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Project Management Support - Senior Analyst/Retainer

Amman (Jordan)

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: LICA-9, Local Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-30

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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.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

Background Information – Amman

The UNOPS Hub in Amman implements projects in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Yemen, in partnership with bilateral donors, national governments, and other UN agencies.  With an established presence across the region, the office runs operations including large-scale procurement, project development, and technical management, and provides financial, human resources, and infrastructure-related services. The functional objective of UNOPS Hub in Amman is to deliver its projects in an efficient and effective manner and in line with the principles, rules and regulations of UNOPS, in order to support the response to the current needs and national priorities in the region.

The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

UNOPS is committed to achieving a fully diverse workforce.


Background Information - Job-specific

The Project entails procurement of training equipment and supporting resources for the Military Women’s Training Centre (MWTC), JAF Language Institute (JAFLI), and the JAF Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Academy. These JAF beneficiaries are critical to the implementation of JAF transformation and modernisation initiatives directed by the Chairman of Defence. These are areas where the JAF requires much development and contributes directly to the operational outcome of JAF readiness.

The Project aims at supporting the JAF to strengthen their capacities in achieving the mandate to enhance the security and stability in Jordan. The procurement of training equipment and resources will help establish these organizations and improve their abilities to train their own soldiers.

The Jordanian Armed Forces Training Material Support project activities include delivering the below Military equipment as per the below list. This Project aims at supporting the JAF to strengthen their capacities in achieving the mandate to enhance the security and stability in Jordan

The project will deliver the following equipment:

  1. Military ORION X500 radios
  2. Training Simulation Equipment's (Half-Dome) to support JTAC Cell of the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF)

     JTAC Technical \ Tactical Equipment

  1. PVS-31 (or equivalent)
  2. Laser Range Finder
  3. Vector 21/PLRF15c /PLRF25c
  4. Thermal Sight
  5. PAS-25
  6. HRTV
  7. High – resolution thermal video imaging system
  8. Laser Target Designator With Laser Rangefinder Type 163
  9. Coded Target Acquisition Marker (CTAM) – rifle mounted/hand held

       JTAC Personal Equipment

  1. Ops Core helmets
  2. Garmin Foretrex® 601
  3. Samsung Tablet for JTAC Software
  4. Peltor headset, Re-active hearing protection as well to enable the JTAC to hear Pilot Calls
  5. Laser Protective Eyewear
  6. Armour: for example, Crye Jump Plate Body Armour or equivalent, Capable of carrying JTAC equipment with pouch for radios and front 7” tablet
  7. IR Strobe - Airsoft Light Flashlight IR Green for Helmet

     Admin Equipment and Tactical Gear for the JTAC Training Center

  1. Large map printer
  2. Tactical Solar Panels
  3. Tactical range tent
  4. Tactical light for head
  5. Tactical backpack
  6. Tactical range bed

Functional Responsibilities

The Jordanian Armed Forces Training Material Support project includes the procurement , delivery, reviewing the technical specifications and evaluation, In-Country Installation & System Integration, In-Country Training and assessment evaluation .

UNOPS intends to carry out an assessment and evaluation of the delivered activities for the above mentioned project.

The Project Management Support- Senior Analyst/Retainer is responsible for leading a rapid evaluation of the delivered project activities. The evaluation scope should focus on the below themes:

  1. Provide an overview of the condition of the delivered items;
  2. Provide an overview of frequency in which the delivered items are being utilized;
  3. Advise on sustainability of the delivered items over the near, medium and long-term period (both in reference to its current use and the quality of the equipment);
  4. Identify the impact of the delivered items on JAF operational and the integration of the equipment within the JAF;
  5. Assessment of the use of the delivered items considering gender, cultural and social aspects;
  6. Carry out data collection and analysis in order to:

●      Provide an overview of the outputs” Delivered equipments”;

●      Provide an overview of the impact of the delivered items on the project immediate outcome;

●      Provide an overview of the impact of the delivered items on the project intermediate outcome.

  1. Prepare an evaluation report that describes the evaluation and puts forward the evaluator’s findings, recommendations and lessons learnt.         

●      Submit the preliminary evaluation within two weeks after signing the contract

●      Submit the Final  evaluation report within four weeks after signing the contract

This assessment will be complemented by an in-depth qualitative research incorporation with the support of JAF focal points through individual interviews and/or focal group discussions.

The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS. 

Monitoring and Progress Controls

●      Number of assessment/evaluation visits undertaken.

●      Number of meeting held with the beneficiary representatives.

●      Reports drafted and produced.


Competencies

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)
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.

Functional competencies

Military projects management and Military technical evaluation experience.                   

Programme/project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Designing Monitoring Systems, Designing Evaluation Systems, Project Management Support, Reporting and Multistage Reporting.


Education/Experience/Language requirements

 Education 

  • Masters’ degree in Reporting, Auditing , Business Administration and/or Project/ Programme Management, Humanitarian Assistance, Development Policy/ Planning, Social Sciences or a relevant field with demonstrated progressive and relevant Military projects management and Military technical evaluation experience.                
  • Bachelor's degree with additional 2 years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. 
 

Work Experience

  • At least 4 years of projects evaluation experience, and participation in complex evaluation of Military/ humanitarian/development related projects/ programmes.
  • Experience in Military project management and result based management and reporting is required.
  • Experience of working in an international NGO, UN agency or other international technical cooperation agency is highly desired
  • Experience in producing evidence-based Military projects management and Military technical evaluation experience is required.           
  • Demonstrated experience in application of innovative technologies in project evaluation and tracking is highly desirable.
Language:
Fluency in Arabic and English languages is required. 

Contract type, level and duration


Contract type: Local ICA Specialist 
Contract level: LICA 9 /ICS9 
Contract duration: Retainer /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.
  • The position is open to Nationals only.
  • Amman is a UN family duty station
  • 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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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.
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