Project Development Officer at UNOPS, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Deadline: 15 January 2018

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Project Development Officer in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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 Development Officer will perform the following functions-

  • Support the Country Office Director with input to develop a comprehensive partnership and programme development plan in line with UNOPS Strategic Plan and Regional Strategies.
  • This includes country context, analysis of the regional and national development and humanitarian landscape, identification of main partners, strategic positioning of UNOPS in the potential operational niches identified, as well as grow a pipeline opportunities for all countries in scope of the Operational Center.
  • Ensure plan reflects in-house capacity, typology of projects and the internal tools and knowledge resources.
  • Examine risks and opportunities presented by the strategic positioning of the Operational Center and make recommendations to the Country Office Director to ensure sustainable growth.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with relevant Partnerships personnel at local, liaison and HQ level, as well as Project Managers and project personnel of the country offices to ensure aligned and coherent interactions with partners.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s degree in Developmental Studies , Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences, or related field.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in combination with 2 years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of master’s degree.
  • At least 2 – 3 years of progressively responsible experience in an international business environment this includes a role in partnership and project development and stakeholder management/communication.
  • Experience in proposal writing, strategic budgeting and project acquisition a definite advantage.
  • Fluency in English is required.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNOPS.