|Duration:||Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended subject to organizational requirements availability of funds and satisfactory performance|
|Exp.:||2019-07-17-(3 Days From now)|
|Organization:||UNOPS | About UNOPS|
|Education:||Advanced University Degree in Project Management Business Administration International Relations|
|Work Experience:||7 Years|
Advanced University Degree in Project Management Business Administration International Relations Political/Security/Development Studies or other relevant discipline.
B. Work Experience
Seven years of progressive experience in project development and management with focus on monitoring reporting development and coordination in either public or private sector organizations required.
Duties & Responsibilities
Responding to one of the most complex humanitarian crises in the world the Afghanistan Inter-Agency Information Centre (AIAIC) is an inter-agency two-way communication and accountability mechanism that responds to the information and communication needs of affected populations in Afghanistan and allows affected populations to shape their own relief and recovery. Based in Kabul and functioning as a toll-free humanitarian helpline the AIAIC is a link to the partnership between those who wish to assist and those who need assistance and is accountable to both constituencies.
Supported by the Humanitarian Country Team with initial funding from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) the AIAIC’s primary objective is to promote two-way communication between affected populations to:
i. Empower communities through the provision of accessible and timely information on how to access humanitarian services and resources required to improve their situation
ii. Help ensure efficient and effective coordination of humanitarian actors operating in Afghanistan by collecting and circulating information about the urgent needs and priorities of affected populations
iii. Support an environment of transparency and accountability by:
a. Establishing an easy-to-access and safe mechanism through which affected populations can lodge feedback and complaints
b. Channelling feedback and complaints to humanitarian actors to influence humanitarian programming and shape quality advocacy
1. General Background
The Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project(s) and provides services to the different donors partners and beneficiaries. They are expected to meet and exceed the organizations performance and delivery goals. The Project Manager will perform the following duties with transparency and integrity and in adherence to the humanitarian standards as provided by the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance (ALNAP) the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) and the Sphere Handbook.
2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment
The project manager is responsible to produce/read 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(s) 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 3 are similar to that of the Project Manager Level 4 with the difference in grades being determined by the project(s) level complexity and level of responsibility of the specific position. A project manager at this level would normally be responsible for one or more UNOPS Level 3 project. A project manager at this level would likely be expected to manage one or more complex and risky projects. The project(s) 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. S/he must be able to apply independently the below duties and responsibilities of the project success criteria:
Establish solid working relationship with the project board (Executive Senior Users and Senior Suppliers) client and key stakeholders
Delivery and Performance:
Develop and maintain project plans
Follow the Project Management Cycle Instructions and ensure that all organizational policy is complied with (Organizational Directives and Administrative Instructions)
i. Highlight Reports
ii. End Stage Reports
iii. Operational Closure Checklist
iv. End Project Report
v. Handover Report
Maintain the following: i. Electronic Blue File; ii. Procurement HR and Finance files as required by those practices as per OD12.
Participate in the relevant Communities of Practice
Personnel Management: if applicable
Lead and motivate the project management team
Core Values and Principles:
Understand and respect UNOPS sustainability principles
I. Look for ways to embed UNOPS sustainability principles in day to day project management
II. Seek opportunities to champion gender equality at work place
III. Champion and communicate project’s sustainability aspects with key stakeholders
Understand and Respect National ownership and capacity
i. Understand the principles of the Paris Declaration on aid effectiveness and mainstream them into the project plans
ii. Seek opportunities to recruit qualified local staff
iii. Look for ways to build capacity of local counterparts
Partnerships and Coordination
i. Understand the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and UNOPS the project’s place in the UN system
ii. Strive to build strong partnerships and effective coordination among relevant project actors (e.g. United Nations governments and non-governmental organizations or other relevant partners
Accountability for results and the use of resources
i. The project management processes are designed to deliver maximum accountability transparency and results. If a project or processes is not in line with this it is the responsibility of the PM to raise the issue to a supervisor
i. Contribute to innovation and the adaptation of best practice standards of sustainability and quality.