National Humanitarian Affairs Officer – Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

National Humanitarian Affairs Officer- Addis Ababa

Job Description

Summary of key functions

Under the supervision of the Head of Planning and Coordination Unit, the National Humanitarian Affairs Officer will perform the following tasks:

Assist in the coordination of humanitarian assistance in the context of Ethiopia by supporting the Inter-Cluster Coordinator in strengthening coordination mechanisms and by attending cluster and working group meetings as needed;

  • Provide support to Inter-Cluster Coordinator for preparing agenda/briefing pack for regular ICCG meetings, prepare first draft minutes for ICCG meetings, and follow-up on action points as required;
  • Provide support to Ethiopia Humanitarian Country Team EHCT by supporting the preparation of agenda/briefing pack for EHCT meetings, prepare first draft minutes of meetings and follow-up on action points as required;
  • Facilitate and ensure appropriate coordination and information exchange regarding cluster activities and other partners working on humanitarian operations in Ethiopia.
  • Provide support and contribute on the development of the Humanitarian Needs Overview and the Humanitarian Response Plan;
  • Partner with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate humanitarian and emergency assistance programs and help to ensure that latest findings, lessons learnt, policy guidelines etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations;
  • Undertake and provide support to technical assistance and other field missions, e.g., participate in inter-agency multi sector field trips to undertake in-depth reviews of specific coverage areas coordination mechanism;
  • Provide support in the collection of information on humanitarian developments and relief programmes;
  • Maintain the OCHA contact directory for inter-cluster and relevant government counterparts;
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Head of Unit

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNOCHA’s mission, vision, values
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race and nationality sensitivity and adaptability

Functional competencies:

  • Development and operational effectiveness
  • Demonstrates considerable breadth of knowledge and flexibility
  • Ability to analyze, explain and document the wider context and nature of each situation and develop recommendations for appropriate action for submission to the OCHA Head of Office and the Humanitarian Coordinator
  • Leadership and self-management
  • Integrity
  • Client orientation

JOB Requirements

Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics or related area and Bachelor’s degree.

Language Requirements: Fluency in English and languages of the region (oral and written), is required. Being able to interpret/translate  relevant communications, offices reports, and/or documents from local languages into English is an essential asset


  • Minimum 2 years in Advanced Degree and 4 years in Bachelor’s degree of progressively responsible and relevant professional experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, rehabilitation, and development, with significant field experience in complex emergencies, including humanitarian emergency efforts.
  • UN or NGO experience required
  • Proven ability to work in an inter-agency environment and experience in working with government officials and technical staff in a cooperative manner is essential
  • Field experience in the Horn of Africa and Ethiopia would be an advantage
  • Availability for travel in-country
  • Cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills essential
  • Ability to build and lead a field team under difficult and insecure conditions is important.

Duty Station: Addis Ababa

How To Apply

Closing Date:19 June 2022

Interested applicants must submit their CVs, letter of motivation, and supporting documents to:

UNOCHA Ethiopia

Administration/ Finance Section

P.O. Box 60252


Electronic applications can be sent to:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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