Background Information – Job-specific
UNOPS is in the process of becoming a Management Agent for the “Programme d’appui à la mise en œuvre du Plan Stratégique National à vision multisectorielle de Planning Familial” funded by CAFI and Norway through the FONAREDD (Fonds National REDD + de la RDC).
In this context, UNOPS will manage funds received by FONAREDD, and provide limited supervision of NGOs which will be the implementing partners (as they are already pre-selected), UNOPS’s main focus will on the administrative and financial procedures to reach the project objectives
SPECIAL CALL FOR APPLICATION
Congoleses (1) Who are residing outside of Democratic Republic of Congo at the time of application (2) Who have been living there for five years or more (3) Who are fulfilling the requirements stated on this job advert are strongly encouraged to apply.
Background information – DR Congo
Located in Kinshasa, DRC the UNOPS Hub in Central Africa covers eleven countries, including DRC. The office has developed strong working relations with the international partners, UN agencies including UN Missions and Governments across Central Africa over the years. It provides technical support and capacity building in strategic development areas including infrastructure rehabilitation and development across health, education, public works, governance/public administration sectors; procurement, project management, amongst others
The Fund Manager will report to the UNOPS CDOH Head of Programme and will be responsible for the Managing Agent function coordination, communication with Secretariat, the technical committee and the partners and donors as well as MA function performance management. The MAU Coordinator/Fund Manager is responsible for general oversight, as well as responsible for NGO contracting and with the Finance Officer, responsible for the coordination of the NGO evaluations and audit exercises; he/she will have to conduct regular contract monitoring in the field and NGO offices.
The managing agent function is highly visible and entails financial and reputational risks which the MAU Coordinator will be responsible for managing:
- Establish solid working relationship with the FONAREDD secretariat, implementing partners, MPTF and other key stakeholders
- Chair the Management Committee
- Manage communications and ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are in a position to accept handover of deliverables
- Advise FONAREDD on issues that may impact the achievement of their outcomes
- Manage the information flows between the Management Committee / UNOPS CDOH management
Delivery and Performance:
- Manage delivery of the programme’s outputs, taking responsibility for overall progress and use of resources and initiating corrective action where necessary
- Ensure timely payments to the Implementing partners
- Authorize, monitor and control work packages to be delivered by the UNOPS team or by implementing partners
- Advise the Management Committee of deviations that have or will exceed set tolerances as approved in the programme plan
- Identify and manage risks so that maximum benefit to client and stakeholders is achieved
- Monitor and evaluate performance of implementing partners from a fiduciary and contract management perspective
- Control risks to UNOPS internal business case and take corrective action
- Represent UNOPS at Management Committee meetings on a periodic basis in order to discuss key issues and propose solutions to fiduciary and operational challenges that arise
- Ensure that activities are carried out in a timely fashion and the delineation of responsibilities remains clear
- Monitor progress of the programme at a strategic level and ensure periodic progress and updates are made to the Management Committee
- Follow the Project Management Cycle and ensure that UNOPS organizational policy is complied with (Organizational Directives and Administrative Instructions)
- Advanced University degree (Master’s or equivalent) in International Relations, Political/Development Studies, Business/Public Administration or other relevant discipline is required
- First level University degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in International Relations, Political/Development Studies, Business/Public Administration or other relevant discipline in combination with two (2) additional years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
- A relevant combination of academic credentials and/or industry certifications and qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university education
- A minimum of five (5) years of progressive and responsible programme/project implementation and management with a least two (2) years in fund/grant management is required;
- Experience of managing government and donor relations while working for an international organizations or related experience is required;
- Demonstrable project management and fiduciary management skills are and asset.
- Prior experience in supporting or managing implementation of multi-donor fund supported projects would be a strong asset
- Prior related experience in the UN system is an asset
- Experience in the usage of computers and in office software packages is required.
Fluency in written and oral French and English is required
Application closing date: 30 July 2019