Management & Oversight Senior Advisor

Location: Thailand

Job Type : Full Time

Experience : 3 - 10 years

Salary : Not Disclosed

Key Skills :

Posted On : May 07, 2020

Valid until : Jun 04, 2020

Job Description

The Management and Oversight Senior Advisor reports to the Regional Director (RD) who provides broad supervision and guidance.  The role is responsible for providing strategic advice to the Regional Director, with particular focus on business performance, portfolio analysis and corporate results reporting.

The role acts as Officer in Charge in the case of absence of the RD.

The role is responsible for, amongst others:

  • Providing strategic advice to the RD, with particular focus on financial stewardship, operational excellence, effective and productive workforce management and delivery of results across the region;
  • Providing advice to the RD related to regional performance improvement and knowledge sharing across the region;
  • Coordinating and monitoring of implementation progress for the strategic corporate initiatives across the region;
  • Supporting the RD to monitor and update the regional business plan;
  • Leading the regional operations management group and
  • Coordinating improvement and knowledge sharing initiatives and overseeing their implementation.

Functions / Key Results Expected

  1. Strategic advisory
  2. Operational performance oversight and coordination
  3. Performance improvement
  4. Knowledge management and innovation

Impact of Results

The effective and successful achievement of results by the incumbent directly contributes to the visibility and image of the UNOPS brand, as an effective service provider in project services and management and consequently strengthens its competitive position as a partner of choice in sustainable development and project services.

Desired Candidate Profile

Qualifications Required


Preferred Age Range

20 - 50 years

Preferred Gender

No Preferences

Describe Candidate Profile


An Advanced University Degree (Master's or equivalent) in Business Administration, Finance, Political Science, International Relations, International Development, Social Sciences or a related discipline is required;

  • A First-Level University Degree (Bachelor's) in combination with 2 additional years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in management and advisory/coordination roles is required.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience working in project and programme management, international development, post-disaster and/or emergency contexts is required.
  • Field work experience is required.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with and oversee diverse and senior teams;
  • Experience in an international organization is an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and change management is desirable.
  • Demonstrated understanding of development issues and current donor and sectoral trends is an asset.
  • Prior work experience in Asia is desirable.
  • Strategic planning experience is an asset;
  • CA or CPA or equivalent is desirable.
  • PRINCE2® Foundation and/or Practitioner Certification or equivalent is desirable.

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent writing and oral skills in English

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NGO/INGO/Social Services

Functional Area

Top Management

Job Role/Designation

Management & Oversight Senior Advisor

Cover Letter

Not Required

What We Offer

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.

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