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’ 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 - Job-specific
The Norwegian Embassy in Nepal has requested UNOPS to assist the Government of Nepal in the reconstruction of earthquake-affected educational facilities. UNOPS proposes to construct 24 new school classroom blocks and toilet blocks in existing damaged schools in the areas of Nepal which have experienced significant destruction and received limited reconstruction help so far. The project is to be implemented from December 2018 to December 2021.
The project includes school selection based on needs and close collaboration with the Government of Nepal’s National Reconstruction Agency and Ministry of Education. The schools selected will be rebuilt to international standards, both from a structural and functional point of view. UNOPS will commit to quality learning spaces which offer all the Government of Nepal-defined Minimum Enabling Conditions (gender inclusion, accessibility, water and sanitation facilities, electricity provision, furniture).
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Project Support Officer, reporting to the Country Director, the incumbent performs and may supervise personnel in delivering, technical services, covering specialized processes and transactions for discrete work areas in engineering site supervision, ensuring efficient, client oriented and effective service delivery. The Associate District Engineer promotes a quality and results-oriented approach, ensuring utilization of office resources in a most cost-effective manner.
Administrative Procurement Support Services:
Provides a variety of specialized and non-specialized transactional support services, ensuring consistency and quality of work steps completed, as well as optimal information flow:
Ensures provision of reliable logistics and asset management support, namely:
Knowledge building and knowledge sharing:
Impact of Results:
The effective and successful achievement of results by the Procurement Assistant affect the work completion of the relevant business unit/s, project activities, procurement and contract management support services, impacting the timely and effective implementation of the respective services and deliverable. This ensures client satisfaction and promotes the image and credibility of the team and Business Unit as an effective service provider in project services and management. This enhances UNOPS’ competitive position as a partner of choice in sustainable development and project services in the country/region served.