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Deputy Programme Manager
Juba, South Sudan
Education Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Construction or Project Management or related field is required; Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Construction or Project Management with additional 2 years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master's degree. Experience Minimum 5 years of experience in project and/or program development and/or management is required Field based experience and demonstrated delivery of projects and programme in conflict and/or post conflict situations is an asset Knowledge of the UN system and familiarity with UNOPS procedures an advantage; Experience in best practice implementation is an advantage Skills in project management, stakeholder management and client management is required.
Fluency in written and oral English is required, Knowledge of Arabic language desired.
Background Information - Job-specific

Under the overall supervision of the Programme Manager, the Deputy Programme Manager will be required to perform the following duties and responsibilities:

The Deputy Programme Manager is responsible for overseeing the performance all project activities. He/she will, as required, assist the Programme Manager with planning the project and in obtaining commitments to complete the project within the established schedule and budget constraints. The Deputy Programme Manager will also interact with donors, clients and other stakeholders to ensure that requirements are properly understood and implemented.

Functional Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Programme Manager include, but are not limited to:

General Functions

Complete the project within the budgeted cost, schedule and quality requirements;
Support project planning, monitor and evaluate project and construction activities;
Participate in identifying, mitigating, and monitoring project risks and issues.
Project Initiation

Provide estimates for project deliverables;
Analyze requirements for clarity, completeness and consistency;
Elaborate coherent work plans and budgets for all activities in the project;
Upon commencement of project implementation, assists in the management of finance, human and information resources to maintain a good project management system;
Prepare Terms of Reference for project staff, manage staff recruitment and performance reviews;
Coordinate the preparation of technical specifications, bidding documents; manage tendering process, tender evaluation and contractor selection.
Project Execution

Conduct or participate in internal and external reviews;
Provide quality assurance support;
Manage work effort to maintain on time, on cost and on quality results;
Identify any project obstacles, barriers or any unanticipated risk events;
Manage, plan, monitor and evaluate project procurement and contracting processes;
Ensure the integrity of financial and administrative operations in the project area by oversight of financial and budgetary aspects of the project, in consultation with the Programme Manager;
Ensure strict and consistent application of UNOPS rules and regulations and ensure the implementation of clear accountability mechanisms throughout the project portfolio;
Ensure that the human resources needed for project implementation are identified, recruited and managed in accordance with the project staffing requirements and UNOPS Rules and Regulations;
Ensure the highest possible quality of delivery and devise strategies for increased program delivery and quality programming.


Fluency in written and oral English is required.
Knowledge of Arabic language desired.
Contract type, level and duration

Contract type:Local Individual Contractor Specialist
Contract level: LICA-10
Contract duration:Open ended (subject to organizational requirements, available funds and satisfactory performance.

This is a local position, therefore it is open to the nationals of South Sudan and applicants who have a valid residency work permit to work in South Sudan

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5 - 0 Year(s)

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Contact Details

22nd May 2019


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