UN Volunteer Jobs – Project Management Specialist – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Title:  Project Management Specialist  

Organisation: United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Placement Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. We work with partners to integrate qualified, highly motivated and well-supported UN Volunteers into development programming and promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism. UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and reports to the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board.


About UNDP:

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network. UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience to sustain development results.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the Team Leader in the coordination of the UN Country Team’s Result Group 3 meetings on environment and natural resources which is chaired by UNDP, prepare minutes, follow up with other UN agencies for their input to the common UN data and information sharing platform (UN INFO) and follow up on joint planning and reporting processes.
  • Support the reporting processes at Country office level under the NCER portfolio including the Result Oriented Annual Reporting (ROAR), annual and quarterly reports.
  • Support the organization of project steering committee meetings with partners and preparation of reports from the meetings.
  • Assist in programme related activities, where required. These may include planning for meetings, local and national consultations, missions, preparation of reports from such activities as well as and other programme related activities.
  • Prepare records of meetings, decisions, actions among others.
  • Support technical and analytical work that may be required to support project implementation, and funding-raising proposals.
  • Support preparation of briefing notes, case studies, press releases, talking points, web articles and other media products as required.
  • Assist with research and write and edit sections of technical reports as required.
  • Conduct any other task that may be assigned.


Nationality: Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Environmental economics, Natural resource economics, Bio-Statistics or any other relevant field. A degree in business statistics with adequate knowledge on environment/natural resource management will also be considered.
  • At least three years of experience in the environment and natural resource management field, project strong project management and analytical skills and competencies
  • Advance writing and reporting skills.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages
  • Knowledge and experience in Monitoring and evaluation is an advantage.
  • Area(s) of expertise: Development programmes, Energy and environment
  • Languages: English, Level: Fluent, Required
  • Age: 27 – 80 years


Competencies and values

Functional competencies

  • Ability to coordinate, convene stakeholders and report in a timely manner;
  • Excellent organizational skill, service-mind, punctual, self-motivated, proactive, reliable, and demonstrated ability to work in harmony with government, private sector, and staff members of different national backgrounds;
  • Respect for the principles of the United Nations;
  • Excellent report writing skills; and Strong communication skills including oral and presentation skills.
  • Proven capability to meet deadlines, work under pressure and with minimum supervision.
  • Good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems.
  • Good inter-personal skills and ability to work in teams.


Compliance with UN Core Values:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism; and
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.


Inclusivity statement: United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.


How to Apply:

All candidates for the aforementioned United Nations Volunteers (UNV) job should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 22nd March 2024


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Date Posted 2024-03-11
Valid Through 2024-03-22
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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