UNOPS Project Manager - Jobs in Kenya
UNOPS Project Manager - Jobs in KenyaBackground Information
The Government of Uganda, with the financial support of the IFC, EU, AFD and the AfDB, proposes to start construction of the Kampala - Jinja Expressway (KJE).
The proposed Kampala–Jinja Expressway (KJE) will be a four-lane highway linking Kampala with the town of Jinja in the Eastern Region. The KJE is the second biggest expressway project in Uganda after Entebbe Expressway. It will stretch over approximately 95km.
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:Provide leadership, advice and guidance for the preparation of the Feasibility Study (Kasokoso and Kinawataka settlements), Land Audit Study, and Accessibility Impact Study for Nakawa Market.
Develop and maintain project plans
Implement approved project plans (including the establishment of milestones) within tolerances set by the TSU Manager and in agreement with the Client
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
Ensure technical completeness and accuracy of the work and conformance with the Clients requirements;
Embed sustainability dimensions including social and gender inclusion, environmental and economic aspects into the project life cycle;
Procedures:Follow the Project Management Cycle Instructions and ensure that all organizational policy is complied with (Organizational Directives and Administrative Instructions)
Prepare/adapt the following plans for approval by the Project Board: I. Project Initiation Documentation; II. Stage/Exception Plans and relevant Product Descriptions
Prepare the following reports:
End Stage Reports
Operational Closure Checklist
End Project Report
Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Urban Development, Town Planning, Urban Economics, Land Management, Civil Engineering or other relevant discipline is required.
Masters Degree will be an asset
Nine (9) years of relevant experience including at least one year managing multi-disciplinary teams in combination with a Bachelor’s degree (or 7 years’ of relevant experience including at least one year managing multi-disciplinary teams in combination with a Master’s degree).
Experience in urban planning and/or urban development is required.
Previous experiences working on the preparation of feasibility study projects preferably in resettlement is highly desirable.
Excellent knowledge of English Language both written and verbal is required.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 18th June 2019
For more information and job application details, see; UNOPS Project Manager - Jobs in Kenya
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