Job: Humanitarian Affairs Office, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Abu Dhabi

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Job Opening
 
HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER, P3
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
ABU DHABI
23 November 2012-23 December 2012
12-HRA-OCHA-25951-R-ABU DHABI (X)

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity



 
Org. Setting and Reporting
 
This position of the Humanitarian Affairs Officer (HAO) is located in the Liaison Office of the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Abu Dhabi.  The Humanitarian Affairs Officer will report to the Outreach Manager/Programme Officer.
 
Responsibilities
 
Under the overall supervision of the Outreach Manager , the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:
Strengthen existing relationships with and serve as a focal point for a group of priority partners (Member States, Regional and Inter-governmental entities) to achieve a stronger strategic engagement in humanitarian action and support for OCHA's mandate. Monitor and provide advice on interaction with those partners. Facilitate the Office's inputs for partner consultations/annual meetings as required. Develop key strategic partnerships with new partners to achieve a broader partner base for OCHA. This would entail devising specific and tailor-made strategies for outreach to a number of partners, and prepare and maintain partner profiles as relevant. Monitor implementation and follow-up to partner action plans and ensure reporting against agreed action points stipulated in respective partner MOUs and action plans. Develop and contribute to a central database of partnership profiles.  Produces or oversees production of different  information and communications products (e.g. press kits, press releases and articles, speeches, brochures, radio and audio-visual material), including identification of topics, research, design and printing, and dissemination plan. Promote media coverage of priority issues and/or major events, including through the development of an outreach and media strategy. Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff. Replace or provide support to colleagues in the office as necessary.
 
Competencies
 
PROFESSIONALISM: demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observes deadlines and achieves results. Knowledge of humanitarian issues in general and OCHA’s mandate in particular is a requirement. Comprehensive knowledge and proven understanding of external and donor relations will be an asset. Ability to undertake research and conduct analysis with minimal supervision and to convey ideas, both orally and in writing, in a logical and convincing fashion. Ability to work under pressure and in a culturally diverse environment; flexibility, initiative, dependability are important qualities. Knowledge of the UN system and institutional mandates is a requirement. Comprehensive knowledge and proven understanding of external and donor relations will be an asset.
COMMUNICATION: speaks and writes clearly and effectively; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
TEAMWORK: works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources to complete work; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as required.
TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
 
Education
 
Masters degree in international relations, political science, social science, law or related field. A combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.
 
Work Experience
 
Minimum of five (5) years of relevant progressively responsible professional experience, of which at least  three (3) years within the field of humanitarian and/or development affairs.  Working experience in humanitarian and/or UN field operations is required.   Knowledge of the UN system, institutional mandates and donor governments is required. Work experience in partnership with Member States, Regional and Inter-governmental entities is an advantage. Knowledge of PowerPoint and excel databases for management and analysis of fundraising efforts is a requirement.
 
Languages
 
English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English both oral and written is a requirement. Working knowledge of Arabic is desired. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
 
Assessment Method
 
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
 
Special Notice
 
Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her; in this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers In accordance with established rules and procedures.
 
United Nations Considerations
 
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
 
No Fee
 
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.


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