Senior Project Manager

  • Added Date: Thursday, 01 July 2021
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 01 August 2021

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Summary of key responsibilities:

The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project and provide services to the donors, partners and beneficiaries. The Senior Project Manager will act 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. He/she is expected to meet the organization’s performance and delivery goals. The Senior Project Manager will have the authority to assign work packages to Team Managers and approve deliverables produced by them. The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for creating the Implementation Plan, using the Project Initiation Document (PID) and the Legal Agreement and keeping in mind the terms, conditions, and respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders, in order to ensure the project outputs are capable of meeting the business cases for both UNOPS and the partners.

Functions / Key Results Expected:

  1. Project Delivery and Performance

  2. Procedures

  3. Monitoring and reporting

  4. Stakeholder engagement

  5. Quality assurance

  6. Knowledge management and innovation

  7. Personnel Management

Impact of Results
The Senior Project Manager directly impacts on the achievement of the project results by adhering to project management methods and strategies, reducing risks, cutting costs and improving success rates. This consequently reinforces the visibility and image of 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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  • A Master’s degree or advanced degree in an Engineering field (Water & Sanitation, Civil, Electrical etc.)or Development Studies or other relevant field is required.
  • Bachelor degree in an Engineering field (Water & Sanitation, Civil, Electrical, etc.)or Development Studies or other relevant field with additional 5 years relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master’s degree.


  • Project Management (eg Prince2 or PMI, etc) is desirable.


  • 7 years of engineering related project management in developing countries is required.
  • 3 years of practical experience managing WASH/WATSAN projects in humanitarian or development context is required.
  • Prior Experience with UNOPS managing similar projects is preferred.
  • Experience in managing multi-year programmes is preferred.
  • Experience in mentoring and capacity building of staff is essential.
  • Experience with Government, UN agencies, and NGOs is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English essential.

This vacancy is archived.

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