United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

The United Nations Office for Project Services (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 provides project management, procurement and infrastructure services to governments, donors and UN organizations, such as the Government of Haiti, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Our partners currently rely on our proven expertise to increase the speed, cost-effectiveness and sustainability of over 1,000 projects, often in the most challenging environments.

UNOPS has over 30 years of experience, and is committed to innovation and the incorporation of external standards. UNOPS is self-financing and our effective delivery allows us to help our partners spread their limited development budgets further.

UNOPS tailors its support to the needs of its partners, and can deliver one key element of a project, offer expert advice or manage entire projects or programmes. As such, UNOPS offers three main kinds of services:

  • Implementation – implementing partners’ projects efficiently and effectively, with the involvement of all stakeholders
  • Advisory – developing national capacity in our core mandated areas
  • Transactional – providing stand-alone human resource management and procurement services

Find out more about our work:

Have a look at UNOPS first-ever Sustainability Report which profiles the organization’s work around the world in 2015. [English | Español | Français | العربية ]


View all UNOPS' videos

A Brighter Future: Katerin’s Story (Colombia social housing project)

National initiative of the Government of Colombia

  • Can infrastructure help to improve opportunities for children?
  • Can it help to install confidence?


The Story of El Salado  

Colombia social housing project


Building Mobile clinics:

Then We Danced (Myanmar – 3MDG TB)


UNOPS Work:


UNOPS Work in Africa:

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.


To apply to our vacancies, click here. You need to create a profile before you can apply.

Contact email: jobs@unops.org

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.


The UNOPS Working for Gender Equality ​brochure showcases projects that have effectively incorporated gender. It highlights the importance of including gender considerations in all project management, infrastructure and procurement activities, for lasting results.

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.

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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”

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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The Special Assistant to Deputy Director works under supervision of and reports to the UNOPS Geneva Deputy Director. S/He will be assisting UNOPS Geneva Deputy Director in the day-to-day activities pertaining to the overall office functioning and project implementation
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Hakha, Myanmar
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The Deputy 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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Company Statistics

Date Established

December, 1973

Number of employees

Over 7000

Headquarters

Copenhagen, Denmark