UNOPS , Afghanistan

Skill Required:, IT and ICTMedia and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st July, 2019

Job Description

Background Information - UNOPS:

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, 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 - Afghanistan:

UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. The UNOPS Afghanistan Operation Center (AFOC) has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS AFOC is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community.

The functional objective of UNOPS AFOC is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner, to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community, where capacity building is always considered and encouraged. The aim of UNOPS AFOC is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country.

Education/Experience/Language requirements:

Education: Secondary education required, Diploma or University Degree, preferably in international relations or IT.



  • 6 years of related work experience, in the humanitarian or development field, customer service, call centre, IT, administration
  • Strong communication skills, demonstrating active listening skills and patience
  • Proven experience in usage of computers and office software packages (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Advanced experience in usage of computers and office software packages (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Proven experience of working in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, diverse team.


  • Experience in accurate data entry
  • Experience in gender sensitivity, gender-based violence, sexual exploitation and abuse, mine-risk awareness, active listening techniques, basic counselling, and UN referral pathways.
  • Strong knowledge of protection issues
  • Experience working in a call centre or other related field handling customer enquiries.
  • Experience working in the humanitarian field
  • Knowledge of current political, economic, and social fabric of Afghanistan
  • Working knowledge of communicating with disaster affected populations, accountability to affected populations, and protection response infrastructure

Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English, Pashtu, and Dari is required.


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