Individual Contractor: Project Manager, Business Innovation & Support Section, UNICEF Global Shared Services Centre, Budapest, Hungary

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, results

UNICEF's Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC) in Budapest, Hungary supports UNICEF operations globally in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Payroll and Information Technology, and part of the services is the development of Learning & Development material for UNICEF staff globally.

The Business Innovation and Support (BIS) section is responsible for five major areas namely: Business Process Improvement, Quality Assurance, Customer Care (including Technical and Business Teams), Data Analysis and Project Management Office.

The team of over 40 provides services to 18,000+ UNICEF staff members worldwide geographically distributed in more than 145 countries, 7 Regional Offices and 7 Headquarter Locations.

How can you make a difference?

The Project Management Consultant will create a collaborative environment, guiding process owners, technical and business teams, and stakeholders to translate business requirements into feasible functional requirements. She/he will lead and engage the project teams to ensure successful implementation of projects, that adhere to agreed upon costs, timelines and deliverables as set in each project implementation plan.

This will involve:

The Project Management Consultant will work in the Project Management Office within BIS and shall:

  • Contribute to strategic planning and resource management
  • Help building out project governance: rules, policies and procedures that determine how projects to be managed
  • Standardize processes, methods, and tools for managing projects
  • Ensure the completeness and accuracy of the respective project documentation
  • Oversee the successful implementation of projects that the BIS section is involved with
  • Coordinate with all stakeholders (internal or external to BIS section) of each project and keep the Management team at GSSC aware of progress, risks and required intervention
  • Provide training and coaching

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in information systems management or Information Technology, Project Management, Computer Science, Business Administration or related field is required.
  • Minimum 3+ years of project management experience in IT project management (medium-scale) with a proven track record of interfacing with multiple levels of the organization and successful project completion.
  • Excellent understanding of the Project Lifecycle and fluent project manager methodologies of PMI Agile, and PRINCE2
  • Significant experience collaborating across multiple functions and working with operational SMEs, technical resources/ infrastructure, and architecture teams.
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills (written & verbal) across multiple audiences with ability to influence others while working in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • High motivation, enthusiasm, and dedication to deliver results within strict timeframes.
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office, specifically MS Project, Visio, Excel, and PowerPoint is required

Mandatory Requirements

The candidates must include the following in their submission:

  • CV detailing background and all relevant experience.
  • Financial Proposal indicating the daily rate for delivery of services. The rate should be expressed in either Hungarian Forint (HUF) or U.S. dollars (USD). The offer must be all-inclusive and expressed in gross amounts (please indicate if VAT is applicable). If/where applicable, the exchange rate to be used for currency conversion will be the United Nations rate of exchange.
  • Document to prove eligibility to work in Hungary, if applicant is non-Hungarian citizen (copy of passport in case of EU citizens; work visa in case of non-EU citizens). UNICEF will not be responsible for providing any support in getting work or resident permit.

Candidates will be subject to reference checks during the selection process.

Successful bidders will be required to accept UNICEF’s General Terms and Conditions for Service Contracts.

Location and duration

The job will be done at Global Shared Services Centre, GSSC, which is located at 1077 Wesselényi utca 16/a, Budapest, Hungary however remote work is also possible in case of GSSC building is closed due to e.g. COVID situation. The applicant agrees to perform the function and complete the assignment within six months timeframe. Proposal to adjust the duration shall be taken into consideration.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Formal education and training in relevant IT or Project Management area
  • Relevant Experience in managing IT projects
  • Knowledge and Experience using methodologies of PMI, Agile, and/or PRINCE2
  • Evidence of experience using MS Project, Visio, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Evidence of soft skills, i.e.: command of English, interpersonal skills, detail-oriented, working independently, high level of quality on deliverables, etc.

Candidates meeting technical requirements will be evaluated based on value for money of Financial Proposal.

Payment information

  • Billing is for daily rate, on a monthly basis
  • Invoices along with a detailed timesheet is presented to the direct supervisor monthly, at the end of each month, for approval
  • Approved invoices will be submitted for payment

This is a full-time consultancy and as such consultant is eligible to paid time off during this period (1.5 days leave/month and UN holidays). The terms of payment are upon receipt and approval of invoice and acceptance of work outputs. Payment will be completed by bank transfer in the currency of offer on the next payment cycle (usually within 2 weeks’ time).

Terms of employment

Consultants are required to submit a statement of good health prior to commencement of work and to take full responsibility for the accuracy of that statement.

Consultants are responsible for arranging, at their own expense, life, health, and other forms of insurance covering the period of their services on behalf of UNICEF as they consider appropriate. Consultants are not eligible to participate in the life or health insurance schemes available to United Nations staff members.

Consultants are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and contributions in accordance with local laws. UNICEF is tax exempt entity and cannot assume nor undertake any liability for taxes, duties or other contributions payable by consultants on payments made under their contract with UNICEF.

Please submit your application through UNICEF's online recruiting system in English.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

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