Project Manager (CBIT)

UNDP, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is seeking to hire a Project Manager (CBIT) who will be responsible for the day-to-day management and implementation of the GEF project, including all project administrative matters and substantive outputs. All work of the Project Manager will be carried out in line with the Country Programme Action Plan and in full compliance with UNDP Rules and Regulations. The management and coordination process will be pursued through undertaking appropriate actions in project formulation, implementation and evaluation. Strong emphasis will be placed on ensuring cohesion with other UNDP initiatives.

Summary of Key Functions:
  • Planning and implementation of CBIT Project;
  • Programme management, monitoring and oversight;
  • Building strategic partnerships and alliances;
  • Building knowledge and capacity.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Plan the activities of the project and monitor progress against the approved work-plan;
  • Supervise and coordinate the production of project outputs, as per the project document in a timely and high quality fashion;
  • Coordinate all project inputs and ensure that they are adhere to UNDP procedures for nationally executed projects;
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of all project staff, consultants and sub-contractors ensuring timing and quality of outputs;
  • Coordinate the recruitment and selection of project personnel, consultants and sub-contracts, including drafting terms of reference and work specifications and overseeing all contractors’ work;
  • Manage requests for the provision of financial resources by UNDP, through advance of funds, direct payments, or reimbursement using the UNDP provided format;
  • Prepare, revise and submit project work and financial plans, as required by Project Board and UNDP;
  • Monitor financial resources and accounting to ensure accuracy and reliability of financial reports, submitted on a quarterly basis;
  • Manage and monitor the project risks initially identified and submit new risks to the project board for consideration and decision on possible actions if required; update the status of these risks by maintaining the project risks log;
  • Liaise with UNDP, Project Board, relevant government agencies, and all project partners, including donor organisations and CSOs for effective coordination of all project activities;
  • Facilitate administrative support to subcontractors and training activities supported by the Project;
  • Oversee and ensure timely submission of the Inception Report, Project Implementation Report, Technical reports, quarterly financial reports, and other reports as may be required by UNDP, GEF and other oversight agencies;
  • Disseminate project reports and respond to queries from concerned stakeholders;
  • Report progress of project to the steering committees, and ensure the fulfilment of PSC directives;
  • Oversee the exchange and sharing of experiences and lessons learned between the GHG emitting sectors nationally and internationally;
  • Assist line ministeries and sectors with development of essential GHG inventory and transparency requirements through training workshops and technical skills development thereby increasing their institutional capabilities;
  • Encourage staff, partners and consultants such that strategic, intentional and demonstrable efforts are made to actively include women in the project, including activity design and planning, budgeting, staff and consultant hiring, subcontracting, purchasing, formal community governance and advocacy, outreach to social organizations, training, participation in meetings; and access to program benefits;
  • Assists and advises the Project Implementation Units responsible for activity implementation in the target GHG emitting sectors.


Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Exerts strict adherence to corporate rules, regulations and procedures;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism;
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.
Functional Competencies:
  • Demonstrates strong analytical and management skills applied to managing programmes / projects, and human and financial resources;
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills to communicate effectively complex, technical information including strong competence in verbal and written English;
  • Interpersonal and diplomatic skills, work adaptation in multi-cultural environment, proven ability to facilitate cooperation in a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Excellent process management, negotiation, analytical and organizational skills;
  • Ability to substantially contribute to formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects;
  • Ability to lead teams effectively and solve conflicts;
  • Demonstrates capacity for good management, coordination and organization skills to facilitate production of quality outputs in a timely manner and to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks on time to meet goals in a highly demanding environment and to support other colleagues in achieving similar goals;
  • Ability to work flexibly at the senior and strategic levels as well as to provide practical support at the operational level;
  • Ability to quickly grasp and synthesize inputs from a range of sources, especially those related planning, service delivery and monitoring and evaluation;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a team to produce quality outputs in a timely manner;
  • Builds effective relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Ability to establish and maintain contacts with senior-level officials of the government required. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential part of the job;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.


Advanced university degree in a subject related to environmental sciences, climate change and developmental economics.

Interested applicants must have at least four years of experience in climate change and mitigation and GHG Emission Inventory, Measuring, Reporting and Verification system; at least 2 years of demonstrable project/programme management experience. At least 2 years of experience working with ministries, national or provincial institutions that are concerned with climate change mitigation are desirable.


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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

 It is UNDP’s policy to offer equal employment opportunities to persons having a physical or mental impairment when they are qualified and when a reasonable prognosis does not suggest a significant change in the person’s capabilities and skills in the near future. To that end, every effort is made to modify the functional requirements of positions and the physical facilities associated with them, when that will facilitate the employment of qualified disabled persons.

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