UN Women: Resource Mobilization and Reporting Specialist – New York

Under the overall guidance of the Chief of the UN Trust Fund and direct supervision and reporting line to the Resource Mobilization and Advocacy Manager, the Resource Mobilization and Reporting Specialist will support implementation of the resource mobilization and communications strategies of the UN Trust Fund and will be responsible for coordinating collection of inputs across the team and drafting reports to donors, Commission on the Status of Women and to the Human Rights Council. Resource Mobilization and Reporting Specialist will steward the existing donors and partners as well as cultivate new partnerships with a view of raising new funds for the UNTF. This will include ensuring continuum of funds flow for the work of the UN Trust Fund and provision of annual grants and actively engaging with UN Women National Committees, private sector and relevant individuals for giving to the UNTF and collaboration.

Provide Strategic Planning and Coordination support to UN Women Partnerships with companies related to the UN Trust Fund:

  • Develop and implement of a private sector, UN Women National Committees and high-net individual donors’ engagement strategies for the UN Trust Fund;
  • Implement UN Trust Fund resource mobilization and communications strategies and initiative with a view of meeting UNTF’s resource mobilization targets;
  • Review and refine the communication and resource mobilization strategies on a regular basis to harness emerging opportunities, to anticipate changes to the internal direction and external fundraising environment, and to make mid-term adjustments;
  • Liaise and coordinate with the Strategic Partnership Division and field offices to help package proposals to engage corporate support for grant giving initiatives;

Provide Partnership Building and outreach support:

  • Serve as focal point with corporate partnerships, UN Women National Committees and high-net worth individual donors in harnessing and strengthening strategic partnerships;
  • Act as a key resource of real-time UN Trust Fund’s partner intelligence for the UN Trust Fund Secretariat and field offices;
  • Build relationships with new donors and partners and provides relevant, effective and timely support to all current and new UN Trust Fund’s donors and partners;
  • Identify and mobilize key strategic partnerships to enhance impact and influence for strategic priorities of the UN Trust Fund;
  • Maintain effective relationships with counterparts in other UN agencies, funds and programmes to promote and strengthen coordinated funding support for ending violence against women agenda and to support effectively civil society initiatives;
  • Develop UN Trust Fund specific guidelines, communications and support material to support the UN Trust Fund team with outreach to companies, UN Women National Committees and high-net worth individual donors.

Provide Outreach and partnerships management support:

  • Steward the existing and establishes new partnerships with corporate world actors, companies and foundations with the view of achieving UN trust Fund’s fundraising targets;
  • Steward the UN Trust Fund’s existing and establish new partnerships with private sector partners, UN Women National Committees, individual givers and high-net individual donors;
  • Identify appropriate data and benchmarks to measure success in alignment with UN Trust Fund’s overarching strategic plan;
  • Ensure effective and efficient positioning and packaging of UN Trust Fund’s strategy with current and potential donors’ objectives to engage long-term support and partnership;
  • Develop and implement differentiated, donor fund-raising approaches, aligned and coordinated with partnership initiatives and outreach activities;
  • Undertake ad-hoc donor/potential donor mapping and analysis (donor intelligence, policies, sectoral and geographic preferences, economic and political background, development assistance strategies etc.), research and other activities to identify funding opportunities for the UN Trust Fund;
  • Prepare funding proposals as required and necessary for potential donors and partners of the UN Trust Fund;
  • Keep a regular update of all donor information, profiles and databases related to the UN Trust Fund’s private sector partners, UN Women National Committees and high-net worth individual givers.

Prepare reports to donors and to the Commission on the Status of Women and to the Human Rights Council:

  • Coordinate across the team collection of inputs for the regular reporting of the UN Trust Fund to its constituents;
  • Coordinate preparations of the regular UN Trust Fund’s Annual Report to donors;
  • Coordinate preparations of the regular annual report of the UN Trust Fund to the Commission on the Status of Women and to the Human Rights Council.

Key performance indicators:

  • Timely and quality development of resource mobilization strategies;
  • Timely and quality implementation of communication and resource mobilization strategies;
  • Regular communication and liaison with country offices and SPD;
  • Strong relationships with donors and partners and new partnerships developed;
  • Timely donor mapping and inputs to reports.

