Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Background Information - UNOPS
UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peace building, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.
UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.
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 a range of disciplines.
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, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.
Work life harmonization
UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.
Background Information - Job-specific
General Background of Project / Assignment
UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peace building, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Its mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner. Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations. With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it. A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.
Following the devastating earthquakes of 2015, UNOPS has been deeply engaged in various activities supporting the government of Nepal in the assessment of damaged buildings and enrollment of beneficiaries into housing grant schemes. UNOPS is expanding its footprint in post-earthquake reconstruction and aims to support homeowners engaged in the reconstruction process in Nuwakot District. The project aims to provide Socio-Technical Assistance to over 23,000 individual households. The project is recruiting Area Focal Point who will be based in different parts of Nuwakot District.
Purpose and Scope of Assignment
Based in Nuwakot, Nepal, the Field Coordinator, will work directly under Project Manager’s supervision to effectively manage the project implementation team and the different field operations. S/he will be expected to maintain and strengthen relationships with key donor and government counterparts, as well as relevant UN agencies and other actors including from the private sector in Nuwakot.
Monitoring and Progress Controls
The Field Coordinator be reviewed by the Project Manager.
Monitoring and Progress Controls: The Field Coordinator be reviewed by the Project Manager
Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Project Management, or related fields is required.