Project Support Officer

Location:
Khartoum, Sudan
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
Type of contract:
Contract
Salary:
Competitive

Project Support Officer

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Application closing date: 19 November 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peace building, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Functional Responsibilities

The Project Support Officer will be engaged in the overall coordination of the infrastructure and capacity development components of above mentioned projects. The incumbent of post will be responsible for the following specific tasks:

  • Ensure smooth implementation of the projects by actively engaging in supporting project services including recruitment, procurement and financial management
  • Put in place a communication strategy and establish constructive donor relations, promote donor visibility, and develop new business opportunities to expand UNOPS Sudan services
  • throughout Sudan
  • Coordinate the start-up of the project and integration of cross-cutting themes (capacity building, environment, gender equality)
  • Support the project teams in stakeholder communication, donor and line ministries of projects as well as public relation matters
  • Actively engaged in supporting other Project Support Officers in ensuring smooth implementation of projects
  • Develop risk assessment and mitigation measures with input from the project team, and ensure effective risks management procedures are followed
  • Put in place and continuously implement solid reporting mechanisms, and produce periodic progress and financial reports
  • Actively engaged in the project monitoring and evaluation, using established performance monitoring tools, report on the results, and assist to develop follow up actions if applicable
  • Contribute to the initiatives in support of the project sustainability and to realization of the project benefits
  • Facilitate information sharing and transfer of knowledge, document lessons learned and beneficiary surveys, and conduct stakeholder workshops
  • Maintain archive of project documentation and ensure access to institutional memory and technical information on related components of the project
  • Represent the project teams at relevant workshops and consultations
  • Prepare and submit a final report detailing outputs and impact of the projects
  • Support the Project Manager and the Programme team in any other matter as required.

Monitoring and Progress Controls

  • Effective stakeholder coordination
  • Regular briefings on the projects’ activities

Final Product

  • Accurate and timely reporting of the project progress and highlights
  • Submission of final report

Requirements

Education

  • A Bachelor degree in Political Science, Public Policy, International Relations, Public Administration, Economic, Business Administration, Engineering or other relevant field is required.
  • Masters degree in the area is an added value.
  • Certification in project management (PMP or Prince2) is an advantage.

Experience

  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience in project coordination and reporting is essential
  • Professional experience in an international organization and/or in post-conflict environments/developing countries is desirable
  • Experience in proposal writing, projects monitoring and evaluation, and donor liaising is desirable.

Languages

  • Fluency in English is required .
  • Basic in Japanese language is an asset.
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