Core values:

  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;
  • Respect for Diversity.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Functional Competencies:

  • In-depth knowledge on preventing and ending violence against women and girls;
  • In-depth knowledge of grant-giving and work with the civil society organizations;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with government representatives;
  • Proven networking skills, and ability to mobilize support on behalf of the organization;
  • Proven negotiating and public speaking skills;
  • Knowledge and understanding of UN system and familiarity with inter-governmental processes;
  • Familiarity with the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women;
  • Excellent IT skills, including databases, extranet and office software packages;
  • Very effective at multi-tasking;
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong initiative-taker;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Focuses on impact and results for client;
  • Identifies opportunities and builds strong relationships with client and external actors;
  • Participates effectively in team-based, information-sharing environment, collaborating and cooperating with others;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, public administration, international relations, communications, women’s studies, or a related field.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in working in the field of ending violence against women, gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Experience with civil society organizations;
  • Experience with donor relations/resource mobilization with member states.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English (written and oral);
  • Knowledge of other UN working languages is desirable.

Application closing date: 1 August 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

UNWomen Policy Advisor

Under the supervision of the Deputy Regional Director, the Policy Adviser, Governance, Peace and Security will engage proactively with local and regional women leaders and UN Entities (including relevant Divisions, Sections, and Country Offices within UN Women) to ensure gender issues are addressed on efforts related to political participation processes, peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding including formal mediation processes with UN’s involvement, transitional justice mechanisms, security sector reform processes, post-conflict elections among others relevant in the region. The Adviser will oversee the development of peace and security, leadership and governance programmes and regional interventions, support UN Women offices in the ECA region, establish and strengthen partnerships, and develop relevant knowledge products on peace and security, leadership and governance issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide policy advice to Regional Office and Country Offices

  • Provide policy recommendations, strategic advice and proposed courses of action to the Regional Director and Country Representatives;
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of regional trends, challenges and opportunities in political development, governance and peace and security issues and integrate information in support of policy and programme development, analysis, outreach and advocacy;
  • Prepare analytical reports, briefing notes, background papers, summaries, talking points and others as required by the Regional Director;
  • Represent UN Women at inter-governmental and regional meetings on gender responsive governance and leadership and peace and security issues in the region, as requested by the Regional Director;
  • Work closely with colleagues of UN Women’s Peace and Security and Leadership and Governance Sections at HQ to identify promising practices, technical expertise, and strategic opportunities for addressing women’s empowerment and gender issues in the areas of governance and peace and security;
  • Provide technical support to COs in developing and strengthening policies and programmes to scale up efforts to increase women’s participation as candidates and voters; to reduce violence against women in politics; to support newly elected women; to create more gender responsive parliaments, and to promote gender responsive policy making and budgeting;
  • Provide technical assistance to the Government on key governance/political participation and women, peace and security issues, including for the development and implementation of National Action Plans on women, peace and security, in collaboration with the Peace and Security section, at the request of COs.

2. Lead the provision of programme development support to UN Women Country Offices (COs):

  • Manage the development of regional programmes on leadership and governance and peace and security, and monitor implementation;
  • Promote coordination and participation in joint activities with various stakeholders including UN agencies, relevant government stakeholders, civil society, inter-governmental organizations and regional women’s networks;
  • Provide programme guidance and support to UN Women COs to develop and implement programmes at the local and national level on the area of governance, women’s political participation, women’s participation in public service delivery, and on all aspects of women, peace and security in conflict-affected settings, including conflict prevention, mediation, transitional justice, justice and security sector reform, peacekeeping, conflict-related sexual violence, national action plans on SCR 1325, among others.

3. Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, regional and international actors and development partners:

  • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships for the advancement of women, peace and security and leadership and governance; Build and strengthen strategic alliances and partnerships to develop regional strategies and initiatives in the areas of women peace and security, leadership and governance.
  • Maintain close liaison with relevant donors, regional entities and other actors supporting efforts on governance/political participation and women, peace and security in the region;
  • Provide technical support to offices in the field in mobilizing resources for the implementation of leadership/governance and women, peace and security initiatives in the region;
  • Liaise with relevant regional organizations engaged in peace and security issues, such as the European Union, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), UN peacekeeping missions (ex: UNFICYP), regional networks and academic institutions;

4. Provide technical contributions to resource mobilization on Governance peace and security in the region

  • Participate in the implementation, monitoring and periodic updating of the resource mobilization strategy on governance peace and security in the region;
  • Provide technical support to field-based presences in the region in mobilizing resource;
  • Research and analyze information on donors; prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation.

