What’s UNOPS? How transparently does UNOPS work in Emerging Markets?

UNOPS Myanmar Country Director: Press-release from Dr. Madhab Paul, PhD

Introduction to UNOPS

unops.org: The United Nations Office for Project Services

“UNOPS provides infrastructure, procurement and project management services to help build the future.”

  • UN Organizations like UNOPS who manage Billions of US$ funds and are responsible for developments worldwide, need publicly demonstrated transparency & professional ethics.
  • UNOPS Team should be held legally accountable in the local jurisdiction for alleged malpractices / frauds.

Lack of Transparency in UNOPS Recruitment / Procurement

Subject: Alleged Recruitment Malpractices — UNOPS Myanmar Country Director Position.

General Knowledge 101

A. During the ongoing political situation, UNOPS Myanmar Country Director Position is extremely strategic in view of:

  • Available 100s of Million US$ funds,
  • Sensitive intelligence / information,
  • Control over critical Logistics, etc.

B. Without integrity & transparency, a significant percentage (%) of the 100s of million US$ funds can easily be siphoned out during turmoil [when the verification of records is possibly minimum, or not feasible].

C. This matter escalated because the written email reply answers to the questions raised w.r.t. transparent & unbiased selection is pending since 3rd May 2022 from UNOPS Management.

Summary:

UNOPS headquarters, Copenhagen, Denmark

Many months UNOPS-HQ-Team is silent after I insisted written email clarifications to alleged recruitment malpractices; though before they offered to provide clarifications.

This 👉 many things are grossly wrong with UNOPS, particularly with their selection of: UNOPS Myanmar Country Director Position.

There could be many illogical special reasons why UNOPS does not want any outsider to be in that position in Myanmar.

  • Does diplomatic immunity cover malpractices/fraudulent-acts?
  • Do you know the Latest News about how Indian Government Agencies & Courts are handing Recruitment Malpractices?

UNOPS Experts will face unpredictable situations, if UNOPS Management decide to keep silent & arrogantly ignore.

That’s 100%, may be sooner or latter.

PRESS RELEASE — 1Case Study: How UNOPS Works

10th August 2022

Selection & Recruitment of UNOPS Myanmar Country Director

Issue: Will United Nation and UNOPS identify the Corrupt Professionals in the Reputed Organizations like UNOPS and rectify their past mistakes, including the selection/recruitment of UNOPS Myanmar Country Director?

UNOPS Myanmar Country Director
UNOPS Myanmar Country Director: Screenshot 2022–05–03 : Jobs at UNOPS, Job Advertisement

Introduction — unops.org

unops.org : “UNOPS provides infrastructure, procurement and project management services to help build the future.”

Question is: Whose Future?

“UNOPS Myanmar is the Trustee and Contact Manager …”

The United Nations Office for Project Services — UNOPS — is an operational arm of the United Nations, dedicated to implementing projects for the United Nations System, international financial institutions, governments and other partners around the world.”

UNOPS Myanmar Country Director
UNOPS — Google Search — Screenshot 2022–07–06

* UN Organizations like UNOPS who manage lots of funds and are responsible for developments worldwide, need publicly demonstrated transparency & professional ethics.

* UNOPS Team should be held legally accountable in the local jurisdiction for alleged malpractices.

Transparency at UNOPS

UNOPS Myanmar Country Director
UNOPS Myanmar Country Director — UNOPS Transparency — Google Search — Screenshot 2022–07–06

UNOPS: Trustee & Contact Manager

UNOPS Myanmar Country Director
UNOPS Myanmar Country Director — About UNOPS Myanmar: Trustee & Contact Manager— unops.org

Highlights: Lack of Transparency

UNOPS HQ [Copenhagen] Team — Ms. Kirsten Fonager — sent me 4 emails [offering me to clarify the issues which I raised w.r.t. the subject] after my many Public LinkedIn Posts and direct-msg on LinkedIn, 1-example: https://lnkd.in/dyzNU7jq

Ms. Fonager contacted me on the issue, apparently on the instruction of UNOPS Asia Regional Director, Mr. Sanjay Mathur.

I replied to her 4 emails but Ms. Fonager and the UNOPS HQ [Copenhagen] Team are extremely concerned to reply in writing via emails; and have not yet clarified issues w.r.t. Recruitment Malpractices at UNOPS.

