Thursday, 21 December 2017

Country Manager at UNOPS Nigeria

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.  Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.  With over 8,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, where they need it.  By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.Country Manager at UNOPS Nigeria


Job Title: Country Manager

Duty Station: Abuja, Nigeria
 
Functional Responsibilities

The Country Manager reports directly to the Operational Hub Director who provides direction and general supervision. The Country Manager is responsible for programme development planning and preparation and for managing all stages of programming to achieve results in the area/s of responsibility. The role contributes, as part of the Operational Hub team, to the development and implementation of strategies to enhance the competencies and position of UNOPS in sustainable project management and services to partners, stakeholders and UN system partners.
Summary of key results:
  1. Programme governance, implementation and monitoring
  2. Programme development and planning
  3. Manage programme resources
  4. Partnership networking and advocacy
  5. Knowledge management and innovation
  6. Country representation
Impact of Results
The effective and successful performance by the Country Manager directly impacts on achievement of programme results and consequently reinforces the visibility and image of the UNOPS as an effective service provider in project services and management and strengthens its competitive position as a partner of choice in sustainable development and project services A further description is available here: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=14663#2
Profile requirements
Education:
  • A Master’s degree in Engineering, Project Management, Public Administration, Social Science or other relevant related field is required.
  • Applicants with a Bachelors degree with additional two years of relevant working experience may also be considered in lieu of the educational requirements outlined above.
  • PRINCE2® Foundation/Practitioner is an asset, but required completion within first 6 months of onboarding.
  • Programme/Project Management Professional (MSP® or PMI-PgMP/PMI-PMP) is also an asset.
Experience:
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of experience that combines strategic and managerial leadership in social development, business development, executive management and/or engineering programme management planning and operations in a large international and/or corporate organization is required for this position.
  • At least 3 years of leadership experience including supervising teams and managing budgets is required.
  • Experience in UN system organizations preferably in a developing country is desirable.
  • Experience in hardship or post conflict environments is desirable
Language:
  • Fluency in written and oral English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is an asset.
How to apply
Interested candidates should;
Click here to apply

Application Deadline Date
15th January, 2018

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