The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
UNOPS welcomes the announcement of Acting Executive Director
UNOPS welcomes United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres’ appointment of Jens Wandel as Acting Executive Director.
Up-to-date information on UNOPS action plan to address issues related to S3i can be found here.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Wandel was the UN Secretary-General Designate for the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund and Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Reforms.
Effective from 9 May, Mr. Wandel will serve as UNOPS Acting Executive Director while the Secretary-General launches a recruitment process, in consultation with the UNOPS Executive Board, to find a successor to Ms. Faremo.
Mr. Wandel has extensive experience working with international organizations with a focus on management, adaptive change and sustainable development. He also previously served as Director of the UN Development Programme Bureau for Management Services.
A Danish national, he holds a Master’s degree in political science and government from Aarhus University in Denmark.