UNOPS : Programme Analyst - Bangui, Central African Republic

[ 15-02-2017 ]

Programme Analyst - Bangui, Central African Republic

Job categories  : Programme Management
Vacancy code  : VA/2017/B5313/11754
Level  : ICS-8
Department/office  : AFR, CDOH, Central African Rep
Duty station  : Bangui, Central African Republic
Contract type  : International ICA
Contract level  : IICA-1
Duration  : 3 months, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability
Application period  : 14-Feb-2017 to 22-Feb-2017

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

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Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners’ needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.

Background information - DR Congo

UNOPS Office in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),serve five countries : DRC, the Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea.

The Office continuously works to expand its activities and to support its partners in implementing their programs and projects. Based in DRC since 1999, the hub has diversified and strengthened its expertise, actively contributing to the sustainable development efforts of its partners in the field. Our expertise is wide-ranging, from the rehabilitation and construction of basic infrastructures (for social and administrative services), and roads and bridges, to the procurement of goods and services, as well as project management and project support services.

Background Information - Job-specific

UNOPS is supporting UN WOMEN for the implementation of a project aiming to provide an inclusive Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DRR) and strengthen the gender dimension of the humanitarian response in Central African Republic. The project aims to address the specific needs of female ex-combatants and associates ; and to provide holistic assistance to victims and survivors of SGBV and others affected by the crisis, in particular female ex-combatants (FC), females associated with armed groups (FAAFG), female dependents (FD) and IDPs, the ultimate goal being to contribute to the stabilization of CAR and to build greater social cohesion within communities for sustainable peace.

Operational interventions will be concentrated in the 4 pilot areas : 2 cantonments in Bangui and in Bambari and Bouar because of the still fragile and volatile security situation

Functional Responsibilities

The Programme analyst is expected to support the planning, management, coordination and monitoring of the project activities implemented by UNOPS, in Bangui, Bambari and Bouar.

Under the overall guidance of the Project Manager, and the direct supervision of the Project Coordination Analyst, the Programme analyst will :

  • Support the effective coordination of the UNWOMEN project
  • Liaise with the relevant support staff, particularily the Procruement Unit and PSO to track the progress of the project
  • Work with the relevant support staff to monitor that the project utilizes the available financial resources in an efficient and transparent manner
  • Follow-up on and work closely with the UNWOMEN consultant on the activities linked to the “Gender and DDR Assessment Report”, as well as other UNWOMEN planned field activities
  • Support, her or his supervisor in the identification, selection and contracting process of the implementing partners, with the support of the procurement unit
  • Provide a weekly update on progress to UNOPS Deputy Project Manager
  • Produce monthly reports : highlight report, statistics report for the project period
  • Work in close collaboration with UNOPS DDR/CVR team and UNWOMEN team
  • Support the Project Coordination in monitoring that all project activities are carried out on schedule and within budget, identify gaps, and propose solutions as required in order to achieve the project outputs
  • Track the implementation and completion of implementing partner’s activities, specifically those that are GBV related
  • Support the the Project Coordinator in the monitoring and evaluation of the project activities
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders to ensure the success of this project
  • Support advocacy efforts with potential financing agencies and institutions, and contribute to outreach with existing partnerships
  • Conduct other tasks as may be requested by his or her supervisors and UNOPS

Functional competencies

  • Demonstrate project management skills and ability to coordinate and manage project implementation tasks
  • Technical knowledge and understanding of gender responsive DDR
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to express ideas clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a fast paced environment balancing multiple tasks
  • Self-motivated, ability to take initiative and to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Proficiency in using computer applications (word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, project planning, e-mail, etc.)
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary environments


  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Development, Conflict Management, Social Sciences or related fields required
  • A Bachelor degree in Administration, Development, Conflict Management, Social Sciences or related fields with 2 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master’s degree


  • Minimum 1 years of experience in relevant and associated fields of endeavor
  • Prior experience working in the field of gender responsive reinsertion and reintegration of demobilized ex-combatants is desired
  • Previous experiences in developing countries and prior work experience with UNOPS or UN Agencies would be an asset
  • Previous experience in the Central African Republic is desired
  • Previous experience in Monitoring & Evaluation activities would be an asset


  • Fluent spoken and written English and French

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type  : I-ICA
Contract level  : I-ICA 1
Contract duration  : 3 months, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability

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Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

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