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Organization Contact Information

Name: United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Street 1: Midtermolen 3
Street 2:
City: Copenhagen
Province:
Post Code: 2100
Country: Denmark
Phone: +45 3546 7502
Email: DavidSH@unops.org
Web Site: http://www.unops.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: David
Last Name: Shimkus
Title: Health Practice Lead
Email: DavidSH@unops.org
Phone: +45 3546 7502

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: -Mr.
First Name: -David
Last Name: -Shimkus
Title:  
Email: DavidSH@unops.org
Phone:  

General Information

Board Constituency: Multilaterals
Organization Type - Primary: Multilateral Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: International
Organization Description:
UNOPS's mission is to expand the capacity of the UN system and its partners to implement peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations that matter for people in need.

In Myanmar, UNOPS manages the Three Diseases Fund (3DF), which contributes to achieving Millennium Development Goals by reducing the burden of communicative disease mortality. Activities are being undertaken to reduce transmission and enhance provision of treatment and care for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The project targets those most at risk of being affected by each of the three diseases, with a focus on those living in remote and inaccessible areas with limited or no access to public health services.

UNOPS serves as Local Fund Agent (LFA) to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in 14 countries. As LFA, UNOPS works closely with the Global Fund to oversee program performance and accountable use of funds. UNOPS’s responibilities include assessing the Principal Recipient’s capacity to implement grants, reviewing proposed budgets and work plans, and assisting the Global Fund in grant negotiations. UNOPS also reviews the Principal Recipient’s periodic requests for funds, undertaking site visits to verify results and reviewing the Principal Recipient’s annual audit reports.

UNOPS constructed and renovated 110 health structures throughout Zimbabwe on behalf of the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis (GFATM) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

In DRC, UNOPS provided procurement and HR support to the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI)The Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization Project is under the responsibility of the DRC Minstry of Health and financed by the World Bank. The objective of the project is to combat malaria, HIV/AIDS. UNOPS is providing procurement and human resources support.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $1 MIL-$10 MIL
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Network with other partners
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: No
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
N/A
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Denmark
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: South East Asian
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Belgium
Benin
Bhutan
Botswana
Brazil
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cote d'Ivoire
Cuba
Cyprus
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Germany
Ghana
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
India
Indonesia
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Iraq
Israel
Italy
Jordan
Kenya
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Lebanon
Liberia
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Mauritania
Mexico
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Republic of Serbia
Rwanda
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Slovakia
Somalia
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic
Thailand
The Former Yugoslav Rep of Macedonia
Togo
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
United Republic of Tanzania
United States of America
Uruguay
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care Armenia
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care Azerbaijan
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care Bangladesh
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care Bhutan
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care China
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care Ethiopia
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care India
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care Maldives
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care Myanmar
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care Pakistan
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care Republic of Serbia
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care The Former Yugoslav Rep of Macedonia
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care Turkmenistan

Contribution

Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB-HIV:
UNOPS involvement in TB is carried out through procurement, fund management and infrastructure activities. As Local Fund Agent (LFA) for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in 14 countries, UNOPS provides independent oversight and evaluation of grant implementation as well as advice to the Global Fund on potential risks.
UNOPS is LFA for the Global Fund in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, China, Ethiopia, FYR Macedonia, Kosovo, Maldives, North Korea, Pakistan, Serbia and Turkmenistan. UNOPS also serves as a Global Fund Principal Recipient in Myanmar.
UNOPS acts as fund manager for the Three Diseases Fund (3DF) in Myanmar, where it is administering more than $125 million over five years. The European Commission and the Governments of Australia, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom contributed to this pooled fund. This programme provides a simple and transparent instrument to finance nationwide efforts to reduce the transmission of HIV and AIDS, TB and malaria, and enhance care and treatment through access to essential drugs and related services.


Laboratory Strengthening:
UNOPS serves as the Procurement Agent for design and renovation/upgrades at labs and hospitals across Indonesia in line with international best practices/guidelines as well as lab equipment and supplies, to rapidly and effectively disburse allocated funds. UNOPS also executes a similar project in Zimbabwe where almost 100 health structures are to be upgraded.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: December 2, 2010
Last updated: October 3, 2012