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Project Management Support - Senior Analyst

Jerusalem (Israel)

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Jerusalem (Israel)
  • Grade: LICA-9, Local Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-17

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Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

General Background

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.  Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organisations.  With over 6,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, where they need it.  By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.

Project Management Support-Senior Analyst  is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project(s) and provides services to the different donors, partners and beneficiaries. Project Management Support-Senior Analyst acts on behalf of the Project Board to manage the project on an ongoing basis during the Implementation Stage. The main responsibility of a Project Management Support-Senior Analyst  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.

Project Information:

The project involves multi discipline interventions aiming at building confidence in the electricity sector within Gaza and pave the way for broader measures and investments. 

Local Context: Jerusalem Office – UNOPS Project Management and Infrastructure Centre of Excellence

Since the opening of the Jerusalem Office in 2006, UNOPS has significantly strengthened its operations in Palestine. Our expert knowledge, skills and management systems contribute to the sustainable development of public infrastructure in Gaza and the West Bank, including Area C and East Jerusalem. In recognition of its ability to affect and lead positive change, the Jerusalem Office has been named the

UNOPS Project Management and Infrastructure Centre of Excellence. The Jerusalem Office is the first UN office to receive the Level 4 P3M3 Maturity Model certification in project management by APMG. This certification demonstrates the well-structured, standardized and defined project management processes and methodologies applied to projects, generating the best results desired by our partners.


Background Information - Job-specific

Under the supervision of the Project manager the Project Management Support - Senior Analyst will be engaged in the overall technical support & advice for the project & Assist the Project Manager to ensure that all outputs are high quality and consistent with the effective delivery of results according to the Project Document. The Project Management Support-Senior Analyst will report programmatically to the Project Board and Project Steering committee. The Project Management Support-Senior Analyst will work closely with the Project Manager  on any technical issues or risks, which may affect the results of the project, and will work closely with the Project Manager on a day-to-day basis to support the project’s technical decision-making

Functional Responsibilities

The Project Management Support - Senior Analyst will be responsible for the following:

  • Review available baseline information and indicators referring to the Project Document, Project Implementation Reviews, Annual Project Report and internal progress reports;

  • Contribute to the planning of the projects as well as the smooth implementation of the projects by actively engaging in supporting project services and provide technical assistance to the Project Manager and other project consultants in consultation with UNOPS Head of Programme.

  • Actively engage in the project monitoring and evaluation documents such as the Annual Work Plans for 2021 and 2022, Project Implementation Reviews , progress reports, monitoring and review reports ;

  • Provision of technical advice in implementing planned activities and monitoring the project implementation and performance, in particular the technical quality of outputs;

  • Review and provide comments on the technical reports and knowledge sharing materials;

  • Assist in the drafting and preparation of relevant Terms of Reference for international and local consultants through guidance and comments;

  • Provide up-to-date best practices and hands-on recommendations in the subject area to the project team for efficient delivery of output and resources.;


The Project Management Support-Senior Analyst work is to achieve the Project agreement results . The Project Management Support-Senior Analyst will submit at the end of the consultancy a report that include recommendations on specific follow-up activities to be implemented aiming at addressing performance and operational and financial capacities.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education: 

-Master degree in management, Business Administration, Project Management, Politics/energy or other relevant discipline.

Or University Degree (bachelor’s degree / first level) .

Experience:
  • Minimum of 4 years of mixed experience in the areas of consulting and Performance Improvement

  • Well acquainted with roles and functions of different stakeholders at the national, state/regional, local governments and private sector in the electricity sector;

  • Understanding of the Gaza context is an advantage;

Languages:

Fluent in Arabic & English languages

Competencies


Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Local ICA Specialist

Contract level: LICA 9, ICS 09

Contract duration: The duration of the assignment will be for 10 months with an Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.


For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx 

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

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