United Nations Careers – Project Coordinator – UN Global Pulse

Job Title:   Project Coordinator, Innovation
in operations and Global Goals – Pulse Lab Kampala 
 

Organization:  UN
Global Pulse

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

About US:

UN Global Pulse is
the Secretary-General’s initiative on big data and artificial intelligence for
development, humanitarian action, and peace. Its Vision is to contribute to a
future in which big data and artificial intelligence are harnessed safely and
responsibly for the public good.

Job Summary:  The Project Coordinator, Innovation in
operations and Global Goals – Pulse Lab Kampala will coordinate project
implementation for the Mali Project and other related activities. The
consultant will maintain a fluent dialogue with the project partners to ensure
ownership of the project outputs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Oversee and coordinate
project implementation:

·       
Define
the project work plan (including benchmarks, milestones and timelines) and
design work plans for project team members in regard to Big Data Analytics;

·       
Lead,
manage and coordinate day-to-day planning, implementation and management of
project activities according to the Project document and project log frame;

·       
Coordinate
the project team (technical specialists, project officers, support staff,
consultants) and ensure timely implementation, results –orientation and
accountability for project results;

·       
Support
the delivery of quality project outputs through preparation and support of
monthly work plans for the teams and daily overseeing of the work of all team
members especially those in Radio Mining;

·       
Reviewing
all deliverables and reports for Radio Mining and Data Analytics to be
submitted to UNDP prior to submission and liaise with staff members and
consultants to ensure that the quality of the deliverables and reports
submitted to UNDP are according to relevant guidelines, TORs and hold the
expected standard of quality;

·       
Draft
Terms of References and management of local and foreign consultants, monitoring
progress on deliverables under those contracts and providing feedback as
necessary, and coordination of the work of the consultants consistent with the
overall project implementation plan.

·       
Undertake
external high-level communication with UN Global Pulse, donors and stakeholders
on project activities, budgets and reporting.

·       
Monitor
the project’s progress towards the attainment of the project objectives and
propose measures to address bottlenecks;

·       
Document
the technical processes undertaken for the implementation of project components
on a monthly and quarterly basis;

·       
Capture
technical lessons learned during the implementation of project components –
lessons learned log can be used in this regard;

·       
Manage
and monitor the project risks linked to the implementation of project
components;

·       
Identify
project risks and coordinate initiatives to mitigate and manage them.

Provide technical
guidance for project implementation:

·       
Provide
technical guidance of innovation in operations of the Mali Project from the
Private Sector to achieve the project outputs;

·       
Compile
best practices from the private sector and incorporate them into the project
work plan.

Key Outputs:

·       
Project
work plan (including benchmarks, milestones and timelines);

·       
Delivery
of quality project outputs through preparation and support of monthly work
plans for the teams and daily overseeing of the work of all team members;

·       
Identifying,
managing and monitoring the project risks linked to the implementation of
project components;

·       
Creating
project schedule, with milestones, due dates and estimates for those materials
that are required and other resources, such as team members, which will then be
submitted to management for approval;

·       
Working
with the project officer to monitor project funds, ensuring the funds are used
for the proper purposes, proper activities and with the efficiency and
transparency.

·       
Preparing
Standard Progress Reports (quarterly and annual).

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant for the United Nations Project Coordinator, Innovation in operations
and Global Goals – Pulse Lab Kampala job placement must hold an advanced
university degree (Masters’ degree or above) in Social Sciences, Project
Management, Economics, Business Administration, Information Systems,
Information technology, Engineering, Data Science or related field.

·       
At least
three (3) years of relevant professional experience working with operations
with private sector in Uganda or the region;

·       
At least
two (2) years of working experience with engineering teams;

·       
Knowledge
of innovations in operations with private sector;

·       
Experience
working in non-family duty stations.

·       
Language
Requirements:
Fluency of
English language is required.

Competencies

Corporate
Competencies:

·       
Demonstrates
integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;

·       
Strong
project management skills;

·       
Positive,
constructive attitude and consistently approaches work with energy;

·       
Demonstrates
openness to change and ability to receive / integrate feedback.

·       
Excellent
oral and written skills;

·       
Excellent
communication skills, organized (dealing with many stakeholders);

·       
Planning/organizational
skills.

Technical and
Functional Competencies:

Communication:

·       
Speaks
and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets
messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and
exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors’ language, tone,
style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing
information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork:

·       
Works
collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input
by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from
others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in
accordance with a final group decision, even when such decisions may not
entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and
accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning &
Organizing:

·       
Develops
clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority
activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates
appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks
and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and
actions as necessary; uses time efficiently; is able to meet tight deadlines
and to work under pressure.

Client
orientation:
A constructive
approach to the resolution of problems and dedication to providing timely
support.

Technological
Awareness: 
Strong interest in digital data landscape and
the emerging discipline of Big Data for Development

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates who wish to join the United Nations in the aforementioned
capacity should apply online at the link below.

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Deadline: 22nd June 2020

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