Structure

Policymaking Organs

UNIDO has two policymaking organs: the General Conference and the Industrial Development Board. The Programme and Budget Committee is a subsidiary organ of the Industrial Development Board.

General Conference (GC):
The General Conference determines the guiding principles and policies of the Organization and approves the budget and work programme. Every four years, the Conference appoints the Director General. It also elects the members of the Industrial Development Board and of the Programme and Budget Committee. The Conference meets every two years.

Industrial Development Board (IDB):
The Board has 53 members, elected for a four-year term on a rotational basis. It reviews the implementation of the work programme, the regular and operational budgets and makes recommendations to the Conference on policy matters, including the appointment of the Director General. The Board meets once a year.

Programme and Budget Committee (PBC):
The Committee consists of 27 members, elected for a two-year term. It is a subsidiary organ of the Board which provides assistance in the preparation and examination of the work programme, the budget and other financial matters. The Committee meets once a year.

UNIDO currently has 170 Member States.

Organizational structure

organigram

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL (ODG)

The Office of the Director General (ODG) shall include the position of Chief of Cabinet as well as Special Advisor to the Director General on Operations Coordination and Risk Management (ODG/OSA), the Office of Strategic Planning, Coordination and Quality Monitoring (ODG/SPQ), the Office of Legal Affairs (ODG/LEG) and the Office of Independent Evaluation and Internal Oversight (ODG/IEO).

Director General (DG)

The UNIDO Constitution stipulates that the Director General is the chief administrative officer of UNIDO and is accountable to its policymaking organs – the General Conference, the Industrial Development Board and its subsidiary organ, the Programme and Budget Committee. Subject to the directives of these policymaking organs, the Director General has the overall responsibility and authority to direct the work of the Organization.

Chief of Cabinet

The Chief of Cabinet (ODG/ODG) is responsible for providing substantive support to the Director General in both his strategic and day-to-day management of UNIDO. For the effective discharge of these responsibilities, the Chief of Cabinet gives guidance to the various organizational entities in the Office of Director General. The Chief of Cabinet also acts as the focal point for the promotion and UNIDO-wide adoption of a coherent and consistent approach to results-based management (RBM) in all areas of the Organization’s activities.

Office of Special Advisor to the Director General on Operations Coordination and Risk Management

The Office of Special Advisor to the Director General on Operations Coordination and Risk Management (ODG/OSA) assists the Director General in providing strategic direction and guidance to UNIDO programmes and offices in the following areas: technical cooperation implementation and resource management, quality monitoring and assurance, enterprise risk management and Knowledge Management. The Special Advisor reports directly to the Director General, and is a member of both the Executive Board and the internal senior management team.

Office of Strategic Planning, Coordination and Quality Monitoring (ODG/SPQ)

Under the overall direction of the Director General and working in close collaboration with all organizational entities within UNIDO, the Office of Strategic Planning, Coordination and Quality Monitoring (ODG/SPQ) is responsible for collaborating closely with the Chief of Cabinet and the relevant organizational entities to provide guidance and support on the strategies, policies and priorities of the Organization, and for ensuring the effective positioning of the Organization and its mandate of ISID in the global development agenda.

Strategic Planning and Coordination Division (ODG/SPQ/SPC)

The Strategic Planning and Coordination Division (ODG/SPQ/SPC) provides analytical support to the Director General on issues related to international development cooperation; coordinates the preparation of UNIDO’s strategic documents and major reports as well as supports the Chief of Cabinet in his function of managing the UNIDO Secretariat for the Executive Board.

Quality Monitoring Division (ODG/SPQ/QUA)

The Quality Monitoring Division (ODG/SPQ/QUA) covers the key functions of providing advisory services, providing support to the Chief of Cabinet in managing the UNIDO Secretariat of the Executive Board for issues related to the approval and monitoring of programmes and projects, and designing, in collaboration with the Department of Human Resources Management (CMO/HRM), training programmes on RBM and the effective application of the logical framework (LogFrame) approach to programme and project management.

Office of Legal Affairs (ODG/LEG)

The Office of Legal Affairs (ODG/LEG) assists the Organization in achieving its goals by ensuring that all its activities and programmes are in accordance with the external and internal aspects of the Organization’s legal framework. The core function of the Office consists in the provision of sound and impartial legal advice and expert legal assistance in order to promote and develop the rule of law in all aspects of UNIDO’s activities, as well as to defend the Organization’s rights, positions and interests in contractual or litigation matters.

