NATIONAL POST: Operations Manager, Gaborone, Botswana, NO-C

  • Level: NOC
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 13 Mar 2019 05:00 PM (Africa/Gaborone)
  • Duty station: Gaborone, Botswana

Please note that this vacancy is open only to nationals of Botswana.

The Position

Under the guidance of the Assistant Representative, the Operations Manager provides leadership and advice on all aspects of Country Office (CO) management and operations, finance, administration, procurement and information technology as well as human resources. His/her role is to ensure a fully accountable, smoothly functioning, well managed and results oriented CO and to facilitate program implementation and delivery by providing for the operational needs of programs and projects.

The Operations Manager actively participates in interagency coordination to ensure that UNFPA’s needs are in common systems and services. He/she must foster a collaborative, client oriented approach towards the program team in the Country Office and the UN Community, and support effective communication and co-operation between headquarters and CO. The Operations Manager leads the operations team and closely collaborates with the program staff in the CO.

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.

Qualifications and Experience

Academic requirements:

Masters degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Information Technology, Economics or related field


5 to 8 years of professional experience preferably in administration, finance or office management in the public or private sector.


Fluency in oral and written English. 

Computer Skills:

Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT systems.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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