United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

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”

 

 

 

 

 



Copenhagen, Denmark
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The Head of Change Management will oversee, ensure, and enable the appropriate and consistent application of the UNOPS change management approach.
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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The Procurement Manager will Identification of procurement needs at the project development stage, among other duties.
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El/la Especialista en Adquisiciones apoyará el trabajo del Coordinador y prestará asistencia operativa a los Especialistas (visitas a campo, trabajo remoto)
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The Partnerships Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing the partnership and programme development plan.
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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The Human Resources Officer delivers high-quality HR services while ensuring full compliance with UN rules and regulations.
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The Senior Web / Database developer works closely with other members of the ICT team to undertake developments in order to deliver business solutions.
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Perform the implementation of activities in terms of developing a disaster risk assessment methodology and conducting disaster risk assessments.
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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The Programme Manager RSHQ is responsible for all aspects of the project life cycle, among other duties.
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The Procurement Analyst is responsible for effective delivery and implementation of strategic and effective procurement services
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The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist works with the Investigation Branch under the Irrigation and Water Resource Utilization Management Department.
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The Senior Analyst will adapt existing MS Office / Adobe documents and templates to the G-Suite environment, among other duties.
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The Programme Management Advisor contributes to the development, management, and coordination of the Programme's strategic activities.
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The Programme Manager RSHQ is responsible for all aspects of the project life cycle.
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Bunia, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
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The project manager will contribute to strengthening professional preparation in the DRC, among other duties.
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The Senior Project Manager is responsible to produce/update the project initiation documents (PID) and legal agreements, among other duties.
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The Operations Specialist (Fleet Management) will be responsible for the fleet performance and optimum utilization.
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The Programme Management Advisor contributes to the development, management, and coordination of the Programme's strategic activities.
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The Procurement Analyst is responsible for effective delivery and implementation of strategic and effective procurement services.
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Juba, Sudan, South
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The Procurement Analyst is responsible for the effective delivery of procurement services reflecting best practices in international public procurement.
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Multiple locations
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The Health and Safety Associate assists FSA in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country.
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Mutare, Zimbabwe
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The Junior Civil Engineer will provide technical support and administrative support in the sectors of Design Review, Quality Assurance, Contract management.
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Banjul, Gambia
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The Administration Assistant follows up on deadlines, actions taken and coordination of collection and submission of the reports to the head of unit.
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Bossangoa, Central African Republic
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The Project Manager is responsible to produce/read the project initiation documents (PID) and Legal Agreements, among other duties.
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The Procurement Manager is responsible for the identification of procurement needs at the project development stage, among other duties.
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Multiple locations
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The Procurement Analyst is responsible for effective delivery and implementation of strategic and effective procurement services.
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Kinshasa, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
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The incumbent provides technical support and capacity building in strategic development areas including infrastructure rehabilitation and development.
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The Administration Analyst is responsible for the quality of administrative support services for the ​Regional Office/Country Office/Multi Country Office.​
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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ICT’s goal is to provide greater effectiveness, efficiency and differentiation to UNOPS products and services.
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The Information Systems Analyst gathers user requirements, prepares documentation, manage, analyze, and execute SAP Material Management module maintenance.
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Bangui, Central African Republic
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Advise the office management team and all Project Managers on all safety and security related matters including the planning and implementation of projects.
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The Finance Analyst provides elements of advisory, management, and planning services to ensure compliant planning and management of financial resources.
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Company Statistics

Date Established

December, 1973

Number of employees

Over 7000

Headquarters

Copenhagen, Denmark