Tuesday, 29 January 2013

[Job Listing in USA and Around The World] Programme Management Office (PMO) Team Leader - UNOPS - Jerusalem, Palestine (State of)

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Management Office (PMO) Team Leader - UNOPS - Jerusalem, Palestine (State of)'

Vacancy code: VA/2013/B5106/1775
Position title: Programme Management Office (PMO) Team Leader
Level: ICS-10
Department/office: EMO, Jerusalem
Duty station: Jerusalem, Palestine (State of)
Contract type: International ICA
Contract level: IICA-2
Duration: One year
Application period: 25-Jan-2013 to 08-Feb-2013

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS plays a critical role in providing management services for our
life-saving, peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations. I have seen
many examples of how these activities help suffering people in troubled parts of
the world. -Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-GeneralUNOPS mission is to
expand the capacity of the UN system and its partners to implement
peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations that matter for people in
need.Working in some of the worlds most challenging environments, UNOPS vision
is to always satisfy partners with management services that meet world-class
standards of quality, speed and cost effectiveness.By assisting UN
organizations, international financial institutions, governments and other
development partners, UNOPS makes significant, tangible contributions to results
on the ground.UNOPS employsmore than 6000personneland on behalf of its partners
creates thousands more work opportunities in local communities. With its
headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, a network of five regional offices and a
further 20 operations and project centres, UNOPS oversees activities in more
than 80 countries.UNOPS is committed to achieving a truly diverse workforce.

Background Information - Jerusalem

Jerusalem The UNOPS Jerusalem office opened in 2006 and now has sub-offices in
East Jerusalem, Ramallah and Jericho. The portfolio includes infrastructure,
procurement, human resources, capacity building, access coordination and
security projects for partners and beneficiaries throughout the occupied
Palestinian territory.
Background Information - Job-specific
A Programme Management Office (PMO) is required to be established at the
Jerusalem Project Centre (JMPC) to support the achievement of project level
results that contribute to programme level success. The PMO is to provide a
decision-enabling and delivery-support structure for JMPC. The PMO Team is made
up of a Team Leader as well as a number of Project Associates and Project
Assistants. Reporting to the Project Center Director of the Jerusalem Office,
and working closely with other PMO Team members, JMPC Project Managers and
personnel across JMPC and UNOPS; The PMO Team Leader will work on defining
project support needs and ensure joint planning between Programme and Support in
addition to ensuring the highest possible quality of delivery and devise
strategies for increased program delivery and quality programming. S/he will
also be working closely with the UNOPS Project Management Practice to introduce
best practices and corporate compliance for project management under the JMPC
Functional Responsibilities

The PMO Team Leader will further be required to assume the following specific
tasks: Resource Management and Integration:
Oversee the collective work of the PMO team and development of team plans;
Manage competency, availability and performance of PMO team;
Work with the various JMPC Project Managers to define their project support
Provide temporary capacity and resources for surge purposes in selected
In collaboration with the JMPC Development Group and other working groups,
specify competencies needed by the PMO team and JMPC staff in general, identify
current competencies, develop training and education programs to achieve
competency objectives;
Act as assigned or temporary Project Manager for any other projects as directed
by the JMPC Director;

Technical Support:
Coach, mentor, train and otherwise support PMO Team members in the fulfillment
of their project support functions;
Act as an advisory resource for other PMO Team personnel who are supervised
daily by JMPC Project Managers;
Work closely with the UNOPS Project Management Practice to introduce best
practices and corporate compliance for project management under the JMPC
programme, ensure common approach and frame of reference to project management
process and practices as well as relevant project management tools;
Ensures that PMO Team members have an up to date understanding of the UNOPS
Legislative Framework and JMPC procedures, as it pertains to their roles as PMO
Team members;
Standardize and introduce economies of repetition in the execution of projects;
Ensure risk registers and issue logs are maintained within all projects; all
projects go through a quarterly end stage review, or equivalent; All projects
report on time and in accordance with legal agreements; Projects document Centre
(PDCs) and Leads are regularly updated and maintained as appropriate;
Other Services / Delivery Support may include providing expertise for start-up
of programmes or projects, planning and closing projects, conducting regular
health checks;

Business Performance Management:
Examine current state of projects, introduce oversight mechanism needed to
achieve organizational competency and maturity goals and control of project
progress against planned;
Identify and respond to weak or troubled project performance;
Support and facilitate management decision-making by assessments on alignment
with the JMPC as well as UNOPS strategy, tracking of benefits, preparation of
management dashboards/reports and recommendations;
Establish a preferred, standard approach to project planning across JMPC;
Provide, or ensure the provision of, support to all JMPC Project Boards as they
undertake their assurance roles, including but not necessarily limited to
assurance related to Project and Programme success criteria, as defined by the
JMPC Director and/or the UNOPS Project Management Practice.
Customer Relationship Management:
Participate in business development and stakeholder relationship building;
Maintain close contact with the client to identify and pursue business
opportunities within UNOPS geographic and thematic scope; initiate the necessary
associated arrangements;
In consultation with the PC Director, negotiate the most cost effective and
mutually beneficial terms for UNOPS services with prospective clients and

Acts for the Project Centre Director when requested to do so by her/him;
Participates in the collective work of the JMPC management team;
Regularly review and decide on the PMO structure and objectives as necessary to
drive successful project delivery.


General competencies:
Planning and Organizing
Judgment and Decision Making
High proficiency with computers in particular MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and
the Internet
High organizational skills
Able to work efficiently with minimal direction

Managerial Competencies:
Demonstrates ability to coordinating, communicating and managing tasks to a
tight schedule;
Demonstrated understanding of the risk factors associated with project delivery
and an ability to mitigate against these;
Ability to delegate, empower, support and inspire team members;
Ability to establish priorities, to plan, and be able to deliver to timelines;
Ability to work long hours in fast-paced, often stressful environment;
Ability to work in demanding cultural context with transitional government
partners, under challenging physical conditions and poor national
Highly motivated with a positive attitude and problem-solving approach;
Demonstrated ability to mentor staff;

Demonstrated ability to manage the production of all project documentation to a
professional and accurate standard;
High proficiency with computers in particular MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and
the Internet
Attention to Detail;
Good communication skills including ability to write policy and prepare and
present concise reports in English;
Inter-personal and communication skills;
High organizational skills;
Able to work efficiently with minimal direction;

Education/Experience/Language requirements
a. Education Qualifications Required:
Masters degree in project management, business administration, construction
management, international relations or another relevant degree;
Additional years of relevant work experience, preferably in combination with a
relevant bachelors degree, may substitute for the requirement for a masters
degree field

b. Work Experience
5 years of relevant project management experience;
Experience in dealing with customers and clients and providing a high degree of
customer support, education, and service;
Experience in team management and skills development;
Experience in all aspects of project management including, financial management,
budget management, contract management, risk management, staff management,
quality and safety management, program management and reporting;
Ability to travel between Jerusalem and the West Bank essential;
A PRINCE2 or equivalent project management qualification is highly desired;
Experience using Atlas or a similar enterprise resource planning system is
highly desired;
Risk management experience is highly desired;
Quality management experience is highly desired;
Results based management experience is essential;
Experience operating in an ISO: 9001 compliant environment is highly desired

Languages:Fluency in English is required, both oral and written.
Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: Individual Contractor AgreementContract level: International ICA
Level 2Contract duration: One YearFor moredetails about the ICA contractual
modality, please follow this

Additional Considerations

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (CET)
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.
For staff positions UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower
level thanthe advertised level of the post
The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative
instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that

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