Detalles del Empleo

Project Management Support Officer (Risk Management)


  • Distrito Central, FM
  • oct 6º, 2020 - oct 26º, 2020
Tiempo completo

Duty station: Mexico City (Family Duty Station), Mexico

Application period: 28-Sep-2020 to 12-Oct-2020


The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners´ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations. With over 6,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, where they need it. By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, other in the most challenging environments.

In line with the framework agreement signed with the Government of Mexico, UNOPS supports the different collaboration initiatives by the government that are aimed at the fight against corruption and transparency in the public management; as well as in the exercises aimed at the strengthening government actions in the areas of acquisitions, infrastructure and management of high impact projects in Mexico.

UNOPS work in Mexico is aligned to the needs of partners which require strategic and operational perspectives, and effective and efficient management of resources to ensure transparency while promoting the continuous development and strengthening of internal processes in order to achieve high-quality results. 


Specific Project Information (PharmaMX)

The objective of the project is to support the Government of Mexico in its effort to guarantee the right to health to the largest number of inhabitants through the planning and management of the consolidated purchase of medicines (period 2021-2024), as well as assistance in the profiling of the system and model of consolidated purchase of medicines for the health sector of the Government of Mexico. This project has 2 main components:

  • COMPONENT 1 (Transparent Procurement of Pharmaceuticals) -Management of multi-year consolidated purchase of medicines and medical supplies (supply of needs during the period 2022-2024) for an estimated amount of US$ 6 billion.

  • COMPONENT 2 (Strengthening of national capacities) - Strengthening and capacity building to the consolidated purchase mode of medicines for the health sector of the Government of Mexico.


The Project Management Support Officer (PMSO)  primary role is to support the Deputy Project Manager, Project Management Stakeholders, and relevant teams with the improvement of project performance by contributing to the development of action plans and with the aim of increasing productivity, managing project costs, and keeping projects on schedule for completion as well as identifying risks at the project level.. 

She/he supports the administrative, operational and financial performance, identifies probable risks and issues that may need attention, contributes in problem analysis and solution identification as necessary, coordinates resolution as per action-items assigned drafting required correspondences to stakeholders concerned.

The PMSO directly impacts the achievement of project results by assisting the Deputy Project Manager to implement effective project management methods and strategies, reduce risks, and improve success rates. This consequently reinforces the visibility and image of UNOPS as an effective service provided in project services and management and strengthens its competitive position as a partner of choice in sustainable development and project services.

Summary of Functions
  1. Risk Management
  2. Project Delivery and Performance
  3. Stakeholder management, coordination, and liaison
  4. Knowledge building and knowledge sharing
If you are interested in more detailed information about the functional responsibilities, please download the attached Terms of Reference. 

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Risk Management or any other relevant field is required. 
  • A Master's Degree in the above-mentioned areas or related fields is considered a distinctive advantage.
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant and progressive professional experience in project management support, risk management and/or data analytics.
  • Previous experience in the UN system or UNOPS is desired.
  • Fluency in Spanish is required. 
  • An intermediate level of English is required.

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