Project Management Support Senior Officer

Job categories Project Management, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5314/22953
Department/office AFR, GHMCO, Ghana
Duty station Accra, Ghana
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-8
Duration Open-ended
Application period 24-Nov-2021 to 08-Dec-2021


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



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Background Information - Ghana Multi Country Office (GHMCO)

UNOPS Ghana Multi Country Office (GHMCO), located in Accra, spans across West Africa, covering Ghana, Gambia, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. GHMCO is responsible for managing strategic and operational risks associated with a subset of the regional portfolio of engagements, developing and delivering cost effective services contributing to partners’ sustainable results and achievements of UNOPS management results.

GHMCO has a diverse portfolio covering infrastructure, urban plan development, project management, procurement and futuristic studies. Opened in 2015, GHMCO is one of the newest Multi-Country offices in UNOPS with a vision and drive to deliver top quality results to its partners with a sharp focus on operational excellence.

The primary role of Project Management Office (PMO) is to provide the Ghana Multi Country Office 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 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 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 business unit on behalf of the Director and Representative (Executive). The PMO strongly contributes to moving the Ghana Multi Country Office toward achieving its mission-focused goals and objectives.

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