Project Associate at UNOPS, Kiev, Ukraine

Deadline: 28 June 2017

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Project Associate in Kiev, Ukraine. The duration of this post is 6 months.

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 Project Associate will perform the following-

  • Preparation and maintenance of project files, including internal and external project reports.
  • Maintain the responsibility for the information flows, change controls, update the risk registers and issue management by establishing document control procedures.
  • Coordinate and liaise with the Project Manager on the implementation progress.
  • Advise the Project Manager of any deviations from the plan and update plans.
  • Work with Project Manager to identify and manage risks so that maximum benefit to client and stakeholders is achieved.
  • Ensure the provision of the required products, taking responsibility for overall progress and use of resources and initiating corrective action where necessary.
  • Monitor performance of suppliers.
  • Review product quality and ensure products are accepted.
  • Organization, direction and supervision of all administrative, financial and logistical activities of the projects under her/his responsibilities.
  • Initiation of procurement of goods and services; requesting quotations, examining cost estimate, evaluating cost effectiveness of pricing. Active follow-up from procurement to delivery.
  • Process direct payments when required.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • High school diploma is required.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business Administration, Logistics, Management, Procurement or similar field will be considered as an asset.
  • 7 years of progressive experience in the field of project management support and support in operations management/procurement is required in combination with a high school diploma.
  • BA or MA degree may substitute for some years of experience.
  • Experience and demonstrated knowledge of UN rules and procedures in Procurement, Finance and administrative rules and regulations will be an advantage.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Fluency in Ukrainian and Russian is required.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNOPS.

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