National Humanitarian Affairs Officer at United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs( OCHA | Vacancy Ethiopia
National Humanitarian Affairs Officer at United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs( OCHA Vacancy in Ethiopia
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
National Humanitarian Affairs Officer
Duties and Responsibilities
Working under the direct supervision of the head of Western Ethiopia Sub-Office based in Assosa, Benishangul Gumuz Region the incumbent will:
- Undertake general assessments of vulnerability to emergencies in insecure and other crisis-prone areas of his/her designated zones in Western Ethiopia through the detailed analysis of food and livelihood security situation, protection, nutrition, community health and hygiene, socio-economic activity, weather patterns, population movements, and any relevant humanitarian issues. The incumbent will also work closely with UN agencies, NGOs, government and/or partners as appropriate and as required to establish functional, accountable and predictable coordination systems in designated areas of priority humanitarian concern.
- Support the Head of Sub-Office in reporting and analysis for the humanitarian programme in the area of responsibility.
- In consultation and collaboration with UNDSS and other relevant partners, undertake regular analysis leading to the identification of gaps in access ensuring that minimum standard operating procedures are in place for humanitarian operation in the zone
- Ensure multi-sectoral coordination mechanisms through support for the A-ICCG, Disaster Risk Management Technical Working Group (DRMTWG) or other appropriate working mechanisms effectively operational at sub-regional/regional level and coordinated or aligned with the federal level coordination mechanisms.
- Maintain a close working relationship in the field with the relevant zonal government officials responsible for disaster prevetion, preparedness and response, civic and non-governmental aid organizations, and specialized UN agencies in order to establish a cooperative network for the exchange and analysis of relevant information;
- Spend at least one-third of his/her time visiting current relief operations and traveling extensively in vulnerable and crisis-prone areas, obtaining information and assessing situations either independently, or jointly with the Head of Sub-Office, the Government, UN agencies and NGO counterparts;
- Gather data and reports on emerging relief needs and the arrival, transportation, and distribution of emergency assistance to crisis-affected areas. Assist in the analysis of current trends and advise Head of Sub-Office on the likely implications for operational arrangements;
- Prepare detailed written situation reports, management reports, relief assessments and general appraisals either independently and/or in conjunction with the Head of Sub-Office and Government
- counterparts, using both primary sources and information collected from collaborating organizations and individuals;
- Provide verbal and written briefings to the Head of Sub-Office on returning from field visits and on any specific issues as required;
- Attend regular coordination and information sharing meetings as determined by the Head of Sub-Office. Assist in making preparations for meetings, conferences and/or training seminars as required;
- Assist the Head of Sub-Office in organizing and facilitating field missions of OCHA staff, donors and other visitors and brief visitors on the overall humanitarian situation as well as the activities of OCHA and other humanitarian agencies in the designated zone;
- Support and strengthen the clusters/sectors to improve the efficiency of the humanitarian response to population in need through effective facilitation of coordination meetings, joint assessments, and joint planning in the designated zone;
- Planning and organizing
- Client Orientation
Knowledge Management and Learning
- Demonstrates commitment to UNOCHA’s mission, vision, and values
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Development and Operational Effectiveness
- Demonstrates a 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
- Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
- Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexity
- Education:Advanced university degree (Master’s degree) in political science, social science, public administration, law, international studies, economics or related area or First Degree in the above-mentioned areas.
- Experience:Zero years of experience with Advanced Degree and a minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible and relevant professional experience with a BA degree in humanitarian affairs, protection of civilians, 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 with government officials and technical staff in a cooperative manner under difficult and insecure conditions is essential.
- Work experience in Western Ethiopia is required.
- Language Requirements:Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. In addition, knowledge of the duty station language is an asset..
Duty Station : Assosa
How To Apply
Deadline for Application:21 August 2022
Interested applicants must submit their CVs, letter of motivation and supporting documents to:
Administration/ Finance Section
P.O. Box 60252
Electronic applications can be sent to: email@example.com
Only short listed candidates will be contact
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