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”

 

 

 

 

 



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As part of the ICT Advisory Team, under the direct supervision of the Chief, SSSJP, and keeping abreast of new advancements, trends and best practices/standards in the technology landscape, The Intelligent Process Automation and Hardware Integration Specialist (the “Specialist”) will be responsible for the following:
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Kinshasa, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
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The office is constantly working to expand its activities to support its partners in the implementation of their development programs and projects. Based in the DRC since 1999, the office has diversified and strengthened its areas of expertise
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reporting to the Executive Director, the Head of Corporate Communications and Advocacy leads communication and media services that project the vision, work and impact of the Council to all partners and stakeholders.
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Bogota, Colombia
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The Senior Technical Advisor will work, bearing the capacity building needs of the National Mine Action Authority, of other government institutions involved in mine action, and of mine action organizations and stakeholders working in country in consideration, to ensure the sector’s successful service delivery
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Islamabad, Pakistan
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In close coordination with the Regional Office and the Partnerships Group, the Partnerships Management Specialist will be responsible for developing and implementing the partnership and programme development plan for UNOPS Pakistan
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Home Based
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The Operations Quality & Results (OQR) Division, under the Vice Presidency of the Country Programs Complex (CPC), IsDB is planning to develop its own Integrated Quality Assurance Framework (IQA). An IQA Framework will aim to improve implementation readiness and effectiveness of projects.
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Islambad, Pakistan
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The Support Services Manager acts as an advisor to Senior Management on all aspects of the Pakistan Project Office management and operations. This includes strategic financial and human resources management, efficient procurement and logistical services
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The objective is to review and finalize the draft BP document developed by the IsDB with an objective to ensure that the BPs are clear, complete, coherent, and consistent with the new adopted business model, organizational alignment, mandates and responsibilities
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Africa
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The Site Manager will be responsible for the organization and, material and logistical management of the local IDP Office. He will ensure the day to day coordination of all activities of the project on the site by: Providing implementation support to the technical team
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The Head of Support Services guides the Country Office Operations Team and fosters collaboration within the team, with programme staff and with other UN Agencies Funds and Programmes and delivers  a client-oriented approach.
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Khartoum, Sudan
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The incumbent of post will be responsible for the following specific tasks: Ensure smooth implementation of the projects by actively engaging in supporting project services including recruitment, procurement and financial management
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Yangon, Myanmar
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Participate in the proposal evaluation committee and evaluating proposals including work plans and budgets submitted by applicants and ensuring that proposals, especially in the areas of financial inclusion/private sector/agriculture are in compliance with Fund policy
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Mogadishu, Somalia
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Establish solid working relationship with the project board (Executive, Senior Users and Senior Suppliers), client and key stakeholders. Manage communications and ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are in a position to accept handover products
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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In close coordination with the Senior Road Engineer, QA/QC Engineer, Surveyor and other staff, the Bridge Engineer will provide his/her technical expertise to the project by contributing to ensure the Bridge is designed and constructed in accordance with the national and international policies
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Kabul, Afghanistan
International Public Sector
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The Monitoring Engineer for the JICA VI Project is expected to support the implementation of the project activities through the provision of technical expertise and the application of best practices in the project implementation.
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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The Deputy Project Manager is responsible for supporting the Project Manager to oversee the performance of all project activities.  S/he will, as required and requested, assist the Project Manager with planning the project and in obtaining commitments to complete the project within the established schedule and budget constraints.
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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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, quantity of work, daily progress
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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Responsible to the OC Director, and reporting to the Head of Support Services (HOSS), and working routinely with the QA/QC Unit, the Facilities Manager is responsible for the overall management of Cost Recovery project activities, including but not limited to:
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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The Surveyor for the project is expected to support the implementation of the project activities through the provision of technical expertise and the application of best practices in the project implementation.
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Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, the Environmental / Resettlement Specialist will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following substantive tasks covering both project locations Kismayo and Baidoa, and will work closely with the project staff working in feasibility studies and detailed designs phase.
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Baghdad, Iraq
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The Database Officer will work under the overall direction and supervision of the PM performing the below duties: Data Management: Determine the primary data and information elements that are required internally and externally to support the project
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Kiev, Ukraine
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The Project Support Officer will report to the Project/Programme Manager. His of her prime responsibility is to ensure production of those work packages assigned by the Project Manager to an appropriate quality, in a set timescale and within a set cost.
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Lima, Peru
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El/la Gerente de proyectos, bajo la supervisión directa del Director de UNOPS Perú, será responsable de las operaciones diarias del (de los) proyecto(s)
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Kiev, Ukraine
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Under the guidance and supervision of the Head of the Programme and or the Programme Manager, the Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Project and provides services to the donors, partners, and beneficiaries.
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Congo, Democratic Republic of the
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Under the authority of the Project Manager and the direct supervision of the Principal Engineer, the Provincial Engineer will have the following duties and responsibilities: Contribute to the implementation of the maintenance strategy for agricultural feeder roads
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Under the overall supervision of the UNMAS Head of Projects (HoP) and of the Information Management Project Manager (IM PM), the IM Assistant will be responsible to facilitate and support information management and project activities for the UNMAS Iraq Programme.
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Herat, Afghanistan
International Public Sector
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Under the direct supervision, guidance and direction of the Project Manager (PM), the QA/QC Engr / DPM will contribute to ensuring that the project is performing at highest quality in all aspects and meeting the agreed standards, achieving the project objectives and are in compliance with UNOPS and up to date.
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Nairobi, Kenya
International Public Sector
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Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, the Drainage Engineer will apply his/her technical expertise to deliver road drainage related tasks to support feasibility studies and detailed designs of the urban roads in Kismayo and Baidoa. Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following substantive tasks and will work closely with Engineers, Draftspersons and other project staff working in feasibility studies and detailed design phase.
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Bangkok, Thailand
International Public Sector
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The Information Systems Analyst gathers user requirements, maps new business processes, conducts quality assurance activities, prepares relevant documentation, configures SAP Material Management (MM) module, liaises with ABAP developers, and administers SAP and Siebel in the context of eRMS user management.
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Company Statistics

Date Established

December, 1973

Number of employees

Over 7000

Headquarters

Copenhagen, Denmark