The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

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Key partners

European Union

Government of Japan

Government of the United Kingdom

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS)

UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)

World Bank

UNOPS has worked in southern Sudan since 2005 and in South Sudan since 2011. Our team provides local and international partners with project management and implementation, infrastructure and procurement services to support South Sudan’s Development Plan.

UNOPS is working in a range of sectors in South Sudan, including transport, education, health, community development and post-conflict stabilization and emergency response.

As part of this, UNOPS enables its partners to make vital infrastructure improvements that drive sustainable development and improve peace and security. We work to enhance connectivity – via roads, rivers and bridges – to facilitate both humanitarian access and economic development. We help build and equip hospitals, so that pregnant women receive the healthcare they need for the safe birth of their child. And, we support our partners efforts in alleviating the ongoing humanitarian crisis.

UNOPS also supports the provision of critical social services and community development initiatives in remote and conflict-affected areas in South Sudan – helping to address deepening vulnerabilities and strengthen community capacity to lead in local development efforts.

Through the World Bank-funded Safety Net and Skills Development Project, UNOPS provided vulnerable individuals in remote and conflict-affected counties with valuable employment opportunities in labour-intensive public works.

UNOPS continues to work closely with the World Bank and other key partners to deliver essential social services, improve living conditions and encourage community development.

Key Information

  • UNOPS Impact in South Sudan

    • Improved economic growth and development by constructing and rehabilitating public infrastructure, such as schools, health centres and roads across the country
    • Improved access to agricultural markets through improved infrastructure, fostering rural livelihoods and the delivery of basic services
    • Provided access to income opportunities and temporary employment to more than 35,000 people through public works activities and skills development training
    • Helped expedite the delivery of humanitarian aid, providing life-saving supplies to the people of South Sudan through the construction of a port on the White Nile

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    Maternal mortality ratio
    Maternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births)

    Maternal mortality ratio is the number of women who die from pregnancy-related causes while pregnant or within 42 days of pregnancy termination per 100,000 live births. The data are estimated with a regression model using information on the proportion of maternal deaths among non-AIDS deaths in women ages 15-49, fertility, birth attendants, and GDP.

    Source: (2014)

  • Flag SS Contact Details

    UNOPS South Sudan

    UN House (Juba 3)

    Jebel Kujur


    South Sudan

    Tel: +211 (0)919 102 702

    Postal address:

    PO Box 595


    South Sudan

Active projects in the region

Leveraging the White Nile River for improved transport in South Sudan

A feasibility study seeks to inform the development of river transportation in South Sudan, for the efficient delivery of humanitarian aid.

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