This position is open to Ukraine Nationals Only


This position is located in the Operations and Advocacy Division (OAD), in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). OCHA is part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA's mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.

This position-specific job opening is being published for a position as Assistant Humanitarian Affairs Officer in Dnipro, Ukraine (the duty station may be subject to change, as the operational situation in the country evolves). Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Head of Office, the incumbents report to the HAO/Head of Sub Office.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Summary of Key Functions:

Ensures accurate information collection in support of humanitarian analysis and response.  Ensures facilitation of information sharing among partners Ensures the development of coordination and cooperation mechanisms among stakeholders. Ensures proper monitoring and reporting.

Within the limits of delegated authority and depending on location, the Assistant Humanitarian Affairs Officer at this level may be responsible for the following duties:

Ensures accurate information collection in support of humanitarian analysis and response:

Reviews incoming field reports, prepares summaries of field activities and flags important issues to  Hub-Office management; Organizes and participates in field missions, including Inter-Agency Convoys to hard-to-reach areas; Gathers and verifies information on issues affecting the humanitarian situation, emphasizing opportunities for response.

Ensures facilitation of information sharing among partners:

Develops and maintains up-to-date databases of relevant stakeholders' contacts; Pro-actively shares information with OCHA and relevant stakeholders on pertinent issues; Identifies key pieces of information that will assist with organizational decision-making with a particular focus on improving gap analysis and humanitarian response.

Ensures the development of coordination and cooperation mechanisms among stakeholders:

Provides field-based facilitation to strengthen the humanitarian response by partners; Supports existing coordination mechanisms and assists in the establishment of new field coordination wherever required, including organization of General Coordination Meetings in the assigned oblasts; Establishes relationships with key stakeholders, including non-traditional humanitarian actors, in areas of operation to ensure the humanitarian information flow from OCHA to partners and vice versa and ensure their participation in operations; Timely prepare meeting minutes and note underlining the next steps.

Ensures proper monitoring and reporting:

Supports the collection of field information to monitor and improve ongoing response, coordination activities and information products. Prepares succinct reports on the key humanitarian issues in the districts and workings with state-level partners to provide analysis on response gaps and advocacy issues. Ensures proper collection and systematization of different reports, notes and documents linked to the Area of Responsibilities of the Sub-Office. Monitor the humanitarian landscape and report on access constraints and violations of other cross-cutting issues.   Performs other duties as required.

Impact of Results:

The key results have an impact on the efficiency of the coordination effort in the respective field office location and UNOCHA office operations in Ukraine. Key results have an impact on the success of communication, advocacy and collaboration with relevant stakeholders in the region by the means of efficient resource mobilization and information sharing. Full and appropriate administrative management is provided to ensure fully operational field office. Accurate analysis and presentation of information, thoroughly researched and fully documented work strengthens the capacity of the office and facilitates subsequent action by the supervisor. Incumbent’s own initiative is decisive in the results of work and timely finalization.


PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related humanitarian issues, including approaches and techniques to address difficult problems. Analytical capacity and in particular the ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN response. 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 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. TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be \"clients\" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.



This vacancy is archived.

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