One of the main objectives of the Peace and Security Centre (PSC) is to rapidly deploy project personnel to the field. To accomplish this, PSC has established several 'Pools of Experts' from which it deploys and re-deploys personnel in order to fill personnel vacancies.
A Pool of Experts is a roster of specialists whose technical knowledge and personal suitability has been evaluated and officially approved in advance, allowing them to be deployed on short notice and quickly. Pool members can be deployed on any UNOPS contract modality, including Fixed Term Appointments, Temporary Appointment, or International Individual Contractor Agreement.
Currently, PSC has 23 pools, totaling over 500 experts in the pools.