Background information – PSC:
Our client is a principal service provider in the field of mine action with multiple UN agencies as well as govt's of mine affected countries & other mine action partners. The center is responsible to administer, provide support & oversight of the day to day management of the project field offices, both according to the client requirements & in line with our client rules & regulations. It is headed by the Center Director who has the overall authority & accountability for the performance of the PSC on behalf of its clients.
Our client is a unit within the Office of Rule of Law & Security Institutions (OROLSI) within the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). Our client's main HQ is in the UN Secretariat, New York with a sub office in Geneva. Our client provides 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 IED & WAM.
Our client 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 UN system. Our client supports the UN's vision of "a world free of the threat of landmines & UXO's , where individuals & communities live in a safe environment conducive to development & where mine survivors are fully integrated into their societies."
Background – our client in Iraq:
The 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 position of ‘National EOD/IEDD Instructor’ will support the delivery of the overall objectives of our client Capacity Enhancement (CE) component.