East Jerusalem (Palestinian Territory)
Background Information - Jerusalem
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.
This achievement is part of a broader agenda to increase the Office’s impact on development projects, by improving our services and adding value to the outcomes of our partners’ works. The office has benchmarked its capabilities against international industry level standards and through this has achieved several prestigious certifications, including ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety), ISO 14001 (Environment Management) and Level 4 P3M3.
Background Information - Job-specific
Facility Management Assistance Project
UNOPS received funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development “DFATD” of Canada to implement the project as a 3-year technical assistance project to build sustainable capacities of the facilities management function at the Palestinian High Judicial Council (HJC) in Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine, state of.
The outcomes of the project are: i) Increased access for men, women, girls and boys to effective and equitable justice services provided by HJC, ii) Improved equitable access and effective functioning of HJC facilities for all users and iii) Improved stewardship of equitable gender accessibility and environmental sustainability by HJC facility managers and operators.
The project began in April 2018 with an in-depth diagnostic of the HJC’s facilities management organizational capacity and performance, which was followed by a series of stakeholder meetings and workshops to refine the project objectives, plan and performance indicators, create a shared vision, and buy-in from HJC’s leaders. The project is due to close end in April 2022.
Multi-sectoral humanitarian assistance to mitigate the adverse effects of COVID-19 and ensure uninterrupted basic services to Palestinians in Gaza, West Bank and East Jerusalem.
The overall objective is to mitigate the adverse effects of COVID-19 and ensure uninterrupted basic services to Palestinians in Gaza, West Bank and East Jerusalem. The project will address critical and prioritized needs in several sectors including health, social protection, vocational training and education to contribute to the stabilization efforts among vulnerable communities facing economic constraints due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The project began in March 2021 and is due to close at the end in March 2022.
Summary of functions:
Project Delivery and Performance
Monitoring and reporting
Knowledge management and innovation
Monitoring and reporting
MA Degree in Business Administration, Programme Management, or other relevant discipline. A first level university degree with 2 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree.
Certified Office of Government Commerce (OGC) Prince 2 Certification is an asset.
At least two (2) years of relevant experience in management and/or implementation support of programmes / projects;
-Fluency in English and Arabic is essential.
|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 Individual ContractContract level: LICA Specialist ICS 9
Contract duration: 6 months , renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability'
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- 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.