Deadline: 6 June 2016
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Humanitarian Affairs Officer in New York, United States. The duration of this post is 6 months.
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 Humanitarian Affairs Officer will perform the following functions-
- Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management programmes or emergency situations in assigned country/area.
- Coordinates international humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex emergency/disaster situations.
- Ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA.
- Develops country-specific indicators for countries of concern in collaboration with area experts and ensures the subsequent monitoring of these indicators.
- Initiates and coordinates activities related to technical cooperation and technical assistance projects in disaster response and disaster response preparedness.
- Analyzes and assists in introducing new technologies for disaster warning/management.
- Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues.
- Assists or leads, as appropriate, in the preparation of OCHA reports, studies, background papers, policy guidelines, correspondence, presentations, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, etc.
- Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate complex humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes.
- Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters.
- Provides leadership and work direction to assigned work team, and/or mentors and supervises the work of new/junior officers.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field.
- University degree in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area, is required.
- Previous work experience in the Middle East region is desirable.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit OCHA.