Following the Maidan revolution of 2013/14, reform has moved to the top of the agenda for the Ukrainian government and its international partners. Within that context, reform of the civilian security sector has been identified as a key priority.
The Government of Ukraine identified some specific reform needs and first steps have been initiated to address shortcomings in the Rule of Law area. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine is undergoing a major restructuring with the creation of the National Police of Ukraine (NPU) as an independent agency in 2015, followed by the country-wide recertification process of the former militia staff. Further and complementary efforts are needed to guarantee sustainability of reforms.
The UNOPS Ukraine Office has been established in April 2017. At present UNOPS manages an extensive portfolio of projects in Ukraine and is seeking to expand its delivery. Accordingly, UNOPS is now shifting direct representational and oversight functions to Ukraine.
UNOPS works with multiple partners including the Governments of Ukraine, bilateral and multilateral donors, and United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programme. In keeping with EU-Ukraine Association Agreement of 27 June 2014 and other Government reform initiatives, UNOPS is particularly interested in strengthening its coordination and liaison capacity with relevant Government institutions, Government led mechanisms and emerging trust fund instruments.
The Support for Rule of Law Reforms in Ukraine Project.
UNOPS provides project management implementation services and support for the European Delegation and the Government of Ukraine project, focused on reform of the Rule of Law system in Ukraine and to align its functioning with the best European and International practices.
This EU-Funded Project aims to support the creation of an efficient law-enforcement system respectful of human rights in support of the people of Ukraine, via the provision of the necessary support to the National Police and other Ukrainian authorities in charge of civilian law enforcement. On substance matters, the project relies on the EU Advisory Mission [EUAM] to Ukraine which is a Rule of Law and Police Mission, based in Kyiv and with presences in Kharkiv and Lviv.
2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment
The Deputy Programme Manager (Operations) will not ordinarily be located with the Senior Programme Manager. The Senior Programme Manager will be located in the UNOPS Offices in Ukraine, whereas the Deputy Programme Manager (Operations) will be remotely located within the EU Rule of Law Advisory Mission’s offices [EUAM] in Kyiv and will have two key responsibilities. Deputizing for the Senior Programme Manager in all operational aspects as delegated, and with the running all of the UNOPS’ project functions located at the EUAM. The Deputy Programme Manager (Operations) will be the principal senior UNOPS’ responsible person within that EUAM environment, liaising and working with senior EU staff including the Head of Mission and the Institutional Development, Police and Legal Component Leads.
In addition, she/he will directly supervise the other UNOPS’ EUAM embedded staff and specialist contractors also working from there. These UNOPS post holders will include, but will not be confined to; the Project Coordination Officer/Deputy Programme Manager (Programmatic), the Engineers and Project Support Officers. External specialist contractors and experts supervised will include, but will not be confined to ICT, institutional development and training experts.
It should be noted that whilst reporting to the Senior Programme Manager, the Deputy Programme Manager (Operations) would have considerable autonomy, managerial and project-functional/operational responsibilities, particularly because of the separate office environments. She/he is expected to meet and exceed the organization’s performance and delivery goals.
Reporting to the Senior Programme Manager, but with these unique responsibilities, the Deputy Programme Manager (Operations) is responsible to produce/read the project initiation documents (PID), Legal Agreement and have a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders to ensure the project(s) products are capable of meeting the business cases for both UNOPS and the client. Success of the Project(s) and hence the Deputy Programme Manager (Operations) will be based on the Success Criteria of UNOPS engagements which are linked to the below responsibilities.
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UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner. Working in more than 80 countries, UNOPS supports partners in the implementation of approximately 1,000 projects, which range from managing the construction of roads in South Sudan to building shelters in Haiti to procuring educational computers in Argentina. UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability for the projects it supports.
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