Senior Project Manager

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Country: Afghanistan
Organization: UNOPS
Closing date: 31 Dec 2020

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Summary of key responsibilities:

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project(s) and provides services to the different donors, partners and beneficiaries. Senior Project Manager acts on behalf of the Project Board to manage the project on an ongoing basis during the Implementation Stage. The main responsibility of a Senior Project Manager is to ensure that the project outputs are delivered within the specified project tolerances of time, cost, quality, scope, risk and benefits. He/she is expected to meet the organization’s performance and delivery goals.

The Senior Project Manager has the authority to assign, as per the Project Plan, work packages to Team Managers and approve deliverables produced by them.

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for creating the Implementation Plan, using the Project Initiation Document (PID), Legal Agreement and having a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders, to ensure the project(s) outputs are capable of meeting the business cases for both UNOPS and the partner(s). Success of the project(s) and hence of the Senior Project Manager will be based on the defined Success Criteria.

Summary of functions:

  1. Project Delivery and Performance

  2. Procedures

  3. Monitoring and reporting

  4. Stakeholder engagement

  5. Quality assurance

  6. Knowledge management and innovation

  7. Personnel management

You may find more information at https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=20912

Requirements

Education:

  • Advanced university degree in project management, business administration, international relations/development, political/security/development studies, or other relevant disciplines.
  • University degree (bachelor’s/first level) with additional 2 years of relevant professional experience in project management, business administration, international relations/development, political/security/development studies, or other relevant disciplines.

Certification:

  • PRINCE2 (Foundation/Practitioner) Certification preferred.

Experience:

  • Seven years (or more, based on academic credentials) of progressive experience in project development and management, with focus on monitoring, reporting, development and coordination in either public or private sector operations.
  • Previous experience working with NATO/international military would be an asset.
  • Previous (UN) experience in security/security environment would be an asset.
  • Previous experience working in Afghanistan would be desirable.

Language:

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is required.

How to apply:

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