UNOPS Project Management Jobs in Juba - South Sudan

UNOPS Project Management Jobs in Juba - South Sudan

Background Information - Job-specific

UNOPS South Sudan Country Office plans to implement the Support to South Sudan River Transport Project.

The project aims at designing and building a fit for purpose river barge suitable for South Sudan’s White Nile River and its tributaries.

The Project Manager will lead project implementation and ensure that all project activities are implemented as planned.

The incumbent will be responsible to abide by the security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

The project manager is responsible to read and develop the project initiation documents (PID), Legal Agreement and have a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders to ensure the project’s products are capable of meeting the business cases for both UNOPS and the client.

Success of the Project and hence Project Manager will be based on the Success Criteria of UNOPS engagements which are linked to the below responsibilities.

The duties and responsibilities of the Project Manager Level 2 are similar to that of the Project Manager Level 3, the difference in grades being determined by the project level, complexity and level of responsibility of the specific The project would rely on a number of external suppliers for its successful delivery and would be working with firm deadlines. The project manager is responsible for all aspects of the project life cycle.

Functional Responsibilities

Stakeholder Management:

  • Establish solid working relationship with the project board (Executive, Senior Users and Senior Suppliers), client and key stakeholders
  • Manage communications and ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are in a position to accept handover products
  • Advise the client on issues that may impact the achievement of their outcomes (including issues of sustainability and post project requirements such as maintenance)
  • Manage the information flows between the Project Board/OC Director and the project(s)

    Delivery and Performance:

  • Develop and maintain project plans
    Implement approved project plans (including the establishment of milestones) within tolerances set by the
    project board
  • Embed sustainability dimensions including social and gender inclusion, environmental and economic aspects into project life cycle.
  • Manage the production of the required products, taking responsibility for overall progress and use of resources and initiating corrective action where necessary
  • Liaise with any external suppliers or account managers
  • Authorize Work Packages
  • Advise the Project Board and OC Manager of any deviations from the plan
  • Identify and manage risks so that maximum benefit to client and stakeholders is achieved
  • Manage and review product quality and ensure products are accepted
  • Monitor and evaluate performance of service providers
  • Identify and report potential business opportunities for UNOPS to supervisor
  • Identify and report threats to UNOPS internal business case to supervisor

    Knowledge Management:

  • Participate in the relevant Communities of Practice
  • Actively interact with other PMs and the PM community to share case studies, lessons learned and best practice on the Knowledge System.
  • Provide feedback to Practice Leads on policy, supporting guidance with an aim towards continuous improvement of UNOPS policies
  • Complete lessons learned as per reporting format
  • Incorporate lessons learned from others as per planning format

    Personnel Management:

  • Directly Supervise the Project Assistant
  • Ensure that behavioral expectations of team members are established
  • Ensure that performance reviews are conducted
  • Identify outstanding staff and bring them to the attention of the OC Director
  • Have a thorough understanding of UNOPS personnel contract modalities (including ICA and Staff)
  • Select, recruit and train team as required by project plans
  • Perform the Team Manager role, unless appointed to another person(s)
  • Ensure safety and security for all personnel and comply with UNDSS standards

    Monitoring and Progress Controls

  • Ensure that the project(s) produce(s) the required products within the specified tolerance of time, cost, quality, scope, risk and benefits;
  • The Project Manager is also responsible for the project producing a result capable of achieving the benefits defined in the Business Case(s);
  • Contribute to the overall business targets and needs.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 26th April 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNOPS Project Management Jobs in Juba - South Sudan

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