The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) was established in 1997, by the General Assembly & as per the UN Policy on Mine Action & Effective Coordination (A/53/496, 1998) is the established coordinator of mine action within the United Nations system. UNMAS supports the UN's vision of "a world free of the threat of landmines & unexploded ordnance, where individuals & communities live in a safe environment conducive to development & where mine survivors are fully integrated into their societies."
The UNMAS 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. UNMAS is supporting multiple layers of operations under the UNMAS Iraq Strategic Plan which focuses on three main components:
UNMAS Iraq is mainstreaming gender throughout operations in accordance with UNSCR 1325.
- Explosive Hazard Management.
- Capacity Enhancement.
- Risk Education.
The post of ‘National Operations Officer’ will support the delivery of the overall objectives of UNMAS Explosive Hazard Management (EHM) component.
This is an entry level post that provides significant learning opportunities, with on-the-job training to fulfill the role objectives defined below. It is expected that the candidate will be receptive to growth & development within this position.