5. Manage knowledge building and sharing for Peace and Security and Governance in the ECA region

  • Manage the process of compiling reports and lessons learned on peace and security, leadership and governance, and contribute to UN Women’s corporate and regional knowledge management efforts;
  • Establish and regularly update a regional knowledge management platform on peace and security, leadership and government, With HQ and the field, which is regularly updated;
  • Review reports and knowledge products developed in the field to develop regional and sub regional best practices and analysis of lessons learned to improve and scale up results;
  • Prepare briefs and presentations on best practices developed in the region on peace and security, leadership and governance to share with internal and external stakeholders, including at the global level and cross-regionally;
  • Collect information at the regional level to input to into regional mechanisms as appropriate and into annual SG reports such as the report on Women and Peace and Security, as well as other relevant thematic SG reports such as peacebuilding and sustaining peace;
  • Provide strategic information to input into briefings by UN Women’s Executive Director to the Security Council and to UN Women participants in regional coordination mechanisms such as the Regional Monthly Review as requested;
  • Ensure technical skills and knowledge are shared within and among field offices in the region; facilitate cross-regional exchange with Regional Peace and Security Advisors and HQ Peace and Security and Leadership and Governance Divisions;

Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely and quality technical advice and support
  • Leadership in area of expertise in the region
  • Quality reports and other strategic documents drafted and submitted in a timely manner
  • Regular communication and information flow with other UN Women Advisors Quality strategic documents delivered in a timely manner
  • Timely and quality knowledge products
  • Strong relationships with various partners and stakeholders
  • UN Women is well represented in important meetings on topics related to expertise
  • Increase in resources mobilized

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;
  • Respect for Diversity.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in gender, human rights, international relations or other social science fields is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years progressively responsible experience in the area of women, peace and security and inclusive governance, preferably with 5 years field experience in one or more of the regions in which UN Women operates;
  • Substantive experience and record of accomplishment in the area of women, peace and security and humanitarian assistance;
  • Significant progressively responsible experience in strategic planning, programme development and implementation, results-based management and reporting;
  • Experience in developing and maintaining strong partnerships and in mobilizing resources;
  • Experience working in large multicultural development agencies is a distinct advantage.

Languages:

  • Fluency English is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;
  • Working Knowledge of Russian an asset.

Application closing date: 30 July 2019

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Project Manager – Port-au-Prince

Background

Promoting renewable energies is a priority of the current presidential mandate, which sees solar, wind, hydroelectric and biomass resources as a means of diversifying energy supply with the aim of electrifying the country permanently and sustainably. Emphasis is placed on public-private partnerships to ensure that this future sector generates jobs and wealth while fighting the effects of climate change.

Access to clean and affordable energy is a key enabler of sustainable development, whether it be for nutrition, transportation, education or economic opportunities. In line with the Strategic Plan of the United Nations Development Program (2018-2021), UNDP and its partners are supporting the country through projects to address national priorities for reducing environmental vulnerability, strengthening resilience to climate change and development of ecological potentialities through a decentralized territorial approach. Among other things, it proposes solutions focused on improving access to energy, promoting renewable energies and improving energy efficiency in an inclusive way,

Duties and Responsibilities

The project “Rural Electrification and Empowerment of Women”, ERAF, is part of this dynamic that aims to give access to electricity to remote rural communities in the country. The project proposes the development of renewable energies in Haiti, allowing not only to extend access to clean, reliable and economically viable electricity, but also to save on fuels used in thermal power plants. Responding to the need for alternative energy development models, the project will contribute to Goal 7 of Sustainable Development (SDG7) to promote widespread access to clean, reliable, sustainable and modern energy services. This project is implemented by the Energy Unit of the Ministry of Public Works (MTPTC) with the technical support of UNDP,

The project aims to provide access to electricity in remote rural areas where there is a renewable renewable energy potential. Specifically, the ERAF project aims to:

  • Contribute to advocacy for the promotion of renewable energies in Haiti through the operationalization of the approach and equipment that can be scaled
  • Facilitate access to electricity from renewable energies by building micro-networks on suitable and priority sites
  • Promote the operation of decentralized energy services in rural areas and capacity building for its management
  • Strengthen national and local capacities for inclusive and equitable planning, management and control of decentralized energy services
  • Reduce the urban / rural divide and strengthen social cohesion

1i. Administrative and financial management:

  • Facilitate the day-to-day management of the project’s programmatic and financial activities
  • Support the organization of meetings of the project steering committee
  • Ensure the preparation of multi-year work plans, budgets and budget revisions in collaboration with the national counterpart
  • Monitor budgets and annual project plan
  • Ensure that planned tasks are up-to-date and that activities are not undertaken beyond the period initially planned (except force majeure)
  • Identify project needs and deficiencies related to management, planning, implementation of activities and project control
  • Mobilize the goods and services necessary to ensure the implementation of the activities programmed by the project team and identify areas that require the support of project staff, management, consultants or external specialized firms
  • Identify potential risks and propose mitigation measures, including environmental ones
  • Ensure the visibility of the lessor
  • Ensure timely and quality preparation of quarterly and annual progress reports to UNDP and the lessor
  • Ensure the achievement of the project results, in accordance with the required quality standards, according to the financial and material resources provided and within the given deadlines.

ii. Management of partnerships and supervision of activities in the two regions of intervention

