The client (Government of Democratic Republic of Congo) has identified, with the validation of the Partner (World Bank) 8 erosion sites that are severely threatening the population of the city of Kananga in Congo, Democratic Republic. The World Bank (WB) Urban Development Project (PDU) and the DRC Ministry of Urbanism and Habitat requested the services of UNOPS to support works of public interest in order to protect the urban infrastructure of the city of Kananga against the progress of erosion threatening national roads, universities and public markets etc.
The project has been designed to address emergency and sustainable solutions for these identified erosion sites.
Based in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), since 1991, the UNOPS Central Africa Hub (CDOH) covers eleven countries: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africal Republic, Comoros, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Rwanda. The Hub has forged strong working relationships with international partners, World Bank, United Nations agencies, including United Nations missions, and governments of Central African countries.
It provides technical support and capacity building in areas of strategic national development, including sustainable infrastructure development in the fields of health, education, public works, governance and public administration, as well as in sustainable procurement, project management and sectoral advisory services in the areas of peace and security, preservation and protection of the environment, program/project revitalization among others.
Under the leadership of the Hub Director’s office, CDOH comprises 3 departments in the Kinshasa Head Office:
Programme/Programme Management Office (PMO);
Support Services Office with its 4 units: Human Resources, Procurement, Finance and Logistics, and
Partnership Development Office (PDO).
The Senior Management Team (SMT) – comprising the Head of Programme, the Head of Support Services and the Head of Partnership Development – manages the respective departments. CDOH also has four country offices including Kinshasa and over 18 provincial/field project offices.
Project Delivery and Performance
Monitoring and reporting
Knowledge management and innovation
|4 Stakeholder engagement |
|5 Quality assurance |
|6 Knowledge management and innovation |
Secondary education in combination with relevant academic credentials and/or industry certifications and qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the university education.
Professional certification from an accredited institution ( PEng., CEng. , etc) is asset.
Certification in Project Management ( PRINCE2, PMI, etc.) is Asset
|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.|
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.
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.