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5 Nov 2019

ContractJob Vacancy In UNOPS,Job Vacancy For Senior Programme Manager,

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Job Description


Organization: UNOPS

Position: Senior Programme Manager

Job categories: Programme Management

Vacancy code: VA/2019/B5516/18757

Department/office: AR, NPOH, Nepal

Duty station: Kathmandu, Nepal

Contract type: Local ICA Specialist

Contract level:LICA Specialist-11

Duration:Open-ended subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and/or satisfactory performance

Application period:01-Nov-2019 to 15-Nov-2019

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

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 Responsibilities

Summary of functions:

1. Country office strategy development
2. Government liaison
3. UN coordination
4. Partnerships development
1. Country office strategy development
• Stakeholder analysis: The Senior Programme Manager is expected to understand and monitor key UNOPS partners in Nepal, including key ministries and government agencies, provincial governments, donors and implementing agencies.
• Stakeholder engagement strategy: The incumbent will propose and implement a plan to engage stakeholders to enhance mutual understanding, coordinate ongoing activities and envisage joint programming.
• Business development strategy: The Senior Programme Manager will take an active role in the formulation and revision of the country office’s business development strategy in close coordination with the Country Director and Partnerships team.
• Communication strategy: The Senior Programme Manager will take an active role in the definition and implementation of the Nepal office’s communication strategy. She/he/they will ensure that the communication strategy and stakeholder engagement strategy are aligned.
• Gender action planning: The Senior Programme Manager will take an active participation in the implementation and regular revision of the office-level gender action plan, providing inputs regarding stakeholders and ensuring external coordination on the matter.
• Knowledge management: The Senior Programme Manager will make sure that key stakeholder information is documented and shared within the office to facilitate the work of the partnerships, projects, communication and support teams. This includes hosting onboarding sessions for new personnel and orientation sessions for visitors from other UNOPS offices.

2. Government liaison

• Implementation coordination: The Senior Programme Manager will advise Project Managers on project-level stakeholder engagement and will ensure that all projects liaise regularly with their government counterparts. The incumbent will participate in high-level events involving government entities such as coordination meetings, steering committee meetings, signing ceremonies and inaugurations.
• Policy dialogue: The Senior Programme Manager will take an active role in policy dialogues organised by the Government of Nepal which might be relevant to UNOPS Nepal, especially in the fields of procurement, data management, infrastructure and climate change. The incumbent will liaise informally with relevant ministries to ensure UNOPS’ participation in such events.

3. UN coordination

• UNDAF leadership: UNOPS is the co-chair of the United Nations’ Development Assistance Framework working group on Resilience, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction. The Senior Programme Manager is expected to lead the inter-agency working group to foster coordination and joint programming. The incumbent will also lead the annual reporting exercise, including financial and narrative reporting.
• Joint programming and advocacy: The Senior Programme Manager will take an active role in other joint programming groups and advocacy platforms to ensure UNOPS’ position is reflected and the organisation’s expertise contributes to the UN mandate in the country.

4. Partnerships development

• Prospective dialogue: The Senior Programme Manager will lead prospective discussions with stakeholders, including Government entities, donors and implementing partners to identify potential implementation opportunities in line with UNOPS’ expertise and mandate.
• Project definition: The Senior Project Manager will assist technical specialists in the development of new projects, providing detailed and relevant information on the country and provincial context and stakeholder landscape. The incumbent will ensure that relevant government entities participate in project design and receive regular information on the progress of project proposals.
• Agreements formalisation: The Senior Project Manager will lead the process to formalise project-specific cooperation agreements with government entities before new projects start. This involves liaising with UNOPS’ and donors’ legal teams.

Functional competencies

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


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Education/Experience/Language requirements


• Master or Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, International Development, Engineering, Political Science, Communications, International Relations or other relevant discipline.


• 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.


• Excellent knowledge of English Language both written and verbal is required.

Last date to apply: 15 November 2019


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