Important

The Circumstances & Time Stamp of the events tell more about the Recruitment Malpractices at UNOPS

#References:
3rd May 2022 night [Myanmar time]
https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6927286845785399296/

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/madhab-paul-phd_facts-hours-unops-activity-6928155651940524032-F_Pf/

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6929295676983963648/

Communications with UNOPS Asia Regional Director : 1-to-1 DM and group chat on LinkedIn [one screenshot is attached at the bottom]

Communications with UNOPS Asia Regional Director

UNOPS Myanmar Country Director Position

Recruitment / Procurement of Services.

Major Points

p1=> What’s the maximum time limit (how many months maximum) to complete the selection process?

  • Over 5months?
  • Can UNOPS Management deliberately delay any UNOPS selection process to favor the best/worst, or the favored candidate?

p2=> Circumstances go against the UNOPS Management Team.

Summary

s1=> UNOPS Top Management cannot delay a selection process to favor the best/worst.

s2=> UNOPS has deliberately delayed the selection process by Undue, “step-by-step” delays.

s3=> Illegitimate:

Any person who may have been selected,

and/or may have joined as UNOPS Myanmar Country Director

through recruitment malpractices [apparently fraudulent means] stands illegitimate for the Position.

s4=> UNOPS Management Team are legally liable for this.

s5=> Official complaints will also be lodged with the Government in Myanmar & Competent Authorities.

References

r1=> Indian Government and Indian Courts are demonstrating how to handle alleged malpractices and frauds in Public Recruitment.

r2=> Being Indian, I also emailed to UN Resident Coordinator [India] for necessary actions. No response yet from the office of the UN Resident Coordinator in India.

UNOPS: Trustee and Contact Manager

UNOPS Myanmar, website: “UNOPS Myanmar is the Trustee and Contact Manager …”

Did UNOPS fulfill it’s professional obligations as the Trustee and Contact Manager? — Short Answer is NO.

The UNOPS Management Team deliberately failed to fulfill it’s professional obligations as Trustee and Contact Manager in Myanmar.

Whatever info we may get from Public Domains; we must not deviate from the facts; and the FACT is:

If the “Corrupted Professionals & Diplomats” of the so called reputed organizations rent High Value Offices and Residences or awards Contract favorably, or select Employees following malpractices in order to profiteer for their own personal gratifications, under undue influences, or to hide any past wrongdoings of the UNOPS Management Team, then:

One should not try to call names of any other 3rd Parties, in order to deviate from the main Point, and the Main Point Is:

“UNOPS Management is solely responsible being the Trustee and Contact Manager while managing Billions of USD for the United Nations System, international financial institutions, governments and other partners around the world.”

So, What’s Next?

The Questions Remain, and the questions are:

  • Will UN & UNOPS identify the Corrupt Professionals in the Reputed Organizations like UNOPS?
  • And will UNOPS rectify their past mistakes, including the selection/recruitment of UNOPS Myanmar Country Director?

No reply from UNOPS received yet [10 August, 2022]

Many months UNOPS-HQ-Team is silent after I insisted written email clarifications to alleged recruitment malpractices; though before they offered to provide clarifications.

Reference: Communications with UNOPS Asia Regional Director Mr. Sanjay Mathur, and UNOPS HQ Copenhagen HR Team Member Ms. Kirsten Fonager.

This 👉 many things are grossly wrong with UNOPS, particularly with their selection of: UNOPS Myanmar Country Director Position.

UNOPS Myanmar Country Director — status

Illegitimate:

Any person who may have been selected,

and/or may have joined as UNOPS Myanmar Country Director

through recruitment malpractices [apparently fraudulent means] stands illegitimate for the Position.

Reference: UNOPS Myanmar Country Director: Screenshot 2022–05–03 : Jobs at UNOPS, Job Advertisement

UNOPS Myanmar Country Director
UNOPS Myanmar Country Director: Screenshot 2022–05–03 : Jobs at UNOPS, Job Advertisement

Indian Government and Indian Courts are demonstrating how to handle alleged malpractices and frauds in Public Recruitment.

Bottom Line — Any & All Malpractice of UNOPS Must Stop.

Myanmar and other countries deserve the best from UN & UN Organizations.

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Dr. Madhab Paul, PhD

Dr. Madhab Paul, PhD

Dr. Madhab is an engineer and businessman; founder & MD of MiTA. He is an expert on Myanmar and India market; and writes about business and life: madhabpaul.com