Apply for Vacancy for Affairs Officer at Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Myanmar. The deadline for this application is 7 January 2021.
This position is located in the Operations and Advocacy Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which 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. Also, 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.
Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer (Access) will be responsible for the following duties:
- Supports the Deputy Head of Office and sub-offices in implementing an access strategy for the Myanmar context, including actor mapping and context analysis of access dynamics.
- Moreover, monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management or emergency situations in assigned country/area.
- Also, reviews and provides advice on humanitarian access, safeguarding humanitarian principles and ensuring effective delivery of humanitarian assistance; organizes and supports follow-up work, including interagency technical review meetings to support access work and decision- making on important issues.
- Drafts and prepares regular access papers/reports highlighting relevant policy and operational factors affecting access, the humanitarian situation and response efforts.
- Similarly, supports the roll-out and maintenance of an access database, including access tracking, reporting and analysis, providing timely analysis and updates to various coordination for a and key stakeholders.
- Additionally, provides substantial support to sector/cluster working groups as required and facilitate exchange on cross-cutting issues.
- Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff.
Advanced university degree in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field.
- 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.
- Also, at least three years of experience at the international level in an emergency/conflict-affected environment is required.
- Likewise, humanitarian experience in the field in emergency situations
- Moreover, experience undertaking access negotiations is desirable.
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