Background Information - UNOPS
UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peace building 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.
Background Information - Afghanistan
With more than 20 years of experience in the country the UNOPS Afghanistan office supports national reconstruction and development efforts by providing projects with goods and services - from stand-alone one-off solutions to long-term management and capacity development support. Based in Kabul UNOPS Afghanistan has regional offices in most parts of the country. The team implements projects in support of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy in a wide range of sectors including infrastructure education environment and agriculture and governance and rule of law.
Background Information - Job-specific
The UNOPS Afghanistan Operations Center (AFOC) under the UNOPS Asia Region Office (AR) has been established to support develop and oversee UNOPS’ portfolio of programmes and projects in Afghanistan and to ensure that synergies between programmes and projects are effectively developed. AFOC plays a critical role in ensuring quality services to UNOPS partners that meet stringent requirements of speed efficiency and cost effectiveness.
UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. UNOPS Afghanistan has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present UNOPS Afghanistan is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development capacity building to various ministries and environmental protection among others on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community.
On behalf of partners UNOPS is implementing the Inter-Agency Information Centre (IAIC) a toll-free humanitarian helpline that connects people to assistance and functions as an information exchange platform between affected populations and humanitarian and development partners. Feedback and complaints from affected populations is channeled to partners to improve programming and the timely delivery of a relevant response.