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Head of Programme and Country Leadership
Congo (DRC)
Education: A Master’s degree in Engineering, project management, public administration, social science or other relevant related field is required. A combination of Bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above. Certification: For the Head of Programme role: PRINCE2® Foundation/Practitioner an asset, but required completion within first 6 months of onboarding. Programme/Project Management Professional (MSP® or PMI-PgMP/PMI-PMP) an asset. Experience: A minimum of 7 or 10 years of experience that combines strategic and managerial leadership in social development, business development, executive management and/or programme management planning and operations in a large international and/or corporate organization. At least 3 years of leadership experience including supervising teams and managing budgets. Some experience in UN system organizations preferably in a developing country is desirable. Experience in hardship or post conflict environments is desirable. Language requirements: Full working knowledge of English is essential. Knowledge of French and/or Spanish is a strong asset. Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is an asset.
Global talent benches/rosters
In order to strengthen capacity to meet future needs for new colleagues, UNOPS has an ambitious and proactive recruitment approach. The global talent benches / rosters are pools of assessed candidates who can be recruited in an efficient manner on ce a vacancy arises. Talent benches/rosters members will be considered first for relevant vacancies. If you qualify for one of our rosters, you could be hired to make a difference with a UNOPS. Further information can be found here:

The Head of Programme / Country Manager (ICS 11) reports directly to the Country Office or Multi-Country Office Director who provides direction and general supervision. The Head of Programme / Country Manager is responsible for programme development planning and preparation and for managing all stages of programming to achieve results in the area/s of responsibility. The role contributes, as part of the Country Office or Multi-Country Office team, to the development and implementation of strategies to enhance the competencies and position of UNOPS in sustainable project management and services to partners, stakeholders and UN system partners.

The Head of Programme / Country Manager (ICS 12) at this level is expected to manage portfolios that are of moderate to high complexity from a stakeholder management, financial management, risk management, governance and resource management perspectives. (For low to moderate complexity portfolios, please apply to the vacancy at the ICS11 level)

The Country/Multi-Country Office Director (ICS 12) represents UNOPS on behalf of the Regional Director. The Regional Director provides general direction and guidance for the role. The incumbent oversees all project management and support services in the Country/Multi-Country Office, including managing all human resource and delivering timely and cost effective services for sustainable results by partners and stakeholders.

Contract duration:

Fixed-term staff contracts - 'One year initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability'
Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’


7 - 0 Year(s)
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.

At UNOPS, we strive for excellence! We work in challenging environments around the world and we best serve people in need by being able to fill business critical roles very quickly.

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30th Aug 2019


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