UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.
Working in some of the world's most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners' expectations.
With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.
A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.
UNOPS - East Africa Hub
Located in Nairobi, Kenya, UNOPS East Africa Hub manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The East Africa sub-region currently consists of an established operations center in South Sudan, an office in Somalia and a portfolio of multiple transactional, procurement and infrastructure projects in Tanzania, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya and several Atlantic and Indian Ocean island states.
The rapid deployment of engineering capability to UN peacekeeping missions, particularly in Africa, is a very urgent challenge, and timely response is strongly required. To support this rapid deployment, there have been numerous attempts to accelerate the missions' start-up or respond to changes in mandate, including the provision of Military Engineering Contingents (MEC's) from Troop Contributing Countries (TCC) for facilities and infrastructure work, including camp construction/commissioning.
A number of countries have offered support to address this gap, most significantly the Government of Japan which plans to donate initial funding for heavy equipment and training to enable faster start-up or mission redevelopment. In support of this strategy a detailed assessment was carried out and the International Peace Training Center chosen as the training site, with the support of the Japanese Government. The project objective is to deliver fast start-up operation of trial training, logistics and support for project implementation in east Africa. In 2015 and 2016, the project was undertaken in Kenya however Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda are also possible locations.