Project Management Support Officer

United Nations Office for Project Services

Amman, Jordan

Project Information: UNOPS is undertaking a project that aims at improving access to critical municipal services and increasing the resilience of the Beirut and Bourj Hammoud municipalities which were affected by the Beirut Port explosion, through the rehabilitation of damaged municipal infrastructure and assets as well as restoration of critical urban services, such as water and sanitation, roads, waste management, and energy, including renewable energy, in an integrated and gender-sensitive manner, contributing to improved quality of life as well as by creating local economic activities for all. Besides the improved public service delivery, the project entails undertaking accompanying tension-mitigation measures, extensive community engagement activities, and grants support to local CSO/NGOs that aims at reducing tensions in the targeted communities, enhancing community resilience, and helping rebuild the trust in the local authorities.

The project has a duration of 48 months (including 12 months for the Defect Notification Period), and will be implemented in coordination with the governmental, municipal, and relevant community stakeholders in Lebanon, to ensure that projects activities are designed in consultation with relevant governmental authorities and to reflect community needs.

Local Context: The UNOPS Hub in Amman implements projects on behalf of UN agencies and bilateral donors and in close coordination with the Government and national authorities. 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, to achieve the outcomes sought by the clients.

UNOPS has been active in Lebanon since 2015, delivering projects in support of the Government of Lebanon and partners. Since the explosion at the Beirut Port on 4 August 2020, UNOPS has significantly scaled up its presence in the country to support the humanitarian response and both its presence and portfolio have undergone expansion.

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.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education:

  • A first-level university degree (e.g Bachelor) in preferably Business Administration, Finance, Management, Economics, Accounting, Public Administration or a relevant field is required.
  • A Professional Certificate in a relevant field and/or an advanced university degree (e.g. Master) would be an asset and may be considered as a substitute for some years of qualifying experience.

Experience:

  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible experience in providing administrative and project operational support in the areas of finance.
  • Knowledge of UNOPS/UN rules and regulations is preferred.
  • Prior experience in multi-stage reporting and project support is desirable.
  • Proficiency in using Google Suite Package (Google Sheets, Google Docs, and Google Presentation) is preferred.

Language Requirement:

  • Excellent knowledge of both written and spoken English and Arabic is required.
  • Knowledge of another UN working language is desirable. 

Source: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=25286#3