UNOCHA Humanitarian Affairs Officer Jobs 2022 Kenya

UNOCHA Humanitarian Affairs Officer Jobs 2022 Kenya: Currently the UNOCHA is hiring employees for their upcoming projects vacancy for the Humanitarian Affairs Officer position. Now for all Kenyan NGO job seekers, it’s a great opportunity to work with UNOCHA.

UNOCHA Humanitarian Affairs Officer Jobs 2022 employment advertisement is published on April 05, 2022. Candidates can apply via online by May 03, 2022.

Organization Name United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)
Type of Organization NGO
Date Posted April 05, 2022
Closing Date May 03, 2022
Position Humanitarian Affairs Officer
Total Vacancy N/A
Apply Process online
Country Kenya

UNOCHA Humanitarian Affairs Officer Jobs 2022

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) seeks suitable applicants for the position below at the Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent).
  • Experience: Minimum 7 years.
  • Employment Type: Full-Time.
  • Language: French and English are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Fluency in French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
  • Duty Station: Nairobi.
  • Remuneration: As Per Rules.

Other Requirements / Information:

  • 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 years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required.
  • Out of seven years of relevant professional experience, at least five years of professional experience in the fields of protection from sexual exploitation and abuse, protection, gender-based violence, staff conduct and discipline and/or gender is required.
  • At least three years in the last seven years of experience in protection from sexual exploitation and abuse in humanitarian contexts in the field is desirable.
  • Experience in humanitarian coordination in UN, NGO and inter-agency settings at field level is desirable.
  • Experience advocating for PSEA with governments, clusters and donors at field and global level is desirable.
  • Experience of community-based complaint mechanisms/ SEA reporting channels, implementing partner assessments, victim/survivor assistance, and/or engagement with national authorities on PSEA is desirable.
  • Experience working in the IASC or in other inter-agency bodies or processes is desirable.


Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer (PSEA Advisor) will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Serves as a policy officer; advise on overall policy direction on protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) in the humanitarian sector; reviews and provides advice and expertise to Humanitarian Coordinators, Heads of Offices, field managers, PSEA coordinators on a diverse range of policy issues, related to mitigation, prevention, and response to sexual exploitation and abuse to ensure the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance and the linkages with other related areas (e.g. protection, gender).
  • Leads and/or participates in working groups related to providing field support to inter-agency PSEA coordinators and networks, providing technical advice and support to countries and on the roll out of IASC tools, policies, and guidance.
  • Assists in the production of guidance to PSEA Coordinators to integrate protection from sexual exploitation and abuse in the humanitarian programming cycle.
  • Initiates and coordinates activities related to technical cooperation and technical assistance projects in PSEA; formulates project proposals and relevant project documents; provides technical support to field work; reviews and clears project reports for submission to governments. Undertakes and provides support to technical assistance and other field missions, eg participates in interagency field missions to undertake reviews of PSEA coordination mechanisms.
  • Organizes and prepares studies on PSEA; organizes follows-up work, including interagency technical review meetings or field missions to support policy development 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/IASC reports, studies, background papers, policy guidelines, correspondence, presentations, background papers, policy guidelines, etc.; develops country-specific indicators for countries of concern in collaboration with area experts and ensures the subsequent monitoring of these indicators; recommends actions based on the analysis of pertinent information.
  • Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate complex humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes; helps ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations.
  • Establishes and maintains strategic partnerships with key constituencies to elicit support for and maximize impact of IASC PSEA strategy and plan of action, including liaison with the UN Sexual Exploitation and Abuse working group.
  • Serves as the primary focal point on specific topics or policy-related issues; 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 work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters.
  • May participate in planning and preparation of unit budget and work program.
  • 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.

How to Apply?

  • Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.
  • Interested candidates can fill the online application form by visiting official website. Candidates have to visit at to fill the application.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • The closing date: May 03, 2022.
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