UNOCHA Humanitarian Affairs Officer Temporary Jobs 2022 Kenya

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

UNOCHA Humanitarian Affairs Officer Temporary Jobs 2022 employment advertisement is published on April 09, 2022. Candidates can apply via online by April 21, 2022.

UNOCHA EMPLOYMENT ADVERTISEMENT
Organization Name United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)
Type of Organization NGO
Date Posted April 09, 2022
Closing Date April 21, 2022
Position Humanitarian Affairs Officer Temporary
Total Vacancy N/A
Apply Process online
Country Kenya

UNOCHA Humanitarian Affairs Officer Temporary 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: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
  • Duty Station: Nairobi.
  • Remuneration: As Per Rules.

Other Requirements / Information:

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, public administration, international studies/law, economics, or a related field. A first- level university degree in combination with additional two (2) 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 or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency and/or natural disaster) is required.
  • Experience in a humanitarian context within the UN common system or other comparable international organization is desirable.
  • Experience in the Region (Horn of Africa) in the past five years is desirable.

Responsibilities:

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

  • Deputizes for the Head of Office and Deputy Head of Office as appropriate.
  • Acts as Head of Hub as appropriate.
  • Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian response and developments, disaster relief or emergency situations in the country.
  • Assists in the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA.
  • Engages with donors.
  • Leads and/or participates in large, complex projects, to include 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 situation to date and specifying gaps and unmet requirements.
  • 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 field work; 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 inter-agency 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 that 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 on early warning and contingency planning, etc.
  • 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 https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=178604 to fill the application.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • The closing date: April 21, 2022.
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