Project Management Support Associate, Multiple positions

Job categories Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5323/22614
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Kenya
Duty station Pemba, Mozambique
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-6
Application period 27-Sep-2021 to 13-Oct-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 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.

The project ‘Mozambique Northern Crisis Recovery Project’  (NCRP) will be based in and around the City of Pemba in Cabo Delgado Province supporting the resettlement of IDPs from temporary settlement sites to approximately 20 relocation sites. The project will support both IDPs and Host communities. The project comprises of 4 main objectives broken down into components as follows:

  • Component 1: psychosocial social support and community peace building; and enhancing State-society trust and confidence.
  • Component 2: provision of agriculture and fisheries inputs, cash for work programs for youth and women and the provision of kits for micro and small business development; and training on entrepreneurship and business management. 

  • Component 3: the restoration of basic services, small works for agriculture production, education and health infrastructure and the construction or rehabilitation of school and health infrastructure and community services and amenities in temporary and relocation sites and host communities. 

  • Component 4: strengthening of technical capacity of government authorities and local governments for conflict management. This component will also support project implementation, financial management, procurement, safeguards, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation. 

UNOPS has been entrusted with the critical role of supporting the national Government PIU to deliver this project and ensure adequate support is provided to build sustainable capacity in relevant institutions.  Thus, the project will be implemented in collaboration with government authorities and will be guided by the various programme guidelines provided by the World bank- as the funding source. 

The project team is expected to contain Programme management staff, Safeguards and Monitoring and Evaluation staff and infrastructure staff and will require significant stakeholder and partner coordination and management.

Local Context: 

The project will be based in the city of Pemba, in Cabo Delgado, this position is expected to maintain regular travels to Niassa and Nampula provinces, as needed.  Interested candidates should note that Pemba is a non-family duty station. 

The project team is multi-disciplinary and multi-agency. The UNOPS team will be composed of Infrastructure staff, Safeguards and Monitoring and Evaluation staff, Community Development team, Project Management and Support personnel.  With several components to be implemented by other UN Agencies, and considering the complex humanitarian and development partner landscape in the North, the project will also require significant stakeholder and partner coordination and management.  

The selected candidate will also be required to support the Senior Project Manager to establish full operations and UNOPS presence in the project location with the support of the Multi Country Office. 

Summary of functions: Support implementation of operational strategies ...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Completion of secondary school combined with 6 years of professional experience ...

A minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience in administrative and programm...

Full working knowledge of Portuguese is required Full working knowledge of E...

Certification in Project Management (PRINCE2, PMI or equivalent) is an asset

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

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: ICS 6/ ...

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