UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.
UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.
Working with us
UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.
The primary role of PMO is to ensure that project management policies, processes and methods are followed and practiced according to the organization standards, while acting as the overall Project Assurance capacity within the business unit on behalf of the Country Manager. The PMO strongly contributes to moving the countries toward achieving its mission-focused goals and objectives.
- Development and planning
- Set-up and closure
- Monitoring and reporting
- Stakeholders Engagement
- Quality Assurance
- Knowledge Management and Innovation
- Personnel Management
Impact of Results The PMO directly impacts on achievement of project results by assisting the Country Manager to implement effective project management methods and strategies, reduce risks, cut costs and improve success rates. This consequently reinforces the visibility and image of the UNOPS as an effective service provider in project services and management and strengthens its competitive position as a partner of choice in sustainable development and project Services.
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Advanced University Degree in Project Management, and/or Business Administration or other relevant discipline such as Civil Engineering, and/or Architecture is required
University Degree (bachelor’s degree) in Project Management, and/or Business Administration or other relevant discipline such as Civil Engineering, and/or Architecture with a combination of 2 additional years of relevant professional experience in Civil Engineering, or Architecture, or Project Management, or Business Administration or other relevant discipline, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in project management is required.
A minimum of 2 years working experience with data analysis, management reporting and project management tools and information management systems is required.
A minimum of 2 years experience in the management or planning space, or as PMO for infrastructure projects / programme / portfolio is required.
Minimum of 3 years experience in team supervision (preferably in multicultural environment set-up) is required
A minimum of 2 years experience working within a PMO environment is required
Detailed knowledge of UNOPS’ project management tools, UNOPS financial and procurement rules and regulations, and financial management tools is an advantage.
Experience of Project Management, oversight of programmes and projects in Africa is an advantage.
Full working knowledge of French and English is a requirement.**
PRINCE2 Certification and/or Programme/Project Management Professional (MSP®) and/or PMI-PgMP/PMI-PMP is highly desirable.