Office of Evaluation and Internal Oversight (ODG/EIO)

The Office of Evaluation and Internal Oversight (ODG/EIO) is responsible for providing the Director General, and management at large, with independent, objective assurance, advice and evaluation designed to add value to and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of UNIDO’s operations, internal control framework, risk management, RBM and governance processes. It provides evidence-based information that is credible, reliable and useful, enabling the timely incorporation of findings, recommendations and lessons learned into the decision-making processes at organization-wide, programme and project level. The Office also assesses that UNIDO’s programmes and projects as well as thematic areas correctly address the stated objectives of the Organization, especially the implementation of the corporate strategy of ISID through PCPs.

The Office undertakes fact-findings in cases of alleged irregularity, wrongdoing, waste of resources and/or violation of UNIDO’s regulations, rules and procedures with a view to safeguarding the Organization’s interests and to ensure accountability. It also acts as the focal point within UNIDO for the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) of the United Nations system. The functions of the Office are guided by the EIO Charter and the Evaluation Policy.

Independent Evaluation Division (ODG/EIO/IED)

The Independent Evaluation Division (ODG/EIO/IED) is responsible for the independent evaluation function of the Organization and supports learning, continuous improvement and accountability, and provides factual information about results and practices that feed into programmatic and strategic decision-making processes.

Internal Oversight Division (ODG/EIO/IOD)

The Internal Oversight Division (ODG/EIO/IOD) is responsible for the independent, objective assurance and advice designed to add value to and improve UNIDO’s operations as well as emphasize transparency.

DIRECTORATE OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS AND POLICY RESEARCH (EPR)

The Directorate, headed by the Managing Director and Deputy to the Director General provides guidance on the Organization’s external relations and advocacy with its Member States and other stakeholders and partners in the United Nations system, the broader development community, civil society and academia. In addition, the Directorate oversees the Organization’s policy research and statistics activities and the Organization’s normative contribution to Member States and global development community in achieving the SDGs.

UNIDO Liaison Offices: Brussels (EPR/BRO), Geneva (EPR/GVO) and New York (EPR/NYO)

The main responsibility of these offices is to ensure the effective promotion and representation of UNIDO in Brussels, Geneva and New York. As such, they maintain close contact and communication with missions of Member States in their respective locations; raise awareness of and support for UNIDO’s programmes and activities; represent UNIDO in meetings of intergovernmental and inter-agency bodies; promote partnerships and cooperation with United Nations system organizations, civil society and the private sector and in the case of the Brussels Office also enhance cooperation with the European Union; and report on major trends and developments of strategic importance for the work of the Organization.

Department of External Relations (EPR/ETR)

Working in close collaboration with all organizational entities within UNIDO, the Department of External Relations (EPR/ETR) serves as the main channel of communication and interaction between Member States and the UNIDO Secretariat. It provides substantive, technical and logistical support to the policymaking organs, its subsidiary organs, as well as their inter-sessional working groups. The Department establishes, maintains, coordinates and monitors the Organization’s official contacts with Member States and non-Member States, regional groups, and intergovernmental organizations (IGOs)/NGOs, and establishes and maintains strategic and policy level relations with donors, and is responsible for the identification of potential funding opportunities for technical cooperation and related activities of UNIDO from all sources as well as preparation, management and safekeeping of funding agreements. It identifies and pursues strategic opportunities for UNIDO to work with Member States and non-Member States in cooperation with other organizational entities. It also performs external relations functions, protocol duties and provides support services to the Vienna Chapter of G-77 and China. The Department also aims to further enhance UNIDO’s visibility and strengthen the Organization’s position within the international development system via targeted and strategic advocacy and communication measures.

Policymaking Organs Secretariat (EPR/ETR/PMO)

The Policymaking Organs Secretariat (EPR/ETR/PMO) is responsible for providing advisory and secretariat services to all sessions of the policymaking organs, the General Conference, the Industrial Development Board and its subsidiary organ, the Programme and Budget Committee, as well as other subsidiary bodies and working groups established by those organs. It acts as focal point for liaison with Member States, non-Member States, regional groups, IGOs and NGOs.

Strategic Relations and Resource Mobilization Division (EPR/ETR/SRM)

The Strategic Relations and Resource Mobilization Division is responsible for designing and articulating UNIDO’s strategy for resource mobilization and for guiding the resource mobilization for the Organization. In this regard, the Division is responsible for engaging with donors and partners at a strategic and policy level, including UNIDO Member States and non-Member States, to promote enhanced relations and cooperation.

