Recruitment at The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)

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The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) is the half of the United Nations Secretariat accountable for bringing collectively humanitarian actors to make sure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA additionally ensures there’s a framework inside which every actor can contribute to the general response effort.

We are recruiting to fill the positions beneath:

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Job Title: Humanitarian Affairs Officer / Civil-Military Coordination (TJO)

Location: Maiduguri
Grade: P4
Slot: 20-Humanitarian Affairs-OCHA-134958-J- (X)

Org. Setting and Reporting

  • This place is situated in the Operations and Advocacy Division (OAD), Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which is the half of the United Nations Secretariat accountable for bringing collectively humanitarian actors to make sure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA additionally ensures there’s a framework inside which every actor can contribute to the general response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate efficient and principled humanitarian motion in partnership with nationwide and worldwide actors as a way to alleviate human struggling in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in want; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable options.
  • This non permanent job opening is being marketed for the place of Humanitarian Affairs Officer/Civil-Military Coordination and is situated in Maiduguri with OCHA Nigeria. The HAO/Civil-Military Coordination Officer reports to the OCHA Head of Access/Civil Military Coordination Unit.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer/Civil-Military Coordination might be accountable for the following duties:

  • Serve as the operational focus for the conduct of a UN-CMCoord evaluation, formulation and implementation of a UNCMCoord technique and motion plan, and associated operations in the space of duty in accordance with any larger stage UNCMCoord technique as outlined by the RC/HC by means of the Head of Office, OCHA Nigeria.
  • Development of Strategy: Conduct an evaluation and evaluation of the civil-military setting as a way to formulate and implement a UN-CMCoord technique and motion plan, which should be absolutely built-in with the actions of the OCHA Nigeria and embrace particular UN-CMCoord outputs in the OCHA Nigeria Work Plan. Continually consider the implementation and impact of the plans and revise as applicable.
  • Development of Guidance: Assist, advise and facilitate the growth of country-specific steering on civil-military relations and use of Military and Civil Defense Assets (MCDA), primarily based on the present “IASC Reference Paper on Civil-Military Relationship in Complex Emergencies”, “Guidelines on The Use of Military and Civil Defense Assets in Disaster Relief (Oslo Guidelines)”, “Guidelines on the Use of MCDA to Support UN Humanitarian Activities in Complex Emergencies” and the “Use of Military or Armed Escorts for Humanitarian Convoys”, and any relevant Security Council resolutions and different related devices.
  • Dissemination of Guidelines: Ensure that relevant civil-military coordination tips, country-specific or generic tips are correctly disseminated and understood by each, humanitarian actors and the army and/or police forces current, in addition to by native actors, as applicable. Promote and advocate for adherence to the relevant tips inside the complete humanitarian group and advise on potential penalties if the tips are compromised.
  • Liaison with Humanitarian Organisations: Establish and keep a contact community with different UN Agencies, Mission-based personnel, who’s accountable for civil-military relations, in addition to, NGO focal factors accountable for civil-military relations in Nigeria.
  • Support Humanitarian Coordination: Support the Humanitarian Coordination construction in Nigeria, by advising on an applicable mechanism to interface with army representatives. Advise each humanitarian actors and army representatives on the appropriateness of the use of army entry to assist humanitarian actions. Support Cluster Leads and/or humanitarian organisations in requesting army assist for humanitarian actions, guaranteeing the requests are applicable and consistent with relevant tips. Monitor actions by army forces to assist of humanitarian organisations. As directed by the line administration, set up a Civil-Military Working Group with related civil and army stakeholders to boost civil-military coordination operational points and report coverage and strategic points to the HCT by means of the Head of Office and the UN-CMCoord Team Leader. Participate in work teams, conferences and consultations with different UN companies and humanitarian companions; set up conferences with Heads of Agencies on UN-CMCoord issues.
  • Military Liaison: Facilitate the institution and upkeep of communication with the army forces in South
  • Nigeria and set up mechanisms to resolve operational points and guarantee applicable mutual trade of data, relating to ongoing related actions. Advise and educate the army and/or trade of data relating to ongoing related actions. Advise and educate the army and/or police forces in Nigeria on the constructions and dynamics of coordination with and inside the worldwide humanitarian group and the practicalities of implementation. Monitor the
  • army presence in Nigeria by speaking with incoming / outgoing worldwide army forces.
  • Reporting: Monitor, analyze and report on implementation of humanitarian civil-military coordination actions effectively as determine difficulties and challenges in the interplay between the humanitarian and army communities. Provide periodic state of affairs reports to the OCHA Head of Office, and/or the UN-CMCoord Team Leader on ongoing civil-military actions and the general civil-military relations state of affairs in Nigeria. Upon concurrence with the OCHA Head of Office and/or UNCMCoord Team Leader, these reports should be disseminated to the UNCT, HCT, UNOCHA/CMCS, CRD Desks and PDSB as applicable. Reports might also be disseminated to different companies if related and applicable.
  • Serve as the advisor to the OCHA Head of Office for UN-CMCoord points in Nigeria; assist the growth of a CNCoord technique in Nigerian line with the priorities of the RC/HC of OCHA Head of Office and worldwide humanitarian group; advise humanitarian companies on coverage or particular civil-military coordination points associated to UNCMCoord; undertake monitoring of Military assist to Humanitarian organisations and evaluation missions of civil-military coordination wants in Nigeria frequently or as required by the UN-CMCoord Team Leader and/or the OCHA Head of Office.
  • Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian developments, catastrophe reduction/administration or emergency state of affairs in Nigeria.
  • Organizes and prepares research on humanitarian, emergency reduction and associated points; organizes follow-up work, together with interagency technical overview conferences to assist coverage growth work and decision-making on essential points.
  • Participate in massive, complicated initiatives, to incorporate catastrophe evaluation or different missions; assists in the coordination of worldwide humanitarian/emergency help for complicated emergency/catastrophe conditions and in guaranteeing the mandatory assist (e.g. employees, funding, specialised tools, provides, and so on.); drafts state of affairs reports to the worldwide group, apprising of state of affairs up to now and specifying unmet necessities of stricken nations.
  • Partners with different humanitarian companies to plan and consider humanitarian and emergency help programmes and assist be certain that newest findings, lesson realized, coverage tips, and so on. are included into these actions, together with gender-related concerns.
  • Performs different duties as required.

