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International Consultant - Project and Programme Management Analyst
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home Based and/or UN Women HQ/New York|
|Application Deadline :||08-Dec-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Five months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Five months|
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
In support of the organization’s objectives, the Programme Support Management Unit (PSMU) in UN Women Headquarters works to strengthen corporate project management capacities and provide increased support to the field and headquarters in non-core programme and project implementation. Within PSMU, the Head of the Programme Management Office leads the work on project and programme management capacities and strengthening, which includes:
Under the supervision of the Head of the Programme Management Office, the consultant will be responsible for the execution and support to a variety of initiatives across the work areas listed above, including: corporate project and programme management lifecycle development (including policies, procedures and guidance), development of the Global Programme Management Office (PMO) Center of Excellence and online presence, and associated training/capacity building materials, and establishing relationships with agencies and external best practice providers/institutions. The consultant must have excellent communication and organizational skills to manage the substantive inputs and quality control of work related to the assignment and must be able to work with a broad range of stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Head of the Programme Management Office, the consultancy will include the following scope:
The consultancy will be implemented in the following phases and through the following deliverables:
Phase 1: Prepare, through participatory processes and in consultation with relevant stakeholders, the business cases and associated documentation for deliverables i. ii and iii, and upon approval, begin implementation against approved action plans. For deliverable iv, coordinate, schedule and support the PPG Reference Group and Secretariat as required.
[Duration: Estimated 33 days/Expected timeline: January-February 2020]
Phase 2: Establish and finalize partnerships and agreed opportunities, per the business case, for deliverable i. Create and launch the PMO Centre of Excellence per deliverable ii. Provide a presentation and documentation of progress made against the project plan created for deliverable iii. [Duration: Estimated 33 days/Expected timeline: February-March 2020]
Phase 3: Continue to coordinate work of the PPG Reference Group and Secretariat and provide a summary report of progress against the PPG Reference Group action plan per deliverable iv. Continue to support work against the other deliverables and provide the Head of PMO with status updates in line with the agreed scope of work, as required. [Duration: Estimated 34 days/Expected timeline: April-May 2020]
Timeline: Estimated 100 days within a 5-month period
Duration and duty station for the assignment
The duration of the assignment will be 100 (one hundred) days within a 5-month period. The position may include working remotely with regular Skype meetings, and/or based out of UN Women headquarters in New York.
UN Women will provide all necessary data and will not provide a laptop to the expert.
Fees and Schedule of Payments
The position will be remunerated based on an “all-inclusive lump-sum”. The successful candidate will receive his/her payment, based on the following tentative payment schedule:
33% of the contract amount upon completion of Phase 1
33% of the contract amount upon completion of Phase 2
34% of the contract amount upon completion of Phase 3
The Head of PMO will certify the deliverables
Ethics and Values:
Work in teams:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Required Skills and Experience
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criteria detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
University degree in Business or Public Administration, Project Management, Social Sciences, law, economics or a related field.
PRINCE2, PMP, or MSP certification is highly desirable.
Excellent speaking and written English, other UN languages would be an advantage.
Interested applicants for this position should submit the following documents:
The selected applicant will be requested to provide a Certificate of Good Health from a recognized physician prior to commencement to work also certifying the he/she is fit to travel.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.