Job Opportunity in Jordan at the UN Office: Humanitarian Affairs Officer 2020

Date limite : 23 févr. 2020

Bailleur de fonds: United Nations

Niveau d'études: Troisième cycle

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Job Opportunity in Jordan at the UN Office: Humanitarian Affairs Officer 2020

The United Nations is offering a job opportunity for a qualified Humanitarian Affairs Officer to join the team in the Operations and Advocacy Division (OAD) of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), based in Jordan, with duty station in Amman.

Responsibilities:

  1. Monitor, analyze and report on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management or emergency situations in the assigned area.
  2. Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues.
  3. Drafts and prepares regular situation papers/reports highlighting relevant operational factors affecting the humanitarian situation and response efforts.
  4. Prepares or contributes to the preparation of various written reports, documents, and communications.
  5. Assists in the preparation, implementation, and monitoring of the Office’s humanitarian work plan.
  6. Ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues.
  7. Reviews and provides advice on policy issues related to safeguarding humanitarian principles and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance.
  8. Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate humanitarian and emergency assistance programs and help ensure those latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations.
  9. Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.
  10. Support advocacy initiatives on issues impacting humanitarian needs and response efforts through the collection of information, liaison with humanitarian partners, government officials, the media, etc.
  11. Manages the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA.
  12. Undertakes and provides support to technical assistance and other field missions e.g. participate in field trips to undertake in-depth reviews of specific country work mechanisms.
  13. Organizes and participates in working groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners on humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters.
  14. Performs other duties as required.

Requirements:

Professionalism:

  1. Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related humanitarian issues, including approaches and techniques to address difficult problems. 
  2. Analytical capacity and in particular the ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN response. 
  3. Ability to identify issues and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems. 
  4. Ability to conduct research, including the ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess the impact on the humanitarian rights situation in assigned country/area. 
  5. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters, and human misery).
  6. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter.
  7. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
  8. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.
  9. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.
  10. Remains calm in stressful situations. 
  11. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication:

  1. Speaks and writes clearly and effectively.
  2. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.
  3. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication.

 Planning and organizing: 

  1. Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies.
  2. Identifies priority activities and assignments.
  3. Adjusts priorities as required, allocates the appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work and foresees risks.

Education:

  1. 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. 
  2. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience:

  1. A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required.
  2. Three (3) years of relevant experience at the international level is required.
  3. 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.
  4. Experience in a humanitarian context within the UN common system or other comparable international organization is desirable.
  5. Experience in the Middle East region is desirable.

Languages:

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

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