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”

 

 

 

 

 



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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Kabul, Afghanistan
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. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country.
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Worldwide
Contract
Competitive
Construction Manager. Level: ICS-10. Functions / Key Results Expected; General construction; Reporting; Knowledge management. General construction. Assist the Project Manager to monitor UNOPS implementation plan including Quality, Health & Safety and Environment.
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Kabul, Afghanistan
Contract
Competitive
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Road Engineer will assist the Project Manager with technical documentation produced by engineers and the Contractor, and specifically work with the Project Manager/Deputy Project Manager to review drawings, assessment of structures
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Post Information. Post Title: Head of Programme. Organizational Unit: Operational Hub/Operations Centre. Supervisor/ Grade: Operational Hub Director/Operations Centre Director. Level: ICS-12. Functions / Key Results Expected. Programme governance, implementation and monitoring. Programme development and planning.
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Kabul, Afghanistan
Internship
Competitive
We are currently looking for Afghan nationals with a strong sense of professional and social commitment to join the Kabul Security Infrastructure Project (KSIP) team as Interns. In the Project context, Interns will participate in and contribute to the design, construction and refurbishment
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Post Information. Post Title: Head of Support Services. Level: ICS-11.Functions / Key Results Expected. 
UNOPS Country Offices /Multi-Country Offices are responsible for managing strategic and operational risks associated with a subset of the regional portfolio of engagements, developing and delivering cost-effective services contributing to partners’ sustainable results and achievements of UNOPS management results. There are currently 19 of these Country Offices / Multi-Country Offices located in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa Latin America and the Caribbean.
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The Consultant will develop a detailed outline of the components listed above. This will include a short description of how the information will be obtained (i.e. literature review, interviews, etc.), the expected length of each section, and how each section will contribute to the overall objectives of the guidance.
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Post Information. Post Title: Project Manager - Infrastructure. Supervisor/Grade: Programme / Senior Project Manager. Level: ICS- 11. Functions / Key Results Expected. General construction. Feasibility study/needs assessment. Design Management.
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Post Information. Post Title: Senior Electrical Engineer. Level: ICS-11. Functions / Key Results Expected. The Electrical Engineer will play a key role in ensuring the safety and quality of UNOPS infrastructure works. On a request basis from IPMG and country offices, the Electrical Engineer will be expected to fulfil the following responsibilities in line with industry standards and applicable national and international codes and guidelines.
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Post Information. Post Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer. Level: ICS-11. Functions / Key Results Expected. To assist projects from conceptual through detailed design and project implementation, the home-based Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for the provision of mechanical engineering services to IPMG work streams, country offices, and project teams. The scope of these services will be defined with each request for services and may include technical review, design, and guidance.
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Kabul, Afghanistan
Contract
Competitive
Coordinate with the AFOC Programme Management Office (PMO) to formulate project monitoring and evaluation frameworks and data gathering; Keep abreast of developments with client priorities and assistance in country;
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The Mine Action Sub-Cluster (MASC) Coordinator is accountable to the Head of Program Office/Senior Program Officer and the Protection Cluster Coordinator and is responsible for representing the interests of the sub-cluster members (UN, NGO and other) and cluster system as a whole to the Government and other stakeholders. This post will be required to travel outside Erbil, by air and vehicle, to attend coordination forums as relevant and required, specifically in Mosul, Duhok, Kirkuk, Baghdad, and other locations.
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Baghdad, Iraq
Contract
Competitive
The Associate Gender Officer’s (AGO) primary function is to provide technical and administrative support to the Senior Gender Advisor (SGA) within gender mainstreaming of UNMAS’ operations and coordination duties. The AGO will support the SGA within all tasks necessary to appropriate implementation of programme activities and actions.
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Kabul, Afghanistan
Contract
Competitive
Under the supervision of the Head of Support, the Dispatcher shall perform the following duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to:Responsible for the daily movement of personnel from the compound, both national and international, to their specific destinations
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Kabul, Afghanistan
Contract
Competitive
The ESM Officer will work under the direct supervision of the UNOPS IC International Environmental and Social Safeguard Specialist, along with the leadership of the IC Team Leader. They will be the focal point to coordinate between PMT, CSU, IC, MoPW
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Afghanistan
Contract
Competitive
Under the direct supervision, guidance and direction of the International Senior Highway Design Engineer and leadership of the IC Team Leader/Project Manager (PM), The Highway Design Engineer will assist with all Designs and Technical documentation produced by the Road Design Unit
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Kabul, Afghanistan
Contract
Competitive
The overall objectives are to improve the Trans-Hindukush road connectivity in order to provide all year-round access and enhance local as well as international trade and regional integration. Furthermore, the improved roads will increase security by reducing the time to respond to local, regional, or national incidents,
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Kabul, Afghanistan
Contract
Competitive
Under the direct supervision, guidance and direction of the International QA/QC Specialist as primary supervisor and to the Capacity Building Specialist as second supervisor and the leadership of the IC Team Leader/Project Manager (PM), the local national QA/QC Specialist will contribute
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Kabul, Afghanistan
Contract
Competitive
Project Management Specialist reports to the International Project Management Specialist as her/his primary supervisor and to the Capacity Building Specialist as second supervisor. Working under the Ministry of Public Works (MPW), the Project Management Specialist is responsible for supporting the government Project Management Team
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Company Statistics

Date Established

December, 1973

Number of employees

Over 7000

Headquarters

Copenhagen, Denmark