Senior Project Manager Linear Infraestructure


UNOPS Guatemala is looking for a senior professional for the position: Senior Project Manager Linear Infraestructure.

The overarching goal of the project is to contribute to the Guatemalan government to transform Guatemala’s road and transport infrastructure into a sustainable, efficient network aligned with the nation’s developmental objectives and support the actions aimed at achieving Sustainable Development Goal 9 “Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure”.

In order to support the Guatemalan government in implementing initiatives related to linear infrastructure, over a 4-year period, UNOPS will provide support in the implementation, execution, and management of contracts for the planning, design, supervision, construction and maintenance of public infrastructure.

Key challenges include among others, achieving progress in developing new infrastructure, in the availability of government-owned land for greenfield projects registered in the state’s name, and limited capacity for executing large-scale road infrastructure projects impacting the timely and efficient development.

The functions, challenges and responsibilities of the position are in the following areas:

1.Project Delivery and Performance

  • Develop, complete and update implementation plan(s) Implement the approved plan (including the establishment of milestones) within tolerances set by the Project Board.
  • Embed sustainability dimensions including social and gender inclusion, environmental and economic aspects into project life span.


  • Comply with all organizational policy and specifically the Project Management Manual and local PMO Guidelines.
  • Draft the requirements definitions for procurement processes. Approving requisitions and requests for non-purchase order payments; Evaluating submissions received, if appointed to the evaluation team.Ensure maintenance of the project files and lessons learned are recorded

3.Monitoring and reporting

  • Prepare and issue regular project and/or financial reports in accordance with Partner and UNOPS requirements for reporting.

4.Stakeholder engagement

  • Establish solid working relationships with the Project Board (Executive, Senior Users and Senior Suppliers), client and key stakeholders

5.Quality assurance

  • Work with internal stakeholders to ensure projects comply with audit requirements

6.Knowledge management and innovation

  • Encourage routine and effective capacity building activities are conducted in order to build the long-term and sustainable capacity of staff.
  • Actively interact with other Project Managers and the wider PM community to share case studies, lessons learned and best practices

7.Personnel management

  • Ensure that performance reviews are conducted fairly, accurately and timely
  • Select, recruit and train a team as required and take into account gender parity and diversity objectives.



  • Advanced University Degree (equivalent to a Master or PhD Degree) preferably in Civil Engineering, Road Engineering, Transportation, Roads or another relevant discipline related to the nature of the project.
  • The master’s degree may be replaced by professional studies in the mentioned areas preferably (equivalent to a “Bachelor’s degree”) and two additional years of relevant experience.


  • Certification in Project Management PRINCE2, PMI, etc.) is an asset.


  • A minimum of 7 to 9 years experience (depending on the academic degrees) in implementing linear infrastructure projects/programs in different contexts (rural, urban, inter-urban scales) for governments and /or international organizations in Latin America or Caribbean countries.
  • Solid experience in linear infrastructure with exposure to public procurement processes managing multiple stakeholders.
  • Proven track record of successfully creating and implementing plans and projects and quality assurance methodologies for road infrastructure projects

Is an asset

  • Have relevant experience in supervision, coordination or direction of linear infrastructure projects (bridges, roads, highways, railways, airfields and other structural projects that focus on transport, transit and social public works projects)
  • Knowledge in the use of specific software linked to the specialty such as HDM-IV, Icaro Autocad, Revit, BIM.
  • Proven experience in risk management.
  • Experience working and managing multicultural teams
  • Previous experience working with UN System and / or International cooperation organizations.


  • Fluency in Spanish and English is required

UNOPS Guatemala works to strengthen Fair and Equitable Public Management (GPJE), a comprehensive approach that allows governments to implement actions that increase efficiency, effectiveness, sustainable value, justice, integrity and transparency, including public scrutiny and social audit in the provision of public goods and services.

We work to maintain a gender and culturally sensitive work environment, and respect the dignity of all our colleagues, regardless of sex and gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, sexual orientation, age, physical disability or political conviction.

+++For detailed information on position functions, please go to the UNOPS JOBS page and read the TOR attached to the vacancy publication.+++

We encourage qualified candidates and diverse groups to apply.

How to apply

👉If you have identified yourself and are passionate about challenges, submit your application directly on the UNOPS JOBS platform: 🔗

Deadline: 4 Feb 2024