Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Background Information - PSC
Peace and Security Cluster
The UNOPS Peace and Security Cluster (PSC) is a principal service provider in the field of mine action with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), UNDP, UNICEF, Governments of mine-affected countries and other mine action partners. The Head of Cluster is responsible to administer, provide support and oversight of the day-to-day management of the Project Field offices, both according to the client requirements and in line with UNOPS rules and regulations. It is headed by the Head of Cluster who has the overall authority and accountability for the performance of the Peace and Security Cluster on behalf of its clients.
Background Information - Job-specific
Mali is facing a problem of weapons and explosive hazard contamination as a result of protracted and recent armed conflicts. The presence of explosive remnants of war (ERW), improvised explosive devices (IED) and insecure stockpiles of weapons and ammunition (obsolete, abandoned or neglected), poses a serious threat to civilians as well as to United Nations and humanitarian personnel operating in the country.
UNMAS deployed to Mali in January 2013 to conduct an emergency assessment of the situation with regard to explosive threats. In July 2013, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was established under Security Council resolution 2100 and is currently operating under Security Council Resolution 2480 (2019). In accordance with these mandates, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has engaged UNOPS PSC to implement a mine action programme in Mali to:
Improve the protection of civilians and facilitate humanitarian assistance;
Enhance national capacity to mitigate explosive threats and enable compliance with international treaty obligations;
Reduce the explosive threat to MINUSMA and United Nations personnel.
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Head of Support Services, and direct supervision of the Human Resources and Administrative Officer, the Administrative Associate supports in the overall management of administrative services, ensuring high quality and accuracy of work. She/he works in close collaboration with Project Managers, Operations, Support Services unit and Project teams to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery.
Summary of Key Functions:
Ensures implementation of operational strategies, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Ensures efficient administrative support, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Coordinates implementation of Registry and Receptionist functions, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Provides support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Education and relevant years of experience: