United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development initiatives around the world.
UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.
UNOPS tailors its support to the needs of its partners, and can deliver one key element of a project, offer expert advice or manage entire projects or programmes.
UNOPS is the first international organisation that received four most prestigious accreditations for project management by the APMG International and the Project Management Institute.
About UNOPS in Serbia
In Serbia, UNOPS has been active since 2000; in 2012, it established Serbia Project Centre, which grew into Operations Centre in 2015.
The objective of Serbia Operations Centre is to support the Government of the Republic of Serbia, and other partners in their determination to create better living conditions and prosperity for the citizens. Through projects, whose value has exceeded 50 million Euros in the past three years, UNOPS Serbia has worked to accelerate development of some of the poorest areas in the country, to support reforms of administration, and to facilitate European integrations. Organisational efforts are also focussed on provision of support to vulnerable and marginalised communities.
UNOPS Serbia team is composed of high-quality local experts who play an active role in the country's development. We mostly use local contractors, while setting international standards, promoting national ownership and engagement of beneficiaries. We can design and plan, manage construction and provide advisory services. UNOPS Serbia always tailors its support to partners' needs.
So far, our key donors were: the European Union, the Government of Switzerland, the Kingdom of Norway, the Swedish International Development Agency, the United Kingdom's Department for International Development, Canada, France and the Czech Development Agency.
UNOPS cooperates with other United Nations agencies in Serbia and has been implementing joint projects with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN OHCHR), IOM, ILO, UNICEF, UN Women and WHO.
For details about UNOPS projects in Serbia, please see:
UNOPS Serbia factsheet about infrastructure: http://europeanprogres.org/dokumenti/RSOC_FS_Infrastructure_ENG.pdf
UNOPS Serbia factsheet about social justice and inclusion:
UNOPS Serbia Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience factsheet: http://europeanprogres.org/dokumenti/RSOC_FS_Disaster_and_Risk _Reduction_ENG.pdf