Project Manager at UNOPS, Tbilisi, Georgia

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Deadline: 13 May 2019

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Project Manager in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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The Project Manager is responsible to produce/read the project initiation documents (PID), Legal Agreement and have a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders to ensure the projects products are capable of meeting the business cases for both UNOPS and the client.

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

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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 production of the required products, taking responsibility for overall progress and use of resources and initiating corrective action where necessary.
  • Liaise with any external suppliers or account managers.
  • Follow the Project Management Cycle Instructions and ensure that all organizational policy is complied with (Organizational Directives and Administrative Instructions).
  • Prepare/adapt the following plans for approval by the Project Board: I. Project Initiation Documentation; II. Stage/Exception Plans and relevant Product Descriptions.
  • Manage budgets, cash flow and obligations to ensure that deliverables are met and payments to contractors and personnel are received on time.
  • Understand and manage UNOPS overheads, allocable charges, and related corporate charges as they apply to the project.
  • Ensure that performance reviews are conducted.
  • Identify outstanding staff and bring them to the attention of the Programme Manager/Head of Programme.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

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  • Advanced University Degree preferably in Project Management, Business Administration, International Relations, Political Science, Social/Development Studies, or other relevant discipline is required.
  • University Degree (bachelor’s degree/first level) with a combination of 2 additional years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree.
  • 2 years (or more based on academic credentials) of experience in project development and management, with focus on implementation and monitoring, reporting, development and coordination is required.
  • Experience in dealing with the government, ministries and civil society would be a strong asset.
  • Fluency in English and Georgian is required.
  • Nationality of Georgia.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit at UNOPS.

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