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Project Manager, NPSA 9


  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Cairo
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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The Government of Egypt has received support from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to advance the development of a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) with the goal of decreasing vulnerability to climate change. This NAP process will help Egypt build climate resilience by improving institutional and technical capacity for climate change adaptation (CCA) planning, examining climate risks, determining CCA priorities, integrating CCA into national and sectoral planning and budgeting, and increasing investment in adaptation actions.

This goal will be achieved via three interrelated outcomes, as follows:

    1. Strengthening institutional and human capacities to coordinate and manage climate change adaptation planning and implementation
    2. Developing an integrated national climate risk assessment and identifying adaptation priority areas for inclusion in a National Adaptation Plan Framework document; and
    3. Integrating adaptation priorities into national planning and budgeting processes.

The project will be implemented by UNDP under the Direct Implementation Modality in full cooperation with Ministry of Environment. UNDP seeks to recruit a full time Project Manager for the NAP Project. The Project Manager (PM) will be appointed by the project implementing partner and UNDP. The PM will be responsible for the overall management of the Project, including the mobilisation of all project inputs, supervision over project staff, consultants and sub-contractors. It is the PM’s primary responsibility to ensure that the project produces the results specified in the project document, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost. The PM will inform the Project Board and the Project Management Committee of any delays or difficulties as they arise during implementation so that appropriate support and corrective measures can be adopted.

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work 

    • Manage the overall conduct of the project to achieve its outcomes and ouptus, including managing the PMU, preparation of project work plans and budgets, implementing planned activities, monitoring progress of implementation plans such as gender action plan, stakeholder engagement plan, managing the project risks, capturing lessons learned, etc.
• Execute activities by managing personnel, goods and services, training and low-value grants, including drafting terms of reference and work specifications, superving procurement proceses and ensure compliance with UNDP rules and regulations, and overseeing all contractors’ work and ensure qualiy of technical products.

• Convene periodic meetings of the Project Board and Project Management Committee and preform regular progress reporting to the committees, including measures to address challenges and opportunities.

• Prepare a Project Inception Report, bi-annual progress reports to the GCF as well regular progress reports required by UNDP and the Ministry of Environment such as spot check, aduits, technical evaluations, etc.

• Manage project financial resources and accounting, monitor budgets, expenditures and cash position, plan for requesting GCF disbursements, to ensure the accuracy and reliability of financial reports.

• Ensure full engagement of concerned government entities and UN specialized agencies in the development of the NAP.
• Oversee SCALA project activities feeding into NAP project and coordinate with any other linked initiative.

Institutional Arrangement

Identify the direct supervisor (s) and attach a general overview (or Organigram) in an Annex to show the position of this function within the office and unit structure (without indicating names of individuals).



Achieve Results:

LEVEL 2: Scale up solutions and simplifies processes, balances speed and accuracy in doing work

Think Innovatively:

LEVEL 2: Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking

Learn Continuously:

LEVEL 2: Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning

Adapt with Agility:

LEVEL 2: Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process

Act with Determination:

LEVEL 2: Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously

Engage and Partner:

LEVEL 2: Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:

LEVEL 2: Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making


Cross-Functional & Technical competencies (insert up to 7 competencies)

Thematic Area




Partnership management

Resource mobilization


Ability to identify funding sources, match funding needs (programmes/projects/initiatives) with funding opportunities, and establish a plan to meet funding requirements





Municipal Planning and Basic Service Delivery (including budgeting & financing

Nature, Climate and Energy


Climate Change Adaptation: Embedding adaptation into development policy/planning/decision making

Nature, Climate and Energy


Climate Change Adaptation: strategies





Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through

written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication

methods depending on the audience

Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social

media and other appropriate channels



Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results

Required Skills and Experience

Min. Education requirements

An advanced university degree (MSc or Bachelor degree) in a subject related to natural resource management or environmental sciences

Min. years of relevant work experience

At least 2 years of demonstrable project/programme management experience or 4 years for the Bachelor degree

Required  skills

At least 4 years of experience (if with Bachelor’s) working with ministries, national or provincial institutions that are concerned with climate change, natural resource and/or environmental management

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section

Previous experience in project management with an international agency is an asset

Required Language(s)

Excellent command of English and Arabic

Professional Certificates

Project Management Certificate is an asset.

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. 
UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.
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