IT Project Management Associate – Office Based

World Health Organization (WHO)


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The Projects Management Unit of the Governance and Justice for Development Department is in the process of recruiting a new IT Project Associate to provide support for innovative projects within the area.

The Governance and Justice for Development Unit team works in an integrated manner with the other UNDP Units, being responsible for boosting the National Office’s project portfolio in the abovementioned areas of interest.

Specific Context of the Position: Under the supervision of the Justice 4.0 Project Manager and in conjunction with the project assistants, the IT Project Associate will work in the Governance and Justice for Development team, providing technical input for innovative projects within the department, as well as supporting administrative activities and carrying out activities supporting the project portfolio.

The responsibilities of the IT Project Associate will encompass activities in DIM projects within the Justice and Governance for Development unit, specially those held in partnership with the Judiciary.

Deveres e responsabilidades

In this role the IT Project Associate will be responsible for supporting projects implementation, assuring high-quality outcomes, and enhancing efficiency and effectiveness. This includes providing technical input and support for projects implementation, guaranteeing innovation, technical efficiency, quality, and effectiveness, and supporting planning, monitoring and evaluation activities of the projects, in articulation with the Project Manager.

Summary of Key Functions:

1. Provides technical support on implementation of projects, including technical evaluation of technology, innovative and disruptive IT products, planning and monitoring IT implementation strategies, monitoring of good practices for technology products, and related activities.
2. Interact with the technical teams of the projects, monitoring deliveries, analysing technical products, holding meetings, specially granting that the deliveries made are aligned with the best technology practices, with the rules of international technical cooperation, the national law, aways seeking the sustainability of the products developed.
3. Supporting planning, monitoring and evaluation activities of the projects, in articulation with the Project Manager, including follow-up, on a daily basis, with projects partners and donors, to guarantee smooth technical implementation of activities of the project;
4. Support the timely preparation and submission of progress reports, donor reports, project reviews, and any other required project reports, organization of project reviews meetings;
5. Participation in selection processes for Letters of Agreement signature, as well as undertake activities related to LoAs monitoring;
6. The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization..

Arranjo Institucional

The IT Project Management Associate will work under the overall guidance and the supervision of the Project Manager and Coordinator of the Justice and Governance for Development Unit.


Achieve Results:
LEVEL 2: Scale up solutions and simplifies processes, balances speed and accuracy in doing work.

Think Innovatively:
LEVEL 2:  Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking.

Learn Continuously:
LEVEL 2: Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning

Adapt with Agility:
LEVEL 2:  Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process.

Act with Determination:
LEVEL 2: Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously.

Engage and Partner:
LEVEL 2: Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships.

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:
LEVEL 2: Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making.

Competências multifuncionais e técnicas

Business direction and strategy   – Strategic Thinking:
• Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritized plans in line with UNDP’s objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities; linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions
• Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight in order to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for UNDP

Business direction and strategy – System Thinking:
• Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system

Business development – Human-centered design:
• Ability to develop solutions to problems by involving the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process

Business Management – Project Management:
• Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals

Business management – Working with evidence and data:
• Ability to inspect, cleanse, transform and model data with the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusions and supporting decision-making

2030 Agenda : Peace – Rule of Law, Security and Human Rights:
• Development of Institutions in Justice Sector

2030 Agenda : Peace – Rule of Law, Security and Human Rights:
• Access to Justice

Habilidades e experiência necessárias

Requisitos mínimos de educação:
• Secondary education (Complete Education at High School Level) is required.
• University degree (Bachelor’s degree) in administration, public policy, international relations, computer science, engineering, law or related areas of humanities, technology, or social sciences or related areas will be given due consideration, but it is not a requirement.

Anos mínimos de experiência profissional relevante:
• Minimum 7 years (with Secondary education) or 4 years (with Bachelor´s degree) of relevant experience in practical working experience in project management, preferably with hands-on experience in technology projects implementation.

Habilidades necessárias:
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Skill in using information technology.
• Knowledge of the office package.

Habilidades desejadas, além das competências abordadas na seção Competências:
• Post-graduation or certificate in project management, preferably with an emphasis in technology projects implementation
• Experience with the agile methodology in project management will be considered;
• Experience in the areas of Justice, Human Rights, Public Security or related subjects will be considered;
• Experience requirements negotiation for innovation projects will be considered;

Idiomas exigidos:   
• Fluency in Portuguese is required;
• Working knowledge in English is an asset.

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