  • Develop and implement a partnership strategy with the private sector and non-governmental organizations, CBOs
  • Ensure the effective implementation of results-based management through the definition and achievement of targets in each region
  • Oversee microsystems implementation work and all other project activities
  • Contribute to the definition, in a participatory way, of interinstitutional collaboration modalities and responsibilities related to the implementation of microsystems and income-generating activities
  • Contribute to advocacy and adoption of an approach for the integration of environmental, climate change adaptation considerations into national energy policies and plans and economic promotion activities of women’s autonomy
  • Strengthen the capacity of state authorities at regional and local levels for the negotiation and participation and ownership of actions in the energy sector
  • At the strategic level, contribute to the discussions and the forum for the development of national strategies and policies and the development of regulatory frameworks for the development of the energy sector

iii. Monitoring and evaluation of project activities and achievement of results

  • Ensure that project planning, monitoring and programming documents (results and resource frameworks, budgeted and results-based annual work plans, etc.) are always up-to-date;
  • Organize a monitoring and evaluation system
  • Prepare and / or update tools for operationalizing project activities: acquisition plans for goods and services, chronograms of activities, etc.
  • Oversee the development of monitoring and evaluation tools and their implementation;
  • Oversee and contribute to the development of terms of reference for project activities, specifications for sub-contracting institutions, etc. ;
  • Ensure effective and efficient management of project activities;
  • Conduct an analysis focused on the results and the impact of the various project products and propose reorganizations whenever necessary;
  • Notify UNDP management in a timely manner in the event of risks that could threaten the completion of activities and make proposals for risk management;
  • Prepare the technical and financial reports by ensuring the quality of writing, the veracity of the data and the respect of periodicity and deadlines;
  • Organize steering committees, validation and follow-up technical committees and prepare reports;
  • Ensure communication on the project, the visibility of the government, the donor, the UNDP, the beneficiaries

Required Skills and Experience

Formation :

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in administration and project management, in economics, social sciences, development or other related field.

Experience:

  • Relevant experience of at least 10 years with progressive responsibility in project / program management and / or coordination.
  • Good experience in planning and budget monitoring with development cooperation actors (control of administrative and financial procedures and other management and monitoring mechanisms)
  • Desired experience of at least 5 years in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Desired experience in strategic planning, development of national policy for promotion and development of sustainable development initiatives related to renewable energies
  • Good knowledge of the institutional aspects related to the management of the environment and natural resources
  • Good knowledge of renewable energy development techniques
  • Good writing and analytical skills.

Application closing date: 4 August 2019

Intern

Afghanistan

UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. The UNOPS Afghanistan Operation Center (AFOC) has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS AFOC is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community.

The functional objective of UNOPS AFOC is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner, to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community, where capacity building is always considered and encouraged. The aim of UNOPS AFOC is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

We are currently looking for Afghan nationals with a strong sense of professional and social commitment to join the Kabul Security Infrastructure Project (KSIP) team as Interns.  In the Project context, Interns will participate in and contribute to the design, construction and refurbishment of buildings for government counterparts as a part of a team of professional engineers and architects.  The Interns will support the experienced professionals by assisting them in various design and construction related tasks, while developing their practical engineering skills to help them in future career development.  The Interns will be engaged in activities such as (but not limited to) the following:

  • Site visits with other members of the team to assess the current situation of buildings to be refurbished, taking detailed notes and assist senior team members in preparing reports.
  • Assist in design drawings and other documentation for building refurbishment work.
  • Assist in review of design documentation for building refurbishment and new construction work.
  • Assist in supervision of site work conducted by Contractors.
  • Assist in contract management including taking site measurements, contract variations, QA/QC inspections, keeping site records, Health, safety and environmental inspections.

Assist in project procurement matters such as preparing tender documents, tendering, contract negotiations and award.

Education/Experience and Language Requirement

Education and Qualifications

  • Applicants must be (or have been) completing a degree in civil engineering within no more than the last 3 years (before application) from a recognized University in Afghanistan.
  • Preferred ‘major area/fields’ of such degree studies are building design and construction.
  • Proficiency in contemporary computer applications is required, including sound knowledge of Microsoft Office tools / applications.

Experience:

  • No specific experience is required for this position.

Language requirement

  • Fluency in English – both written and oral
  • Fluency in Dari and Pashtu – written and oral

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application closing date: 31 August 2019

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CEP Revisions’ Team Supervisor (Grade B5)

Salary: 4 550€ [1] per month

Contract Type: Fixed term contract – maximum cumulative total of 5 years

Location: Strasbourg (France)

Reference: Vacancy Notice n° e24/2019

Deadline for applications: 02/08/2019

[1] Gross, as of 1 January 2019

 

The Council of Europe and its European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) are looking for a motivated and effective supervisor with strong scientific expertise to provide assistance in the treatment of revisions of Certificates of Suitability to the monographs of the European Pharmacopoeia (CEP) applications, and thus ensure manufacturers continue to comply with the European Pharmacopoeia and the requirements of the relevant EU legislation.

