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
Since 2012, UNICEF Jordan Country Office has been playing an integral part of the humanitarian response for Syrian refugees in Jordan. As WASH sector lead, UNICEF is leading the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene promotion assistance to the refugees in camps as well as in host communities, including schools and other institutions. Zaatari Refugee Camp is among the main locations where UNICEF is providing humanitarian WASH assistance which hosts more than 80,000 refugees.
In Zaatari refugee Camp, UNICEF is providing water on a daily average of 3,500,000 liters. This is provided through three boreholes operated within the camp covering the whole daily supply. The demand increases in summer when UNICEF gets an additional water supply from a number of privately owned external boreholes outside the camp. In addition to water supply, UNICEF is also managing a wastewater network which collects a daily amount of 2000 to 2500 m3 through main pipelines and two pump stations. Collected wastewater is being pumped on 24 hours basis to the camp’s treatment plant.
Adding to that, there is a persistent need to have an efficient and effective community mobilization’s component. The rule of the community mobilization is very important for the performance of the water and wastewater network’s operation.
With the nature of the water and wastewater networks in Za’atari, the integration of the community in the operation is highly needed and facilitates a successful and smooth delivery of services. The ultimate goal of the WASH program in Za’atari is to satisfy the community by providing high quality level of services, and having interaction mechanisms where the CM strategy will be achieved and community needs will be addressed and integrated in the program.
Technical competency and capacity should include :