Project Manager

at UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted June 9, 2019
Category Management
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day
Street Address UN Office at Nairobi


Project Manager, Nairobi with frequent travel to Uganda)
Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
Country: Kenya
City: Nairobi, Kenya
Office: UNOPS East Africa Hub Nairobi

The Government of Uganda, with the financial support of the IFC, EU, AFD and the AfDB, proposes to start construction of the Kampala - Jinja Expressway (KJE).

The proposed Kampala–Jinja Expressway (KJE) will be a four-lane highway linking Kampala with the town of Jinja in the Eastern Region. The KJE is the second biggest expressway project in Uganda after Entebbe Expressway. It will stretch over approximately 95km.

To enable construction of the highway to start, the defined Right of Way (ROW) must be cleared of households, businesses and other social infrastructure. The affected households, businesses and infrastructure must be relocated appropriately in land-use terms and sensitively, according to household and business needs, adequate land should also be identified for this relocation and land demands for future development. The plan for the proposed KJE shows that among the most affected areas, will be the Kasokoso and Kinawataka informal settlements.

UNOPS is to be engaged to undertake a number of Studies that are:-

Feasibility Study - Undertake an in-situ upgrading, and densification feasibility study based on improved tenure rights for both Kasokoso and Kinawataka informal settlements.
Land Audit Study – as part of the Feasibility Study undertake a land audit study to identify vacant Greenfield or under developed land that has the potential to be made accessible for settlement and affordable housing. It is not required to identify a precise plot but rather to provide a range of options and the information required for effective comparison and political decision making. The land audit study will identify, in the immediate short-term, land that can be planned and settled in a managed way based on a land use plan.

Experience Requirements

Nine (9) years of relevant experience including at least one year managing multi-disciplinary teams in combination.
Experience in urban planning and/or urban development is required.
Previous experiences working on the preparation of feasibility study projects preferably in resettlement is highly desirable

Job Responsibilities

Authorize Work Packages;
Advise the Project Board and OC Manager of any deviations from the plan
Identify and manage risks so that maximum benefit to client and stakeholders is achieved
Manage and review product quality and ensure products are accepted
Monitor and evaluate performance of service providers
Identify and report potential business opportunities for UNOPS to supervisor
Identify and report threats to UNOPS internal business case to supervisor
Ensure technical completeness and accuracy of the work and conformance with the Clients requirements;
Embed sustainability dimensions including social and gender inclusion, environmental and economic aspects into the project life cycle;

Education Requirements

Bachelor's degree (or 7 years' of relevant experience including at least one year managing multi-disciplinary teams in combination with a Master's degree).


Excellent knowledge of English Language both written and verbal is required.
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