UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. UNOPS mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development. UNOPS is a service provider, a technical advisor and an implementer of projects to supports our partners. Our experts work on a range of projects, from managing the construction of roads in South Sudan and providing renewable energy solutions in internally displaced persons camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, to helping the Government of Honduras procure vital medicines and medical supplies. UNOPS delivery in 2017 totalled $1.8 billion dollars. This reflects a consistent demand for our services.
A new 10 million Euro grant from the Government of Germany’s development bank, KfW, will fund a school maintenance project, providing valuable opportunities for vulnerable Jordanian citizens and Syrian refugees.
“This new project complements our joint activities with the Government of Jordan and will contribute to the improvement of learning conditions through the provision of basic maintenance and cleaning to public schools,” said Mr. Christian Schaub, KfW’s Country Director for Jordan.
The United Kingdom, Sweden, United States and Switzerland have committed more than $215 million to improving the health of Myanmar’s most vulnerable people through the UNOPS-managed Access to Health Fund.
Myanmar’s health system continues to improve, but significant health inequities remain. People living in conflict-affected areas are likely to experience poorer health outcomes, while those living in remote or hard-to-reach places are also more likely to suffer.
Although healthcare has improved in Myanmar in recent years, the most vulnerable people still lack basic maternity and child healthcare, as well as healthcare for tuberculosis, HIV and malaria.
“For many people in Myanmar, simply accessing healthcare in the first place can be difficult,” said Andrew Kirkwood, UNOPS Director in Myanmar.
“Sweden’s contribution towards the Fund will help strengthen the national health system in Myanmar, and provide vulnerable groups with access to quality health services,” he said.
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Iraq is home to the fourth largest population of internally displaced persons in the world. At the height of the Iraq conflict, more than 3.4 million people were forced to flee their homes.
A new partnership between the Government of Bangladesh and several UN agencies aims to increase the country’s resilience to natural and built environment shocks and stresses.
Building on previous efforts focused on resilience, the recently launched National Resilience Programme (NRP) will help to support human and economic development in Bangladesh through a range of inclusive and gender-responsive resilience initiatives.
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The primary role of the Programme Management Office (PMO) is to provide AFOC with the structures, tools and techniques needed to ensure that it has the right programmes and projects in place, that operational and change priorities are balanced, the governance and decision making is facilitated and it has the resources and capability to deliver them consistently well.
The functions and services of the PMO include:
Strategic Planning/Portfolio Support: Ensuring UNOPS is focused on doing the right projects by supporting management decision-making.
Background Information - Mali Programme
Mali is facing a problem of weapons and explosive hazard contamination, as a result of protracted and recent armed conflicts. The presence of explosive remnants of war (ERW), improvised explosive devices (IED) and insecure stockpiles of weapons and ammunition (obsolete, abandoned or neglected), poses a serious threat to civilians as well as to United Nations and humanitarian personnel operating in the country.
Background Information – Job Specific
Launched in September 2010, the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement catalyses collective action towards ending malnutrition in all its forms. Led by 60 SUN Countries and the Indian States of Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, the SUN Movement is an unprecedented effort to bring together stakeholders – governments, national and international civil society organisations, businesses, the UN system, researchers and scientists across different sectors – to create an enabling environment to improve nutrition.