The main responsibilities of the job:

Within the Certification of Substances Department, the successful applicant will supervise the work of a group of scientists within the Certification of Suitability to the monographs of the European Pharmacopoeia (CEP) Revisions Team. Other responsibilities include assisting the Head of Section in the management of the activities, training and coaching junior staff and cooperating with other colleagues within the EDQM on various projects. More details are available in the vacancy notice.

What we look for in someone to undertake this role effectively:

  • completed higher education degree/qualification in pharmacy, chemistry etc.
  • at least 3 years professional experience in the evaluation or the preparation of documentation on the quality of substances for pharmaceutical use (CTD module 3.2.S), including methods of synthesis and of various analytical methods used for the control of substances, gained either in an authority or in the chemical or pharmaceutical industries
  • preferably experience in management of small teams
  • good knowledge of one of the two official languages (English) and basic knowledge of the other official language (French)

What we offer:

  • a good insight into the European regulatory framework from the EDQM perspective; experience of evaluating a wide range of pharmaceutical substances produced by manufacturers worldwide; exposure to the documentary standards required by European regulatory bodies
  • the chance to work in an ISO 9001 certified, multinational/multicultural workplace – over 20 nationalities work at the EDQM which is situated in the European quarter of Strasbourg (a UNESCO World Heritage site)
  • highly competitive, income tax-free salaries, an attractive benefits package including health insurance, additional allowances such as family and expatriation allowances (as appropriate) and an annual training programme

More details and information on the recruitment process can be found on our Employment website. Applications must be submitted by 02/08/2019 (midnight French Time) at the latest.

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Fund Manager

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

Functional Responsibilities

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:

Stakeholder Management:

  • 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

Procedures:

  • Follow the Project Management Cycle and ensure that UNOPS organizational policy is complied with (Organizational Directives and Administrative Instructions)

Requirements 

Education

  • 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

Experience

  • 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.

Languages

Fluency in written and oral French and English is required

Application closing date: 30 July 2019

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Senior Partnerships Advisor

Background Information – Job-specific

Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Africa Regional Office oversees UNOPS activities in approx 30 countries across Africa. The geographic portfolio includes 6 sub-regional hubs and 2 key standalone country offices.

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Regional Director (RD) for Africa, the Senior Partnerships Advisor provides substantive and organisational support to the RD and field offices in Africa with developing and managing partnerships with Governments, UN Organizations, Development Finance Institutions, other International Organizations as well as the private sector.

Summary of Key Functions

Partnerships development, business acquisition and growth Knowledge management, innovation and technical support Efficient partner relationships and organizational work ethics and culture

*** The selected candidate would be required to travel extensively in an out of the region.

1. Partnerships development, business acquisition and growth include the following responsibilities:

  • Coordinate implementation of AFR business plan 2018 – 2021 and lead the annual updates of AFR as well as hubs and offices business plans;
  • Coordinate donor and partner mapping exercise covering both the development and humanitarian landscape;
  • Advise the AFR RD and Senior Management Team on the possibilities for UNOPS strategic positioning, vis-à-vis the potential partners;
  • Coordinate preparation of substantive briefs on specific partners, UNOPS strategic positioning, and partnership opportunities;
  • Establish working relationships with key potential partners and attend relevant meetings in an effort to position UNOPS as a partner of choice;
  • Lead, manage and coordinate agreement negotiations, drafting of project proposals, budget and other partnership and programme development communication;
  • Coordinate and maintain regular communication with the Corporate Partnership Group (PLG) in UNOPS HQ in Copenhagen;
  • Coordinate and collaborate with relevant partnerships and programme personnel at the country, regional and UNOPS HQ level, to ensure aligned and coherent interactions with partners.

2. Knowledge management, innovation and technical support, including the following responsibilities:

  • Advise on the policy-level issues related to partnerships and programme development for UNOPS AFR; Assess and keep abreast of the emerging trends in the development and humanitarian spheres in Africa, as related to UNOPS services;
  • Identify and synthesize best practices and lessons learnt as related to partnership and programme development. Implement standards, tools and templates provided by PLG to effectively manage partnership and programme development within AFR;.
  • Contribute to UNOPS capacity development as related to partnerships, including promoting learning, coaching and mentoring the team members, field staff on UNOPS policy and practices for effective management of partnerships;
  • Participate in and conduct the relevant training for the operations/ projects personnel, and participate in field missions, as required.
  • Contribute to knowledge networks and communities of practice. Supervise the activities of junior staff within the AFR partnerships team.

