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”

 

 

 

 

 



Kabul, Afghanistan
Contract
Competitive
In the Project context, Interns will participate in and contribute to the design, construction and refurbishment of buildings for government counterparts as a part of a team of professional engineers and architects.
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New York, United States
Permanent
Competitive
the Associate Portfolio Manager carries out effective monitoring and analyses of project activities, focuses on practical needs of project implementation, works in close collaboration with other personnel of the Peace and Security Cluster and promotes a client, quality and results-oriented approach.
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La mission du/de la Conseiller.e en Réinstallation involontaire s’insère dans le cadre des services d’appui technique de haut niveau fourni par l’UNOPS à travers les PMO Routes et Irrigation pour aider dans la gestion du Projet 1 "Irrigation et voies d’accès aux marchés” du Compact Niger.
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Yangon, Myanmar
Contract
Competitive
Under the overall supervision of the Programme Director and the direct supervision of the Programme Finance Specialist, this position will support one or more grants and is an integral part of the Programme Support Unit.
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Banjul, Gambia
Contract
Competitive
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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Kabul, Afghanistan
Contract
Competitive
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Procurement and Logistic Associate is responsible for supporting effective procurement and supply chain management of goods and services planned under RSHQ Project.
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Multiple Sites, Jordan
Contract
Competitive
Civil Site Engineer will carry out site needs assessments in the different governorates in Jordan and as required,  produce reports and prepare specifications for the rehabilitation work needed.
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Under the direct supervision of the Hub Director, The Partnership Specialist will have the overall objective to support and develop UNOPS portfolio in West Africa.
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Internship
Competitive
The internship is a learning and working opportunity that targets fresh graduates. The intern will assist the Finance Specialist and provide support to the Cambodia Operational Hub. The intern will be exposed to practical learning and working experiences that foster the development of his /her path. The Intern will work full time and follow the same working hours as UNOPS employees.
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The System Administrator/Ops Engineer will work with our web-based development teams to maintain and grow the reliable infrastructure that is used by hundreds of thousands of humanitarian responders, supporting staff, and volunteers during the sudden onset and complex emergencies. 
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Laos
Contract
Competitive
The Project Support Officer will provide support for the implementation of ongoing projects under KHOH-Lao PDR and will ensure compliance with PMM. She/he will be responsible for the coordination with partners and reporting and will support the Country Coordinator for the overall successful delivery of the projects.
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Contract
Competitive
Digital Communications Officer is responsible for producing and disseminating information about UNOPS work and activities to external audiences, as well as facilitating the flow of information within the organization.
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contract
Competitive
The project manager is responsible to produce/read the project initiation documents (PID), Legal Agreement and have a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders to ensure the project(s) products are capable of meeting the business cases for both UNOPS and the client.
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The Associate Gender Officer’s (AGO) primary function is to provide technical and administrative support to the Senior Gender Advisor (SGA) within gender mainstreaming of UNMAS’ operations and coordination duties. 
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AR, THOH, Thailand
Contract
Competitive
Senior Energy Engineer to provide hands-on engineering advice to UN field missions and strategic on approaches to improve energy efficiency and transition to renewably sourced power within challenging operational contexts.
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AR, THOH, Thailand
Contract
Competitive
Wastewater Engineer to provide hands-on water and wastewater engineering advice to UN field missions and strategic advice on approaches to manage wastewater treatment within challenging operational contexts.
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The Procurement Officer works under the overall guidance and supervision of the UNOPS RSHQ Project Manager and in close consultation with AFOC Head of Support Services
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Sana'a, Yemen
Contract
Competitive
Scan opportunities for partnerships (facilitate assessments of client needs, UNOPS comparative advantages, and partner survey analysis, among others)
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Kabul, Afghanistan
Contract
Competitive
The Procurement Associate works under the overall guidance and supervision of the Project Manager and in close consultation with AFOC Procurement Unit
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Company Statistics

Date Established

December, 1973

Number of employees

Over 7000

Headquarters

Copenhagen, Denmark