Advocacy and Media Relations Division (EPR/ETR/AMR)

The Advocacy and Media Relations Division (EPR/ETR/AMR) is responsible for enhancing UNIDO’s visibility and strengthening the Organization’s position within the international development system via targeted and strategic advocacy and communication measures. The Division promotes UNIDO’s role and achievement of the ISID mandate and contribution to SDGs, in particular SDG-9. It also draws on all relevant public information and advocacy techniques, engages proactively with the international media, produces strategic communication material, including multimedia and works to effectively position UNIDO on the internet, and on social media, and at high-profile international events. The Division is also responsible for developing and implementing UNIDO’s corporate communications, advocacy and media relations strategy.

Department of Policy Research and Statistics (EPR/PRS)

The Department of Policy Research and Statistics (EPR/PRS) is responsible for increasing understanding of development policies and programmes by providing intellectual leadership and analytical services to UNIDO and the wider development community. The Department develops and provides policy advice to Member States, based on evidence emerging from thematic, regional, country and sectoral analyses of industrial development and processes of structural change. In close cooperation with other relevant organizational entities and knowledge institutions around the world, the Department develops UNIDO’s research programme, advocates ISID as the main approach to create employment, reduce poverty and combat climate change, forges strategic partnerships to enhance UNIDO’s own expertise, and strengthens the capacity of Member States in related areas, including statistics. The Department is also responsible for the compilation, storage and dissemination of worldwide industrial statistics. The Department comprises the Research and Industrial Policy Advice Division and the Statistics Division.

Research and Industrial Policy Advice Division (EPR/PRS/RPA)

The Research and Industrial Policy Advice Division (EPR/PRS/RPA) conducts integrated applied
economic research on themes related to UNIDO’s mandate at the international, regional, country and sector level, and disseminates the findings thereof. On this basis, it provides strategic and specific industrial policy advice to Member States to accelerate industrial development. The Division also supports Member States in the identification, design, implementation and evaluation of policies that aim at expanding and diversifying their productive capacity, and advocates for sustainable industrialization strategies at the global, regional and national level. In discharging these responsibilities, it implements projects and collaborates closely with other relevant organizational entities of UNIDO, including those providing technical cooperation services.

Statistics Division (EPR/PRS/STA)

The Statistics Division (EPR/PRS/STA) is responsible for the compilation, storage and dissemination of worldwide industrial statistics that are internationally comparable in terms of data quality and statistical definition.

DIRECTORATE OF DIGITALIZATION, TECHNOLOGY AND AGRIBUSINESS (DTA)

The Directorate of Digitalization, Technology and Agri-Business (DTA), headed by a Managing Director, coordinates and mainstreams the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in its technical cooperation, strategic, normative activities aiming at fostering the inclusive and sustainable development in the era of 4IR. The Directorate creates new and innovative technical cooperation deliverables in the areas of trade, investment, technology innovation and agro-industry and agri-business. The Directorate comprises the Department of Digitalization, Technology and Innovation (DTI) and the Department of Agri-Business (AGR).

Department of Digitalization, Technology and Innovation (DTA/DTI)

Responding to the growing demand for supporting inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in the era of the new industrial revolution, the Department of Digitalization, Technology and Innovation (DTA/DTI) leads the way in addressing opportunities, challenges and risks stemming from the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and its contribution to sustainable socio-economic progress. The Department is responsible for the strategic coordination of 4IR-related matters with designated focal points in other technical Departments and organizational entities of UNIDO, as appropriate. In consultation with public and private partners, DTI designs and implements holistic interventions that are tailored to specific country needs. The Department’s interventions actively identify and combine complementary services from across three Divisions, namely:

  • Innovation and Digitalization Division (DTA/DTI/IDD)
  • Investment and Technology Promotion Division (DTA/DTI/ITP)
  • Quality Infrastructure and Smart Production Division (DTA/DTI/QIS)

Innovation and Digitalization Division (DTA/DTI/IDD)

The Innovation and Digitalization Division (DTA/DTI/IDD) promotes digital transformation and innovation ecosystems building, to advance the economic competitiveness of developing countries by helping them to benefit from the rapid progress of digital and convergent technologies associated to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and ensuring a smooth transition towards cyber-physical industrial systems and a smart society.

