Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale. 

Background Information - PSC

Peace and Security Centre

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.


Background Information - Job-specific

Afghan Civilian Assistance Program (ACAP III)

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Afghanistan is implementing a USAID-funded Afghan Civilian Assistance Program (ACAP III), which is also supported by the UN Mine Action Center of Afghanistan (UNMACA). The overall goal of the program is to mitigate the impacts of the conflict on civilians. The program has three components: victim assistance, institutional capacity building and advocacy. The conflict-related victim assistance programs of Afghanistan have limited focus on gender equality objectives. ACAP III seeks to address this gap by developing gender mainstreaming to the design and implementation of ACAP III interventions, as well as providing gender awareness support to the project partners. This component of ACAP III will also support the gender mainstreaming of wider mine action programs by implementing partners coordinated by UNMACA.