Project Manager at UNOPS, Kingston, Jamaica

Deadline: 5 July 2018

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Project Manager in Kingston, Jamaica. 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 Manager will perform the following functions-

  • Establish solid working relationship with the project board (Executive, Senior Users and Senior Suppliers), client and key stakeholders.
  • Manage communications and ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are in a position to accept handover products.
  • Advise the client on issues that may impact the achievement of their outcomes (including issues of sustainability and post project requirements such as maintenance).
  • Manage the information flows between the Project Board/OC Director and the project(s).
  • Securing commitment of project funding.
  • Propose governance structure for the implementation of the project including Government of Jamaica state agencies (different scenarios).
  • Negotiation and signature of UN House MOU between UN and Government of Jamaica including cabinet approval of project budget.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s) preferably in Civil Engineering, Architecture, or other relevant discipline.
  • University Degree (Bachelors) preferably in Architecture, Civil Engineering or other relevant discipline may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree.
  • Between 7 and 9 years (or more based on academic credentials) of progressive experience in design and/or refurbishment of buildings, as well as supervision of building construction for private/public purposes.
  • Fluency in English (read/write/speak).

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNOPS.