Background Information - UNOPS
UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.
Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.
UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.
The ‘Sawlog Production Grant Scheme’ (SPGS) is a Ugandan government project supporting establishment of the commercial forestry industry in Uganda through provision of retrospective subsidized grants to private sector farmers.
This initiative is as an incentive for long term investment in commercial forestry for rural incomes and mitigating climate change.
The SPGS aims at increasing the incomes of the rural population through commercial tree planting by medium and large-scale private sector actors and the local communities themselves, while at the same time helping to mitigate climate change effects through intensive afforestation.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has obtained funding from the European Commission (EC) to support the implementation of this programme.
The Project Support Associate is to work closely with and support the Project Manager.
He/she will be responsible for providing support in budget planning, preparation, allocation and monitoring to ensure the availability and effective/optimum utilization of Project Funds.
He/she will be responsible to ensure on time payments.
Work will be in accordance to UNOPS Kenya Operational Hub financial resources and to the project plans and approved allocations, and in compliance with UNOPS Financial Rules and Regulations.