Deadline: 23 June 2016
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Operations Support Officer in Geneva, Switzerland.
OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Operations Support Officer will perform the following functions-
- Serve as focal point between the Administrative Services Branch and OCHA’s field presence to coordinate and facilitate timely and effective operational and administrative support mainly in relation to local service providers, including as custodian of the Community of Practice on Field Administration.
- Maintain active liaison within the Operational Support Unit and across the Administrative Services Branch in order to provide comprehensive guidance and advice on local service provider matters to OCHA field offices.
- Undertake regular missions to field locations to provide direct support to field offices as surge support during emergencies or as back-up capacity during critical situations.
- Organize pre-deployment briefings for administrative field staff and contribute to the development of new or improved induction tools and trainings for administrative field staff, including the organization of global workshops on relevant issues.
- Contribute to policy innovation and formulation on operational and administrative matters, in particular in relation to local service providers.
- Provide technical input to business process mapping exercises and contribute to the establishment of operational and administrative guidelines, in close coordination with relevant stakeholders.
- Act as back-up in the Operations Support Section in the area of general administration.
- Perform other duties and/or assignments as required by the immediate supervisor.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, operations management, logistics or a related area is required.
- A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in operations and administration of humanitarian relief efforts is required.
- Two (2) years of experience in field emergency situations (i.e. places where humanitarian projects are implemented / executed) is highly desirable.
- Hands-on experience in setting up effective operational and administrative field office structures, in particular during complex crisis/emergency situations and natural disasters is desirable.
- UN experience in procurement and administrative procedures, rules and regulations would be an advantage.
- Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. English and French are the working languages of the United Nations.
- Knowledge of French or Spanish is desirable.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit OCHA.