Proposal Development Officer at UNOPS, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Deadline: 16 December 2017

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Project Management in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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 Management will perform the following functions-

  • Facilitate preparation of professional and presentable programme and project proposals with the relevant program, partnerships and operations teams.
  • To facilitate proposal development process, help develop and implement concepts and work plans.
  • Review secondary literature on relevant subjects relating to proposed projects and programs. Based on data analysis, identify data, information and analysis gaps.
  • This should include reviewing and compiling relevant research, evidence from prior similar interventions, best practices and lessons learned.
  • As required, help conduct field visits in target areas to carry out assessments relevant to existing and proposed projects and programs, and based on the relevant strategic and program key performance indicators.
  • As required, help conduct problem tree analyses and validation workshops with key partners and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Based on the primary and secondary information gathered, and building upon the strengths of UNOPS, help design projects and programs, including results frameworks, budgets, and narrative concept notes and proposals, required to apply for funding from existing and potential donors and partners.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • A Master’s Degree in Communications, Social Sciences, Literature or a relevant area is required.
  • A combination of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.
  • At least 5 years of progressive experience in proposal writing, report writing and graphic design services required.
  • This should include strong programme design skills, including capacity to prepare logical, coherent, and consistent documents, including results frameworks and budgets.
  • Prior demonstrated experience developing proposals for donors required.
  • Background of demonstrated success in designing proposals for international donors, IFI, governments, foundations and other bilateral and multilateral development partners strongly preferred.
  • This will need to include scoping, reviewing, analysing, and integrating existing plans, projects, and areas of expertise.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNOPS.