UN Project Manager Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

UN Project Manager Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya


Posting Title:
  • Project Manager, Replacement of Office

    Department/Office:
  • United Nations Office at Nairobi

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General.

    UNON performs representation functions with permanent missions, the host government and governmental and non-governmental organizations in Nairobi.

    UNON supports programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services (www.unon.org).

    This position is located within the Replacement of Office Blocks A to J project at the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON).

    The A to J project is a multimillion-dollar, multi-year undertaking that would entail construction of a building development that replaces the existing office blocks A to J and includes the implementation of flexible workspace strategies at all remaining office blocks located on the Gigiri Complex.

    The project will be multi faceted and the Project Manager will oversee and coordinate all aspects of the project.

    Responsibilities

  • Ensures progress on time and budget while mitigating key project risks by applying relevant expert knowledge of the design, construction and project management methodologies.
  • Oversees the management of the project, reviewing and approving related design and construction activities, programming, acquisitioning, contracting, scheduling, cost estimation, quality control and contract administration, which includes relocation of business functions and reorganization of office space, while ensuring business continuity of operations at the UNON complex throughout the construction.
  • Oversees the work carried out by the project team and administrative tasks necessary for implementation of the project and functioning of the project team.
  • Provides expert technical advice on activities and matters related to the A to J project work programme, including the management of the project costs, such as bill of quantities and time control procedures, as well as the validation of any change order to contracts.
  • Analyses and preparing periodic project progress reports to the Director General and Director of the Division of Administration of UNON, UN Headquarters, and other entities, as required.
  • Preparing concise reports to intergovernmental bodies (e.g. as the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions, and the General Assembly, internal and external audits.
  • Serves as a lead and establishes collaborative partnership with key officials (within the UN and local authorities), .e.g. , fire department, roads/
    infrastructure departments, utilities services, governing/oversight/audit bodies to ensure adequate exchange of information and provision of full assistance on infrastructure and related support matters.
  • Develops and provides expert advice on the establishment and implementation of the project management plan in all phases, and the review and recommendations of all design and construction contractual arrangements relating to engineering support requirements and other project related aspects, including site operations, project guidelines, policies, procedures and performance standards.
  • Ensures effective utilization, managing, guiding and development of staff (engineering staff, support staff under his/her supervision.)
  • Performs other related duties as required.

    Education
  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in project management, engineering and/or architecture or related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in planning, implementing and managing of large-scale architectural, engineering and/or construction projects, is required.
  • Senior level responsibility for the management of one or two large-scale construction or major renovation projects of equivalent campus style office or related premises on time and budget, is required.
  • Related experience at the international level and/or additional experience with project scheduling, cost control, monitoring and/or reporting of complex construction or major renovation projects, is highly desirable. Proficiency/experience in MS Project, or equivalent project management tools, is desirable.

    Languages
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and oral English is required.
  • Knowledge of other UN official languages is an advantage.

    How to Apply
  • All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line by 4th May 2019
  • On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided.
  • Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira.
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Project Manager Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

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