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Corporate Strategy Specialist


  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Copenhagen
  • Grade: Mid level - P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: 2024-08-07

Job categories Project Management, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2024/B0037/28511
Level ICS-10
Department/office CRP, STG, Strategy and Transformation Group
Duty station Copenhagen, Denmark
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract level P3
Duration 1 year, renewable
Application period 10-Jul-2024 to 07-Aug-2024
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Director, Corporate Strategy, the Corporate Strategy Specialist will be responsible for a number of inherent United Nations activities enabling the organization’ statutory governance and oversight, including:

  1. Contribute to the analysis and drafting for development of the UNOPS strategic plan and midterm review, including the expanded results framework with focus for impact and targets for contributions and management results.

  2. Contribute to strategy deployment reinforced by the expanded results framework, including design, implementation and analysis behind biannual contribution reviews and annual impact review, and relevant regional and country-level planning.

  3. Contribute to the preparation of the Annual Report of the Executive Director (AR), including identification of strategic, operational and management risks, challenges and lessons learned, and coordination of relevant annexes.

  4. Support enhancement of models for quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, including automation of real-time portfolio information, as well as formats for internal reporting on impact for the most vulnerable people and country-level contributions.

  5. Support coordination of external thematic evaluation with external service providers and internal stakeholders, to further substantiate UNOPS contributions to impacts and inform internal learning.

  6. Support the provision of substantive secretariat for the Audit Advisory Committee (AAC), including coordination and preparation of meeting agendas, minutes and annual reporting; and as relevant support preparation of information and reports in relation to strategy implementation, results-based management and external thematic evaluations.

  7. Coordinate the performance monitoring of implementation of all oversight recommendations made to UNOPS, including for quarterly management reviews and external reporting; and facilitate continuous improvement of processes and tools to manage and track oversight recommendations.

  8. Contribute to the establishment and refinement of policy and standards for corporate strategy, strategy deployment and strategic evaluation.

  9. Contribute to the continuous improvement procedures and IT tools for corporate performance monitoring informing decision-making and relevant internal and external reporting on performance.

  10. Coordinate relevant United Nations statutory reporting and requests for substantive information, including the potential to leverage reporting, e.g. via UN INFO to substantiate UNOPS contributions to impacts.

  11. Support the maintenance of current records of Executive Board decisions and other information of central relevance for a coherent interphase on statutory governance and oversight.

  12. Provide other substantive executive support within the scope of the role as outlined above as requested.

The Corporate Strategy Specialist will be continuously briefed on individual and group activities and performance. Formal monitoring and progress controls on assigned work items will take place in accordance with business needs and timelines for deliverables.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education Requirements: 
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) preferably in political science, social science, business or public administration, or related field is required.
  • Applicants with a bachelor degree with additional two years of relevant working experience may also be considered.
Experience Requirements: 
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in organizational governance, coordination and reporting; strategy development and deployment; organizational monitoring and reporting; or management advisory services is required.
  • Experience with coordination in an organizational governance and reporting context is required.
  • Experience with business intelligence, analysis and corporate reporting is required.
  • Experience in change management, management consulting or related is desirable.
  • Experience with United Nations system frameworks and approaches for monitoring and reporting on programmatic / implementation activities is desirable.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are desirable.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English is a strict requirement.
  • Fluency in either French or Spanish would be an asset.

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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.