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.

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”

 

 

 

 

 



New York, United States
Permanent
Competitive
the Associate Portfolio Manager carries out effective monitoring and analyses of project activities, focuses on practical needs of project implementation, works in close collaboration with other personnel of the Peace and Security Cluster and promotes a client, quality and results-oriented approach.
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Erbil, Iraq
Contract
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Under the guidance and supervision of the Security Officer, the Driver & Logistics Clerk provides reliable and safe driving services for the transport of authorized personnel.
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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The office of the Regional Director- Africa provides strategic leadership, technical guidance, and advisory support and oversight to the operations across offices within the Africa region.
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Mentor and assist Project Managers in planning, execution and delivery of allocated projects, ensuring incorporation of best practice project management processes.
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Nairobi, Kenya
Internship
Competitive
The intern will be expected to energetically engage in the support of gender parity working group tasks and to selectively drive particular work items on his/her own.
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Please note these are only profiles and not live vacancies. If you are interested in these roles, chat to UNOPS recruiters at the upcoming Global Careers For Women event on 10 October. 
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Contract
Competitive
Under the overall guidance of the Director of Partnerships, the Head of Partnership Development and Partner Analytics Team Lead, the Partnerships Analyst’s responsibilities cover but are not limited to the below: Partnerships development and analytical support to Partnerships and Liaison Group
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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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Kabul, Afghanistan
Contract
Competitive
the Electrical Engineer will provide electrical engineering expertise to the project by contributing to ensure the electrical systems are designed and constructed in accordance with local and international policies, guidelines, standards and specifications applicable, for the new water supply facilities to be constructed under the project.
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Kabul, Afghanistan
Contract
Competitive
Background Information: UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development. UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.
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Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, the UNOPS Integrated Practice Advice and Support (IPAS) serves all the regions and headquarters, primarily with advice and solutions to everyday implementation challenges. IPAS consists of a diverse team of subject matter experts in the six practice areas of HR, Administration, Legal, Finance, Procurement, Project Management and Infrastructure. IPAS has three main roles: Support to operations in the field offices: IPAS provides timely advice and supports actively finding of solutions to everyday implementation challenges, based on policy and best practices. It also provides operational support in specific areas.
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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Competitive
The Mechanical Engineer will carry out mechanical designs and supervise the construction works in accordance with industry acceptable and applicable energy efficiency principles, policies and standards. 
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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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Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Procurement and Logistic Associate is responsible for supporting effective procurement and supply chain management of goods and services planned under RSHQ Project. Specific responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to: Collaborate with project personnel and managers in preparation of their procurement plan. Support in monitoring the implementation of procurement plan and provide feedback to senior team member for review.
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Duties and Responsibilities The scope of the review includes actors, systems, structures and expertise in Jordan on humanitarian action inclusive of UN, bilaterals, INGOs, national NGOs and government as well as stakeholders focusing on the humanitarian-development nexus approach.
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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Competitive
The Monitoring Engineer will assist the Deputy Project Manager, Water Supply Engineer and QA/QC Engineer to oversee implementation of contracted water supply facilities works in conformance with the design technical specifications. Any situation that may require decision making which will involve changes in the designs and/or plans will be brought to the notice of Project Manager with details of issues encountered at site and appropriate recommendations.
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Kabul, Afghanistan
Contract
Competitive
The Project for Development of Water Supply Facilities in Dehsabz South Area - Parcel 2.2 (JICA V), funded by the Government of Japan (GoJ) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) involves the design review, construction and installation of water supply facilities which are intended to support the planned new Kabul City. The water supply facilities include the following specific project scope components for design review, procurement of construction works, construction supervision, financial management and reporting. Planned construction works outputs include the construction and installation of boreholes (testing and production wells), water pumping station, water transmission main, water pressure regulating reservoir and principle water distribution main system.
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Afghanistan
Contract
Competitive
The Water Supply Engineer will be engaged in the implementation supervision of the construction of the water supply well station, pipeline and water pressure regulating reservoir, including capacity building.
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Afghanistan
Contract
Competitive
Prepare detailed QA/QC plans for new construction of the water facilities works in compliance to the Quality Management Strategy and Quality and Assurance Plan.
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Afghanistan
Contract
Competitive
The Project Manager is responsible for all aspects of the project life cycle, accomplishing with some degree of autonomy. He/she will improve the physical conditions of the Wardak Prison by addressing the deficiencies identified in the SIGAR report.
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Yangon, Myanmar
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Competitive
The Grant Management Analyst will work under the day-to-day operational and technical supervision of the Grants and Contracts Specialist in the TCM. The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS. He/She will collaborate closely and engage actively with the Technical Secretariat (TS) of the JPF. Specific tasks will include:   
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Assist the Project Manager to monitor UNOPS implementation plan including Quality, Health & Safety and Environment.
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UNOPS is seeking an IAIC Training and Monitoring Officer to be responsible for the training of call center operators, including their mental well-being, as well as implementing the IAIC’s quality assurance programme.
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Company Statistics

Date Established

December, 1973

Number of employees

Over 7000

Headquarters

Copenhagen, Denmark