Country Manager

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Banjul, Gambia
Apply by 8 March 2019
Senior-level
Posted on 7 January 2019

Job Description

UNOPS Ghana Operational Hub (GHOH), located in Accra, Ghana is responsible for projects in Anglophone West Africa, covering Ghana, Gambia, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. GHOH is responsible for managing strategic and operational risks associated with a subset of the regional portfolio of engagements, developing and delivering cost effective services contributing to partners’ sustainable results and achievements of UNOPS management results.

The Project Office operates as an integral part of the Multi Country Office management structure. The Country Manager reports to the Multi Country Office Director who provides direction and guidance. The Country Manager role is responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring and supervising the delivery of all projects and support services in a given country- that includes liaison and engagement development activities and delivering timely and cost effective services for sustainable results by partners and stakeholders.

UNOPS GHOH is currently implementing one main project in The Gambia with several other opportunities in active development. The objective of the ongoing project entitled “Reinforced Access of the Most Vulnerable Populations to Markets and Socio-economic facilities through a Feeder Road Rehabilitation Programme” is to enhance socio-economic development around the road network in the Gambia with financing from the European Union. The project is implemented through two main service lines: the first involves the reconstruction / rehabilitation of up to 126 km of rural feeder roads using a blend of work contracts and labour intensive methods where possible. The second involves the provision of technical assistance and capacity building to the National Roads Authority (NRA) focusing on three main work streams:

1. Road maintenance management– Providing Technical Assistance to enhance the maintenance management plans for the coming years using HDM IV.

2. Maintenance works using labour intensive methods–Technical Advisor (TA) for the staff supervising these maintenance works in handling and supervision of labour intensive maintenance works to develop their capacity so that they will be able to take over the procurement and supervision of labour intensive maintenance works on the feeder roads following the completion of the project.

3. Creation of axle load control regulations– Targeted technical assistance for reviewing, updating and/or preparing regulations concerning the axle load control in accordance with ECOWAS agreements.

Functional Responsibilities:

Summary of key results:

  1. Project Office programme/project management
  2. Alliance building, networking and advocacy for business development
  3. Service delivery and quality assurance
  4. Representation and inter-agency partnership
  5. Knowledge management and innovation

About the Organization

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.

Diversity

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.

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