Project Support Associate at UNOPS, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 20 December 2018

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Project Support Associate in Kampala, Uganda.

The Project Support Associate will be responsible for providing support in budget planning, preparation, allocation and monitoring to ensure the availability and effective/optimum utilization of Project Funds.

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 Support Associate will perform the following functions-

  • Support implementation of operational strategies, adapts processes and procedures focusing on achievement of the following results:
    • Full compliance with UNOPS rules and regulations of programme/project management, financial processes, financial records and reports and audit follow up, human resources management, procurement processes; implementation of the effective internal control framework.
    • Elaboration of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Programme/Project Management, in consultation with the direct supervisor and office management.
  • Ensure efficient and effective portfolio planning, administration and management, focusing on achievement of the following results:
    • Support of all aspects of project implementation and service delivery in full compliance with UNOPS rules and regulations; monitoring of progress for all projects/service agreements under his/her responsibility, anticipating operational and budgetary issues and taking pre-emptive action.
    • Interaction with colleagues, clients and partners and undertaking of missions, as may be required, to guide operational issues and UNOPS service provision.
    • Resolution of operational and process issues, referring complex issues to supervisor with clear recommendations for courses of action.
    • Representation of UNOPS at project meetings (e.g. Steering Committee Meetings).
    • Support in the provision of operational, budgetary and financial guidance to project personnel.
  • Knowledge building and knowledge sharing, focusing on achievement of the following results:
    • Maintenance of accurate data and information to facilitate monitoring and evaluation of project and service activities, and to institutionalize and disseminate knowledge.
    • Coach and/or mentor of colleagues on portfolio management and service administration and encouraging feedback to lead to process improvement and standardization.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Secondary education is required.
  • Technical/Professional Diploma in the relevant field is an advantage.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree University degree preferably in international affairs, business administration, social sciences, economics, mathematics, engineering, development studies or another field relevant to international development assistance will be an asset.
  • 6 years of relevant working experience is required.
  • Experience in Project Management support or project management related experience, is required.
  • Experience with an international organization and or knowledge of UN rules and procedures in budget management, contracting, purchasing and recruitment of project personnel is highly desirable.
  • Skills in budget/financial reporting and client management are essential.
  • Fluent working knowledge of English is required
  • Nationality of Uganda.

How to Apply

Applicants are requested to submit a CV and Cover letter with their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNOPS.