The ICE has approved a training scheme run by United Nations aid implementation arm Unops. The scheme is for Unops employees providing infrastructure, project management and procurement.
The scheme will give Unops civil engineers the skills to carry out their work, while providing a pool of experts to support the organisation’s activities in over 80 countries. The ICE has approved training schemes for approximately 450 organisations, but Unops is the first UN organisation to agree to implement one.
Under the scheme, Unops employees are mentored by a senior engineer and must meet a series of professional development objectives.
They may also receive extra training in technical and managerial skills. Trainees may also be able to become ICE members at engineering technician, incorporated engineer or chartered engineer level.
The agreement between Unops and the ICE confirms that Unops has met the requirements to manage the training scheme, which it developed with ICE.
The scheme is in line with Unops’ focus on national capacity development, with its specific aim to provide professional development opportunities to national staff around the world.
Unops was officially recognised as an ICE-approved trainer at an event at UN City in Copenhagen.