What we offer

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities to support peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects in diverse environments. From building roads in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and supporting elections in Iraq, to building community centres in Indonesia, employment at UNOPS is both rewarding and challenging.
Headquartered in Copenhagen with a network of offices worldwide, UNOPS employs over 6,000 employees every year and creates thousands more work opportunities in local communities on behalf of its partners.

Find out more about the types of contracts we offer:

Career development

 UNOPS supports professional development and builds teams that strive to achieve the highest standards of performance, while adhering to United Nations values. We provide personnel with a range of opportunities for continued career development, professional growth and continued learning, including leadership development and external certifications run by partners such as:

    • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
    • The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)
    • Cornell University

Each year, hundreds of UNOPS personnel participate in project management programmes such as PRINCE2 or the UNOPS project management certification programme.

Work-life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options, such as flexi-time, compressed work schedules and telecommuting. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types across the globe.


UNOPS strives to maintain a gender and culturally sensitive work environment, and respects the dignity of all colleagues regardless of gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, sexual orientation, age, physical disability or political conviction. ​