The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Peace and Security Cluster
UN Mine Action Service
For more than 20 years, UNOPS Peace and Security Cluster has developed expertise in implementing projects in complex environments where security and logistical challenges hamper peace and security, humanitarian and development activities.
The cluster provides its partners with project management, human resources, procurement and contract management services, as well as innovation, risk management and oversight support to the UN Mine Action Service’s (UNMAS) 19 field programmes around the world.
Within its current portfolio, UNMAS remains the centre’s main partner, providing support for UNMAS activities in over 30 countries.
Through its support to UNMAS, UNOPS has contributed to
- Increased safety in more than 260 dangerous areas across some 1,800 villages in Darfur by destroying 115,000 small arms ammunitions and providing mine risk education to more than 320,000 beneficiaries.
- Supported a Colombian humanitarian demining collective that trains former civil war combatants. The project emerged as a result of the country’s Peace Accord and reintegration process.
- Helped to assemble the first all-female demining team in Iraq, which commenced clearance operations in the country’s second-largest city, Mosul, in October 2020.
- UNOPS Peace and Security Pools of Experts
In order to rapidly deploy project teams, UNOPS has established several ‘Pools of Experts’ from which it can quickly fill vacancies. Pools of Experts comprise of specialists whose technical knowledge and personal suitability has been evaluated and approved in advance, allowing them to be deployed on short notice. View current vacancies here.