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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Damascus, Syria
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Djibouti
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Geneva, Switzerland
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The Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project(s), provides services to the different donors, partners and beneficiaries and ensures compliance with agreed humanitarian prioritization of activities.
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Draw on Cities Alliance business development strategy to identify and pursue new fundraising opportunities including earmarked funding from Cities Alliance members, donors and open bidding.
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Juba, Sudan, South
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The Project Support Officer directly impacts on achievement of project results by assisting the Project Manager to adhere to project management methods and strategies, reduced risks, cut costs and improved success rates. This consequently reinforces the visibility and image of UNOPS as an effective service provider in project services
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Skopje, Macedonia
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The Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the projects and provides services to the different donors, partners and beneficiaries. He/she is expected to meet and exceed the organizations performance and delivery goals.
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Geneva, Switzerland
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The Senior Country Finance Expert, reporting to the Director of the SUN Movement Secretariat, will work closely with Country Liaision Team and Communication and Advoacy Team to support SUN member countries in understanding the nutrition financing landscape.
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Monrovia, Liberia
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The Country Programme Manager will work under the guidance of the Cities Alliance Head of Programmes and will be the key in-country focal point for both the Cities Alliance and for the Liberia Country Programme in Liberia.
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Yambio, Sudan, South
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The Project Engineer provides technical assistance and expertise with reference to the construction works as well as field coordination, ensuring high quality and consistency of work, for the rehabilitation and construction works. The Project Engineer promotes a collaborative, client focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Project Team.
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Copenhagen, Denmark
International Public Sector
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The Legal Analyst will be part of the IPAS legal team. This team provides legal advice and support to all field offices and headquarters on corporate and institutional legal matters arising in UNOPS. Typically this includes advice on legal documents and agreements relating to the receipt of funds and legal documents
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Panama
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The Project Manager will be responsible for the daily operations of the project (s) and will offer services to the different donors, partners and beneficiaries; likewise, it must meet and exceed the performance and objectives of the organization.
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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The Legal Analyst will be part of the IPAS legal team. This team provides legal advice and support to all field offices and headquarters on corporate and institutional legal matters arising in UNOPS. Typically this includes advice on legal documents and agreements relating to the receipt of funds and legal documents
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Under the direct supervision of the UNOPS LFA Team Leader in Azerbaijan, the Financial Management & Systems Specialist will be based in Baku, Azerbaijan, and be responsible for the financial coordination of the Azerbaijan LFA Team and for helping ensure that all LFA work is of high quality and completed within the timeframe set by the Global Fund.
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Tokyo, Japan
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The Operations officer works in close collaboration with operations and project staff at Headquarters, in Regional Offices and Operations/Project Centres, as well as with staff of other UN agencies to ensure consistent service delivery.
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Leads global and regional knowledge sharing initiatives on WSSCC policies that can improve approaches to sanitation and hygiene by international agencies and sector ministries as a means to achieve positive outcomes for sustainable development goal 6 and demonstrates the utility of partnering with the council on these subjects.
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Janakpur, Nepal
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The Field Coordination Associate will support the Head of Provincial Project Office to provide field coordination for DFID-funded projects in the province and to collect relevant field data to ensure the safe and effective implementation of DFID programmes locally.
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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DFID and UNOPS are dedicated to high quality data collection and management, and this is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to the effectiveness of DFID’s programmes across Nepal as federalism is implemented.
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Yangon, Myanmar
International Public Sector
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UNOPS Asia Region Health Cluster (ARHC) is the UNOPS center of excellent for pharmaceuticals and health products procurement. Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Procurement Associate, the Procurement Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support in the management of a variety of procurement and contracting processes and /transactions for goods, services and works for ARHC.
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Hakha, Myanmar
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Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer (Livelihoods and Food Security), close collaboration with DSW MCCT State Coordinator and the State DSW MCCT team and in accordance with UNOPS policies, procedures and practices
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Company Statistics

Date Established

December, 1973

Number of employees

Over 7000

Headquarters

Copenhagen, Denmark