3. Efficient partner relationships and organizational work ethics and culture, including the following responsibilities:

  • Actively engage with partners to solicit feedback and gauge their satisfaction with UNOPS services;
  • Coordinate implementation of partner surveys within AFR as appropriate.
  • Undertake advocacy, public information and communication activities in collaboration with PLG, when required. On behalf of the AFR Regional Director, participate in and report on the relevant inter-agency, donor and government coordination meetings, international conferences, summits, etc;
  • Actively engage with internal stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate professional and personal ethics, transparency and openness.

Perform other related duties as required.

Education

  • An Advanced University Degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Business Administration, Political Science, International Relations, International Development, Social Sciences or a related discipline is required;
  • A First-Level University Degree (Bachelor’s) in combination with 2 years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience Required:

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in an international development context combining the following:

               –  strategy development and execution –  acquisition of new business and establishment of partnerships with UN organizations, development finance institutions, governments, foundations, international NGOs or private sector organisations

 

  • In-depth knowledge of development issues and current donor and sectoral trends, with emphasis on deep understanding of Africa partner / donor landscape as well as Africa’s humanitarian and development challenges is required;
  • Knowledge / experience  of Development Finance Institutions particularly of the Africa Development Bank is required
  • Experience in dealing and negotiating with external stakeholders is required;
Assets:
  • Demonstrated experience working in project and programme management, international development, post-disaster and/or emergency contexts;
  • Experience in the private sector and/or social impact investing ;
  • Experience in International Organizations is an asset, particularly current and targeted partners for AFR (e.g., donor governments, African regional entities, UN);
  • PRINCE2® Foundation Certification and PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification
  • Experience with SharePoint, PowerBi, Outlook, and Microsoft Office suite. Strong Excel skills

Language requirements:

  • Excellent writing and oral skills in English and French are required.

Application closing date: 31 July 2019

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Project Coordinator – PS 113345 “Strengthening the Penitentiary System in the Republic of Panama”

Background

Organizational Context

Under the supervision of the Program Officer, the Project Coordinator will ensure the technical and administrative aspects to achieve the results and expected goals of the project “Strengthening the Penitentiary System in the Republic of Panama.”

The Project Coordinator will work in coordination with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Ministry of Government, specifically with the Directorate General of the Penitentiary System (DGSP), and will work closely with the project ” Support to the Reforms of the Ministry of Government “, and with the key actors identified in the project document to guarantee the achievement of the expected results of these initiatives.

Job Objective and Brief Project Description

Under the supervision, guidance and advice of UNDP, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, integrating, monitoring and ensuring the implementation of the Project.

The Project Coordinator is an integral part of the team of the Project Coordination Unit and will be responsible for the daily supervision of the project. The Project Coordinator is responsible for the execution of the work plan, achievement of the goals and ensuring the execution of the overall strategy and coordination of the project to ensure that the agreed objectives are met. The Project Coordinator is responsible for the administrative and technical coordination of the project and to report on the progress and feedback received from the project partner.

In 2014, the Ministry of Government conducted a planning exercise, based on the objectives established in the Government Strategic Plan (PEG), with the aim of strengthening its management model, with a country vision. This plan has allowed the administration of public resources aimed at achieving results, which served as a platform to establish a Framework Agreement with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), through project PS 92046 “Support to the Program of MINGOB reform “that technically and administratively accompanies the Ministry of Government, along eleven components, including the Penitentiary System, as one of the most important.

Functions / Expected Results

Managerial Responsibilities

Carry out the general coordination for the achievement of the results and expected goals of the project

  • Carry out the general coordination of the activities described in the results frameworks of the proposal, in close coordination with the UNDP and with the team designated by the DGSP-MINGOB
  • Participate in activities that contribute to the implementation of the project
  • To provide the necessary technical inputs for the development of strategic initiatives according to their experience
  • Based on the work plan of the project, propose the steps and instruments for the development of the activities
  • Support in the preparation of the terms of reference for external consultants hired by the Project, supervise and coordinate the work of these, and review and approve their products.
  • Identify the risks that may affect the achievement of expected impacts of the Project, and the definition and application of the corresponding mitigation strategies.
  • Organize and support the evaluation of the Project.
  • Review and supervision of the activities carried out by the Project Assistant
  • Follow up on the execution of the expected products in each of the components of the project

Carry out annual programmatic and budgetary planning based on results

  • Prepare the work plan and annual budget of the project, in relation to the budget allocation and the time of execution of the project
  • Coordinate the actions of the Project, in compliance with the work plan and annual budget

