-Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General
UNOPS mission is to expand the capacity of the UN system and its partners to
implement peace building, humanitarian and development operations that matter
for people in need.
Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, UNOPS vision is
to always satisfy partners with management services that meet world-class
standards of quality, speed and cost effectiveness.
By assisting UN organizations, international financial institutions,
governments and other development partners, UNOPS makes significant, tangible
contributions to results on the ground.
UNOPS employs more than 6000 personnel and on behalf of its partners creates
thousands more work opportunities in local communities. With its headquarters
in Copenhagen, Denmark, a network of five regional offices and a further 20
operations and project centres, UNOPS oversees activities in more than 80
UNOPS is committed to achieving a truly diverse workforce.
Background Information –
Operational Hub (NAOH), located in Nairobi, Kenya, spans across East Africa,
covering Kenya,Somalia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Eritrea. The
Office is comprised of 150 personnel with the right mix of critical skills
needed for effective services delivery.
projects in infrastructure, procurement, environment, health, grants
management, financial management, human resources and advisory services. There
are also several regional environmental projects that span across Africa and
parts of Asia that are being managed by NAOH project managers.
To address some of these
challenges, the UN Somalia Risk Management Unit (RMU) was established to
support all United Nations entities working in Somalia (UNCT Somalia), as well
as partners and donors. This Unit works within the Office of the Resident and
Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC), which ensures independence and impartiality.
The RMU has made considerable
progress in advancing the risk management agenda for the UNCT Somalia. In July
2012 and June 2013 the Monitoring Group Report on Somalia and Eritrea noted the
work of the RMU as a best practice. Consequently, the RMU is looking for a
highly motivated individual who can positively lead and contribute to the work
of the team, as well as support the humanitarian and development operations of
the United Nations.
The objective of this position
is to support the RC/HC and the UNCT Somalia through the management of the RMU.
The Head of Risk Management Unit will support the Country Team by working in
close cooperation with Heads of Agencies, operational and programme staff, risk
management focal points as well as partners and donors to ensure a risk
management environment is cultivated to address Contextual, Programmatic and
The Head of Risk Management Unit
will work under the supervision of the Office of the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC). The work of the Head of Risk Management Unit will
result in the effective management of the RMU, which represents industry
best practice, and enables the effective management of risks in Somalia; and improve the internal capacity for risk management and enhance information
sharing between all UN Agencies as well as partners (INGOs) and donors.
Below are some of the main functional responsibilities are.
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.