Competencies:

  • Professionalism: Knowledge of a spread of humanitarian help, emergency reduction and associated human rights points, together with approaches and strategies to handle tough issues. Solid understanding of Civil Military Coordination points. Knowledge and understanding of the UN Security Management System. Analytical capability and specifically the capability to investigate and articulate the humanitarian dimension of points which require a coordinated UN response.
  • Ability to determine points and judgment in making use of technical experience to resolve a variety of issues.
  • Ability to conduct analysis, together with capability to judge and combine data from a spread of sources and assess impression on the humanitarian rights state of affairs in assigned nation/space. Ability to work underneath excessive stress, every now and then in a extremely worrying setting (e.g. civil strife, pure disasters and human distress); capability to offer steering to new/junior employees.
  • Shows delight in work and in achievements; demonstrates skilled competence and mastery of subject material; is conscientious and environment friendly in assembly commitments, observing deadlines and attaining outcomes; is motivated by skilled relatively than private considerations; exhibits persistence when confronted with tough issues or challenges; stays calm in worrying conditions. Takes duty for incorporating gender views and guaranteeing the equal participation of men and women in all areas of work.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to attain organizational targets; solicits enter by genuinely valuing others’ concepts and experience; is keen to study from others; locations staff agenda earlier than private agenda; helps and acts in accordance with remaining group decision, even when such selections might not totally replicate personal place; shares credit score for staff accomplishments and accepts joint duty for staff shortcomings.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and successfully; listens to others, appropriately interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks inquiries to make clear, and displays curiosity in having two-way communication; tailor’s language, tone, type and format to match viewers; demonstrates openness in sharing data and protecting people knowledgeable.

Education

  • Advanced college degree (Master’s degree or equal) in Political Science, Social Science, Public Administration, International Studies, Economics, Engineering, Earth Sciences or a associated discipline. A primary-level college degree together with two (2) years of qualifying expertise could also be accepted in lieu of the superior college degree.

Work Experience:

  • A minimal of seven (7) years of progressively accountable skilled expertise in humanitarian affairs is required.
  • Experience in humanitarian or different fields at the worldwide stage is required.
  • Humanitarian expertise in the discipline (precise setting the place a mission and/or undertaking is being carried out) in complicated emergency is required.
  • At least 4 (4) years expertise in civil-military coordination is fascinating.
  • Experience in working with army and humanitarian organizations at senior stage is fascinating.
  • Experience in coping with armed actors in complicated emergencies is fascinating.
  • Completion of the UN-CMCoord Course and UN-CMCoord Officers’ Course is fascinating.
  • Experience in the UN Common System is fascinating.
  • Experience in the area (West and/or Central Africa) is fascinating.

