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”

 

 

 

 

 



Afghanistan
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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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Kabul, Afghanistan
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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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Baghdad, Iraq
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Under the overall guidance of the Director Amman Operational Hub the Project Manager (PM) will be responsible for all aspects of the project life-cycle in accordance with the approved Project Document.
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Iraq
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The Communication Expert will perform the following duties with transparency and integrity, and in adherence to the humanitarian standards provided by the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance (ALNAP), the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) and the Sphere Handbook
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Baghdad, Iraq
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The Finance Officer will provide advisory, management, and planning services to  ensure compliant planning, administration, and management of the Business Unit’s financial resources.
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Geneva, Switzerland
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The Executive Director reports to the Chair of the WSSCC Steering Committee, and for administrative requirements to the UNOPS Europe and Central Asia Regional Director
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The Health and Safety (H&S) Associate will report directly to the Project Manager and will ensure full coordination with the Senior Water Network Engineer and other project team members.
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Amman, Jordan
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The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
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The candidate will handle calls and liaise with supervisors, other operators, and third parties to gather information and resolve issues.
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Incheon, Korea
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At the end of the internship period, the incumbent will have learnt the basis to work as an Project Management Assistant.  In addition, the intern will gain sound understanding of UNOPS regulations and processes related to finance, procurement, and travel. Finally, the intern will acquire global overview of working with a multi stakeholder programme involving UN (UNOPS/UNDP, different Donors, Programme Team).
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Amman, Jordan
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The candidate will be responsible for assisting with all construction management tasks required to ensure timely, safe and quality delivery of the project.
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Baghdad, Iraq
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the Project Manager (PM) will be responsible for all aspects of the project life-cycle in accordance with the approved Project Document, the legal agreement between UNOPS and the donor
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The candidate will assist drafting and editing promotional and/or communication materials in translation and graphic design to raise the profile of the call centre.
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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Reporting directly to the Head of Support Services, the Procurement Specialist is expected to identify procurement needs at the project development stage, to prepare realistic procurement plans and development of appropriate procurement strategies among other tasks.
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Baghdad, Iraq
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Advise the Head of Office, Operations Manager and all Project Managers on all safety and security related matters including the planning and implementation of projects.
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The Institutional Capacity Building Team Leader is responsible for the successful delivery of Output 4 Technical Assistance and capacity building.  In doing so, s/he will lead a team of one National Lands Management Expert and three National Municipal Management Experts. 
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The Senior Assistant will manage the day-to-day operations, particularly with respect to finances, procurement and personnel matters.
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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El/la Gerente de Proyectos, será responsable de establecer relaciones sólidas de trabajo con el Comité de Dirección del proyecto, el Asociado y demás partes interesadas.
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Conformément aux politiques applicables des Nations Unies et aux mandats du Conseil de sécurité, l'instructeur NEDEX est chargé d'établir et de développer un programme de formation NEDEX, y compris une formation de sensibilisation aux dangers des explosifs de guerre.
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Bangui, Central African Republic
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The Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project(s) 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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Kinshasa, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
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Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Partnerships Development Advisor, the communication Analyst is responsible for the developement and the support of a strategic communication plan.
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Bureau de l'UNOPS en Afrique Central, BurundiCameroonCentral African RepublicCongo, Democratic Republic of the
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Sous la supervision du Chef de Projet, le, la chargé.e d’appui au projet devra préparer et maintenir les dossiers du projet et gérer le flux d’information, le contrôle de changements, le registre des risques.
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Geneva, Switzerland
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The candidate duties will include, among others, providing a clear, effective and inspirational leadership and strategic direction to the Secretariat and ensuring the successful implementation of WSSCC’s current strategic plan.
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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Reporting directly to the Head of Support Services, the candidate will prepare realistic procurement plans and develop appropriate procurement strategies among other duties.
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Company Statistics

Date Established

December, 1973

Number of employees

Over 7000

Headquarters

Copenhagen, Denmark