Investment and Technology Promotion Division (DTA/DTI/ITP)

The Investment and Technology Promotion Division (DTA/DTI/ITP) harnesses different types of partnerships at corporate, institutional and political level to support developing countries in their endeavor to become attractive investment locations resulting in increased levels of investments (foreign direct investment, impact investments, domestic investments) as well as technology exchange and adoption.

The Division expands its Investment and Technology Promotion Network by closely interlinking UNIDO’s Investment and Technology Promotion Offices (ITPOs) with investment promotion agencies (IPAs) and international corporate partners.

Quality Infrastructure and Smart Production Division (DTA/DTI/QIS)

The Quality Infrastructure and Smart Production Division (DTA/DTI/QIS) seeks to build national and regional quality infrastructure systems needed to provide internationally recognized services, including strengthening institutional capacities (i.e. metrology, standardization and accreditation); building conformity assessment capacities (testing, inspection, certification, calibration, etc.); supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to take advantage of new technologies and standards for smart production and thus participate in global value chains; trade facilitation and promoting quality awareness with the public sector, economic operators and consumers.

Department of Agri-business (DTA/AGR)

The Department of Agri-Business (DTA/AGR) provides a range of technical cooperation services to assist developing countries add value to the output of their agricultural sector and generate employment opportunities in off-farm activities for rural communities, thereby contributing to increased food security and a sustainable reduction of poverty. The department provides support for the development of agri-business corridors in developing countries in collaboration with International Financial Institutions.

The Department drives the Organization’s mandates of creating shared prosperity and advancing economic competitiveness. It supports initiatives to build human capital and raise total factor productivity through focused vocational training and industrial skills development activities. With its programmes, the Department addresses the root causes of migration and helps alleviate migration pressures at the origin.

Sustainable Food Systems Division (DTA/AGR/SFS)

The Sustainable Food Systems Division (DTA/AGR/SFS) promotes ISID through the promotion of food systems that deliver food and nutrition security without compromising economic, social, and environmental bases to generate food security and nutrition for future generations. The Division is responsible for identifying, developing and managing programmes to improve the competitiveness of the food and agribusiness sectors through access to support services, finance, markets and trade opportunities.

The Division contributes to the capacity-building of food systems support institutions and skill development agencies through its advisory and convening activities.

Agro-Industries and Skills Development Division (DTA/AGR/AIS)

Agro-Industries and Industrial Skills Development Division (DTA/AGR/AIS) provides a range of specialized services and knowhow to address the specific needs of Member States in the industrial processing of non-food agricultural produce and technical skills development to provide their populations with sustainable livelihoods.

Rural Entrepreneurship, Job Creation and Human Security Division (DTA/AGR/RJH)

The Rural Entrepreneurship, Job Creation and Human Security Division (DTA/AGR/RJH) provides technical cooperation services to improve livelihoods in rural communities through productive activities. The focus is on business activities among socially and economically marginalized people, including in particular women and youth, in the farm and non-farm sectors including creative industries. Both entrepreneurial and technical human capacities are strengthened and matched with opportunities for producing new and improved marketable products. Knowledge and technology introduced in the rural communities match the absorptive and innovative capabilities of the poor and vulnerable segments of rural society.

The Division provides its technical cooperation services in close coordination with the other relevant departments and technical divisions and organizational entities of UNIDO as appropriate.

DIRECTORATE OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY (EAE)

The Directorate of Environment and Energy (EAE), headed by a Managing Director,  aims to integrate and scale-up the energy and environment activities focusing on supporting governments and industries to provide sustainable and resilient soft and hard infrastructure for industrial development, supporting industries to contribute to climate neutral circular economy, and supporting governments and industries in fulfilling national commitments under multinational climate and environmental agreements. The Directorate consists of the Department of Environment and the Department of Energy.

Department of Environment (EAE/ENV)

The Department of Environment (EAE/ENV) contributes to ISID and the implementation of the SDGs, in particular of SDG 9, by greening existing industries and products, as well as by facilitating creation of new green industries and products, and by minimizing resource use along value chains and during the lifetime of products, facilitating uptake of circular economy practices.

 The Department promotes the concept of circular economy, sustainable design of products with less materials, being easy to maintain and incorporating longevity, industrial resource efficiency to improve the effective use of natural resources including in particular materials and water;  assists developing countries and countries with economies in transition to achieve the objectives of and compliance with multilateral environmental agreements; reduces the release of industrial pollutants into the environment; and improves sustainable access to water for productive uses.

