Project Manager

Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted September 3, 2019
Category Management
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day


Project Manager
Organisation: UNOPS

Closing date: 13 Sep 2019
Background Information - Job-specific

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the US Department of State is actively engaged in Kenya’s efforts to professionalize its national police service. INL supports three Kenyan entities (henceforth, the Entities) whose mandate is to bolster police accountability, through operational and technical assistance to the Internal Affairs Unit (IAU) of the National Police Service, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA), and the National Police Service Commission (NPSC). The latter two bodies are civilian-staffed and provide external oversight of the police.

INL requires technical advisory and project management advisory services to strengthen and develop ICT systems for several ongoing and upcoming components in their program. The specific project objective for UNOPS is to provide INL/Kenya with ICT project management and advisory services, technical assistance and performance monitoring/evaluation against contracted deliverables.

The Project Manager is responsible for producing/reviewing the project initiation documents (PID) and all other background document, the Legal Agreement and for having a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders to ensure the project’s products meet the business cases for UNOPS, the government client(s), and the funder. The Project Manager is also responsible for the overall management of project implementation and day-to-day operations (aligned with work plan) toward successful project completion.

Functional Responsibilities

Specifically, the functional responsibilities of the Project Manager will include:

Take overall responsibility for the successful delivery of the project’s outputs to agreed levels of quality within the agreed timeline and budget;
Coordinate and contribute to an initial technology assessment of the project environment, including gap analysis and recommendations for the approach to the implementation phase;

Experience Requirements

At least 5 years’ experience in management of projects with an ICT focus is required specially in these fields of Business Process Mapping, IS Project Management, Budget Management and reporting;
Experience working with or within international organizations is an asset.

Job Responsibilities

Conduct proactive, ongoing assessments of the changing business environment to ensure continuing alignment of the project plan with stakeholder expectations;
Analyse existing software and hardware infrastructure in order to inform strategic direction of project implementation;
Advise on standards and technologies for maximum levels of information security;
Prepare a detailed project plan including all stages of analysis, initiation, implementation and handover;
Establish effective Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all project functions and continually adapt over time;
Analyse stakeholders and develop a comprehensive Communications Management Strategy taking into account differing stakeholder profiles;
Prepare detailed written reports on project progress and other highlights;

Education Requirements

Master’s degree (or equivalent) preferably in Computer Science or Information Systems. A relevant Bachelor’s degree in related studies, combined with an additional 2 years’ experience may be accepted in lieu of a Master’s degree.
PRINCE2 Certification is an asset.


Excellent command of written and spoken English. Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.
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