Regional Project Management Advisor

Copenhagen | Copenhagen

The Regional Project Management Advisor will play an integral role in Advisory Services Capacity Building, Training and Knowledge Management. The successful incumbent will advise project staff on the application, interpretation and adoption of corporate policy, guidance and best practice; Provide expertise and support in implementation of PRINCE2® and UNOPS PM Methodology. This role will also be involved in the support of training and internal consulting in project and programme management. This role is aimed at providing a surge capacity for special initiatives and requests from the region assigned. Key to this role, the successful candidate will also contribute to the community of practice, make recommendations on policy and tools to the Practice Leads; Provide necessary advice and support during the “formulation phase” of new initiatives with focus on quality assurance and quality control of project documents and progress reports.

The Regional Project Management Advisor will be responsible for representing all aspects of the practice within the region. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

1. Implementation Support

  • The incumbent will provide substantive support to Programme Managers/Project Managers/Team Managers in the planning and implementation of projects and programmes throughout their whole life cycle within the region he/she is assigned.
  • S/he will be responsible for providing advice to projects or programmes that may need to be brought back to stability.
  • Required to undertake missions to country offices and project sites to report on progress and identify and solve operational problems, both within and beyond the region.
  • S/he will drive and support world-class performance, organizational excellence and continuous improvement.

2. Technical Advice and Quality Assurance

  • Provide advice to Head of Programmes, Programme Managers, Project Managers and Heads of PMOs on how to embed best practices of project and programme governance, risk management, project and programme management in their Country Offices.
  • Advise and provide expertise/support in the implementation of UNOPS Project and Programme Management methodologies, which are based on best practices as recommended by PMI and PRINCE2®
  • UNOPS is fully committed to the Paris Agenda on national capacity building; the Regional Project Management Specialist will play a crucial role in advising UNOPS Programme and Project Managers on measures to strengthen national capacity building with regards to sustainable project management best practices, as well as other cross cutting issues, and support a stronger focus on benefit management of projects.
  • Assist with the development of work plans and provide tangible support in helping country offices, where relevant, achieve P3M3® level 3 or 4.

3. Business Development

  • Support the business development agenda in the region through his/her expertise, regional contacts and ability to demonstrate a depth of experience in the project management field.
  • Provide strategic advice to leads of high value and/or risk to the region and/or Country Office, supporting Engagement Authorities in strengthening project governance engagement structures and processes to enable the achievement of high standards and consistent UNOPS defined project success criteria.

4. Training and Development

  • Develop and deliver project management training to UNOPS and its partners, and liaise with other relevant industry leaders and UN agencies in training and project management initiatives.

5. Support the Infrastructure and Project Management Group (IPMG)

  • In coordination with IPMG, the incumbent will deliver project/programme maturity model assessments and follow-up missions, and provide advisory support to field staff on UNOPS best practices, engagement risks, management models, and use of PM tools and systems.
  • S/he will support country offices in the establishment of PMOs.
  • Support training and internal consulting in project and programme management and provide project development advice and assistance to field staff in support of IPMG initiatives and roll-outs.

6. General Support

  • S/he will advise Country Offices’ personnel, programme and project management practitioners on the application, interpretation and adoption of corporate policies, guidance, tools and best practices.

Monitoring and Progress Controls

  • Setting standard, personal and development objectives in Performance Evaluation Review.
  • Completion of satisfactory 3 months probationary period, based on completion of tasks.
  • On-going assessment of task completion, which meets quality expectations.
  • Successfully meeting deadlines based on work-plan.
  • Completing progress reports as required.
  • Attending the UNOPS Project Management Foundation Course.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Copenhagen | Copenhagen
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
  • Closing Date: 2016-05-31

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