The Department encourages industrial development for economic growth that is sustainable, resource efficient, beneficial to the climate, and resilient as well as protective of the natural environment and human health, and keeps workers, communities and consumers safe. Its activities serve to improve competitiveness, as well as development of and access to markets, particularly for SMEs.

The Department acts as the focal point in UNIDO for various multilateral environmental agreements and multilateral co-operation in the field of the environment: the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer; the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants; and the Minamata Convention on Mercury; as well as other relevant international initiatives and conventions such as the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), and multilateral co-operation in initiatives like the Partnership on Action for Green Economy (PAGE) and the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) and the Green Industry Platform (GIP). The Department coordinates its service delivery with the services offered by other technical departments, and other relevant organizational entities of UNIDO.

Industrial Pollution Mitigation Division (EAE/ENV/IPM)

The Industrial Pollution Mitigation Division (EAE/ENV/IPM) is responsible for supporting developing countries and countries with economies in transition to implement the Chemicals and Wastes obligations and requirements under the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions and other relevant agreements, in particular where it relates to larger and formalized industries and sectors, and to leverage its experience to address industrial pollution mitigation in general. 

Industrial Resource Efficiency Division (EAE/ENV/IRE)

The Industrial Resource Efficiency Division (EAE/ENV/IRE) is responsible for supporting capacity development of industry, government, environmental service providers, IGOs and NGOs to scale up and mainstream the production of greener products and adoption of resource-efficient and cleaner patterns of production and circular economy policies and practices that improve profitability of industries while creating social and environmental benefits. Greening of products and industrial processes and introduction of new business models along supply and value chains, as well as the promotion of Eco-Industrial Parks are core activities.

Montreal Protocol Division (EAE/ENV/MPD)

The Montreal Protocol Division (EAE/ENV/MPD) is responsible for planning, developing and implementing activities for developing countries and countries with economies in transition to facilitate compliance with the Montreal Protocol and in particular its Kigali Amendment, and to support countries to achieve their nationally determined contributions to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases under the Paris Agreement through activities related to the Montreal Protocol and its Kigali Amendment. The services of the division are focusing in particular on transformative approaches for manufacturing in refrigeration, air conditioning and insulation foam sectors; related working fluids and chemicals; total greenhouse gas emissions caused by related products; their green design to extend their lifetime and reduce further their greenhouse gas emissions; as well as related capacity building and policy support.

Materials and Chemicals Management Division (EAE/ENV/MCM)

The Materials and Chemicals Management Division (EAE/ENV/MCM) is responsible for supporting developing countries and countries with economies in transition in the implementation of existing or emerging compliance regimes not covered by other divisions. With novel approaches to materials and chemicals management and to innovation, with training and education, and with implementing circular economy approaches in particular related to extension of product life by maintenance, the division is to leverage its experience to facilitate responsible materials sourcing and to support smaller enterprises and entrepreneurs in greening their businesses.  

Department of Energy (EAE/ENE)

The responsibility of the Department of Energy (EAE/ENE) is to assist Member States in the transition to a sustainable energy future under the overarching mandate of ISID, through the application of renewable energy for productive uses, adoption of the efficient use of energy by industry and the introduction of low-carbon technologies and processes. In transitioning to a sustainable energy future, the challenges of addressing energy poverty and climate change become an integral part of the Department activities.

Climate Technology and Innovation Division (EAE/ENE/CTI)

The Climate Technology and Innovation Division (EAE/ENE/CTI) is responsible for supporting Member States with access to and uptake of low-carbon, climate friendly and clean energy technologies, innovations and entrepreneurship. It focuses on supporting entrepreneurship and facilitating the establishment of conducive innovation systems. In addition, the Division is also responsible for supporting member states with enabling markets for low-carbon technologies and their use by industry and local communities, thereby contributing to climate mitigations and resilience in recipient countries.

Energy Systems and Infrastructure Division (EAE/ENE/ESI)

The Energy Systems and Infrastructure Division (EAE/ENE/ESI) focuses on promoting sustainable energy solutions and infrastructure for industrial development. The promotion of industrial decarbonization through crosscutting solutions, such as energy management systems and standards, energy systems optimization, and deployment of renewable energy technologies is one of the core functions of the Division. In addition, the Division supports Member States with the transition to sustainable energy systems for ISID. By bringing together supply and demand side perspectives, the focus of the Division is on system level changes and transformative solutions driven by the convergence of key technologies such as distributed generation, digitization and storage technologies as well as climate policies. The Division focuses on disruptive solutions, being they technological or business models. It is also responsible for coordinating policy engagement and dialogues, at national, regional and global levels, and through pursuing meaningful global partnerships in the field of sustainable energy and climate change. The Division positions UNIDO strategically in the global energy and climate change forums and coordinates the global network of regional centers and partnerships.

