Fresher UN Analytics and Monitoring Analyst Job Careers – United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Organisation: United
Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Vacancy Code:
Reports to: Senior
UNOPS Programme Manager
About UNOPS:
United Nations
Office for Project Services (UNOPS)’ mission is to expand the capacity of the
UN system and its partners to implement peace building, humanitarian and
development operations that matter for people in need. Working in some of the
world’s most challenging environments, UNOPS vision is to always satisfy
partners with management services that meet world-class standards of quality,
speed and cost effectiveness. By assisting UN organizations, international
financial institutions, governments and other development partners, UNOPS makes
significant, tangible contributions to results on the ground.
Job Summary:  The Analytics and Monitoring Analyst will
closely work with the Chief Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE) and will
oversee, as part of the Project Management Team (PMT), all ongoing and future
major construction projects at United Nations Entebbe Support Base (UNESB).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide overall technical assistance and technical
    control/inspection to construction projects, from their planning to their
    implementation and monitoring. Technical controls may include a site
    preparation audit, control of work in each construction phase (from start
    to the end of works), design and contractual requirements’ compliance
    verification, codes and standards’ compliance verification, materials
    suppliers’ certification and monitoring, quality control of incoming
  • Responsible to ensure that effective implementation, monitoring and
    supervision tools are developed and implemented.
  • Provide an on-going monitoring system on site during the
    construction process in order to reduce risks related to compliance and
    rework through prompt identification of non-conformities and careful
    follow-up activities to ensure their resolution.
  • Responsible to ensure effective quality control systems are in place
    and contractor and engineering consultancy companies work in compliance
    with technical specifications and recognized quality standards.
  • Monitor and evaluate performance of contractors and service
  • Ensure all technical inputs and cost estimates related to the
    construction components are accurate, timely provided and included in the
    project proposals and budgets.
  • Support ES in all tender exercises for the procurement of
    construction and consultancy services.
  • Take responsibility for overall progress and use of resources for
  • Identify and manage risks and initiate corrective action where
    necessary, so that maximum benefit to stakeholders is achieved.
  • Prepare interim – final project and handover reports and maintain
    the relevant project records.
  • Advise on project budgets, cash flow and obligations to ensure that
    deliverables are met and payments to contractors and personnel are
    received on time.
  • Responsible to streamline work processes and improve workflow by
    sending all the RSCE job requests to the relevant units in ES, after
    having verified and analyzed the nature of the job requests.
  • Responsible to follow up with ES relevant units regarding the
    day-to-day activities that may affect RSCE operations.
  • Assist to implement and maintain an efficient maintenance service
    for all the dwellings at UNESB.
  • Provide assistance to improve safety and security in workplace.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Office for Project
    Services (UNOPS) Analytics and Monitoring Analyst job opportunity hold a
    Master’s Degree, preferably in Engineering, Information Systems, Business
    Administration or Management or other relevant discipline is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in combination with additional two years of
    experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master’s degree.
  • Secondary education in combination with eight years of experience
    may be accepted in lieu of a Master’s degree.
  • At least two years of combined experience required in engineering
    and information technology
  • Two years of experience in developing and producing reports and
  • Two years of experience in engineering (preferably in construction)
  • One year of experience in drafting proposal, reports and planning
  • Ability to do cost benefit analysis and risk assessments
  • Excellent communication skills and good IT understanding
  • PRINCE 2 Certification
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in written and oral English is required. Knowledge of a
    second UN language is desirable.
  • Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to
    differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational
    and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model
    for diversity and inclusion.
  • Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit.
    Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers
    only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and
    inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners
    and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong
    external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant
    to the role).
  • Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self
    and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task
    accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees
    opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that
    responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively
    adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements.
    Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent,
    even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic
    decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks.
    Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
  • Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner.
    Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of
    others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles
    conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding
    common ground.
How to Apply:
If interested in
joining the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in the
aforementioned capacity, please click on link below to visit website and create
profile or express interest if you already have a profile on the UN system.
Deadline: 31st August 2018
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