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”

 

 

 

 

 



Copenhagen, Denmark
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
Reporting to the Development Team Lead, the ERP developer works closely with other members of the ICT team to undertake developments in order to deliver business solutions. The ERP developer will primarily focus on: Application Development within Unit4 Business World/Agresso ERP to ensure that enhancements to the application are undertaken in a carefully planned manner
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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
International Public Sector
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Competitive
Leads the development and implementation of procurement and contracting strategies for goods, services and works, focusing on achievement of the following results: Appropriate application of UNOPS procurement governance framework (rules, regulations, policies and tools) in Business Unit and Project operations.
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Panama
International Public Sector
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Competitive
The ICT Associate is responsible for efficient and effective ICT management and support to the Operations in a given geography. In the discharge of her/his duties, the ICT Associate liaises with UNOPS Programme Support Officers, Chief Technical Advisers and Portfolio Managers and Portfolio Assistants in order to ensure best support.
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Mogadisho, Somalia
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
The UNOPS Somalia Country Office seeks to employ a Programme Manager to support management of its Security Sector and Justice Programme (hereinafter referred to as the “Programme") in Somalia. The Programme’s desired outputs include: develop political, legal, and financial frameworks;
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Copenhagen, Denmark
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
Under the supervision of the Head of Business Solutions, the Solutions Design Lead will be responsible for managing the Solutions Design team and for the delivery of optimal and appropriate solutions to address business needs and requirements specified by the Business Architecture team.
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Mogadisho, Somalia
Accounting
Contract
Competitive
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Support Services, the Procurement Officer is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic and effective procurement services reflecting international public procurement best practices, compliance with UNOPS procurement policy, rules, regulations and procedures, ensuring appropriate risk management and obtaining the best value for money for the acquisition of goods, services and the contracting of works.
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Copenhagen, Denmark
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
Plan, develop and manage all procurement-related aspects of solicitations for a range of goods and services, taking into account sustainability aspects, the local economic and other market or political conditions. Conduct market research to keep abreast of market developments, researching and analysing data, evaluating and recommending potential supply sources
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Jordan Northern Border Road, Jordan
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
The Survey Engineer will report directly to the Project Manager (PM) in full coordination with the road engineer and other projects team. Under the guidance and direct supervision of the PM, the Survey Engineer shall provide his/her technical expertise as required to manage and coordinate any tasks assigned works.
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Plan and coordinate work activities with the Project Manager /Programme Manager. Take timely action to prevent potential delays and/or cost overruns that can be avoided. Report and recommend remedial actions regarding potential delays and/or cost overruns to the Project Manager/ Programme Manager.
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Under the overall guidance of the Director – Operational Hub in Amman, and  the direct supervision of the Head of Programme, the Programme Officer – Projects Finance and Risk Management will be working closely with UNOPS Project Managers (PMs), Programme Team and Support Services to support and strengthen the performance and monitoring of projects budgets,  project financials, risks and deliverables. S/he must be able to undertake independently, the below duties and responsibilities:
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Worldwide
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
Construction Manager. Level: ICS-10. Functions / Key Results Expected; General construction; Reporting; Knowledge management. General construction. Assist the Project Manager to monitor UNOPS implementation plan including Quality, Health & Safety and Environment.
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Amman, Jordan
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
Under direct supervision and overall guidance of the Project Manager, the Logistics Assistant is required to perform the following specific duties and responsibilities ensuring their effectiveness, transparency and integrity:
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Post Information. Post Title: Head of Programme. Organizational Unit: Operational Hub/Operations Centre. Supervisor/ Grade: Operational Hub Director/Operations Centre Director. Level: ICS-12. Functions / Key Results Expected. Programme governance, implementation and monitoring. Programme development and planning.
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Amman, Jordan
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
Support the Technical Standards and Training Firm to develop high-quality technical standards, deliver high-quality training and provide ongoing support to MFIs and distributors in Yemen, in order to ensure high quality of the developed component-based systems:
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Worldwide
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
Post Information. Post Title: Head of Support Services. Level: ICS-11.Functions / Key Results Expected. 
UNOPS Country Offices /Multi-Country Offices are responsible for managing strategic and operational risks associated with a subset of the regional portfolio of engagements, developing and delivering cost-effective services contributing to partners’ sustainable results and achievements of UNOPS management results. There are currently 19 of these Country Offices / Multi-Country Offices located in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Damascus, Syria
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
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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Post Information. Post Title: Project Manager - Infrastructure. Supervisor/Grade: Programme / Senior Project Manager. Level: ICS- 11. Functions / Key Results Expected. General construction. Feasibility study/needs assessment. Design Management.
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Post Information. Post Title: Senior Electrical Engineer. Level: ICS-11. Functions / Key Results Expected. The Electrical Engineer will play a key role in ensuring the safety and quality of UNOPS infrastructure works. On a request basis from IPMG and country offices, the Electrical Engineer will be expected to fulfil the following responsibilities in line with industry standards and applicable national and international codes and guidelines.
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Post Information. Post Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer. Level: ICS-11. Functions / Key Results Expected. To assist projects from conceptual through detailed design and project implementation, the home-based Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for the provision of mechanical engineering services to IPMG work streams, country offices, and project teams. The scope of these services will be defined with each request for services and may include technical review, design, and guidance.
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Under the direct supervision of the EHM Project Manager, the Information Management Officer (IMO) will be responsible for achieving the following: Ensure development of an updated programme Mine Action Database (MARS), GIS database and archives;
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Erbil, Iraq
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
Under the direct supervision of the Associate Support Services Officer (ASSO) or Support Services Officer (SS), the Human Resources and Travel Associate ensures execution of transparent and efficient Human Resources and Travel Management services.
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Baghdad, Iraq
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
This position is based in Erbil, Iraq, with frequent missions to the field. The Driver & Logistics Clerk can often be required to travel in complex and challenging environments with limited resources and eventually stay there overnight (when required)
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Amman, Jordan
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
The Survey Engineer will report directly to the Project Manager (PM) in full coordination with the road engineer and other projects team. Under the guidance and direct supervision of the PM, the Survey Engineer shall provide his/her technical expertise as required to manage and coordinate any tasks assigned works.
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Geneva, Switzerland
International Public Sector
Permanent
Competitive
Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director, the membership engagement officer (maternity cover) will focus on leveraging WSSCC’s current membership and expanding its future membership with local champions who bring their own networks in to the discourse about accelerating progress towards SDG 6.1 and 6.2.
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Company Statistics

Date Established

December, 1973

Number of employees

Over 7000

Headquarters

Copenhagen, Denmark