Energy Technologies and Industrial Applications Division (EAE/ENE/ETI)

The Energy Technologies and Industrial Applications Division (EAE/ENE/ETI) is responsible for supporting Member States with technology transfer and localization of low-carbon energy technologies and their applications towards achieving the ISID. It focuses on facilitating localization and adoption of energy technologies in frontier markets and their applications in industry for productive uses. 

DIRECTORATE OF PROGRAMMES, PARTNERSHIPS AND FIELD COORDINATION (PFC)

The Directorate of Programmes, Partnerships and Field Coordination (PFC), headed by a Managing Director,  strives for a coherent strategic and programmatic operational response to regional and country priorities to accelerate ISID through the integration and scale-up of UNIDO’s operations and forging and maintaining strategic partnerships with leading development stakeholders and organizations. The Directorate coordinates the development and implementation of the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) as a mean to accelerate the achievement of ISID in UNIDO’s Member States. It also plays a leading role in the implementation of the UN General Assembly resolution on the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDA III) and hosts the Secretariat of IDDA III. The Directorate comprises the Department of Programme and Partnership Coordination (PFC/PPC) and the Department of Regional and Field Coordination (PFC/RFC).

Department of Programme and Partnership Coordination (PFC/PPC)

The Department assists Member States in enhancing cooperation with the private sector and international and development financial and banking institutions, and in mobilizing public and private partnerships and resources as well as coordinating the development of Programmes for Country Partnership (PCPs)/Country Programmes (CPs). It coordinates PCP as the chief model to upscale UNIDO’s work. It also coordinates UNIDO partnerships, particularly in the framework of the PCPs and IDDA III, with industrial associations and individual enterprises, DFIs, and multilateral funds including the development, with the concerned functions, of targeted partnership strategies.

The Department of Programme and Partnership Coordination (PFC/PPC) comprises the Programme for Country Partnership Division (PFC/PPC/CPD) and the Partnership Coordination Division (PFC/PPC/PCD).

Programme for Country Partnership Division (PFC/PPC/CPD)

The Programme for Country Partnership Division (PFC/PPC/CPD) facilitates the integration of the technical operations of UNIDO at all levels. It coordinates the implementation UNIDO’s PCP policy and guidelines. It coordinates, in particular, the identification, monitoring and communication of PCPs, in collaboration with respective PCP Programme Managers and with the support of the Regional Coordination Divisions.

Partnerships Coordination Division (PFC/PPC/PCD)

The Partnerships Coordination Division (PFC/PPC/PCD) promotes strategic partnerships in the context of PCPs and CPs and other technical cooperation projects. It designs, negotiates and coordinates partnerships with DFIs, businesses and industry-related organizations, and partnerships with multilateral funds focused on environmental issues and sustainable industrialization.

The Division articulates the corporate strategy for partnerships, identifies potential partners and facilitates the negotiations around the scope and terms of the partnership as a service to the technical Divisions, acting as a one-stop-shop, with particular emphasis on supporting PCPs and IDDA III.

Department of Regional and Field Coordination (PFC/RFC)

The Department coordinates regional and country-level activities towards United Nations system-wide coherence and maintains a dialogue with the relevant UNDG bodies on these matters to ensure that UNIDO’s ISID mandate is adequately reflected in the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) and in the work of the United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs). These activities take place in close coordination with the UNIDO Liaison Office in New York (EPR/NYO) and the Office of Strategic Planning, Coordination and Quality Monitoring (ODG/SPQ) who address these issues at the strategic inter-agency level.

The Department identifies the development needs and emerging development patterns of individual countries and regions of its coverage, including donor priorities and lessons learned from technical cooperation, and formulates and oversees the implementation of strategic responses. The Department monitors substantive progress of the UNIDO country portfolios and coordinates the Headquarters-Field network integration. Additionally, the Department exercises the responsibility for the effective coordination of the UNIDO field security and related issues. The Department ensures the development and implementation of a knowledge management system for the UNIDO field network to maximize the field network’s contributions to the achievement of the Organization’s corporate-level objectives.

