Senior Government Partnerships Advisor

Job
from UNOPS
Closing date: 22 Sep 2017

UNOPS Sri Lanka

UNOPS office in Sri Lanka provides technical, operational and administrative support to 4 countries in the South Asia region: Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. UNOPS work in this region focuses on the construction and operation of high quality sustainable infrastructure, sustainable procurement, project management for host governments, development partners and UN agencies.

UNOPS’ work in Sri Lanka focuses on the construction and operation of high quality sustainable infrastructure and sustainable procurement, project management, timely provision of services, and the use of most relevant technologies. Such projects provide social and economic benefits to vulnerable populations across the country, and contribute to poverty eradication. This includes construction of schools, hospitals, water networks, urban sewerage and drainage facilities, harbours and anchorages, waste management facilities, climate change mitigation, as well as a range of “soft” support in Capacity Building, operations and maintenance of public assets, local governance, etc.

Purpose and scope of Assignment

UNOPS Sri Lanka currently has a number of initiatives in the pipeline which needs to be closely developed in partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka and selected development partners. These initiatives include in areas of DRR, resilience, health and waste management to name a few. UNOPS Sri Lanka is seeking a well experienced professional with strong business and political acumen who could support the country team to gain traction on these files and develop new leads as prioritised with the Government of Sri Lanka. The Senior Government Partnership Advisor shall 1) provide strategic advice and guidance to UNOPS Sri Lanka senior management, and 2) support to establish key linkages, rapport and network with the Government of Sri Lanka.

How to apply:

For further information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=13076