Liquidation Manager
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Close on 2 Oct 2020
Location: El Fasher (Sudan)
Grade: IICA-2, Mid-level Professional
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Peace and Security Cluster

The UNOPS Peace and Security Cluster (PSC) is a principal service provider in the field of mine action with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), UNDP, UNICEF, Governments of mine-affected countries and other mine action partners. It is led by the Director, who has overall authority and accountability for the performance PSC on behalf of its clients. The Director is responsible for administering and providing oversight of the day-to-day management of the Project Field offices, both according to the client requirements and in line with UNOPS rules and regulations.

The African Union/United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) - Ordnance Disposal Office (ODO) was established in May 2011. It has its main office in El Fasher, North Darfur co located with the UNAMID. To cover all of the Five Darfur States, UNAMID ODO has established sub offices in Nyala, Central Darfur, West Darfur and East Darfur. As the mine action component of UNAMID, the office is mandated to coordinate all mine and explosive remnants of war (ERW) clearance activities in Darfur.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!
Persons with no UN experience are encouraged to apply!

Under the overall guidance and supervision of Ordnance Disposal Office (ODO) Senior Programme Manager and working closely with UNOPS Portfolio Manager, the Liquidation Manager is responsible for the drawdown and liquidation of ODO, as the UNAMID mandate will expire on 31 December 2020.

Main duties and responsibilities are:

1. Liquidation Management

● Formulate and implement the liquidation plan of ODO and propose/allocate the necessary resources
(funds and personnel).

● Reallocate resources as required within the resource planning and results management framework
requirements of UNOPS/UNAMID.

● Lead the preparation and finalization of procurement plan, budget, statement of works, contracts and
legal documents required for the liquidation in consultation with UNOPS Portfolio Manager.

● Collaborate closely within the mission liquidation team and UNOPS Portfolio Manager to ensure that
the liquidation is implemented in compliance with United Nations and UNOPS rules and regulations.

● Represent UNOPS in negotiations, meetings and follow-up with UNAMID and the stakeholders,
including calculating and justifying the cost of UNOPS services.

● Integrate work with other team members and internal partners. Take timely and appropriate actions to
meet the work and liquidation plan objectives.

● Represent the programme towards the local authorities, National Mine Action Centre (NMAC) and
other stakeholders in terms of liquidation.

● Direct project staff in the timely preparation of liquidation reports, as requested by UNOPS/UNMAS
and UNAMID, and the preparation of a final lessons learned document.

● Manage and supervise the liquidation team’s day-to-day tasks.

2. Service Delivery and Operational Management

● Ensure that the asset disposal be implemented timely and in full compliance with applicable United
Nations and UNOPS rules and regulations.

● Lead the preparation of contract documents and letters of agreement with institutions and United
Nations agencies; administer contracts and agreements and process amendments, if required.

● Negotiate complex contracts for services. Monitor the liquidation of the contracts and agreements.

● Approve disbursement of allocated financial resources for the liquidation.

● Work with the ODO UNOPS Portfolio Manager and the clients on proposed projects.

● Interact closely with team members and internal partners to ensure consistency in service delivery and
operating protocols.

● Maintain consultations, as applicable, with the United Nations country team, United Nations client
institutions, field programme managers and staff and partners involved in the delivery of projects and

3. Knowledge management and technical support

● Contribute to UNOPS capacity-building in effective service delivery by focusing on learning, coaching
and mentoring team members, field staff and internal partners.

● Contribute to development of tools and platforms for data and content management and ensure
information and knowledge sharing.


● Advanced University Degree (Masters Degree or equivalent) with a minimum of 5 years of relevant
experience; OR

● First Level University Degree (Bachelor's Degree or equivalent) with a minimum of 7 years of relevant

Work Experience

● Relevant experience is defined as experience in project liquidation management in either public or
private sector organizations.

● Experience conducting project closure experience is desirable.

● Experience in Enterprise Resource Planning is required.


● Fluency in English (read, write, speak) is required.

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

  1. Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement (IICA)
  2. Contract level: IICA-2 (ICS-10)
  3. Contract duration: Three months (with the possibility of extension, subject to performance)
For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

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.


UNOPS helps the UN and its partners provide peace and security, humanitarian and development solutions. 

Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development. We are focused on implementation, with a commitment to UN values and private sector efficiency.

UNOPS is a service provider, a technical advisor and an implementer of projects. We help the UN and other partners provide peace and security, humanitarian and development solutions.

Our mission

Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development. 

Our vision 

Our vision is a world where people can live full lives supported by appropriate, sustainable and resilient infrastructure and by the efficient, transparent use of public resources in procurement and project management.

Our purpose

We help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.

We bring to this task the values and principles of the United Nations and the innovation, boldness, speed and efficiency of a self-financed institution. 

We bring the highest international standards to what we do, while respecting local contexts. We do this as our contribution to tackling the huge challenges of the 21st century.

We provide practical solutions to assist our partners to save lives, protect people and their rights, and to build a better world. 

We aspire to be a leader in the efforts to channel private sector investments for social and environmental impact while addressing the immense needs for sustainable development. 

What drives us is a passion to fight inequalities and to provide opportunities to those most vulnerable. This means we often work in the most challenging environments, building foundations for communities to function and people to live with dignity and respect. 

We are passionate about quality: In our people and in what we do. 

We earn the trust of those we work with by caring about what they value, and by delivering on our promise to always act in the service of people in need.