Grants and Contracts Management Associate at UNOPS, Erbil, Iraq

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Deadline: 14 March 2019

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Grants and Contracts Management Associate in Erbil, Iraq.

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UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure, and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Key Job Responsibilities

The Grants and Contracts Management Associate will perform the following functions:

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  • Monitoring Compliance of Third Party Agreements
    • Monitor the progression of the implementation of agreements, including tracking of non- compliance to agreement terms and the negotiations of amendment processes.
    • Assist in development of a management plan for the programmes’ contracts and grants, including but not limited to monitoring delivery of terms, certification of reports and payments.
    • Assist in development and implementation of systems for internal controls to ensure compliance with agreements’ terms, conditions and monitoring tools.
    • Monitor contract performance against agreed benchmarks and through agreed reporting mechanism.
    • Advise Grants and Contracts Manager and Project Management on any potential issues and recommend remedial actions or solutions.
  • Advise on Planning and Project Operations
    • Input to communication between the programme, projects and support teams within the UNMAS Iraq programme in order to develop realistic and effective operational plans for delivery of project activities carried out by contractors and grantees.
    • Advise in the planning of project proposals, inputting to statement of requirements, including having the ability to advise on budget creation as relates to contracts and grants management.
    • As a part of the Grants and Contract management team, draft recommendations on the development of operational planning tools as relates to the implementation of third party agreements.
  • Providing Guidance on Granting and Contracting Processes
    • As a part of the Grants and Contracts management team; advice on the implementation of third party agreements (solicitation, evaluation processes, monitoring and best practices).
    • Assist in solicitation processes and advise project team on best practices in development of solicitation documents, evaluation, submission to HQCPC/LCPC (Central Review Bodies), negotiations, awards, agreement finalization.
    • Participate in provision of advice to the support team and procurement offcers in contracting processes, advise and support the programme team in the grant award process.
    • Compile lessons identified and input to learnt and best practices.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • First level university degree in Finance, Business Administration, Project Management, Social Sciences or any other related field with 2 years relevant experience.
  • Secondary school with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience is required.
  • Master’s degree is desired.
  • Relevant experience is defined as experience in supporting programme or project management.
  • Experience working on procurement of large-value contract services and contract management is desired.
  • Experience in project planning and budgeting is desired.
  • Experience working in field programmes is desired.
  • Fluency in English (speaking, reading, writing) is required.
  • Fluency in Arabic is required.
  • Fluency in Kurdish is desired.
  • Nationality of Iraq.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNOPS.