Programme Director - Digital Transformation (INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY) - Re-advertisement

Job categories IT, Leadership, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2023/B0002/26041
Level ICS-13
Department/office CRP, EO, Executive Office
Duty station Copenhagen, Denmark, Denmark
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract level D1
Duration This role will lead the Digital Transformation programme, which is expected to last three (3) years.
Application period 15-May-2023 to 07-Jun-2023

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 has operated as a self-financing entity within the UN system since 1994.  Throughout this time, UNOPS has successfully delivered services to other UN entities as well as a variety of partners.  UNOPS has, over the years, undertaken the delivery of increasingly complex engagements such as project implementation services for large physical infrastructure projects, multifaceted public health projects, and highly complex procurement assignments.

Recent years have seen a transformational shift within UNOPS in all areas.  Together with the steadily increasing size of UNOPS portfolio, UNOPS leadership structures, management practices, oversight mechanisms, as well as UNOPS ability to collaborate and manage knowledge have all made giant strides forward.  

The Programme Director reports to the Deputy Executive Director, Operations and Policy, and works closely with the UNOPS Management Team as key stakeholders and the Digitalisation Subgroup as the governance body to ensure strategic alignment and direct engagement with corporate priorities. The Programme Director will work in close partnership with the Chief Information Officer and field office managers and directors to define the Digital vision for UNOPS and develop appropriate and sustainable solutions that meet UNOPS needs, especially within field operations.  The Programme Director will also work closely with the Head of Change & Transformation to structure the transformation effectively. The Programme Manager will also engage effectively across Digital Transformation initiatives led across Practices, to coordinate deliverables and benefits realisation.

The  Programme Director provides business driven leadership for and support to UNOPS digital/business transformation. The  Programme Director acts as the Architect of the Digital Transformation through deep understanding of the business, both at the strategic as well as the operational levels.  The Programme Director acts as the key Integrator, bringing the programmatic and operations side together with a consultative and facilitative approach, including to process re-engineering, development of interfaces and reporting. 

The  Programme Director will support and monitor execution, learning and transformation across UNOPS; will lead the development of processes that ensure adequate tracking of strategic initiatives and serve as a thought leader for digital strategy development and implementation and ensure timely completion of projects. The Programme Director will identify critical capabilities, project resources, budgets and critical path issues to ensure effective and efficient programme implementation.

This role will lead the Digital Transformation programme, which is expected to last three (3) years.

Summary of functions: Strategic Leadership Stakeholder M...

Education A Master’s Degree is required preferably in Business Manage...

PRINCE 2 Practitioner or similar Project Management Certification is an asset.

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

Contract type: Fixed-Term Appointment (Staff) Contract level:  D1 / I...

Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes. Applic...
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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.

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