Project Support Officer

UNOPS, Lund, Sweden

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource Mobilization
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
3rd April, 2019

Job Description

Background Information - UNOPS:

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.

Background Information - Job-specific:

By joining us, you will have the opportunity to enhance the impact of a transformation project UNOPS is currently developing, focused on creating new innovative solutions to help our partners achieve the Agenda 2030.

UNOPS has started creating a global system of innovation centers. Currently two innovations centers are already up and running in China and in Antigua, and more centers are going to be opened. This position will be located in the new center UNOPS is opening in Sweden, at Ideon Science Park in Lund, Scandinavia’s first science park founded 35 years ago.

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Innovation Centre Manager, and in close coordination with the stakeholders, the Project Support Officer will have the important responsibility of managing the daily operations of the Global Innovation Center in Lund, Sweden.

Functional Responsibilities:

Under the overall guidance of the Innovation Center Manager, the Project Support Officer will:

  • Assist with the daily operations of the Innovation Center, planning of activities, coordinate with domestic, regional and global partners.
  • Facilitate training and resources management for the start-ups present at the Center.
  • Participate in meetings, compile materials, and assist in the preparation of statements and papers, as requested.
  • Develop analysis, mapping and participate in client meetings relating to business development opportunities with partners in the region as well as internationally such as UN, governments, foundations, NGOs, academia, think tanks and private sector.


  • A Master’s degree in international affairs, political science, communication, economics, business administration or related fields.
  • PRINCE2® Foundation and Prince2® Practitioner is an asset.
  • Experience: Minimum of two years of relevant work experience, in stakeholders engagement, business development, communications, or coordination roles.
  • Languages: Fluency in English is required


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