NATIONAL POST: Operations Manager, Colombo, Sri Lanka Country Office, NOB

Level: NOB
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 10 February 2019 - 5:00pm(Colombo time)
Duty station: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Job ID: 20498


The Position:

The Operations Manager leads the operations team, analyzing and assessing key aspects of CO management, operations, finance, administration, procurement, information technology, and human resources, contributing operational expertise to facilitate programme and project implementation.

You will report to the Representative and be part of the Programme Management Team.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

The Operations Manager (OM) supports a fully accountable, well-managed and results-oriented Country Office (CO). You will contribute your operational expertise to facilitate programme and project implementation in close collaboration with the CO’s programme staff.  Participating in inter-agency coordination, you will foster a collaborative, client-oriented approach towards the CO’s programme team and UN community, supporting effective communication and cooperation with Regional Office and Headquarters (HQ).


Qualifications and Experience


Advanced degree in business administration, public administration, finance, human resources management, information technology or other related discipline.

Knowledge and Experience:

Two years of progressively responsible professional experience in administration, finance, human resources or office management.

Strong analytical, inter-personal and leadership skills.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Strong capacity for sound judgement and capability to work with limited supervision

Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT systems.


Fluency in English and one of the local languages (Sinhala or Tamil).


We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Sri Lanka
Population : 21 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 87%
Girls 90%