National Deputy Head of Support Services at UNOPS, Erbil, Iraq

Deadline: 16 February 2019

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of National Deputy Head of Support Services in Erbil, Iraq.

The National Deputy Head of Support Services is responsible for the effective and efficient management of support functions (Administration, Human Resources, Finance, Logistics and Procurement) in pursuance of programme objectives.

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 Jobs Responsibilities

The National Deputy Head of Support Services will perform the following functions-

  • Operational Leadership, advisory and technical support
    • Contribute to the formulation of UNMAS Iraq Programme, strategies and policies through advisory services to the UNMAS Iraq Programme.
    • Provide technical advice and operational guidance on innovative approaches to project financing, risk assessment/mitigation and use of financing structures, mechanisms instruments and guarantees.
  • Project planning and coordination support
    • Provide assistance and support to the programme section for project budget preparation, revisions and work planning.
    • Provide input into project engagement and acceptance documents including assisting with contract negotiations.
  • Procurement
    • Evaluate contractual arrangements and legal commitments/risks for appropriate action.
    • In consultation with relevant colleague, review, administer and issue contracts, agreements/amendments with institutions and UN agencies.
  • Financial and compliance management
    • Oversee the Support Services Finance Unit and ensure compliance with the UNOPS/Financial Rules & Regulations and Finance procedures.
    • Monitor, track and control expenditure to ensure optimum and appropriate use of resources.
  • Human Resources Management
    • Plan personnel required for UNMAS/ Iraq office programmes/projects.
    • Oversee all human resource services/processes including recruitment, salary administration and compensation, performance review, training and development, ensuring compliance with human resource rules, regulations, procedures and standards of performance and ensuring that hiring managers actively seek to create diverse teams in terms of gender and geography.
  • Administration and Information Management
    • Manage the acquisition, maintenance, inventory, recording, verification and protection of project and administrative facilities/assets, including IT infrastructure, equipment and servers.
  • Knowledge management and innovation
    • Contribute to the development and introduction of innovation to ensure UNOPS is continually incorporating best practice approaches in UNMAS Iraq Programme, Support Services.
    • Contribute to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for corporate development planning and knowledge building.

Eligibility Criteria

´╗┐Applicants must have-

  • Advanced university degree (master’s or equivalent) in business administration, finance, procurement, project management, or other related field with a minimum 5 years of relevant experience.
  • First level university degree (bachelor or equivalent) in business administration, finance, procurement, project management, or other related field with a minimum 7 years of relevant experience.
  • Secondary school diploma (high school or equivalent) with 11 years of relevant experience.
  • Relevant experience is defined as experience in procurement, finance, logistics, asset management, human resources or business administration.
  • Experience in budget management is required.
  • Experience in mine action is desired.
  • Computer literacy required.
  • Fluency in English, Arabic and Kurdish is required (reading, writing, speaking).
  • Fluency in another UN official language is desired.
  • Nationality of Iraq.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNOPS.