•  MUTARE
    • March 29, 2021
    • April 12, 2021
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Job Summary

The Infrastructure Manager will work directly under the Senior Programme Manager’s supervision to effectively manage the delivery of the infrastructure components under the portfolio and the different field operations. He/She will be expected to maintain and strengthen relationships with key government counterparts at different levels, as well as relevant UN agencies.

Duties And Responsibilities

Summary of functions:

1. Infrastructure Portfolio Planning, Delivery and Performance

2. Risk Management, Oversight and Quality assurance

3. Partnerships and Stakeholder Management

4. Knowledge Management and Innovation

5. Resources and Personnel Management

Infrastructure Portfolio Planning, Delivery and Performance

Take responsibility for infrastructure project portfolio oversight as delegated by the Country Manager and the Senior Programme Manager.

Mentor and assist the team members in planning, execution and delivery of allocated projects, including but not limited to design development, design management, design review, construction management, works supervision, contract management (FIDIC), change control, quality management, health and safety and environment, and other infrastructure related areas of expertise, ensuring incorporation of best practice of infrastructure project management processes.

Work closely with the Programme Management Office (PMO) to ensure that project management policies, processes and methods are followed and practiced according to the UNOPS standards, best project management practices are promoted, and overall assurance of projects is provided.

Monitor and supervise the timely and cost-effective implementation of the infrastructure portfolio of projects according to UNOPS goals and partner expectations, approved budget and full cost recovery.

Establish and execute the infrastructure portfolio of projects implementation plans in collaboration with the team and partners, including setting objectives, performance measurements, standards and results expected to ensure timely and client-oriented services.

2. Risk Management, Oversight and Quality assurance:

Identify and anticipate in a timely manner potential risks and issues through infrastructure expertise and knowledge, advise on mitigation measures and ensure implementation thereof, escalate critical issues / risks to the Senior Programme Manager and partners so that maximum benefit to partner(s) and other stakeholders is achieved .

Oversee and advise on the preparation, quality and proper management of infrastructure portfolio of projects documents (including business cases/strategies, projects plans, risk assessments and infrastructure-related documentation such as site assessments, design package, contract management and works supervision documentation, as-build design, testing and commissioning reports, change orders, completion and handover certificate, etc.)

Ensure and advise on compliance with all organizational policy especially those in the Project Management Manual and infrastructure-related policies .

Ensure and advise on compliance and delivery of all legal agreements obligations, including quality and timely reporting, timely closure of infrastructure projects, compliance with audit requirements, etc.

Provide routine oversight, track delivery progress and projects status, evaluate performance criteria (scope, cost, schedule and quality), assist with and analysis of delivery data within the dashboard system.

Provide technical advice and support to project teams, partners, beneficiaries across the multi-country office.

3. Partnerships and Stakeholder Management:

Build and strengthen partnerships in the infrastructure space through active networking, advocacy and effective communication of UNOPS competencies in infrastructure project service delivery and management.

Collaborate with the Partnerships Officer to prepare and develop infrastructure-related proposals and engagement.

Establish solid working relationships with partners, clients and key stakeholders. Ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are in a position to accept handover infrastructure outputs and management products.

Advise partners and clients on issues that may impact the achievement of their outcomes (including issues of sustainability and post project requirements such as operations and maintenance)

Identify and report to the Country Manager potential business opportunities for UNOPS

4. Knowledge Management and Innovation:

Keep abreast of and incorporate latest/best practices, approaches and technology in the infrastructure space to enhance the infrastructure portfolio delivery and results.

Provide feedback to Practice Groups on policy or supporting guidance in the area of expertise to align operations with changing environment with an aim towards continuous improvement of UNOPS policies.

Lead the planning, implementation and organization of infrastructure-related capacity building of personnel, clients and stakeholders within the infrastructure portfolio of projects.

Contribute to the oversight of lessons learned procedures, ensuring that case studies, lessons learned and best practices are shared and institutionalised for corporate development planning and knowledge building.

5. Resources and Personnel Management:

Plan and propose to the Senior Programme Manager required infrastructure portfolio resources (human and financial).

Submit revenue and expenditure forecasts for infrastructure portfolio based on UNOPS and Country Office/Multi Country Office financial goals.

Oversee forecast, budgets, cash flow and obligations to ensure that deliverables are met and payments to contractors and personnel are received on time.

Manage infrastructure portfolio resources in accordance with UNOPS standards of ethics, integrity and accountability framework and financial sustainability.

Plan, recruit, manage and develop infrastructure portfolio personnel/technical experts with the skills and competencies needed to ensure optimum performance and encouraging the formation of diverse teams in terms of gender and geography.

Lead and motivate the infrastructure portfolio team, promote teamwork, collaboration and diversity by providing the infrastructure portfolio team with clear direction, objectives and guidance to enable them to perform their duties responsibly, effectively and efficiently

Foster a positive work environment, respectful of both men and women, and ensure that the highest standards of conduct are observed.

Ensure safety and security for all infrastructure project personnel and comply with UNDSS standards

Qualifications And Experience

Advanced University degree in Engineering or Architecture 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 in PRINCE2 Foundation is required

Knowledge and certification in Project Management (PRINCE2, PMI, etc.) is desired

Professional certification from an accredited institution ( PEng., CEng. , etc) is an asset

Completion of the UNOPS PMM, UNOPS PMM Infra perspective and oneUNOPS Projects training within (3) months from joining UNOPS is required

A minimum of 7 years of experience in multi-sectoral infrastructure projects is required.

Demonstrated experience in contract management (FIDIC contracts preferred).

Demonstrated technical acumen, with the ability to understand, plan, and advice on technical project documents is desirable.

A minimum of five years of experience in construction management is required.

Good knowledge of internationally recognized building codes and standards is desired.

Experience across all the life cycle of infrastructure projects including but not limited to design, procurement and works supervision is desired.

Proficiency in MS project and schedule analysis desired.

Experience working in middle income countries and/or developing countries and with multicultural teams is an asset

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