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 United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. To represent and oversee UN-Habitat programmes and projects, UN-Habitat is looking for a senior development professional as Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements who will work under the direct supervision of the Senior Human Settlements
Officer and Director of the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP).
Experience: Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in formulation and implementation of development programmes including housing and urbanization programmes and projects, international relations and coordination or related field.
Progressively substantial advisory experience in the following areas or closely related fields would be an asset:
Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Hindi is required.