Project Management Support Officer, IICA-1, Mexico City

  • UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services 
  • Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
  • Nov 13, 2020
Entry-level UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services

Job Description

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.

In line with the framework agreement signed with the Government of Mexico, UNOPS supports the different collaboration initiatives by the government that are aimed at the fight against corruption and transparency in the public management; as well as in the exercises aimed at the strengthening government actions in the areas of acquisitions, infrastructure and management of high impact projects in Mexico.

UNOPS work in Mexico is aligned to the needs of partners which require strategic and operational perspectives, and effective and efficient management of resources to ensure transparency while promoting the continuous development and strengthening of internal processes to achieve high-quality results.

UNOPS Mexico and the Government of Japan agreed to implement the project with funding provided by the Government of Japan to enhance the healthcare system of Mexico through the provision of medical equipment.


Functional Responsibilities


Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the Project Management Support Officer will be responsible for:

1. Project implementation
Preparation and maintenance of project files, including internal and external project reports.
Coordinate information flows and oversee change controls, risk registers and issue management by establishing document control procedures
Coordinate assigned delivery of work packages and take responsibility for progress.
Coordinate and liaise with the Project Manager on the implementation progress.
Identify and escalate to the Project Manager of any deviations from the plan and update plans.
Work with Project manager to identify and manage risks.
2. Financial and procurement management
Maintain all supporting project financial documents for audit and review processes.
Support the Project Manager to ensure accurate data entry into UNOPS ERP system (OneUNOPS) and OneUNOPS Projects – as appropriate.
Monitor project budget and financial expenditure and all administrative procedures in line with the work-plan.
Facilitating processing of direct payments and advance requests and prepare project budget revisions.
Manage the preparation of financial reports; including developing financial monitoring and reporting formats as per UNOPS requirements.
Monitor budgets, cash flow and reporting on expense obligations to ensure that deliverables are met.
Conduct financial analysis to manage and calculate financial shortfalls and over-expenditures.
Conduct budget revisions and initiate corrective actions when necessary.
Coordinate vendor communications, meetings, and reports as necessary.
3.Stakeholder management, coordination and liaison
Establish a solid working relationship with the project board (Executive, Senior Users and Senior Suppliers), client and key stakeholders.

Supports the Project Manager in communication between the project and the Government of Japan.

Manage communications with stakeholders and ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are in a position to accept handover products.

Supports the Project Manager to advise the client on issues that may impact the achievement of their outcomes (including issues of sustainability and post project requirements such as maintenance).

Knowledge management and innovation

Actively seeks advice and coordinates donor engagement with the UNOPS Japan Partnerships Liaison Office.

Support the compilation of lessons learned as per defined reporting format and the PMM.

Actively contribute to building local capacities at every level and opportunity in Project Management Support.

Contribute to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for planning and knowledge building.

Contribute to expertise in tools and techniques.

Organization type

UN jobs