United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

About us

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. UNOPS mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS is a service provider, a technical advisor and an implementer of projects to supports our partners. Our experts work on a range of projects, from managing the construction of roads in South Sudan and providing renewable energy solutions in internally displaced persons camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, to helping the Government of Honduras procure vital medicines and medical supplies. UNOPS delivery in 2017 totalled $1.8 billion dollars. This reflects a consistent demand for our services.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in many disciplines, from project management, to procurement, infrastructure, finance and human resources. The work we do is fulfilling and offers opportunities for professional and personal development. 

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced and diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs. Progressive initiatives and policies, which encourage the recruitment of qualified female candidates, help ensure that we constantly improve our gender balance.  The majority of our personnel are nationals, working in their own country and developing local capacity. 

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types.

 

We’re looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in many disciplines, from project management and procurement to finance and human resources. The work we do is fulfilling and offers opportunities for professional and personal development.


With over 7,000 personnel across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a diverse workforce to better understand and address the needs of our partners, and continually strive to improve the gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage the recruitment of qualified female candidates. The vast majority of our personnel are nationals, working in their own country and developing local capacity.

We are looking qualified women for the following profiles:

  • Project managers
  • Project engineers
  • Project support officers
  • Procurement officers
  • Partnership officers
  • Operations officers: HR, finance, administration

At UNOPS, our people are the central driving force behind our success. Our personnel work in a variety of roles, ranging from construction and human resources to legal services and procurement. Watch the video below to learn more about working at UNOPS.


 

UNOPS is fully committed to advancing gender equality. We believe that it is central to the realization of human rights and is a critical condition for sustainable and inclusive development. UNOPS has developed a targeted policy framework to embed gender dimensions into its practices and activities.


UNOPS works to improve the gender balance of its workforce by actively reaching out to qualified female professionals and by implementing gender inclusive recruitment processes.

We support and encourage talented personnel to achieve their full potential and we value the wellbeing of our personnel, especially those who serve in hardship duty stations.

The organization also works to foster a more gender-sensitive organizational culture and work environment, where all personnel have fair access to parental leave and where a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment applies.


Despite governments, businesses and the UN adopting many policies expressing commitment to gender equality, there is still a long way to go to make this a global reality. In 2017, UN Secretary-General António Guterres stressed the need for reform – to revitalize the way the UN works, with a pledge to improve gender parity systemwide. UNOPS welcomes this opportunity as now is the time to change our approach to achieve gender parity.

See the UNOPS Gender Parity Strategy 2018

Upon this backdrop on the value of gender also come the voices of strong women, who have broken barriers and influence change around the world.

 


Hear the voices of women in UNOPS


Zahra AkbariZahra-Akbari: “Setting an example for women in Afghanistan”

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tezy Nguizani-A-TezoTezy Nguizani-A-Tezo: “The most difficult part of my job is being accepted and respected as a female engineer”

 

 

 

 

 


 

Linda AgbesiLinda Agbesi: “Helping start something new in the country of my birth”

 

 

 

 

 


 


