Senior Programme Manager

UNOPS , Nepal

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th November, 2019

Job Description

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.


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.

UNOPS offers a variety of arrangements that enable women to excel in their careers, including flexible working hours for work-life balance, maternity leave, childcare facilities, and career coaching. UNOPS ensures a safe and inclusive working environment for women and men through field security training and measures to provide secure working arrangements on-site and in the office.

Background Information - Job-specific


The UNOPS Nepal country office implements projects in post-earthquake reconstruction (owner-driven housing, schools), security and justice (construction of police stations and capacity building of Nepal Police) as well as field monitoring and coordination. The Nepal office also hosts the innovation team responsible for the development of FieldSight, a field monitoring app, and data visualisation tools used by UNOPS offices worldwide.

Position’s objectives

  • The Senior Programme Manager supports the Country Director in developing the country programme and aligning it with stakeholders’ priorities, including Government of Nepal, donors and other UN agencies. The Senior Programme Manager leads UN and Government of Nepal coordination activities, provides strategic direction for ongoing and future operations and supports the office’s partnerships development efforts.

Functional competencies

  • Leadership Skills
  • Stakeholder management
  • Good understanding of resilience issues
  • Gender Mainstreaming
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • Education: Master or Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, International Development, Engineering, Political Science, Communications, International Relations or other relevant discipline.
  • Experience: Seven (7) years of relevant experience in combination with a Master’s degree or nine (9) years of relevant experience in combination with a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Language: Excellent knowledge of English Language both written and verbal is required.


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