The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Strategic coordination and advice

In an effort to enhance coherence and effectiveness in the UN system, UNOPS and the Executive Director coordinate with UN peers and receive external advice from different senior level bodies.

Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB)

The CEB provides broad guidance, coordination and strategic direction for the UN system as a whole in areas under the responsibility of executive heads. Focus is placed on inter-agency priorities and initiatives while ensuring that the independent mandates of organizations are maintained. 

The CEB carries out its role through three mechanisms:

  • High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP)
  • High-Level Committee on Management (HLCM)
  • United Nations Development Group (UNDG)

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Audit Advisory Committee (AAC)

The AAC assists the UNOPS Executive Director in fulfilling his/her responsibilities regarding the organization's oversight, financial management and reporting, internal audit and investigation, external audit, risk management, and systems of internal control and accountability. The primary role of the Committee is to advise the Executive Director.

Current members of AAC include:


Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE)

The SAGE provides external, independent, expert, non-binding advice and guidance on the application of relevant best practices and industry standards to assist the Executive Director in fulfilling her/his responsibilities for developing and implementing the organization's strategy.

Current members of SAGE include: