In pursuing the 2030 Agenda and successful attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals, UNOPS engages in collaborative partnerships that focus on infrastructure, procurement, project management, human resources and financial services. In addition – and in line with RedR Australia – the current UNOPS strategic plan puts gender mainstreaming and disability inclusion at the centre of its operations, training, and processes.
There is clear alignment with the skills RedR Australia roster members can offer to UNOPS projects in several of these fields, and the partnership presents an exciting opportunity for us to expand our training and recruitment into new specialist areas.
Partnering with UNOPs will enable RedR Australia to offer complementary capacities to the agency’s projects and expand our ability to deploy roster members where they are needed most. Capacity to deploy with UNOPs projects will also ensure more efficient placement of roster members to humanitarian crisis areas, delivering more impact per dollar spent for deployments. The global profile of UNOPs and the agency’s commitment to partnerships will also open up fresh avenues for local and state-level collaborations, in line with our focus on localisation.
The MOU is expected to be signed in April.