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Project Manager - EU (UNOPS)

Closing: May 26, 2024

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Published: May 13, 2024 (18 days ago)

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Job Summary

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The main purpose:

Report to the External Relations Officer in the following tasks:

  • Support official Project management for the two EU funded projects.
  • Liaise with other project teams benefitting from EU funds to prepare joint reports and documents.
  • Work closely with the teams in Kakuma and Dadaab and in Nairobi on the implementation of the project activities.
  • Ensuring that project reports and documents are drafted in a timely manner and are of good quality.

Qualifications and Experience

  • (List the required education, work experience, expertise, and competencies of the individual contractor. The listed education and experience should correspond with the level at which the contract is offered.)


Education 

(Level and area of required and/or preferred education)


  • Undergraduate degree in sociology, social sciences, project management, finance, or other related fields
  • Certification in project management is an added advantage.
  • Training on fundraising with the EU
  • An advanced degree in a related field is an added advantage.

Years of experience 

Essential 

For P1/NOA - 1 year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree 

Desirable

  • •    At least 7 years working at a responsible level in a development-focused organisation with direct fundraising experience working with the EU of no less than four years.
  • •    Experience in external engagement with donors, UN agencies, partners, governments. Professional work experience in field operations. Knowledge of UNHCR’s operational arrangements, its relief programmes, the funding needs, and priorities is desirable. 
  • •    Experience of complex stakeholder management

Key Competencies 

  • Ability to produce high-quality written materials tailored to specific audiences.
  • Ability to balance different and sometimes competing needs and deadlines.
  • Excellent organization and project planning/ management skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of partnerships, fundraising, and/or relationships with donors and/or external partners.

Core Competencies: 

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning 
  • Client & Result Orientation

Managerial Competencies: 

  • Empowering and Building Trust
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Managing Resources

Cross-Functional Competencies: 

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Planning and Organizing

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in English is essential for this job opening.


Responsibilities

The main purpose:

Report to the External Relations Officer in the following tasks:

  • Support official Project management for the two EU funded projects.
  • Liaise with other project teams benefitting from EU funds to prepare joint reports and documents.
  • Work closely with the teams in Kakuma and Dadaab and in Nairobi on the implementation of the project activities.
  • Ensuring that project reports and documents are drafted in a timely manner and are of good quality.

Qualifications and Experience

  • (List the required education, work experience, expertise, and competencies of the individual contractor. The listed education and experience should correspond with the level at which the contract is offered.)


Education 

(Level and area of required and/or preferred education)


  • Undergraduate degree in sociology, social sciences, project management, finance, or other related fields
  • Certification in project management is an added advantage.
  • Training on fundraising with the EU
  • An advanced degree in a related field is an added advantage.

Years of experience 

Essential 

For P1/NOA - 1 year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree 

Desirable

  • •    At least 7 years working at a responsible level in a development-focused organisation with direct fundraising experience working with the EU of no less than four years.
  • •    Experience in external engagement with donors, UN agencies, partners, governments. Professional work experience in field operations. Knowledge of UNHCR’s operational arrangements, its relief programmes, the funding needs, and priorities is desirable. 
  • •    Experience of complex stakeholder management

Key Competencies 

  • Ability to produce high-quality written materials tailored to specific audiences.
  • Ability to balance different and sometimes competing needs and deadlines.
  • Excellent organization and project planning/ management skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of partnerships, fundraising, and/or relationships with donors and/or external partners.

Core Competencies: 

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning 
  • Client & Result Orientation

Managerial Competencies: 

  • Empowering and Building Trust
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Managing Resources

Cross-Functional Competencies: 

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Planning and Organizing

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in English is essential for this job opening.


Monitoring and Progress Controls

  • Prepare and draft reports- narrative and financial to the donor (EU)
  • Review inputs from the field before submission to the ERO.
  • Work on other funding initiatives that may arise with the EU.
  • Contribute to donor management systems including developing specific products and coordinating meetings for the EU funded projects.
  • Support the coordination and organising of regular programme meetings and steering committee meetings.
  • Provide support to project teams in the field in grant management and programming of earmarked funds.
  • Keep track of various learnings/lessons for the project
  • Coordinate with the Communications team on communications and visibility products in line with the contractual obligations


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