The Department of Regional and Field Coordination (PFC/RFC) comprises five Regional Coordination Divisions and oversees the field network of 48 UNIDO Field Offices.

Regional Coordination Divisions - Africa (PFC/RFC/AFR, hosting IDDA III Secretariat), Arab Region (PFC/RFC/ARB), Asia and the Pacific (PFC/RFC/ASP), Europe and Central Asia (PFC/RFC/EUR) and Latin American and the Caribbean (PFC/RFC/LAC)

The Regional Coordination Divisions are responsible for determining regional strategies and programmatic priorities for UNIDO’s services, and ensuring that UNIDO responds to the specific needs and requirements of Member States. The five Divisions cover Africa, the Arab Region, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Particular attention is given to the special developmental needs of LDCs in these regions.

Field Offices (PFC/RFC/FLD)

The Field Offices are responsible for representing UNIDO in their countries of coverage and promoting the Organization as an effective partner for development, and maintain close contact with all local stakeholders at the country and regional levels as appropriate, including government institutions and international entities. They are responsible for identifying development priorities in the countries/regions of coverage, and to support, and/or lead when requested, the formulation, implementation and monitoring of technical cooperation projects and programmes including PCPs and CPs, in collaboration with the relevant technical departments and other appropriate organizational entities. The Field Offices are also responsible for coordinating and reporting on UNIDO activities in their countries/regions of coverage, and contribute to the development of regional strategies and policies to ensure the strategic and programmatic consistency of UNIDO’s work including of its contributions to the UNRCO/UNCT/CCA/UNSDCF. The UNIDO field network comprises Regional Hubs, Regional Offices and Country Offices.

DIRECTORATE OF CORPORATE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS (CMO)

The Directorate, headed by a Managing Director, is responsible and accountable for the management of UNIDO’s human, financial and material resources, ensuring the capacity of the Organization to fulfil its mandate. The Directorate oversees a full range of financial, human resources management, procurements, information technology and general services to meet the needs of the Organization. Additionally, it exercises the responsibility for the ethics function in the Organization. The Directorate also provides guidance on security and safety matters and ensures the overall coordination of UNIDO’s response in this regard.

Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women Office (CMO/GEW)

Under the overall direction of the Gender Mainstreaming Steering Board (GMSB), the Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women Office (CMO/GEW) is responsible for the implementation of the provisions of the policy on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women promulgated in UNIDO/DGB/(M).110/Rev.2 and replaced by DGB/2019/16.

Ethics and Accountability Office (CMO/EAO)

The Office is responsible for fostering an organizational culture of ethics, transparency and accountability. It supports the implementation of UNIDO's ethics-related policies and related support mechanisms and provides advice and guidance to all UNIDO personnel on ethics-related issues.  

Department of Human Resources Management (CMO/HRM)

The Department of Human Resources Management (CMO/HRM) is responsible for ensuring that the Organization has at its disposal the human capital required to deliver its mandate and achieve business and strategic goals. To this end, the Department designs and implements modern human resources management policies and tools, which allow the Organization to attract the best talent, help its staff develop and grow professionally in jobs and through continued learning, and keep them engaged and motivated throughout the employment cycle to contribute their best.  The Department delivers a broad range of services covering UNIDO’s human capital through a partnership model with the Department’s Professional staff acting as business partners for relevant parts of the Organization. The Department is further responsible for carrying out statutory functions in accordance with the provisions of the staff regulations and rules of the Organization, the regulations of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF) and policy issuances covering other categories of UNIDO human capital, including management of security-related entitlements for all UNIDO personnel at Headquarters and in the Field.

Talent Planning, Acquisition and Development Division (CMO/HRM/PAD)

The Talent Planning, Acquisition and Development Division (CMO/HRM/PAD) promotes and implements strategic organizational policies aimed at improving the planning, acquisition, development, engagement, motivation and retention of the human resources required for the Organization's mandate. In this respect, the services of the Division cover staff members, Individual Service Agreement (ISA) holders and other personnel.

Employee Services, Relations and Policies Division (CMO/HRM/SRP)

The Employee Services, Relations and Policies Division (CMO/HRM/SRP) provides statutory services to staff members employed under the staff regulations and rules as well as the administration of employees under technical cooperation projects and programmes. The Division also manages the Organization’s due process, including measures to promote and maintain effective staff/management relations.

