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Project Liaison Officer
Juba, South Sudan
Master’s Degree or advanced degree in Law or Political Science or Philosophy or relevant field is required; Bachelor’s degree in Law or Political Science or Philosophy or relevant field with additional 7 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the Masters degree.
PUBLIC SECTOR
Fluent working knowledge of English is required, Knowledge of Arabic language is desired
Background Information – Project

UNOPS SSOC will be implementing the South Sudan Safety Net Project (SSSNP), which is funded by the World Bank (WB) to address existing challenges of soaring levels of poverty, vulnerability, unemployment and idleness, particularly amongst youth. The project development objective is to provide access to income opportunities and temporary employment to the poor and vulnerable households and strengthen safety nets delivery systems.

SSSNP has three main components namely:

a. Public works plus including complementary activities like entrepreneurial skills, WASH training and early childhood development and nutrition messaging;
b. Direct income support targeting House Holds who are labour constrained
c. Strengthening safety net delivery systems

The project will be targeting the most vulnerable segments of South Sudanese population aiming to be benefit in excess of 68 thousand beneficiary HH in more than 10 vulnerable locations across the country.

Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, the incumbent will be an organized, efficient, and communicative liaison officer to coordinate between UNOPS and Government entities. In this role, the incumbent will act as the middle person between UNOPS and the different Ministries to streamline operations, resolve issues, improve communications, and generally ensure that the relationship is as beneficial as possible.

Scope of Work
The Projects Liaison Officer will be responsible for:
Develop, maintain, and intensify contacts with relevant government institutions and authorities;
Maintain thorough knowledge of the UNOPS business, as well as an understanding of how that impacts with Government entities;
Monitor, coordinate, and communicate strategic objectives of UNOPS;
Collaborate and communicate successfully with all Government Ministries;
Work with other staff members to develop a greater understanding of the business and any issues that arise;
Develop and foster relationships with the key Government and local authorities at National and State levels;
Collect, analyze, and utilize data and feedback to identify opportunities to improve the relationship between UNOPS and the line Ministries;
Compile reports about particular incidents, events, or updates about important issue for the business;
Proactively solve conflicts and address issues that could occur between UNOPS and the Ministry staff and local authorities;
Promptly respond to incidents and other events as necessary;
Act as a positive representation of UNOPS to all Government and Local stakeholders;
Draft official letters in English and or Arabic (when necessary) to communicate formally with relevant local government bodies;
Map all stakeholders at National and State levels and ensure the staff are kept updated on the structures of government at all level including any changes;
In Liaison with the Communication Officer, prepare monthly progress reports and one pagers to stakeholders.

Education

Master’s Degree or advanced degree in Law or Political Science or Philosophy or relevant field is required;
Bachelor’s degree in Law or Political Science or Philosophy or relevant field with additional 7 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the Masters degree.
Experience

Minimum of 5 years relevant experience working with the government or related role is required.
Knowledge and understanding of government settings and functions at both national, state and county level is an advantage
Ability to establish and nurture beneficial business relationships is desired
Skills working with the local governments is required.
Languages
Fluent working knowledge of English is required.
Knowledge of Arabic language is desired.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement
Contract level : LICA Specialist 10
Contract duration : Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’
For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx
5 - 0 Year(s)
UNOPS

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Contact Details

UNOPS
FJA-UNO-7
21st May 2019

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