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Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Summary of key responsibilities:

  1. Programme governance, implementation and monitoring
  2. Programme development and planning
  3. Manage programme resources
  4. Partnership networking and advocacy
  5. Knowledge management and innovation

Impact of Results:
The effective and successful performance by the Head of Programme directly impacts on achievement of programme results and consequently reinforces the visibility and image of the UNOPS as an effective service provider in project services and management and strengthens its competitive position as a partner of choice in sustainable development and project services.

You may find more information at https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=21854

Requirements

Education:

  • A Master’s degree in engineering, project management, public administration, social science or other relevant related field is required.
  • A combination of a Bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 7 years of experience managing engineering or procurement projects or that combines strategic and managerial leadership in social development, business development, executive management and/or programme management planning and operations in an international environment.
  • Some experience in UN system organizations preferably in a developing country is desirable.

Language:

  • Full working knowledge of English is essential.
  • Fluency in one or more additional official UNOPS languages is an advantage.

Certification:

  • PRINCE2® Foundation/Practitioner an asset, but required completion within the first 6 months of onboarding.
  • Programme/Project Management Professional (MSP® or PMI-PgMP/PMI-PMP) an asset.

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UNOPS is the operational arm of the United Nations. We are helping build a better future by expanding the ability of our partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

With over 1000 projects every year, our talented people do a variety of work that ranges from construction and human resources to legal services and procurement.

We are dedicated to helping people in need around the world! From building roads in Afghanistan and support elections in Iraq to dynamic business development in New York, working at UNOPS is rewarding and challenging.

Our Purpose

We help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

We bring to this task the values and principles of the United Nations and the innovation, boldness, speed and efficiency of a self-financed institution.

We bring the highest international standards to what we do, while respecting local contexts. We do this as our contribution to tackling the huge challenges of the 21st Century.

We provide practical solutions to assist our partners to save lives, protect people and their rights, and to build a better world.

We aspire to be a leader in the efforts to channel private-sector investments for social and environmental impact while addressing the immense needs for sustainable development.

What drives us is a passion to fight inequalities and to provide opportunities to those most vulnerable. This means we often work in the most challenging environments, building foundations for communities to function and people to live with dignity and respect.

We are passionate about quality: in our people and in what we do.

We earn the trust of those we work with by caring about what they value, and by delivering on our promise to always act in the service of people in need.

Our vision is a world where people can live full lives supported by appropriate, sustainable and resilient infrastructure and by the efficient, transparent use of public resources in procurement and project management.

Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

0 USD Accra CF 3201 Abc road Fixed Term , 40 hours per week UNOPS

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Summary of key responsibilities:

  1. Programme governance, implementation and monitoring
  2. Programme development and planning
  3. Manage programme resources
  4. Partnership networking and advocacy
  5. Knowledge management and innovation

Impact of Results: The effective and successful performance by the Head of Programme directly impacts on achievement of programme results and consequently reinforces the visibility and image of the UNOPS as an effective service provider in project services and management and strengthens its competitive position as a partner of choice in sustainable development and project services.

You may find more information at https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=21854

Requirements

Education:

  • A Master’s degree in engineering, project management, public administration, social science or other relevant related field is required.
  • A combination of a Bachelor's degree with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 7 years of experience managing engineering or procurement projects or that combines strategic and managerial leadership in social development, business development, executive management and/or programme management planning and operations in an international environment.
  • Some experience in UN system organizations preferably in a developing country is desirable.

Language:

  • Full working knowledge of English is essential.
  • Fluency in one or more additional official UNOPS languages is an advantage.

Certification:

  • PRINCE2® Foundation/Practitioner an asset, but required completion within the first 6 months of onboarding.
  • Programme/Project Management Professional (MSP® or PMI-PgMP/PMI-PMP) an asset.
2021-06-23

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