UNOPS has signed an agreement with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), a British organization that strives to promote and progress civil engineering. The agreement confirms that UNOPS has met the necessary requirements to manage and deliver the ICE’s Company Approved Training Scheme (CATS). First piloted in the Jerusalem office, the training scheme will enable UNOPS to continue to professionalize its delivery of sustainable and well-managed projects on behalf of partners.
UNOPS was the first UN organization to receive this approval, and after being successfully piloted in the Jerusalem office it will later be expanded to other UNOPS offices. The aim of this agreement is to enable eligible UNOPS infrastructure practitioners to improve their professional competencies through fostering, mentoring and training, As such, UNOPS is providing on-the-job training and advice to help participants meet the development objectives of ICE CATS.
The training scheme offers national staff an opportunity to gain experience in a wide range of professional contexts and to potentially become more internationally mobile, highlighting UNOPS commitment to developing national capacity.
Antone Maria, a Mechanical Services Chief Engineer at UNOPS Office in Jerusalem, recently received associate level membership from The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.