UNOPS Project Manager Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs

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UNOPS Project Manager Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs.

UNOPS Ethiopia looking for “Project Manager”.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree may apply on or before 23rd May, 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.

UNOPS Project Manager Jobs 2024

The UNOPS has published a job vacancy announcement on 13th May, 2024 for qualified Ethiopians to fill in the vacant post of Project Manager to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

UNOPS Job Vacancy 2024


  • Implement the approved plan (including the establishment of milestones) within tolerances set by the Project Board.
  • Embed sustainability dimensions including social and gender inclusion, environmental and economic aspects into project life span.
  • Manage the production of the required outputs, taking responsibility for overall progress and use of resources and initiating corrective action where necessary.
  • Ensure that quality of work packages and deliverables complies with the quality requirements defined in the Implementation Plan.
  • Liaise with any external suppliers or account managers
  • Manage acceptance and delivery of work packages
  • Monitor project progress ensuring that work packages are being executed properly
  • Control project and work packages changes
  • Accept goods, services or works delivered by suppliers.
  • Lead contract management duties including supplier performance evaluation.
  • Act as the Employer’s Representative within the FIDIC works contracts.
  • Comply with all organizational policy and specifically the Project Management Manual
  • Prepare/adapt all relevant plans for approval by the Project Board.
  • Manage the reporting obligations defined in the Legal Agreement(s) and in the Implementation Plan
  • Draft the requirements definitions for procurement processes. Approving requisitions and requests for non-purchase order payments;
  • Evaluating submissions received, if appointed to the evaluation team.
  • Ensure maintenance of the project files and lessons learned are recorded
  • Ensure the development and implementation of project financial management guidelines and control mechanisms, in conformity with UNOPS rules and regulations.
  • Manage budgets, cash flow and obligations to ensure that deliverables are met and payments to contractors and personnel are received on time.
  • Understand and manage UNOPS overheads, allocable charges, and related corporate charges as they apply to the project
  • Understand the unique structures of the UN and budget appropriately for personnel
  • Manage expenditures against the budget (based on accurate financial reports).
  • Prepare and issue regular project and/or financial reports in accordance with Partner and UNOPS requirements for reporting.
  • Regularly review project status, evaluating performance criteria (scope, cost, schedule and quality).
  • Maintain diaries and progress reports as required by the organization’s standard procedures.
  • Provide routine oversight and analysis of delivery data within the dashboard system.
  • Develop stakeholder profiles and facilitate the formulation of stakeholder engagement strategies.
  • Establish solid working relationships with the Project Board (Executive, Senior Users and Senior Suppliers), client and key stakeholders.
  • Enable the formulation of project communications plans. Coordinate internal project communications. Monitor the effectiveness of project communications.

Position in Organization:

  • Position Title: Project Manager (Infrastructure)
  • Job categories: Engineering, Project Management
  • Vacancy code: VA/2024/B5333/28021
  • Department/office: AFR, ETMCO, Ethiopia MCO
  • Duty station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Contract type: Local ICA Specialist
  • Contract level: LICA Specialist-10
  • Duration: Ongoing Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’
  • Application period: 10-May-2024 to 23-May-2024

Minimum Requirement:


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or other related technical discipline is required.
  • A first University Degree (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent) in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or other related technical discipline in combination with an additional two (2) years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advance education requirements outlined above.


  • A minimum of five (5) years’ progressively responsible experience in complex Infrastructure Projects is required;
  • At least one (1) year experience implementing international norms in Health and Safety is required;
  • A minimum of two (2) years in a Management role (incl. PM, Team Leader, Lead Engineer, Technical Coordinator, Deputy PM, OIC/ Acting or similar) is required;
  • A minimum of two (2) years demonstrated experience leading multidisciplinary, multicultural teams is required;
  • Experience implementing Health and/or Education Sector infrastructure is highly desirable;

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in spoken, written and reading English is required.
  • Fluency in Amharic and/or other Regional Language is Required.

How to Apply UNOPS Project Manager Jobs 2024

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

Then to apply, go to

The Closing Date: 23rd May, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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