Project Management Specialist

Copenhagen | Copenhagen

Functional Responsibilities

The Project Management Specialist will be responsible for representing all aspects of project management best practices. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Technical Advice and Quality Control:

The incumbent will be responsible for providing technical advice and a quality assurance framework in relation to project and programme management for field UNOPS engagements. He/she will be expected to provide PM tools support and advice to the field; as well as advise and provide expertise and support in implementation of PM standards (such as the ones aligned with PMI, PRINCE2®, UNOPS PM methodology).

UNOPS is fully committed to the Paris Agenda on national capacity building; the Project Management Specialist will play a crucial role in advising UNOPS Project Managers on measures to strengthen national capacity building with regard to sustainable project management best practices, as well as other cross cutting issues and support a stronger focus on benefit management of projects. The incumbent will support Engagement Authorities strengthen project governance structures and processes at the country level and review engagements to ensure a high standard and consistent achievement of the UNOPS defined project success criteria.

Implementation Support:

The incumbent will provide substantive support to Programme Managers /Project Managers / Team Managers in the implementation of programme and project management best practices. He/she will advise project and programme management practitioners on the application, interpretation and adoption of corporate policy, guidance, tools and best practices.

The Project Management Specialist will be required to undertake missions to UNOPS country offices and project sites to report on progress and identify and solve operational problems; as well as provide support on the design, planning, implementation, monitoring and closure of projects. He/she will help sell the value of good practices of project and programme management, drive and support world-class performance, organizational excellence and continuous improvement.

Training and Development:

The incumbent will develop and deliver project management training to UNOPS personnel and partners, and liaise with other relevant industry leaders and UN agencies in training and sustainable project management initiatives.Perform other related duties as required

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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: 2016-06-28

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