Monitor the progress of activities and results of the project

  • Maintain records that allow to know the progress of the project with respect to the annual goals contained in the work plans.
  • Prepare progress reports and reports requested by UNDP and DGSP
  • Follow up payment requests, payment processing
  • Process payment requests and contract requests with UNDP
  • Follow up the budget and the project’s finances
  • Carry out a continuous and periodic monitoring of the impacts of the Project, with respect to the achievements foreseen in the Work Plan and annual budget and the impacts foreseen in the Project’s results framework
  • To carry out, within the framework of its experience and technical competences, other activities assigned to it in support of project management

Technical responsibilities

  • Serve as general coordinator of the team of consultants who participate in the different components and activities of the project and ensure the presentation of their products within the agreed deadlines, ensuring quality control.
  • Ensure that the initial meeting generates a clear roadmap about the scope of services and project tasks carried out with the support of key national implementation partners and UNDP technical staff.
  • Participate in the identification and evaluation of the team of project consultants
  • Ensure the proper execution of the work plan and ensure the coordination of the work of all consultancies, as well as supervise the technical quality of the deliverables
  • To carry out, within the framework of its experience and technical competences, other activities assigned to it in support of project management
  • Develop strategic relationships with public and private institutions, political parties, civil society organizations, academic and research centers, and in general, all key actors for the execution of the project
  • Identify the execution partners to carry out the various activities and develop a global execution plan for the project
  • Maintain direct and fluid communication with the INL donor
  • Perform work related to gender integration and work within the project
  • Work towards the strengthening of human rights and gender equality within the DGSP

Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications and requirements for Contracting

Education:

  • Master’s degree in the fields of Political Social Sciences, Humanist, Project Management or business management, and / or related disciplines, will be positively valued
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences, Political Science, Humanities or related disciplines

Experience and Knowledge required

  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in the management of programs or projects in the field of research in social sciences, political science, humanities and / or related areas
  • Experience in management of administrative and financial procedures of development programs, and / or international organizations
  • Experience in working with government entities, international cooperation agencies, will be positively valued

Required languages:

  • Excellent command of the Spanish language. Writing, Reading and Conversation
  • Desirable average level of the English language. Writing, Reading and Conversation

Application closing date: 18 July 2019

Project Manager (Re-Advertisement)

Application closing date:: 24 July 2019 

Background Information – Job-specific

SPECIAL CALL FOR APPLICATION

Burundians (1) Who are residing outside of Burundi at the time of application (2) Who have been living there for five years or more (3) Who are fulfilling the requirement s stated on this job advert are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project(s) and provides services to the different donors, partners and beneficiaries. He/she is expected to meet and exceed the organizations performance and delivery goals.

Concerning this specific Camp management project, UNOPS provides various services to the UN Compound in Bujumbura for its ongoing operations. These include the provision of electricity and water, cleaning services, maintenance, sewage and solid waste disposal, and security services etc.

Background information – DR Congo

Located in Kinshasa, DRC the UNOPS Hub in Central Africa covers eleven countries, including Burundi, and has an active portfolio of over $200m, mostly related infrastructure projects. 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 and sectoral advisory services; peace and security, environmental preservation and protection among others.

Functional Responsibilities

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

The project manager is responsible to produce/read the project initiation documents (PID), Legal Agreement and have a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders to ensure the project(s) products are capable of meeting the business cases for both UNOPS and the client. Success of the project(s) and hence Project Manager will be based on the Success Criteria of UNOPS engagements which are linked to the below responsibilities. The duties and responsibilities of the Project Manager Level 2 are similar to that of the Project Manager Level 3, with the difference in grades being determined by the project(s) level, complexity and level of responsibility of the specific position. A project manager at this level would normally be responsible for one or more UNOPS Level 2 project(s). A project manager at this level would likely be expected to manage a mid-sized project with mid-level risk or complexity. The project would rely on a number of external suppliers for its successful delivery, managing tight timeline with some flexibility. The project manager is responsible for all aspects of the project life cycle. S/he must be able to apply, with some degree of autonomy, the below duties and responsibilities of the project success criteria:

Stakeholder Management:

  • Establish solid working relationship with the project board (Executive, Senior Users and Senior Suppliers), client and key stakeholders
  • Manage communications and ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are in a position to accept handover products
  • Advise the client on issues that may impact the achievement of their outcomes (including issues of sustainability and post project requirements such as maintenance)
  • Manage the information flows between the Project Board/OC Director and the project(s)

Delivery and Performance:

