UNOPS strategic focus places increased emphasis on national capacity development and sustainable approaches to project management, procurement and infrastructure services. A key objective is to be recognized as an organization that delivers world-class infrastructure and project management, which is both economically and socially sustainable, even in the most challenging environments. To achieve this goal, UNOPS has established the Infrastructure and Project Management Group (IPMG).
Within UNOPS, IPMG’s objectives are to serve the organization’s personnel and partners by broadening their infrastructure and project management capabilities, while disseminating best-practices in both of these areas. Through this work, the group helps facilitate the successful delivery of programmes and projects around the world.
To achieve its objectives, IPMG has established three interrelated and interdependent work streams, namely, Strategic Initiatives, Standards and Engagement Assurance. IPMG is managed overall by the Director of IPMG and supported by a Programme Support Unit.
Standards stream aims to reduce organizational risks, improve project performance, and promote excellence across UNOPS projects by having fit for purpose infrastructure and project management standards framework in place, which includes the development and maintenance of project management and infrastructure related technical content, as well as knowledge management, gender, sustainability and tools development associated with this content. This work stream enables IPMG to elevate organizational maturity and contributes to corporate excellence agenda such as ISO certifications and EFQM.
The Standards Team is overall managed by the Head of Standards in close collaboration with the Manager of Standards. The Manager of Standards reports directly to the Head of Standards who reports in turn to the Director of IPMG. The Learning and Training Co-ordinator will report directly to the Manager of Standards. For more details regarding the vacancy announcement please refer to the link: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=15382#7
About the Organization
UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.
Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.
With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.
A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.