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UNOPS Purpose

We help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

We bring to this task the values and principles of the United Nations and the innovation, boldness, speed and efficiency of a self-financed institution.

We bring the highest international standards to what we do, while respecting local contexts. We do this as our contribution to tackling the huge challenges of the 21st Century.

We provide practical solutions to assist our partners to save lives, protect people and their rights, and to build a better world.

We aspire to be a leader in the efforts to channel private-sector investments for social and environmental impact while addressing the immense needs for sustainable development.

What drives us is a passion to fight inequalities and to provide opportunities to those most vulnerable. This means we often work in the most challenging environments, building foundations for communities to function and people to live with dignity and respect.

We are passionate about quality: in our people and in what we do.

We earn the trust of those we work with by caring about what they value, and by delivering on our promise to always act in the service of people in need.

UNOPS Mission and Vision

Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

Our vision is a world where people can live full lives supported by appropriate, sustainable and resilient infrastructure and by the efficient, transparent use of public resources in procurement and project management.

UNOPS Values

National ownership and capacity.

We respect and support national ownership and help develop national capacity. This is the foundation for sustainability.

Accountability for results and transparency.  We ensure our own accountability for resources entrusted to us, and for contributions we make to the sustainable results of our partners. We seek to help our partners exercise their accountability. We believe transparency is essential to ensure accountability and the efficient use of resources.  Partnerships and coordination.  We recognize that strong partnerships and effective coordination among diverse actors, including the United Nations, governments, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector are crucial to efficiency and innovation.  Excellence.  We believe that we will add value and make strong contributions to the sustainable results of our partners only if our practices and performance are of recognized world-class standards of excellence and are well-adapted to local conditions.

UNOPS in Kosovo

UNOPS Pristina Project Centre has been active in Kosovo since 1999, helping partners achieve their development and peace building goals. Our office provides services including project management, administrative support, procurement and fund management in areas such as humanitarian relief and recovery, local economic development, education, governance, health, environment, justice, mine action and post conflict rebuilding of infrastructure, census  and livelihoods. UNOPS main clients in Kosovo are:

  • European Union Office in Kosovo
  • Government of Kosovo
  • Bilateral donors
  • The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFTM)
  • United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), and
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

For more information on UNOPS activities in Kosovo see

The UNOPS advantage

UNOPS operates as a fully self-financed provider of implementation services. As a not-for-profit organization it is motivated only to meet the expectations of partners.

During periods of conflict or crisis UNOPS maintains a physical presence on the ground and promotes the ownership and engagement of governments and local communities.

While partners may need a public profile for fundraising or advocacy, UNOPS does not and takes a low-key position as a service provider.

UNOPS extensive experience and proven track record in its focus areas allows partners to enjoy the benefits of specialization, shared knowledge and economies of scale.

UNOPS transparent, accountable management services meet the highest international standards. Partners are assured consistent performance to agreed standards of quality, timeliness and cost, and safeguards against implementation risk.

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Mr. Brendan KEIRNAN  – Head of Office
Pristina Project Centre (PRPC)
United Nations Office for Project Services
Address: UN Common Premises, Zagrebi street 58, Prishtinë/Priština 10000  Kosovo
Tel: +381 38 24 88 61; 24 88 62