Head of Programme

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Mexico
Organization: UNOPS
Closing date: 22 Nov 2020

The Head of Programme reports directly to the Country Office Director who provides direction and general supervision. The Head of Programme is responsible for:

Programme development planning and managing all stages of programming as well as overseeing the project delivery for the portfolio of advisory projects.

Managing and overseeing the PMO function for the Mexico Country Office, including strategic planning, best practices guidance, creation of control procedures, monitoring, reporting and systematising information to be presented in a strategic way to the client.

Supporting the Country Director in the quality assurance for the PharmaMX project.

Actively contributing to solidifying the partnerships and developing the portfolio in Mexico and ensuring a coherent positioning of the portfolio to the partner.

Summary of key results:

Programme governance, implementation, assurance and monitoring

Programme development and planning

Manage programme resources

Partnership networking and advocacy

Knowledge management and innovation

** Education/Experience/Language requirements


A Master’s degree preferably in project management, public administration, social science or other relevant related field is required.

A combination of Bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.

PRINCE2® Foundation/Practitioner an asset, but required completion within first 6 months of onboarding.

Programme/Project Management Professional (MSP® or PMI-PgMP/PMI-PMP) an asset.


A minimum of 10 years of experience that combines strategic and managerial leadership in social development, business development, executive management and/or programme management planning and operations in a large international and/or corporate organization.

Some experience in UN system organizations preferably in a developing country is desirable.

Experience working in project management in the region of Latn America and the Caribbean is desirable.


Fluent Spanish is required.

Good working level English is required (minimum at an intermediate level)

Knowledge of French or Portuguese are an advantage

Partnership networking and advocacy

Knowledge management and innovation


  1. Contract level: ICS12 equivalent to IICA3 (international pay scale). The applicable pay scale will be defined according to the selected candidate profile.
  2. Contract duration: Ongoing contract subject to good performance and funds availability.

How to apply:

To read more information and apply please visit the UNOPS Jobs portal and click on the "apply" button


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