UNO Humanitarian Affairs Officer Jobs In New York 2022

UNO Humanitarian Affairs Officer Jobs In New York 2022
UNO Humanitarian Affairs Officer Jobs In New York 2022
Job Details UNO Humanitarian Affairs Officer Jobs In New York 2022
Hiring OrganizationUNO
Posting TitleHumanitarian Affairs Officer, P4
Duty StationNEW YORK
Posting Period01 April 2022 – 15 May 2022
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Description UNO Humanitarian Affairs Officer Jobs In New York 2022

On this page, workopportunities360 provides information regarding UNO Humanitarian Affairs Officer Jobs In New York 2022 The position is located in the Operations and Advocacy Division (OAD), Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). OCHA is part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. 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; advocate for the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.
This job opening is being advertised for the position of Humanitarian Affairs Officer in New York, in UNHQ. Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Director of OAD, the incumbent reports to the Chief of Section Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, and Asia-Pacific (ELACAP).

Duties & Responsibilities UNO Humanitarian Affairs Officer Jobs In New York 2022

Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Monitors analyses and reports on humanitarian response and developments, disaster relief/management programmes or emergency situations in the country;
  • Leads and/or participates in large, complex projects, including disaster assessment or other missions; coordinates international humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex emergency/disaster situations; ensures necessary support (e.g. staff, funding, specialized equipment, supplies, etc.); prepares situation reports to the international community, apprising of the situation to date and specifying gaps and unmet requirements.
  • Assists in the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channelled through OCHA.
  • Assists national government counterparts in capacity-building for handling emergency situations; develops country-specific indicators in collaboration with area experts and ensures the subsequent monitoring of these indicators; recommends actions based on the analysis of pertinent information.
  • Initiates and coordinates activities related to technical cooperation and technical assistance projects in disaster response and disaster response preparedness; formulates project proposals and relevant project documents; provides technical support to fieldwork; reviews and clears project reports for submission to donors.
  • Analyzes and assists in introducing new technologies and approaches for disaster warning/management.
  • Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues; organizes follow-up work, including interagency technical review meetings to support policy development work and decision-making on important issues; and ensures the implementation of recommendations emanating from relevant studies.
  • 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; helps ensure the latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.; ensures appropriate mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information both in and outside the UN system, including early warning and contingency planning, etc.
  • Serves as the primary focal point on specific topics or policy-related issues, including in relation to safeguarding humanitarian principles, humanitarian access, and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance; keeps abreast of latest developments, liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc., ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues.
  • Organizes and participates in workgroups, meetings, conferences, and consultations with other agencies and partners in 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.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

  • PROFESSIONALISM: 
  • COMMUNICATION: 
  • PLANNING and ORGANIZING:

Eligibility Criteria for UNO Humanitarian Affairs Officer Jobs In New York 2022

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two (2) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required.
  • At least three (3) years in the past ten (10) years of international field experience in aid operations (actual setting where a mission or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is required.
  • Experience in supporting senior officials, including drafting talking points and analytical papers, is required.
  • Experience in a humanitarian context within the UN Common System or other comparable international organizations is desirable.

Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Assessment

  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

  • The duration of the appointment will be for an initial period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and the availability of the funds. If the appointment is subsequently extended, the total period of the appointment may not exceed the maximum period of four (4) years. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-general and to assignments by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
  • Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
  • The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.
  • At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic background or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

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