Worldwide
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The Project Manager will be expected to follow the project lifecycle from inception to completion using standard project lifecycle practices and artefacts. They will be provided with guidance and support by the PMO and Project Managers at level 3 and/or 4 to ensure key project components and artefacts are in place.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
International Public Sector
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Within the framework of its activities in the Argentine Republic, UNOPS forms work teams to support its partners in the design and execution of various projects that require the collaboration of Associates in Architecture given the needs of intervention in areas of vulnerability and specific topography of each region.
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The project manager is responsible to produce/read the project initiation documents (PID), Legal Agreement and have a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders to ensure the project(s) products are capable of meeting the business cases for both UNOPS and the client.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
International Public Sector
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Perform the technical review of the projects submitted by the SVH, in order to ensure the consistency and completeness of each presentation, as well as to identify shortcomings and opportunities for improvement in the design, with emphasis on the aspects related to energy efficiency.
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Baghdad, Iraq
International Public Sector
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United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) is a division of the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). UNMAS is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly (RES/68/72) to ensure an effective, proactive and coordinated response to the problem posed by a wide range of explosive hazards.
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Worldwide
International Public Sector
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The project manager is responsible to produce/read the project initiation documents (PID), Legal Agreement and have a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders to ensure the project(s) products are capable of meeting the business cases for both UNOPS and the client.
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In field of translation services, the On-call Translator/Interpreter shall be required to perform the following: Accurate translation of all written materials, including technical documentation, technical drawings, legal documents, reports, meeting minutes, presentations, newsletters, press releases etc. to/from English and to/from Serbian
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Geneva, Switzerland
International Public Sector
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The Portfolio Management Officer reports directly to the WASH + Senior Portfolio Manager and will act as the deputy team leader of the portfolio management team delivering a range of implementation services on behalf of its clients in areas of project management, funds administration, grants management, procurement, human resources administration, as well as finance and general administration. In his/her role, the Portfolio Management Officer will focus on internal portfolio planning and coordination, project management advice, support client relationship management and analysis/enhancement of existing work streams and systems/tools with internal and external stakeholders.
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The Senior Project Engineer provides technical assistance and expertise with reference to the feasibility/design/construction requirements as well as field coordination, ensuring high quality and consistency of work. The Senior Project Engineer supervising a diverse technical team promotes a collaborative, client focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Project Team.
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Tbilisi, Georgia
International Public Sector
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The On-call Project Engineer will provide technical assistance and expertise with reference to the design development and construction activities thus ensuring high quality and timely delivery of the requested deliverables. The On-call Project Engineer promotes a collaborative, client focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Project Team.
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The Head of Support Services is a critical leadership role in the Country Offices / Multi Country Offices / Global Clusters, reporting to the Director, who provides general guidance and supervision. The role is responsible for providing an efficient and integrated support service for the Country Office / Multi Country Office / Global Cluster dealing on a daily basis with a diverse team of national and international professionals.
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The Construction Manager is part of the UNOPS supervision team and is required to manage and coordinate day to day activities of contractors. The Construction Manager will be expected to demonstrate to tradesmen best practice techniques of key technical trades.
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Geneva, Switzerland
International Public Sector
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The incumbent assists the Special Assistant in providing compelling and dependable advice to Senior Management on all relevant administrative and operational issues. S/he also helps the Special Assistant in the coordination/management of the Executive Office so that it can efficiently support the Chief Executive Officer.
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Kathmandu, Nepal
International Public Sector
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The Project Manager will lead the project team and provide overall operational management for the successful execution and implementation of the project. This includes the daily responsibility to manage, coordinate, and supervise the implementation of the project and the delivery of results in accordance with the project document and agreed work plans.
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The Head of Programme reports directly to the Operational Hub Director/Operations Centre Director who provides direction and general supervision. The Head of Programme is responsible for programme development planning and preparation and for managing all stages of programming to achieve results in the area/s of responsibility.
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Copenhagen, Denmark
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
The Human Resources Assistant will contribute to, and shape the work of the People Stream, comprised of talent management, learning, talent acquisition and policy, providing internal support and administration, communications, reporting and analysis.
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Kathmandu, Nepal
International Public Sector
Contract
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The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. 
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Worldwide
International Public Sector
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The role is responsible for providing an efficient and integrated support service for the Country Office / Multi Country Office / Global Cluster dealing on a daily basis with a diverse team of national and international professionals.
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Yangon, Myanmar
International Public Sector
