Operations Specialist

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5023/22893
Level ICS-10
Department/office NYSC, PSC, Palestine Project Unit
Duty station Gaza, State of Palestine
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance
Application period 12-Nov-2021 to 06-Dec-2021

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Peace and Security Cluster

For over 20 years, UNOPS Peace and Security Cluster (PSC) has provided portfolio and project management services in the area of mine action and explosive hazards, that are reinforced by comprehensive management and oversight controls. 

Under this umbrella, the Cluster is responsible for the implementation of projects that, through the engagement of inputs such as personnel, third parties, assets and other resources, deliver activities that produce substantive mine action outputs. 

Project management is conducted in line with UNOPS Project Management Manual (PMM), which incorporates best practices in the field, as well with a view to quality and cross-cutting initiatives such as workforce and talent management; knowledge and information management; health, safety, social and environmental management; gender parity and mainstreaming; and diversity and inclusion. This comprehensive delivery platform is implemented in accordance with partner requirements and in line with UNOPS rules and regulations through the leadership of the Cluster Director, who has the overall authority and accountability for the performance of PSC on behalf of its clients. 

Background Information - PSC Palestine Project Unit

The PSC Palestine Project Unit operates as an integral part of Peace and Security Cluster structure. The Head of the PSC Palestine Project Unit reports to the PSC Director who provides direction and guidance. S/he is responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring, supervising and closing all projects in the country in order to support substantive partners in delivering its mandate. 

In Palestine, PSC’s partner is the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), and UNMAS’ representative in-country is the Chief of Mine Action Programme (CMAP). The CMAP is therefore the HPU’s primary stakeholder. UNOPS PSC and UNMAS have developed a delineation of responsibilities, using a RACI responsibility matrix to define who is Responsible, Accountable, Consulted and Informed. The HPU is expected to work in close cooperation with the CMAP, ensuring that, in substance, the Palestine mine action programme operates as one integrated team.

The Palestine Programme is directly aligned with UN strategies for the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT); is included within the Humanitarian Response Plans and Emergency Contingency Plans for Gaza; is integrated with the Protection Cluster strategies on protection of civilians and creating the conditions for the delivery of humanitarian assistance in the oPt. The vision of UNMAS Palestine is that the threat of explosive ordnance is minimized for vulnerable populations and the UN family in Palestine. As such, the mission of UNMAS Palestine is to help civilians and humanitarian partners mitigate the threat of explosive ordnance and empower the Palestinian Mine Action Centre to assume responsibility for mine action. 

The conflict in Palestine has been characterized by intermittent escalations of hostilities, leading behind a legacy of unexploded ordnance.

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