UNOPS Project Manager - Jobs in Kenya

UNOPS Project Manager - Jobs in Kenya

Background 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.

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:

  • 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;


  • 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:
  • Highlight Reports
  • End Stage Reports
  • Operational Closure Checklist
  • End Project Report
  • Handover 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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