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Sustainability Analyst at United Nations Operations Project Services

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS 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.
Within these three core areas of expertise, UNOPS provides its partners with advisory, implementation and transactional services, with projects ranging from building schools and hospitals, to procuring goods and services and training local personnel. UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability for the projects we support, with a focus on developing national capacity.
Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices in development, humanitarian and peacebuilding contexts, always satisfying or surpassing partner expectations.
We employ more than 6,000 personnel and on behalf of our partners create thousands more work opportunities in local communities. Through our headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark and a network of offices, we oversee activities in more than 80 countries. 

Background Information - SPPG

The Sustainable Procurement Practice Group (SPPG) at UNOPS leads the organization’s sustainable procurement practice and is responsible for all matters of organizational development in procurement and supply chain management. It is responsible for developing procurement strategies, policies, and processes. SPPG provides authoritative guidance and procurement advice. It enables oversight and develops procurement and supply chain knowledge networks and training tools to strengthen skills in public procurement while advancing sustainable practices. SPPG is also responsible for a significant percentage of the transactional procurement volume of UNOPS which totalled 740 Mio. USD in 2012.

The Sustainability team at SPPG is responsible for strategy development and implementation of sustainable procurement at UNOPS. The team acts as a think tank for sustainable procurement within UNOPS, formulating and articulating sustainable procurement policy, ensuring the roll-out of sustainable procurement practices at UNOPS, and contributing to the overall sustainability programme and strategy at UNOPS. It liaises with key stakeholders in the UNOPS country offices and external partners. It advises UNOPS country offices on complex procurement cases and develops and delivers training and education programmes on sustainability and sustainable procurement.

In an effort to accelerate and promote delivery of sustainable procurement, SPPG drives sustainable procurement implementation in the delivery practice. The Sustainability Analyst supports the operationalization of sustainable procurement, based on a sustainability risk management approach and reports to the Team Manager, Sustainability team.

Contract: 1 year initially - possibility of extension

Closing date: 23 November, midnight Copenhagen time (CET)

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Salary: not specified