Project Management Support - Senior Assistant

  • Entry-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 15 October 2019

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Senior Project Manager, the Senior Assistant will manage the day-to-day operations of the Project Management Office, particularly with respect to finances, procurement (including importation, permits, etc.) and personnel matters (in close cooperation with the counterpart of UNOPS and the UNDP Country Office in Beijing). The post holder will be the principal line of liaison between the Secretariat and the UNOPS in all financial and administrative matters in particular in relation to the closure of the project.

The post holder will also be responsible for the management of the project’s management information systems (MIS) including computer database management, maintenance of computer-based statistics regarding the management of the project (particularly contracting), project activities and use of the outputs, as well as liaison with UNOPS Headquarter ICT team to ensure UNOPS ICT standards and policies are followed.

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About the Organization

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement, and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations. With over 8,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, where they need it. By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.

​UNOPS Water and Energy Cluster (WEC) supports the design and management of multi-stakeholder initiatives by providing services in financial and grant management, procurement, human resources, and project management.

The cluster has supported projects in the areas of water resource management, climate change adaptation, mitigation and transparency, energy access and distribution and environmental conservation under the Paris Agreement. The WEC has also supported operations and financial management services, in Vienna, the rest of the ECR region and beyond. The main partners include UN agencies, bilateral agreements (with the Nordics, Germany, and Italy ), the Green Climate Fund and several NGOs (such as CIFF and CWF).

UNDP/GEF is providing assistance through UNOPS to countries bordering Yellow Sea in support of their efforts to address among others the increasing trends of depleting fishery stocks, loss of coastal wetland, land and sea-based pollution and implementation of the Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem Strategic Action Programme (YSLME SAP) adopted by China and RO Korea with support of DPR Korea. One of the assistance programs to implement the SAP is the UNDP/GEF/UNOPS project entitled Implementing the Strategic Action Programme for the Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem: Restoring Ecosystem Goods and Services and Consolidation of a Long-term Regional Environmental Governance Framework, or the UNDP/GEF YSLME Phase II Project. The project was launched in July 2017, and the project council already approved to extend the project until December 31, 2020.

The objective of this regional project is to achieve adaptive ecosystem-based management of the Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem bordered by China, RO Korea and DPR Korea by fostering long-term sustainable institutional, policy and financial arrangements for effective ecosystem-based management of the Yellow Sea in accordance with the YSLME SAP.

There are four components of the project:

  1. Sustainable national and regional cooperation for ecosystem based management;
  2. Improved Ecosystem Carrying Capacity with respect to provisioning services;
  3. Improved Ecosystem Carrying Capacity with respect to regulating and cultural services;
  4. Improved Ecosystem Carrying Capacity with respect to supporting services.

The key outcomes sought are:

  1. Establishment of a self-sustaining cooperative mechanism for ecosystem-based management;
  2. Recovery of depleted fish stocks and improved mariculture production and quality;
  3. Improved ecosystem health;
  4. improved inter-sectoral coordination and mainstreaming of ecosystem-based management principles at the national level, maintenance of habitat areas, strengthened stakeholder participation in management and improved policy making;

Skills and capacity significantly developed for region-wide ecosystem-based management.

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