Our client was established in 1997, by the General Assembly & as per the UN Policy on Mine Action and Effective Coordination (A/53/496, 1998) is the established coordinator of mine action within the UN system. Our client supports the UN's vision of "a world free of the threat of landmines & Unexploded Ordnance's (UXO's), where individuals & communities live in a safe environment conducive to development & where mine survivors are fully integrated into their societies."
Our client is a unit within the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) within the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) & their main HQ is in the UN Secretariat, New York with a sub -office in Geneva. They provide direct support & assistance in the areas of Explosive Hazard (EH) mitigation to 18 countries/territories/missions, has a standby rapid response capacity & global technical advisers in the field of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) & Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM).
Their Iraq program was formally established in June 2015, at the request of the UN Under - Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) & the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Iraq, to lead the UN efforts to mitigate explosive threats in the country, as well as to support the enhancement of national & regional mine action capacities. Our client is supporting multiple layers of operations under the Iraq Strategic Plan which focuses on three main components:
- Explosive Hazard Management.
- Capacity Enhancement.
- Risk Education.
The post of ‘OPS/QA Officer’ will support the delivery of the overall objectives of our client's Explosive Hazard Management component.