The UNOPS Peace and Security
Centre (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.
One of the main objectives of the
Peace and Security Centre is to rapidly deploy project personnel to the
field. To accomplish this, it has established a Pool of Experts, from which it
deploys and re-deploys personnel in order to fulfil personnel vacancies.
A Pool of Experts is a roster of specialists whose technical knowledge and
personal suitability has been evaluated and approved in advance, allowing them
to be deployed on short notice and in short order. Pool members can
be deployed on any of UNOPS contract modalities: FTA, TA, or I-ICA
(International Individual Contractor Agreement).