Project Associate at UNOPS, Podgorica, Montenegro

Deadline: 1 May 2019

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Project Associate in Podgorica, Montenegro.

The Project Associate will be responsible to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the Project through a range of actions contributing to planning, management and monitoring of Project activities.

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 functions:

  • Ensure effective implementation of Project activities in the area of responsibility and maintain professional relationship with the local self-governments (LSGs), national and local civil society organisations (CSOs), business support organisations (BSOs) and other institutions as well as development programmes/projects within the Project area of responsibility
  • Contribute to the development of the grant scheme and Calls for Proposals (CFPs)
  • Follow up grant contracts and grants implementation, particularly observing grant contract budgets and interim and final reporting in the assigned territory of the Project Area of Responsibility
  • Provides technical assistance to the grantees and other beneficiaries
  • Organise trainings, information sessions, and other events related to promotion of the CFPs and capacity building of potential beneficiaries to adequately respond to the Calls
  • Participate in evaluation of project proposals, as per request from the Project Manager
  • Assess and ensure alignment of implemented activities with approved project proposals in terms of technical scope, engagement of resources, budget expenditure and agreed timeframe
  • Provide inputs to the Project’s work, financial, recruitment and procurement plans as required
  • With guidelines from the support services team and the Project Manager, contribute to development of documentation needed for procurements and engagement of consultants
  • Prepare minutes from project meetings
  • Contribute to development of Project’s reports and analysis related to project activities
  • Contribute to establishment and maintenance of archive related to Project’s activities
  • With the guidance of the line manager, coordinate work of retainers and service providers needed for implementation of activities
  • Contribute to identification and assessment of risks and implement mitigation measures in accordance with the Risk Management Strategy
  • Draft reports as envisaged by the Project Document, while in particular considering progress against the indicators in the Logical Framework Matrix
  • Contribute to identification and sharing of the Project’s lessons learned and best practices
  • Contribute to efficient and effective use of Project and UNOPS tools for monitoring of the Project’s performance, outputs and benefits
  • Provide support to the Project’s communication and visibility activities.
  • Perform other duties as may be reasonably required and in line with the incumbent’s scope of services above.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Secondary school diploma is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Economy, Business Administration, Project Management, Social or Political Science or related filed will be considered as an asset.
  • Projects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE 2) Foundation Certification – preferred.
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in project implementation activities. BA or MA degree may substitute for some years of experience.
  • Experience in Grant modality projects will be considered as advantage.
  • Direct experience in working with SMEs, BSOs, LSGs and CSOs is an asset.
  • Direct experience with activities related to community economic empowerment is asset.
  • Fluency in Montenegrin and English language is required.
  • Nationality of Montenegro.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a CV and cover letter along with their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit at UNOPS.