The Project Management Office (PMO) is established to provide a decision support, delivery support and assurance structure for the UNOPS Guatemala Office. Key functions and services of the PMO Specialist in the Project Management Office include:
- Support for strategic planning: Support the Directorate of the UNOPS Office in Guatemala to focus on carrying out the right projects. Key activities include evaluation in line with the Office’s strategic objectives, planning support, preparation of management panels and reports, including scrutiny.
- Implementation support: ensure that the UNOPS Guatemala office is carrying out the projects in the right way. Key activities include providing expertise for project start-up, planning, executing and closing projects, and supporting business development and project management teams in applying the company’s project management policies, standards and practices. UNOPS.
- Implementation of best practices: ensure the effective application of UNOPS policies, processes and standards in the management of programs and projects, promoting consistent work practices and the proper application of mandatory requirements.
- Project Assurance Support: Support the Program Manager in fulfilling her project assurance role, monitoring project progress against agreed tolerances, monitoring that work standards are followed, monitoring that scope does not change without proper controls and that project risks are controlled quality managed.
The Project Management Office (PMO) Specialist reports to the Program Manager and leads the PMO unit in the Guatemala Projects office with additional support/advice from the Regional Project Management Advisor. This involves supporting the Head of Program in the design, establishment and management of the PMO, supporting senior management decision-making and delivering projects consistently across the project portfolio, ensuring policies are followed , processes and project management systems and applied according to the organization’s standards. The PMO Specialist provides overall project quality assurance capacity and greatly contributes to moving the country office towards achieving its strategic objectives.
In addition, a primary function of the PMO Specialist is to support the project executives by monitoring activities specifically related to the projects, directly impacting the achievement of project results by reducing risks and improving success rates.
The main functional responsibilities of the PMO Specialist are as follows:
- Delivery and performance
- Assurance and reporting
- Stakeholder Management
- Quality guarantee
- knowledge management
- personnel management
- Establishment and closure
For more detailed information about the functions of the position, please check the terms of reference in the vacancy posting on the UNOPS JOBS page.
Education / Experience / Languages
- Higher degree (equivalent to Master’s degree) and 5 years of relevant experience are required.
- The Master’s degree can be replaced by a university degree (equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree) and 7 years of relevant experience.
- Relevant experience is defined as a minimum of five to seven years of experience (depending on academic merit) in the management and implementation of Projects, Programs or Portfolios.
- Two years of experience in designing and/or managing a Project Management Office (PMO) or in monitoring and evaluation during project implementation is required.
- Experience in data analysis, management reporting, project management tools, or information management systems is required.
- Experience leading a Project Management Office (PMO) in the infrastructure sector (public works) is a plus
- Fluent Spanish language is required.
- English language is required at the intermediate level.
- Certification in PRINCE2, PMP, PMO-CP, P3O is desirable.
This vacancy is open to candidates of all nationalities.
How to apply
Apply directly on the UNOPS JOBS page: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=23331#2