The UNOPS Mine Action Cluster (MAC), within the Global Partner Services Office (GPSO), is a principal service provider to the United Nations, governments of mine-affected countries and other partners.
The Mine Action Cluster was established in 1997. Based in New York, it has helped partners to significantly improve the lives of people in more than 30 countries across the world.
The Mine Action Cluster supports emergency, post-conflict and peacekeeping operations. It delivers fast procurement, recruitment and management services to facilitate humanitarian aid and launch emergency mine clearance.
The cluster is responsible for administration, as well as providing support and overseeing the day-to-day management of the project field offices, in line with the partners’ requirements and UNOPS rules and regulations.
It is headed by the Cluster Chief who has overall authority and accountability for the performance of the Mine Action Cluster on behalf of its partners.
The United Nations established a peace
keeping mission, known originally as MONUC, in the Democratic Republic of the
Congo (DRC) under Security Council Resolution (SCR)1279 (1999). The United
Nations Mine Action Coordination Centre (UNMACC) was established in DRC in
February 2002 to support MONUC (later changed to MONUSCO) through Humanitarian
Mine Action (HMA) activities as a part of Department of Peacekeeping Operations
(DPKO) mandate. Following Security Council Resolution 2098 (2013), MONUSCO was
mandated to handover humanitarian demining activities to the UNCT and / or
Government of DRC. During 2013, UNMACC decided to undergo a name change to
UNMAS, in order to better illustrate the role of UNMAS as a service provider
for MONUSCO and as an agency within the UNCT. Currently, UNMAS in DRC operates
under Security Council Resolution 2147 (2014). As a section of MONUSCO, UNMAS
in DRC provides the following assistance:
The Programme Manager
will provide leadership on policy, technical matters, institutional
development, and capacity development as determined in the Mine Action
strategy. Working with UNMAS, UNOPS and specifically the national mine action
and ERW institutions, the Programme Manager is responsible for the following:
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.