Senior Project Manager Vertical Infraestructure


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

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

Key challenges include among others progress in developing new infrastructure, the availability of government-owned land for new projects registered in the state’s name, and limited capacity for executing large-scale construction projects impacting the timely development and implementation of infrastructure and equipment acquisition and set up.

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
  • Enable the formulation of project communications plans. Coordinate internal project communications. Monitor the effectiveness of project communications.

5.Quality assurance

  • Work with internal stakeholders to ensure projects comply with audit requirements
  • Work with procurement/purchasing staff to ensure effective interface with suppliers’ quality systems

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, Architecture, Economics, or another relevant discipline related to vertical infrastructure projects.
  • 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 vertical infrastructure projects/programs for governments and /or international organizations in Latin America or Caribbean countries.
  • Solid experience in vertical infrastructure and assets management with exposure to public procurement processes managing multiple stakeholders.
  • Proven track record of successfully creating and implementing plans and projects and quality assurance methodologies.

Is an asset

  • Knowledge in the use of specific software linked to the specialty such as 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