Country Programme Manager at UNOPS, Monrovia, Liberia

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Deadline: 31 December 2018

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Country Programme Manager in Monrovia, Liberia.

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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 Jobs Responsibilities

The Country Programme Manager will perform the following functions-

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  • Lead, manage and motivate a team of international consultants and long term national personnel.
  • Prepare annual work plans with activities, performance targets, human resource allocations and budgets, ensuring alignment with programme goals and objectives.
  • Provide management support for all aspects of programme implementation according to the Programme grant agreement and annual work plan ensuring timely delivery of activities and outputs.
  • Ensure the Programme’s Steering Committee has a functioning Terms of Reference and meets regularly to assess progress and risks.
  • Represent the Cities Alliance and its Programme within the country and engage with a wide range of national, local government, international development, private sector and civil society actors.
  • Most specifically, ensure that the Programme is fully integrated with the programming of Cities Alliance members and partners in Liberia.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced university degree required preferably in management, urban planning, international development or environmental studies; economics; social sciences; or related disciplines.
  • PRINCE2 Foundation or a similar project management certification (i.e. PMBOK, PMP, PMI) is required.
  • If you do not have it at time of application, the selected candidate will have to acquire it within 6 months of joining duty.
  • Minimum 7 years of professional programme management and reporting experience is required, including work experience acquired in Sub-Saharan Africa (minimum 1 year), on sustainable and inclusive urban development.
  • Experience in leading and managing complex multi-partner technical assistance grant processes and projects.
  • Previous field experience working in-country with UN agencies and other multilateral development banks and institutions desirable.
  • Fluency in written and oral English required.
  • Working knowledge of French is an asset.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNOPS.