Project Manager at UNOPS, Amman, Jordan


Deadline: 31 December 2018

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the Project Manager in Amman, Jordan.

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The Project Manager will responsible to support social sector reforms and the development of an equitable and inclusive society in Jordan through the improvement and modernization of the quality and performance of the social protection system.

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-

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  • Study and/ or prepare the scope of works, terms of reference, contracts and all technical requirements of the engineering design in all its phases.
  • Study and prepare the scope of works, terms of reference, contracts, budgets, time schedules and all other technical requirements for construction/renovation phases.
  • Review project designs (buildings architecture, structural, external works and electro-mechanical works) in terms of accuracy, suitability to overall design requirements, including identifying improvements in the designs and be able to propose practical solutions and alternatives.
  • Review, guide and approve shop drawings presented by contractors during implementation phases. Also, present a methodology to control the scope and reflect the impact of any changes on the project objectives.
  • Analyse all project documents, and ensure compliance with specifications and drawings utilizing research, development, relevant codes and standards as well as good engineering practices.
  • Site supervision and giving direction to UNOPS site staff and contractors on all related implementation issues.
  • Review and certify the submitted payment certificate.
  • Approve submittals and advice on suitable alterations.
  • Follow up with engineering consultants’ and construction contractors’ obligations on site including inspections, testing, quantity surveying…etc,
  • Follow up and report on the project objectives and plans including any delineation of scope, budgeting, scheduling, and setting performance requirements.
  • Advice the constructors/contractors on ways to maximize the efficient resource utilization through procurement of labor, materials and equipment according to the set construction schedules and plans.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s Degree in Civil, Architecture Engineering, Project Management, or any other relevant discipline in addition to 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree / first level in Civil , Architecture Engineering, Project Management, or other relevant discipline, may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree, with a combination of 2 additional years of relevant professional experience.
  • PRINCE2® Foundation /Practitioner is an asset, Certified Senior Project Manager – International Project Manager Association (IPMA Level B) or Project Management Professional (PMP – PMI) is an asset.
  • Ten years of progressive experience as a project manager of buildings’ construction /renovation projects.
  • Full proficiency in English and Arabic is required.
  • Experience as a Project Manager and demonstrated ability to deal with high volumes of transactions is required.
  • Experience in international development context preferably in the UN, bilateral or multilateral institutions is an asset.
  • Experience in institutional reform projects is highly desirable.
  • Good report writing and oral presentation skills is required.
  • Ability to travel to and within the governorates of Jordan.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNOPS.

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