Department of Finance (CMO/FIN)

The Department of Finance (CMO/FIN) enables the Organization to achieve its business and strategic goals through the provision of financial services, including financial control functions at UNIDO Headquarters and in the Field. Aiming to ensure and maintain the financial integrity of the Organization, the Department develops, maintains and operates policies, systems and tools to facilitate the effective management of the financial resources at the disposal of the Organization. The services provided include budgeting, financial control, financial planning, management of both  budgetary and  extra-budgetary financial resources; cash  management and treasury operations; determination, management and reporting of assessed  contributions; receipts and disbursements of funds, including payroll operation for Headquarters and Field staff; financial management of technical cooperation services; and accounting and reporting for both budgetary and extra-budgetary activities of the Organization. It reviews and implements improvements to the ERP processes to improve efficiency and internal operations. In addition, the Department acts as the focal point for interaction with the external auditors and operates the audit support system. It also liaises with Member States, policymaking organs and other strategic partners on financial matters.

Budget Services Division (CMO/FIN/BUD)

The Budget Services Division (CMO/FIN/BUD) is responsible for budgeting and reporting on regular and operational budget resources as well as providing policy and operational advice on budgetary issues.

Accounts, Payments and Treasury Division (CMO/FIN/APT)

The Accounts, Payments and Treasury Division (CMO/FIN/APT) provides effective and efficient systems for accounting, payroll, invoice processing, travel advance and expense report processing, billing, accounts receivable and payable operations as well as cash and investment management.

Financial Management of Technical Cooperation Division (CMO/FIN/FMT)

The Financial Management of Technical Cooperation Division (CMO/FIN/FMT) provides financial management, monitoring, control and reporting of all technical cooperation programmes and activities financed from regular budget and extra-budgetary resources.

Department of Operational Support Services (CMO/OSS)

The Department of Operational Support Services (CMO/OSS) is responsible for providing diverse services in support of all UNIDO activities, both at Headquarters and in the Field, comprising procurement of goods, works and services; maintenance and further development and enhancement of the ERP and IT systems; communications, inventory and records management; archives and registry; and travel, visa, transportation and shipment services. The Department is also responsible for providing buildings management services, for the benefit of all VBOs including administration of the Common Fund for Major Repairs and Replacement as well as Catering Operations. In carrying out these activities, the Department actively supports the implementation of UNIDO’s programmes and projects towards the achievement of the ISID mandate and SDG targets.

Procurement Services Division (CMO/OSS/PRO)

The Procurement Services Division (CMO/OSS/PRO) carries out all procurement and contracting services on behalf of the Organization relating to Headquarters, the Field, and technical cooperation activities. It increases procurement efficiency and effectiveness with the aim to increase technical cooperation delivery; ensures that UNIDO continues to follow best practices in supply chain management and gains recognition as a leader in the field.

General Services and Logistics Division (CMO/OSS/GSL)

The General Services and Logistics Division (CMO/OSS/GSL) includes providing communications, inventory and records management, archives and registry, travel, visa, transportation and shipment services in support of all activities of the Organization, as well as managing catering services at the Vienna International Center (VIC).

Information Technology Services Division (CMO/OSS/ITS)

The Information Technology Services Division (CMO/OSS/ITS) provides secure, reliable, effective and efficient information technology (IT) services to UNIDO, supporting the achievement of strategic objectives and ISID mandate. IT services include the underlying data center and network infrastructure, managed endpoint solutions (including but not limited to desktop computers and laptops) as well as systems for technical cooperation, administration, knowledge management, reporting and analytics, and external relations with Member States, partners and civil society.

The Division is the main actor in the implementation of IT strategies, for setting and enforcing common IT standards and best practices throughout UNIDO and for managing corporate IT services.

The Division will ensure from an operational and technical perspective that systems are implemented in an integrated, sustainable and secure manner following industrial best practices and frameworks, and providing value for the Organization in close cooperation with stakeholders focusing on cost-benefit considerations between priorities, costs, consumption, capacity, performance, and risk in pursuit of better business outcomes and overall continuous improvement of the Organization. Furthermore, the Division coordinates a Service Desk which is the single point of contact for IT-related requests for UNIDO workforce.

Buildings Management Services Division (CMO/OSS/BMS)

As part of the common services, on behalf of and financed by the VBOs, the Buildings Management Services Division (CMO/OSS/BMS) of UNIDO is responsible for ensuring the safe and reliable operation, maintenance and repair of the Vienna International Centre (VIC) buildings and associated installations according to the local building codes and standards, and according to the VIC operating license conditions.

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