Country Programme Manager at UNOPS, Monrovia, Liberia

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.

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-

  • 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

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNOPS.