Infrastructure Manager

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5329/21526
Level ICS-11
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Zimbabwe
Duty station Mutare, Zimbabwe
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
Application period 26-Mar-2021 to 12-Apr-2021

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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The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is the 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 organizations.  With over 8,000 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.

Background Information

The Zimbabwe projects fall under the purview of the UNOPS KEMC (Kenya Multi Country Office) Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the Kenya Multi Country Office manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The KEMC sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio of engagements in multiple countries in East and Southern Africa. This includes a large portfolio of Infrastructure, procurement and project management service projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and several Island states. 

General Background of Project / Assignment 

Following devastation caused to life, livelihoods and property by tropical storm Idai in March 2019 in Zimbabwe, the WB has allocated US$ 72 million and the African Development Bank (AFDB) has allocated a further US$ 25 million to finance recovery projects. The projects cater to both early and mid-term recovery needs in multiple sectors (livelihoods, health, education, agriculture, WASH). UNOPS has been requested to establish multiple projects in Zimbabwe to assist with the recovery of the selected areas that were most affected by the storm. UNOPS is to implement a range of infrastructure projects in different sector going from small scale community infrastructure focusing on labor intensive approach (road, health facilities, schools, irrigation schemes, market, etc.) to larger public infrastructure using private companies for design and construction (roads, bridges, water & sanitation systems, irrigation schemes, electrical MV systems, etc.).

Purpose and Scope of Assignment 

The Infrastructure Manager will work directly under the Senior Programme Manager’s supervision to effectively manage the delivery of the infrastructure components under the portfolio and the different field operations. He/She will be expected to maintain and strengthen relationships with key government counterparts at different levels, as well as relevant UN agencies.

Summary of functions: 1. Infrastructure Portfolio Planning, Delivery...

Advanced University degree in  Engineering or Architecture is required. ...

Certification in PRINCE2 Foundation is required Knowledge and cert...

A minimum of 7 years of experience in multi-sectoral infrastructure projects is ...

Fluency in written and oral English required.

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

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

Contract type: ICA Contract level: IICA3 Contract duration: Ongoing ICA &n...

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


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