Deadline: 13 May 2016
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme 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 Programme Officer will perform the following functions-
- Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
- Research, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
- Assist in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
- Undertakes survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
- Prepare various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports to intergovernmental bodies and studies, inputs to publications, talking points, statements, correspondence, etc.
- Assist in the organization of meetings, panels, round tables etc. for intergovernmental processes.
- Provide substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
- Undertake outreach activities; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
- Participate in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
- Perform other duties as required.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business administration, management, economics, international relations, political sciences, development studies, environment or related field.
- A first-level university degree in any of these fields, in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related field required.
- Experience at the international level, preferably within the United Nations, in disaster risk reduction as well as research, reviews, analysis and evaluation is highly desirable.
- Relevant experience in supporting meetings and deliberations of UN main organs and subsidiary bodies is a major asset.
- Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
- Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit OCHA.