Development Group Cluster
The UNOPS Development Group Cluster is based in the North America Office and supports a diverse and complex portfolio including partners such as the United Nations Development Programme (the Bureau for Development Policy, the Human Development Report Office, and the Special Unit for South-South Cooperation), the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations Capital Development Fund, the United Nations Secretariat and a broadening community of primarily New York-based UN partners in the delivery of project management, implementation and administration services.
The UN Alliance of Civilizations seeks to
reduce tensions across cultural divides that threaten to inflame existing
political conflicts or trigger new ones. Through preventive diplomacy
initiatives, it works at grassroots level, promoting education, youth, media
and migration projects aimed at building trust and respect among diverse
The Alliance was established in 2005, at the
initiative of the Governments of Spain and Turkey, under the auspices of the
United Nations. In March 2013, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, former President of
the General Assembly, was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General to
succeed Jorge Sampaio, former President of Portugal, as High Representative for
the Alliance. UNAOC is supported by a Group of Friends – a community of over
120 member countries and international organizations and bodies. The UNAOC Secretariat, based in New York, NY,
is funded by multiple donors, with operations-level support provided by UNOPS.
Under the coordination of the Programme Management
Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Director, UNAOC, the
Project Management Specialist duties will include:
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.