Regional Senior Advisor (Project Management) (retainer)

Job categories Project Management, Leadership, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2021/B0054/21909
Level ICS-12
Department/office LCR, LCROD, Office of the RD
Duty station Home based
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-4
Duration 12 months, renewable subject to good performance and funds availability.
Application period 10-Jun-2021 to 24-Jun-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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UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale. 

The Office of the Regional Director (ORD) for the Latin America and the Caribbean Region (LCR) oversees UNOPS activities in over 17 countries. All throughout the organization works hand in hand with national partners to achieve their sustainable development goals with our expertises and capacities in procurement, infrastructure, procurement, fund management and human resources. In particular, UNOPS supports partners in building their own capabilities while augmenting their delivery capacity most notably, but not limited to, in the areas of health procurement and infrastructure, public works and education, and fair public management.

The ORD serves support the regional activities daily, as it:

  • Provides expert level advice to country offices on standards and best practices

  • Provides strategic vision, and managerial oversight for the LCR’s portfolio, aligning regional resources to achieve UNOPS purposes. 

  • Ensures appropriate management of the strategic and operational risks associated with the LCR’s portfolio of engagements.

  • Determines the scope of the UNOPS entities in the region and mobilises resources and knowledge in support of specific activities within the region.

  • Provides representation on behalf of the Executive Director/UNOPS and advance UNOPS Strategic Positioning

  • Collaborates with other ORDs and HQ Groups, particularly in informing and supporting UNOPS drive for organisational excellence.

Working under the umbrella of the Office of the Regional Director (ORD), the suc...

Education Master’s degree preferably in project management, or in rel...

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

Contract type: ICA - Individual Contract Agreement Contract level: ICS12 equ...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...
Additional information
ToR ORD Regional Senior Advisor PM IICA 4.pdf (710 KB) 

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UNOPS – an operational arm of the United Nations – supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by successfully implementing its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.

Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.

We are proud of our people. The UNOPS family brings together approximately 160 nationalities, represented by over 5,000 UNOPS personnel as well as some 7,800 personnel recruited on behalf on our partners. Spread across 80 countries, our workforce is rich in diversity and culture – with inclusion at its core.

We understand the importance of balancing professional and personal demands and offer several flexible working options.

Explore what we offer here.