant and progressive professional experience, ...

PRINCE2 Foundation and/or Practitioner Certification is desirable. MSP certifica...

Full working knowledge of English/French is essential.  Fluency in one or m...

Contract type: International ICA (IICA) Contract level: IICA-2 Contract duration...

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

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


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