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 Centre 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 Centre Director who has the overall authority and accountability for the performance of the Peace and Security Centre on behalf of its clients.
United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) DRC:
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has suffered nearly two decades of turmoil, particularly in the eastern provinces. The use of landmines was a feature during the conflict and Explosive Remnants of War from the fighting remain a hazard.
UNMAS established its presence in the DRC in 2002 to provide support to the Peacekeeping Mission (MONUSCO) and to conduct humanitarian mine action. It continues to work with all actors involved in mine action, and weapons and ammunition management and safety issues.
MONUSCO Arms Embargo Cell:
In January 2015, the Arms Embargo Working Group (AEWG) was established to coordinate MONUSCO’s efforts on the arms embargo. In May 2015, the Chair of the 1533 Sanctions Committee visited DRC for the first time, which brought the arms embargo into sharper focus within the mission. Later the same year, the AEWG was reinforced by an Arms Embargo Cell (AEC). On 27 March 2018 the UN Security Council in resolution 2409 (2018) extended MONUSCO’s mandate and included a focus on how MONUSCO could increase its impact on the arms embargo.
SCR 2409 (of 27 March 2018) was unanimously adopted by the Security Council with the stated specific objective under the sanctions regime for MONUSCO to “monitor the implementation of the arms embargo as described in paragraph 1 of resolution 2293 (2016) in cooperation with the Group of Experts established by resolution 1533 (2004), and in particular observe and report on flows of military personnel, arms or related materiel across the eastern border of the DRC” (OP37iii); as well as “continued national efforts to address the threat posed by the illicit transfer, destabilizing accumulation and misuse of small arms and light weapons” (OP45).
Purpose and Scope of Assignment
Under the direct supervision of the Arms Control and Monitoring Officer, your duties and responsibilities will be:
Monitoring and Progress Controls:
Experience: Relevant experience is defined as experience in arms embargo activities or other related experience in post-conflict environments