Languages:

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the place marketed, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of one other UN official language is fascinating.

Assessment:

  • Evaluation of certified candidates might embrace an evaluation train which can be adopted by competency-based interview.
Interested and certified candidates should:

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Humanitarian Affairs Officer / Head of Access and Civil Military Coordination Unit (TJO)

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Grade: P4
Slot: 20 Humanitarian Affairs-OCHA-134957-J- (X)

Org. Setting and Reporting

  • This place is situated in the Operations and Advocacy Division (OAD), Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which is the half of the United Nations Secretariat accountable for bringing collectively humanitarian actors to make sure a coherent response to emergencies.
  • OCHA additionally ensures there’s a framework inside which every actor can contribute to the general response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate efficient and principled humanitarian motion in partnership with nationwide and worldwide actors as a way to alleviate human struggling in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in want; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable options.
  • This non permanent job opening is being marketed for the place of Head of Unit/Access and Civil Military Coordination and is situated in Maiduguri with OCHA Nigeria. The incumbent reports to the Deputy Head of Office OCHA Nigeria.

Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Head of Access and Civil Military Coordination Unit might be accountable for the following duties:

  • Serves as a senior coverage officer; advise on general coverage route on particular points associated to civil-military coordination, engagement with armed actors, humanitarian entry and safety points; and, extra usually, critiques and supplies recommendation on a various vary of coverage points associated to safeguarding humanitarian rules and guaranteeing the efficient supply of humanitarian help and the linkages with different associated areas (e.g. safety of civilians, displacement, human rights).
  • Prepares coverage place papers on humanitarian entry and civil-military coordination associated points.
  • Develops and helps a rustic huge entry and CMCoord community to advertise principled, coordinated strategy to outreach, interactions with key stakeholders, together with armed actors, coordinated approaches to entry, sharing best practices with companions and stakeholders to make sure tailor-made and efficient humanitarian entry methods throughout the nation.
  • Monitors, analyzes and reports on battle tendencies, humanitarian entry challenges and alternatives, in addition to humanitarian developments, catastrophe reduction/administration programmes or emergency conditions in assigned nation/space.
  • Encourages and facilitates the growth of frameworks of engagement of humanitarian actors with related stakeholders on humanitarian entry and civil army coordination points (e.g. Ground Rules for humanitarian actions, interplay with armed teams, use of armed escorts, and so on), together with for advocacy functions.
  • Leads and/or participates in massive, complicated initiatives, to incorporate catastrophe evaluation, engagement with army and armed actors, humanitarian entry negotiations or different missions; coordinates worldwide humanitarian/emergency help for complicated emergency/catastrophe conditions; ensures mandatory assist (e.g. employees, funding, specialised tools, provides, and so on.); prepares state of affairs reports.
  • Ensures upkeep of a database for humanitarian entry incidents and tendencies, with country-specific indicators consistent with OCHA’s AMRF, in collaboration with discipline places of work and different key stakeholders, offering well timed updates and recommending evidence-based actions.
  • Assists in the manufacturing of appeals for worldwide help; ensures the correct use and spending of donor contributions channeled by means of OCHA.
  • Advises the Head of Office on general route on humanitarian entry and civil army coordination points, together with planning and facilitating the month-to-month Civil Military Working Group and Access Task Force.
  • Establishes the mandatory hyperlinks and dialogue with Senior Officers in nationwide and worldwide army and security forces, Military Liaison Officers (MLO), and personnel in UN companies, together with any related civilian mission employees, and civil-military coordination personnel of applicable NGOs.
  • Analyzes and assists in introducing new applied sciences for catastrophe warning/administration.
  • Organizes and prepares research on humanitarian, emergency reduction and associated points; organizes follows-up work, together with interagency technical overview conferences to assist coverage growth work and decision-making on essential points; and ensures the implementation of suggestions emanating from related research.
  • Assists or leads, as applicable, in the preparation of OCHA reports, research, background papers, coverage tips, correspondence, displays, background papers, coverage tips, parliamentary paperwork, and so on.; with respect to the latter, takes the lead in offering assist and knowledge to related councils or different entities on particular points.
  • Partners with different humanitarian companies to plan and consider complicated humanitarian and emergency help programmes; helps be certain that newest findings, classes realized, coverage tips, and so on. are included into these actions, together with gender-related concerns.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with authorities officers, different UN companies, nongovernmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, and so on.; ensures applicable mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and trade of data each in and outdoors the UN system, together with on early warning and contingency planning, and so on.
  • Serves as the main focus on particular subjects or policy-related points associated to civil army coordination, engagement with armed actors and security forces and humanitarian entry; retains abreast of newest developments, liaises with different humanitarian organizations, donors, and so on., ensures applicable monitoring and reporting mechanisms; supplies data and recommendation on a spread of associated points.
  • Organizes and participates in work teams, conferences, conferences, consultations with different companies and companions’ humanitarian and emergency relief-related issues. Organizes workshops on civil army coordination and humanitarian entry, with related stakeholders.
  • May take part in planning and preparation of unit finances and work program.
  • Provides management and work route to Civil-Military Coordination and Access staff, together with mentoring and supervising the work of new/junior officers.
  • Performs different duties as requested by the OCHA Head of Office and the Deputy Head of Office, as relevant.

