Job Title: Humanitarian Affairs Officer
Organisation: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Location: Caracas, Venezuela, Bangui, Central African Republic and Kobe, Japan
Closing Date: 5 February 2021
Salary: Not Stated
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Full Time
Sponsors international candidates? Not Stated
These positions are located in the Operations and Advocacy Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which is the 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 the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.
This job opening is being advertised for three positions as Humanitarian Affairs Officer (HAO).
The first position is based in
Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR). The HAO reports to the Deputy Head of Office of OCHA, CAR.
The second position is based in Kobe, Japan. The HAO reports to the Head of the Operations Team in OCHA's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (Bangkok, Thailand).
The third position is based in Caracas, Venezuela. The HAO reports to the Deputy Head of Office of OCHA, Venezuela.
Role and Responsibilities
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Experience, Skills and Qualifications
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
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. Three (3) years of experience in humanitarian affairs or related area at the international level is required. Humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission and/or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is required. Experience within the UN Common System or other comparable international organization is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the positions in Kobe and Caracas, fluency in English is required. For the position in Bangui, fluency in both English and French is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.