Purpose and Scope of Assignment
The project manager is responsible to produce/read the project documents (PID), Legal Agreement and have a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders to ensure the project products are capable of meeting the business cases for both UNOPS and the client. Success of the Project and hence Project Manager will be based on the Success Criteria of UNOPS engagements which are linked to the below responsibilities. The duties and responsibilities of the Project Manager for the day-to-day management and coordination of activities of the Road drainage structure construction and water harvesting structures development project. The project would rely on a number of external suppliers for its successful delivery and works on a tight timeline. The project manager is responsible for all aspects of the project life cycle. S/he must be able to apply, independently, the below duties and responsibilities of the project success criteria:
Establish solid working relationship with the project board (Executive, Senior users and Senior Suppliers) client and key stakeholders
Manage communications and ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are in apposition to accept handover products.
Advise the client on issues that may impact the achievements of their outcomes (including issues of sustainability and post project requirements such as maintenance)
Manage the information flows between the project Board/Hub or HoO and the project
Delivery and Performance:
Implement approved project plans (including the establishment of milestones) within tolerances set by the project board
Manage the production of the required products, taking responsibility for overall progress and use of resources and initiating corrective action where necessary.
Liaise with any external suppliers or account managers.
Authorize Work Packages
Report the Project Board and OC of any deviations from the plan
Identify and manage risks so that maximum benefit to clients and stakeholders is achieved
Manage and review product quality and ensure products are accepted
Monitor and evaluate performance of service providers
Identify and report potential business opportunities for UNOPS to supervisor
Identify and report threats to UNOPS internal business case to supervisor
Follow the Project Management Cycle Instructions and ensure that all organizational policy is complied with (Organizational Directives and Administrative Instructions)
Prepare/adapt the following plans for approval by the Project Board. Project Initiation Documentation; II. Stage/Exception Plans and relevant Product Descriptions
Prepare the following reports:
i. Highlight Report
ii. End Stage Reports
iii. Operational Closure Checklist
iv. End Project Report
v. Handover Report
Maintain the following records: i. Blue File; ii. Procurement, HR and Finance files as required by those practices as per OD12.
Ensure that all expenditure comply with UNOPS Financial Rules and Regulations (FRR).
Manage budgets, cash flow and obligations to ensure that deliverables are met and payments to contractors and personnel are received on time.
Understand and manage UNOPS overheads, allocable charges, and related corporate charges as they apply to the project
Understand the unique structures of the UN and budget appropriately for personnel
Manage and remain accountable for expenditures against the budget (based on accurate financial reports)
Where the Project Manager has no delegation as a committing officer, s/he retains these responsibilities and will monitor and instruct/request others to carry out the relevant commitments and disbursements.
Participate in the relevant Communities of Practice
Actively interact with other PMs and the PM community to share case studies, lessons learned and best practice on the Knowledge System.
Provide feedback to Practice Leads on policy, supporting guidance with an aim towards continuous improvement of UNOPS policies
Complete lessons learned as per reporting format
Incorporate lessons learned from others as per planning format
Lead and motivate the project management team
Ensure that behavioural expectations of team members are established
Ensure that performance reviews are conducted
Identify outstanding staff and bring them to the attention of the OC Director
Have a thorough understanding of UNOPS personnel contract modalities (including ICA and Staff)
Select, recruit and train team as required by project plans
Perform the Team Manager role, unless appointed to another person(s)
Perform Project Support role, unless appointed to another person or corporate/programme function
Ensure safety and security for all personnel and comply with UN DSS standards
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