Competencies

  • Professionalism: Knowledge of a spread of humanitarian help, emergency reduction and associated human rights points, together with approaches and strategies to handle tough issues. Solid understanding of Civil Military Coordination points. Knowledge and understanding of the UN Security Management System. Analytical capability and specifically the capability to investigate and articulate the humanitarian dimension of points which require a coordinated UN response.
  • Ability to determine points and judgment in making use of technical experience to resolve a variety of issues.
  • Ability to conduct analysis, together with capability to judge and combine data from a spread of sources and assess impression on the humanitarian rights state of affairs in assigned nation/space. Ability to work underneath excessive stress, every now and then in a extremely worrying setting (e.g. civil strife, pure disasters and human distress); capability to offer steering to new/junior employees.
  • Shows delight in work and in achievements; demonstrates skilled competence and mastery of subject material; is conscientious and environment friendly in assembly commitments, observing deadlines and attaining outcomes; is motivated by skilled relatively than private considerations; exhibits persistence when confronted with tough issues or challenges; stays calm in worrying conditions. Takes duty for incorporating gender views and guaranteeing the equal participation of men and women in all areas of work.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to attain organizational targets; solicits enter by genuinely valuing others’ concepts and experience; is keen to study from others; locations staff agenda earlier than private agenda; helps and acts in accordance with remaining group decision, even when such selections might not totally replicate personal place; shares credit score for staff accomplishments and accepts joint duty for staff shortcomings.
  • Planning & organizing:  Develops clear targets which might be in step with agreed methods; identifies precedence actions and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates applicable quantity of time and sources for finishing work; foresees dangers and permits for contingencies when planning; displays and adjusts plans and actions as mandatory; makes use of time effectively.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and successfully; listens to others, appropriately interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks inquiries to make clear, and displays curiosity in having two-way communication; tailor’s language, tone, type and format to match viewers; demonstrates openness in sharing data and protecting people knowledgeable.

Education

  • Advanced college degree (Master’s degree or equal) in Political Science, Social Science, Public Administration, International Studies, Economics, Engineering, Earth Sciences or a associated discipline. A primary-level college degree together with two (2) years of qualifying expertise could also be accepted in lieu of the superior college degree.

Work Experience:

  • A minimal of seven (7) years of progressively accountable expertise in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, disaster/emergency reduction administration, rehabilitation, growth, or different associated space is required.
  • Experience in humanitarian affairs or associated space at the worldwide stage is required.
  • Humanitarian expertise in the discipline (precise setting the place the response is being carried out) in emergency conditions (complicated emergency or pure catastrophe) is required.
  • Experience in humanitarian entry evaluation in assist of the Humanitarian Program Cycle is fascinating.
  • Strong analytical and analysis background, with expertise managing complicated and enormous volumes of knowledge sources and knowledge is fascinating.
  • Experience managing a various staff of employees inside a fancy, humanitarian setting is fascinating.
  • Experience in the UN Common System or different worldwide organization is fascinating.
  • Experience in the utilization of computer systems and workplace software program packages, GIS Mapping and expertise in dealing with of web-based administration programs is fascinating.
  • Experience in the area (West Africa) is fascinating.

Languages:

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the place marketed, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of one other UN official language is fascinating.

Assessment:

  • Evaluation of certified candidates might embrace an evaluation train which can be adopted by competency-based interview.

Interested and certified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  30th April, 2020


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