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Senior Project Assistant


Chipinge, Chimanimani, Zimbabwe
Senior Project Assistant, Multiple positions

Job categories: Administration, Project Management
Vacancy code: VA/2019/B5323/18252
Department/office: AFR, KEMC, Kenya
Duty station: Chipinge, Chimanimani, Zimbabwe
Contract type: Local ICA Support
Contract level: LICA-5
Duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance
Dealine date: 25-Jul-2019

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement. 

 Background Information - Job-specific 
Following devastation caused to life, livelihoods and property by tropical storm Idai in March 2019, the WB has allocated up to US$ 75 million to finance a recovery project for Zimbabwe. The project addresses both early and mid-term recovery needs in multiple sectors (livelihoods, health, education, agriculture). UNOPS has been requested to establish a multiple projects in Zimbabwe to assist with the recovery of the selected areas in Zimbabwe that were most affected by the storm. 

The Senior Project Assistant reports to the Project Support Officer who provides broad supervision and guidance. The role is responsible for supporting the Project Support Officer with the day-to-day operations of the mission and coordinating mission progress and implementation. He/she maintains a close eye on the operational and financial performance, identifies probable issues that may need attention, supports in problem analysis and solution identification as necessary, coordinate resolution as per action-items assigned, drafting required correspondences to stakeholders concerned and preparation of mission reports.  
The role can often be required to work in complex and challenging environments with limited resources. 

There are multiple projects and sections that require Senior Project Assistants including the World Bank funded Zimbabwe Hurricane Idai Recovery Project (ZIRP) and the AFDB funded Socioeconomic Recovery Project. 

The Senior Project Assistants required will be for the locations of Chimanimani and Chipinge.

 Functional Responsibilities 
Assist in preparation of periodic accounting records by recording receipts a... 

 Education/Experience/Language requirements 
Education A Secondary School Education is required First University Deg... 
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc... 
Additional Considerations 
Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ... 

 Contract type, level and duration 
Contract type: Local International Contractor Agreement (LICA) Contract level: L... 

 Background Information - UNOPS 
UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp... 
Background Information - Kenya 
Kenya The UNOPS Kenya office manages more than 60 projects in around 10 countri... 

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