  • Develop and maintain project plans
  • Implement approved project plans (including the establishment of milestones) within tolerances set by the project board
  • Embed sustainability dimensions including social and gender inclusion, environmental and economic aspects into project life cycle.
  • Manage the production of the required products, taking responsibility for overall progress and use of resources and initiating corrective action where necessary
  • Liaise with any external suppliers or account managers
  • Authorize Work Packages
  • Advise the Project Board and OC Manager of any deviations from the plan
  • Identify and manage risks so that maximum benefit to client and stakeholders is achieved
  • Manage and review product quality and ensure products are accepted
  • Monitor and evaluate performance of service providers
  • Identify and report potential business opportunities for UNOPS to supervisor
  • Identify and report threats to UNOPS internal business case to supervisor

Partnership and programme development planning:

  • In collaboration with the CDOH Partnership development Advisor identify main partners, strategic positioning of UNOPS in the potential operational niches, to grow a pipeline opportunities in Burundi.
  • Monitor and evaluate humanitarian and development trends and needs to identify areas of collaboration within UNOPS mandate and existing capacity.
  • Provide advice and feedback to UNOPS Hub and HQ on the development of framework partnership agreements that can increase opportunities at the regional level.

Procedures:

  • Follow the Project Management Cycle Instructions and ensure that all organizational policy is complied with (Organizational Directives and Administrative Instructions)
  • Prepare/adapt the following plans for approval by the Project Board: I. Project Initiation Documentation; II. Stage/Exception Plans and relevant Product Descriptions
  • Prepare the following reports:

i. Highlight Reports

ii. End Stage Reports

iii. Operational Closure Checklist

iv. End Project Report

v. Handover Report

  • Maintain the following: i. Electronic Blue File; ii. Procurement, HR and Finance files as required by those practices as per OD12.
  • Ensure that all expenditure comply with UNOPS Financial Rules and Regulations (FRR).
  • Manage budgets, cash flow and obligations to ensure that deliverables are met and payments to contractors and personnel are received on time.
  • Understand and manage UNOPS overheads, allocable charges, and related corporate charges as they apply to the project Understand the unique structures of the UN and budget appropriately for personnel
  • Manage and remain accountable for expenditures against the budget (based on accurate financial reports)
  • Where the Project Manager has no delegation as a committing officer, s/he retains these responsibilities and will monitor and instruct/request others to carry out the relevant commitments and disbursements.

Knowledge Management:

  • Participate in the relevant Communities of Practice
  • Actively interact with other PMs and the PM community to share case studies, lessons learned and best practice on the Knowledge System.
  • Provide feedback to Practice Leads on policy, supporting guidance with an aim towards continuous improvement of UNOPS policies
  • Complete lessons learned as per reporting format
  • Incorporate lessons learned from others as per planning format

Personnel Management: if applicable

  • Lead and motivate the project management team
  • Ensure that behavioural expectations of team members are established
  • Ensure that performance reviews are conducted
  • Identify outstanding staff and bring them to the attention of the OC Director
  • Have a thorough understanding of UNOPS personnel contract modalities (including ICA and Staff)
  • Select, recruit and train team as required by project plans
  • Perform the Team Manager role, unless appointed to another person(s)
  • Perform Project Support role, unless appointed to another person or corporate/programme function
  • Ensure safety and security for all personnel and comply with UNDSS standards

Core Values and Principles:

  • Understand and respect UNOPS sustainability principles

I. Look for ways to embed UNOPS sustainability principles in day to day project management

II. Seek opportunities to champion gender equality at work place

III. Champion and communicate project’s sustainability aspects with key stakeholders

  • Understand and Respect National ownership and capacity

i. Understand the principles of the Paris Declaration on aid effectiveness and mainstream them into the project plans

ii. Seek opportunities to recruit qualified local staff

iii. Look for ways to build capacity of local counterparts

  • Partnerships and Coordination Understand the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and UNOPS, the project’s place in the UN system

i. Strive to build strong partnerships and effective coordination among relevant project actors (e.g. United Nations, governments, and non-governmental organizations or other relevant partners)

  • Accountability for results and the use of resources

i. The project management processes are designed to deliver maximum accountability, transparency and results. If a project or processes is not in line with this, it is the responsibility of the PM to raise the issue with a supervisor

  • Excellence

i. Contribute to innovation and the adaptation of best practice standards of sustainability and quality.

Requirements

Education

  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Project Management, Business Administration, International Relations, Political/Security/Development Studies, or other relevant discipline is required.
  • First level University Degree (bachelor’s or equivalent) in Project Management, Business Administration, International Relations, Political/Security/Development Studies, or other relevant discipline in combination with 2 additional years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree.
  • Secondary education in combination with relevant academic credentials and/or industry certifications and qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the university education
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification – Preferred
  • Complete the UNOPS Project Management Foundation course (within one year after signing this TOR)

Experience

At least five (5) years of progressive experience in project development and management, with focus on monitoring, reporting, development and coordination in either public or private sector organizations is required.

Languages

  • Fluency in French is required
  • Intermediate knowledge of English is required
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