UNOPS Project Management and Infrastructure Specialist Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs

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UNOPS Project Management and Infrastructure Specialist Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs.

UNOPS Kenya looking for “Project Management and Infrastructure Specialist”.

Applicants with a University Degree may apply on or before March 26, 2024.

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, dedicated to implementing projects for the United Nations System, international financial institutions, governments and other partners around the world. The organization’s global headquarters is located on the UN City campus in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The UNOPS has published a job vacancy announcement on March 13, 2024 for qualified Kenya’s to fill in the vacant post of Project Management and Infrastructure Specialist to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

UNOPS Job Vacancy 2024

Strategic planning and portfolio support

  • Provide programmatic management and administrative support to the Head of Programme and PMO regarding infrastructure activities, policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Contribute to strategic oversight, advice and direction on infrastructure project management in line with service and project agreements.
  • Support planning, development, implementation and amendment of project budgets and resourcing, to ensure synergies and optimisation across the MCO portfolio.
  • Develop and establish resource monitoring and planning tools and systems for use by the PMO.
  • Identify potential programme-level risks and issues and advise on mitigating measures.
  • Lead the production of needs assessments, due diligence assessments and feasibility studies, including the supervision of consultants when necessary. Review assessments and reports with recommendations for follow up actions.
  • Support the review of requests for new construction and rehabilitation works and advise the Partnerships Development Office when required.

Delivery support: Set-up and closure

  • Oversee and support the start up of new infrastructure projects. In the absence of a PM, lead the startup of infrastructure projects including the recruitment of the project team and preliminary activities.
  • Contribute to the development of high-level programme and project plans, including the collation of lower-level plans into programme and project-level milestones.
  • Oversee and coordinate closure activities for infrastructure projects, ensuring appropriate disposal of project assets, timely and effective reporting, initiation of financial disbursements as appropriate during Defects Notification Periods (DNPs), updating of information on oUProjects, and effective handover of closed projects to UNOPS HQ for financial closure processes.
  • Facilitate and ensure that all KEMC Infrastructure Projects have a valid (and agreed) DNP Monitoring plan. In the absence of a PM, coordinate the implementation of DNP monitoring plans and review relevant documents as part of project closure requirements.

Position in Organization:

  • Job categories: Programme Management
  • Vacancy code: VA/2024/B5303/27670
  • Department/office: AFR, KEMCO, Kenya MCO
  • Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Contract type: Local ICA Specialist
  • Contract level: LICA Specialist-10
  • Duration: Open ended subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability
  • Application period: 12-Mar-2024 to 26-Mar-2024

Qualification:

  • A Master’s degree in Architecture, Urban Planning, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other related technical discipline with a Master in either a related engineering based discipline is required;
  • A combination of a Bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of at least 5 years of experience in the field of Infrastructure Project Management is required;
  • Within these 5 years, at least 2 years experience with the design, procurement stages of the infrastructure life cycle is required;
  • Experience working in middle income countries and developing countries, and with multicultural teams is an asset;
  • Experience delivering training/ capacity building workshops in infrastructure related topics is a distinct advantage;
  • Experience managing/overseeing a programme of multiple projects simultaneously is an advantage;
  • Experience working with Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on Donor funded projects is an asset;
  • Knowledge of the UN system and familiarity with UNOPS procedures is a distinct advantage;
  • Experience in works contract management preferably FIDIC contracting is desired.
  • Good knowledge of internationally recognized building codes and standards is desired;
  • Experience implementing infrastructure projects in post-conflict, post-disaster environments will be an advantage;
  • Experience managing projects with multiple sites and complex logistical dimensions in remote locations is an asset;

Language

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Intermediate level or above in Portuguese is a distinct advantage

How to Apply UNOPS Project Management and Infrastructure Specialist Jobs 2024

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=27670#1

The Closing Date: March 26, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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