UN Project Manager / Coordinator Job Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:        Project Manager / Coordinator
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: UNOPS/002/19/1
Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy UNOPS – 002/2019
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About UNHCR:
The Office of the
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14,
1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute
of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead
and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent
solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and
well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness,
as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the
Reduction of Statelessness.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Plans, directs and coordinates project activities ensuring that
    goals and objectives are accomplished within a prescribed timeframe,
    funding parameters, project aims and components and UNHCR rules and
  • Provides technical and managerial oversight, problem solving, and
    coordinating activities with stakeholders to ensure continuity of
    operation and efficient performance of project personnel;
  • Responsible for the whole project cycle management from initiation
    to project closure including internal and external coordination, advocacy,
    information management, operational and financial oversight;
  • Oversight of the management of tendering, contract preparation,
    preparation of detailed analysis of submitted bids, together with
    controlling the budget of the project;
  • Prepares technical, financial, progress and any such reports and
    information as may be required by UNHCR and the donor. Particularly
    detailed time schedule, cost and financing schedule, financial forecast,
  • Liaise with other UN agencies, NGOs government bodies, etc. to
    ensure meeting full coordination, oversight and accountability
    requirements for the implementation of the project activities;
  • Coordinates with other UNHCR units and offices (Sub-Offices, Field
    Offices, Protection, Education, Health, Programme, Project Control,
    Finance, Supply, Technical, External Relations, Risk Management, etc. as
    may be required); – Prepares and implements risk management plan;
  • Prepares and implements communication and visibility plan;
  • Prepares and implements procurement plan in full coordination with
    Supply Unit and Sub-Offices;
  • Supervises the works on site ensuring full compliance with the terms
    and conditions of the contract;
  • Ensures safety measures are adopted during the implementation of the
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Detailed work plan for the project need to be prepared at the onset
    of assignment and report on progress on bi-weekly basis submitted to
    supervisor. Work plan is updated as may be necessary.
  • Delays, obstacles, challenges, etc. facing the smooth running of the
    project activities need to be identified on the onset of the appointment
    and correction measures taken and reported to supervisor on monthly basis.
  • Project financial tracking and progress are reported to supervisor
    on monthly basis.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Project
    Manager/Coordinator job placement should possess an Undergraduate degree
    (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Civil Engineering or related field.
  • At least five years of experience in job functions of which minimum
    three years in project management and or coordination capacities
  • Experience in coordinating and interacting with various counterparts
    in a demanding, results-oriented environment while working within tight
    time constraints to meet deadlines with high quality work.
  • Excellent written and spoken English, including drafting and editing
  • Advanced computer skills for MS Office Suite, specifically Word,
    SharePoint, and Excel.
How to Apply:
All interested
Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the
link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job
Deadline: 19th March 2019
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