Humanitarian Affairs Officer (Access/Civil-military Coordination) job at United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Vacancy title:
Humanitarian Affairs Officer (Access/Civil-military Coordination)

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Admin & Office ]

Jobs at:

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Deadline of this Job:
22 June 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Friday, June 10, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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JOB DETAILS:
Humanitarian Affairs Officer (Access/Civil-military Coordination)

Competencies
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related humanitarian issues, including with respect to humanitarian principles and humanitarian coordination. Analytical capacity and in particular the ability to analyze articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN response. Knowledge of humanitarian needs assessments tools and processes. Capacity to lead inter-agency humanitarian field missions in difficult locations. Ability to build strong networks with humanitarian partners. Knowledge and experience of working with humanitarian coordination mechanisms, including Humanitarian Country Teams, Inter-Cluster Coordination Groups and Clusters. Knowledge of humanitarian delivery considerations, including ensuring accountability to affected people and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse. Ability to identify issues and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems. Ability to conduct research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the humanitarian rights situation in assigned country/area. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery); ability to provide guidance to new/junior staff. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Education

• 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 (2) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
• A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required.
• At least two years 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.
• Relevant complex emergency experience is required.
• Relevant experience in the UN Common System is desirable.
• Relevant experience in the regional context (especially Horn of Africa) is desirable.
• Experience in undertaking access negotiations is desirable.
• Experience in civil-military coordination with the UN, or experience in the military forces dealing with major humanitarian operations, is desirable.

Languages
French and English are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of one or more of the local languages spoken in the region is desirable.

Work Hours: 8


Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure

Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs on careers.un.org to apply



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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 22 June 2022
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 10-06-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 10-06-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 10-06-2065
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