Operations Manager

UNOPS , Swaziland
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Job Summary

Job Description

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner. With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it. A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.

RBM Partnership to End Malaria

The past fifteen years have seen tremendous gains in reducing the burden of disease and progressing towards malaria elimination. Since 2000, global malaria deaths have been cut by more than half, saving 7 million lives, primarily among children less than five years of age. Expansions in financing, strong political commitments, novel diagnostic and preventative measures, and multi-sectoral co-ordination have facilitated this progress. Since 1998, RBM Partnership to End Malaria has been central to the global fight against malaria. It has been essential to mobilizing resources and scaling up innovative interventions, putting the world onto a path towards eliminating malaria. The Partnership comprises more than 500 partners committed to end malaria, including malaria endemic countries, their bilateral and multilateral development partners, the private sector, noNGOvernmental and community-based organizations, foundations, and research and academic institutions.

The RBM Partnership's Vision is of a world free from the burden of malaria. The RBM Partnership is based in Geneva and hosted by UNOPS.

Reporting to the RBM CEO, the Operations Manager is expected to:


  • Assist the CEO with the day-to-day operational management of the RBM Secretariat team.

  • Contribute to a sound, robust and effective management of the RBM Partnership.

  • In coordination with UNOPS undertakes or oversees the administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of information systems and operations.

  • Responsible for the measurement and effectiveness of all internal and external processes evaluating performance by analyzing and interpreting data and metrics.

  • Provides to the CEO, Board and stakeholders, timely, accurate and complete reports on the operating position of RBM.

  • Support the CEO, Board Leadership, and Advocacy Resource Mobilization Partner Committee (ARMPC), the Finance Manager with the development of funding proposals as directed.

  • Collaborate with UNOPS and the management team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel designed to advance the objectives of RBM.


  • Assist the CEO in developing and overseeing the long-term organizational strategies of RBM.

  • Assist the CEO in establishing and sustaining appropriate organizational structures.

  • As requested by the CEO and the RBM Board, attend meetings of the RBM Board and its Committees and present the information necessary or relevant for discharging its duties.


  • Assist the CEO with the oversight of the day-to-day operations of the RBM Management Team, including administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of Information Systems, equipment and operations working with UNOPS personnel as required.

  • Develop, in collaboration with the CEO, an annual operating plan that supports RBM’s long term operations strategy including infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel.

  • Lead operations team in providing procurement, grants, human resources and administration services for RBM

  • Keep the CEO fully informed in a timely and candid manner of the conduct of the day-today operations of the RBM Management Team towards the achievement of its established goals and objectives.

  • Maintain a positive and ethical work climate that is conducive to attracting, retaining, and motivating a diverse group of top-quality staff at all levels.

Planning and Evaluation

  • Support the RBM Partner Committees in the development of coordinated work plans and budgets, in collaboration with the Finance Manager.

  • Support the M & E Specialist in evaluating the performance of Partner Committees work plans including the identification and review of appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

  • Identify, assess, and manage the principal risks of RBM (proposals, projects, and staffing).


  • Within the delegation of authority, to oversee and manage the work of assigned staff, distributing assignments to facilitate smooth and effective use of human and financial resources; training, motivating and coaching staff, as well as evaluating performance, facilitating Career development.

  • Facilitate information-sharing, effective communication and collaboration across the RBM Partnership, as well as existing and prospective partners.

  • To perform other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others as required.

Please be advised that this is an internal post and only those candidates who currently work for UNOPS will be considered.


Source: https://jobs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=20381#6