Country Programme Manager

UNOPS , New Delhi, India

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
7th November, 2019

Job Description

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

Background Information - Job-specific

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. To represent and oversee UN-Habitat programmes and projects, UN-Habitat is looking for a senior development professional as Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements who will work under the direct supervision of the Senior Human Settlements

Officer and Director of the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP).

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Advanced university degree (Masters) in architecture, urban planning, economics, engineering, urban/municipal planning, international development, public and business administration or relevant discipline is required.
  • Bachelor degree in combination with 2 additional years of relevant to the above duties and responsibilities may be accepted in lieu of Master’s degree.

ExperienceMinimum 5 years of relevant experience in formulation and implementation of development programmes including housing and urbanization programmes and projects, international relations and coordination or related field.

Progressively substantial advisory experience in the following areas or closely related fields would be an asset:

  • involvement in high level and complex urban advisory, including in fragile cities/ states or related fields
  • providing policy and technical assistance to national/ state and city governments or related fields
  • familiarity and hands on experience with new urban reforms and UN developmental system reforms or related fields
  • community-based development or related fields
  • familiarity with the UN in India or related contexts

Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Hindi is required.


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