UNOPS (United Nations Office for Project Services)

Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) for Non-Commercial Partnerships with Academic and Research

  • Overview

    Partnering with academia has been a recurring interest at UNOPS. The purpose of this EOI is to solicit partnerships proposals from academic and research organizations (such as universities, research centres, faculties, think tanks, vocational schools or colleges) for mutual collaborations.

    The potential scope for partnerships includes:

    • Partnerships that meet local needs (individual UNOPS field office) or global needs (UNOPS HQ and/or multiple country offices).

    • Partnerships in areas such as joint applied research, co-development and delivery of training, internship and academic programmes and technical advisory expertise (see EOI Page 5 -7 for details).

    Further Information

    Preferred partnership types

    Advocacy of global issues; Provision of services / personnel

    Sustainable Development Goals

    1. No poverty; 3. Good health and well-being; 4. Quality education; 6. Clean water and sanitation; 7. Affordable and clean energy; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 14. Life below water; 15. Life on land; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions; 17. Partnerships for the goals

    Issue areas

    Biodiversity; Child Labour; Children's Rights; Climate Change; Education; Energy; Health; Human Rights; Peace; Poverty; Principle 5; Principle 7; Principle 8; Principle 9; Rule of Law; Water and Sanitation; Youth

    Type(s) of services / business sectors

    Construction & Materials; Financial Services; Industrial Goods & Services; Industrial Goods & Services - Support Services; Other


    Coordination; Education; Health; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)


    UNOPS are predominantly interested in long term partnerships with academic institutions. The closing date for proposal submissions is the 23rd February.

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