Job for Project Manager at United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Job Title:      Project Manager

Organisation: United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda

Vacancy Code: VA/2018/B5323/15696

About UNOPS:

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)’ mission is to expand the capacity of the UN system and its partners to implement peace building, humanitarian and development operations that matter for people in need. Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, UNOPS vision is to always satisfy partners with management services that meet world-class standards of quality, speed and cost effectiveness. By assisting UN organizations, international financial institutions, governments and other development partners, UNOPS makes significant, tangible contributions to results on the ground.

Job Summary:  The Project Manager will be responsible for delivery of a Feasibility Study for each of the three settlements and neighbouring host communities, which includes different options and recommendations for the most feasible and technically sound option for water distribution systems, which will include:

  • Advantages and disadvantages,
  • Cost estimates,
  • Schematic designs,
  • Environmental assessments & Sustainability solutions,
  • Operation & maintenance schemes,
  • Training and capacity building proposal,
  • Rehabilitation plans of existing water supply sources (if applicable).

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Project Manager job opportunity hold an advanced University Degree in Civil Engineering, or other engineering or science fields, with focus on water or related field is required. A bachelor’s degree with additional 2 years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced degree.
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification – Preferred
  • PMP certification – Preferred
  • At least seven years of relevant experience in the field of water engineering is desired. Additional 2 years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced degree
  • Previous experience in water systems in Africa is preferred.
  • Experience managing projects in vulnerable communities is a strong asset
  • Demonstrated experience in writing feasibility studies, design and supervision of construction projects is desired
  • Strong capacity-building skills is desired
  • Proficiency in data collection and analysis is desired.
  • Proficiency in water systems software is desired
  • Languages: Fluency in English Language is required.

Personal Competencies:

  • Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.
  • Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
  • Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
  • Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
  • Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

How to Apply:

If interested in joining the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in the aforementioned capacity, please click on link below to visit website and create profile or express interest if you already have a profile on the UN system.

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Deadline: 7th June 2018

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