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Senior Project Manager


Mogadishu, Somalia
Senior Project Manager

Job categories:Project Management, Programme Management
Vacancy code:VA/2022/B5311/24272
Department/office:AFR, SOCO, Somalia
Duty station:Mogadishu, Somalia
Contract type:International ICA
Contract level:IICA-3
Duration:Ongoing (open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance
Deadline date: 22-Aug-2022

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

 Background Information - Job-specific
UNOPS Somalia Country Office (SOCO) exciting career opportunity:

UNOPS -Somalia Country Office (SOCO) is recruiting this position: Senior Project Manager

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to help shape UNOPS’ efforts to support the expansion of affordable, accountable and effective policing in Somalia.

Background Information: Somalia Context 
Somalia is amid major new political and security developments that will offer a greater possibility for peace and security than the country has seen in over 20 years. The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), established in 2012, and international community have driven a process of rebuilding of functioning government institutions and processes through Somalia’s peacebuilding and state-building priorities under the Somali Compact (2013-2016), based on the Busan “New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States” agreement. The Somalia National Development Plan (2017-2019), builds on this foundation laid by the Compact and sets the priorities for national recovery and development in full collaboration with national and regional governments.  A landmark electoral process in late 2016 and early 2017 resulted in a peaceful transfer of power to a new President and government, in place since February and March 2017 respectively. The government has set out an ambitious agenda for its term (the period to 2021).  At the London Somalia Conference in May 2017, a Security Pact was agreed by Somalia and the international community, which will allow for sustainable, long-term security based on mutual accountability.

The functional objective of UNOPS in Somalia is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner, to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Somalia and the donor community. The aim of UNOPS in Somalia is to provide implementation services to the Government of Somalia, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country.

Background Information: Somalia Country Office (SOCO)
Located in Mogadishu, Somalia, the Somalia Country Office manages a growing portfolio of engagements. SOCO works with multiple partners including the Governments of Somalia, bilateral and multilateral donors, United Nations agencies, funds and programmes. 

SOCO is largely focused on assisting partners with the implementation of physical infrastructure projects including construction and rehabilitation of rule-of-law infrastructure, transport infrastructure (roads, airports) and public administration infrastructure. 

Project Information: 
UNOPS will implement component 3.1 Building Emergency Response Capacity at Hospitals of the World Bank’s Somalia Covid-19 Emergency Vaccination Project. 

The objective is to support selected hospitals with additional resources to strengthen their capacity to respond to COVID-19, specifically in setting up isolation areas. The project will seek to help upgrade the infrastructure and develop the capacity to manage climate emergencies including preparedness and response plans, creating a climate emergency hospital response team, and upgrading and upgrading medical capacity to handle the impacts of climate shocks (malnutrition, injuries, drowning and climate-sensitive diseases). The aim is to support 6 hospitals at FMS level - one in each FMS as well as in the Benadir Regional
Updates to physical building infrastructure will include measures to improve the climate adaptation of facilities and to mitigate against climate change. The scope of works will include major renovations/civil works and installation of medical equipment to improve hospital capacity to respond to emergencies.

Job Specific - Senior Project Manager
The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project(s) and provides services to the different donors, partners, and beneficiaries. Senior Project Manager acts on behalf of the Project Board to manage the project on an ongoing basis during the Implementation Stage. The main responsibility of a Senior Project Manager is to ensure that the project outputs are delivered within the specified project tolerances of time, cost, quality, scope, risk, and benefits. She/he is expected to meet the organization's performance and delivery goals. The Senior Project Manager has the authority to assign, as per the Project Plan, work packages to Team Managers and approve deliverables produced by them.

She/he is responsible for creating the Implementation Plan, using the Project Initiation Document (PID), Legal Agreement, and having a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders, to ensure the project(s) outputs are capable of meeting the business cases for both UNOPS and the partner(s). Success of the project(s) and hence of the Senior Project Manager will be based on the defined Success Criteria. 

 Functional Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Programme, the Senior Project Manage...

 Education/Experience/Language requirements
Qualifications and Experience A.  Education Master’s Degree in a...

 Additional Considerations
This is a Competitive Recruitment Process.  Please note that the closin...

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 Background Information - UNOPS
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 Background information - AFR
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