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UNOPS is the Principal Recipient managing the RAI2E grant (2018-2020), established by Global Fund in 2018, providing USD 242 million for malaria elimination activities in the Greater Mekong Sub region and USD 154 million for TB and HIV activities in Myanmar (2018-2020).
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Provide coordination and capacity development support, including trainings, for UNMAS, UN humanitarian partners, implementing partners, and other humanitarian NGOs with regards to the technical, monitoring, and reporting skills needed for VA initiatives
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The United Nations Department of Field Support Logistics Support Division (UN DFS-LSD) is responsible for implementing Supply Chain Management in support of the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support (DPKO/DFS) missions as well as Special Political Missions (SPMs).
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Copenhagen, Denmark
International Public Sector
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The CISO will collaborate closely with key stakeholders, especially the ICT function. Ensuring appropriate standards, mechanisms and improvement plans are in place to effectively manage cyber security at UNOPS based on business risk.
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Dakar, Senegal
International Public Sector
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Located in Dakar, the UNOPS office in Senegal has established over the years a strong professional relationship with West African governments and international partners. It provides technical support for strategic development activities such as elections, procurement and capacity building for procurement
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Geneva, Switzerland
International Public Sector
Internship
Competitive
Policy specialists ensure that the broader national or international community of stakeholders is aware of the challenges each SUN country is facing, and mobilized to provide technical assistance. Specialists support the stakeholders in creating and strengthening opportunities in each country for accelerating progress
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Sana'a, Yemen
International Public Sector
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UNOPS is undertaking a multi-sectorial engagement aims at restoring urban services mainly in energy, urban roads, water and sanitation (WASH), municipality services in targeted cities in Yemen using an integrated approach. UNOPS is seeking to recruit a qualified local specialist with experience in renewable solar energy solutions to support solar initiatives in Yemen.
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Niamey, Niger
International Public Sector
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The Program Management Office Manager - PMO will ensure the quality assurance of the project within the Program Management Units. It will ensure adequate and consistent selection of activities to be implemented, and maintain a balance between operational priorities and changes
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
UNOPS KHOH is in the process of expanding its area of engagement in cooperation with its development partners, focusing mainly on a portfolio comprised of projects and programs in the infrastructure, governance, procurement, justice and agricultural sector and subsequently is looking for qualified and committed experts.
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Worldwide
International Public Sector
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The purpose of the Internal Audit and Investigations Group is to provide independent and impartial assurance and advice to improve UNOPS operations.  The group reports on the use of resources administered by UNOPS and the effectiveness of internal control systems; and enhances the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. 
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Geneva, Switzerland
International Public Sector
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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) supports the Board in the development of the Partnership strategy and develops annual operating plans and budgets for approval by the Partnership Board. The CEO leads the Partnership Management Team in implementing the strategy and operating plans approved by the Board and works with regional entities
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Geneva, Switzerland
International Public Sector
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The incumbent serves as Communication Manager providing leadership on Communication strategies to promote the Partnership’s objectives, ensure visibility and understanding of the STBP brand, and strengthen the internal and external communication of the Partnership.
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Kabul, Afghanistan
International Public Sector
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Competitive
Under the overall guidance and direction of the Project Manager (PM), and in close coordination with the Construction Engineer, Architect, Electrical Engineer and other project staff, the Mechanical Engineer will provide mechanical engineering expertise to the project
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Panama
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
The Geotechnical Engineer will support the Works Inspection Coordinator in aspects related to technical planning, development of infrastructure projects, review and verification of results concerning topographic surveys, soil studies carried out, geotechnical studies generated, analysis of situation to identified geotechnical risks, analysis of technical documentation
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Kabul, Afghanistan
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
The Electrical Engineer will carry out electrical designs and supervise construction work in accordance with industry acceptable and applicable energy efficiency principles, policies and standards.
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Kathamandu, Nepal
International Public Sector
Internship
Competitive
The Infrastructure Assessment Assistant will participate in a capacity assessment for the Technical Directorate of Nepal Police using the CAT-I methodology developed by UNOPS. The Capacity Assessment Tool for Infrastructure (CAT-I) is a method to assess an institution’s planning, design, procurement, construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning processes and resources.
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Kabul, Afghanistan
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
The aim of UNOPS AFOC is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country.
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Worldwide
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
Plan and coordinate work activities with the Project Manager /Programme Manager. Take timely action to prevent potential delays and/or cost overruns that can be avoided. Report and recommend remedial actions regarding potential delays and/or cost overruns to the Project Manager/ Programme Manager.
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Geneva, Switzerland
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
Under the overall guidance of the Chief Executive Officer, the Communications and Outreach Officer is responsible for developing creative content, and advancing a compelling and consistent narrative, for a range of external stakeholders, around the Defeat-NCD Partnership’s programme, operational approaches and results.
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Company Statistics

Date Established

December, 1973

Number of employees

Over 7000

Headquarters

Copenhagen, Denmark