UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations dedicated to implementing projects for the UN system, international financial institutions, governments and other partners. UNOPS has been present in Jordan since 2004, where it has served as the support office for the Iraq operations. The office also supported a small portfolio of projects in Jordan, which has since been expanded to include additional portfolios in Jordan, as well as projects in several countries in the region. The current project portfolio of UNOPS Hub in Amman includes over 25 humanitarian and development projects across Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen. The portfolio consists of a wide range of projects in within UNOPS’ three mandated practice areas, namely sustainable infrastructure, procurement and project management. In addition, UNOPS is providing human resource transactional services to a range of partners in Jordan and the region.
In Jordan, the 10 ongoing projects are primarily focusing on supporting the government’s and international community’s response to the Syrian crisis. The projects include support to the Jordanian Government in managing the inflow of refugees and the related civil security needs in the Zaatari and Azraq refugee camps. UNOPS is also providing human resource management services to several UN agencies to support their responses to the Syrian crisis.