Fresher UN Rural Planning and Training Officer Administration Job Opportunities – United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Organisation: United
Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Vacancy code: VA/2018/B5323/16783
Reports to:
Project 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provide technical
support in rural planning and territorial analysis needs to the project:
  • Support the assessment implementation and provide technical guidance
    to maximise the assessment methodology and effectiveness
  • Contribute to the development of the assessment analysis and
    development of assessment recommendations.
  • Provide technical advice and inputs into the development of the
    recommendations to enable sustainable rural accessibility improvement
  • Written support in developing the assessment outputs,
    recommendations and deliverables
Support project
training, outreach and stakeholder management:
  • Support the development of the project training plans and training
  • Provide training delivery support to the project, including ‘train
    the trainer’ approach
  • Directly support the project coordination in regards to the
    stakeholder management plan
  • Act as a focal point for project coordination with project teams,
    partners and stakeholders
  • Support project communications and dissemination throughout the
    course of the project
  • Perform any other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Office for Project
    Services (UNOPS) Rural Planning and Training Officer Administration job
    opportunity should hold a Master’s Degree in Territorial Management or
    related studies is required. Specialisation in rural planning and/or
    sustainable development is desired.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Territorial/Rural Management or related
    studies, and two additional years of experience will be considered in lieu
    of the Master’s Degree requirement.
  • At least two years of experience in training, coordination and
    stakeholder management required
  • Proven experience in humanitarian and/or development contexts
    desired, experience with the United Nations (UNOPS and/or WFP) is desired
  • Experience in territorial planning is desired
  • Experience in Project Monitoring and Evaluation is desired
  • Knowledge of evidence based principles, resilience and SDG’s
  • Languages: Full
    working knowledge of English is essential
  • 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: 29th November 2018
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