Voices: Developing local capacity in Peru

“Working at UNOPS is challenging, varied and never boring” - Alexandra Kianman, Project Manager

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​"I have worked at UNOPS for over seven years, since November 2007. I work as a project manager, managing essential health and social infrastructure projects. I am an architect with post-graduate degrees in project management and public investment. Before UNOPS, I worked on projects with the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

UNOPS office in Peru helps the Peruvian government construct roads, hospitals, schools and much more, in order to build a more stable future for the country. Through our work, we expand the ability of governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner. We must ensure that the projects we support have the most positive, long-term impact possible.

One of the most rewarding parts of my work at UNOPS is to hear first-hand from the beneficiaries of our projects how the infrastructure we construct makes a difference in their daily lives.

On the projects we manage, we share our knowledge and skills with the local community. This promotes local ownership of the end product and develops local capacity, while supporting the management and maintenance of our projects in the long term.  When we see the results and the difference we make in communities, we are really proud of UNOPS work.

UNOPS is an organization that always endeavours to improve, to achieve the best results, while encouraging staff to develop both professionally and individually. Working with colleagues from other countries with the same objective is really interesting and I am very pleased to work with a great team, one that is always striving to achieve the best results."