HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Job ID 1006506
  • Career Level Others
  • Experience 5 Years
  • Industry Management
  • Qualifications Master’s Degree

Job Description

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  •  Deploys on humanitarian surge and support missions in Southern and Eastern Africa as requested, including to facilitate: humanitarian operational coordination (e.g. chairing inter­ cluster meetings); humanitarian financing proposals (e.g. CERF applications); implementation of preparedness actions (e.g. contingency plans); development of humanitarian needs overviews and appeals; and humanitarian needs assessments.
  •  Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management or emergency situations in assigned areas of Southern and Eastern Africa.
  •  Organizes and prepares updates and reports on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues in assigned countries/areas of coverage; organizes follow-up work, including interagency meetings to support information-sharing and decision-making on important issues.
  •  Participates in large, complex projects, to include disaster assessment or other missions to countries in the region; deploys on surge to assist in the coordination of international humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex emergency/disaster situations and in ensuring the necessary support (e.g. staff, funding, specialized equipment, supplies, etc.); drafts situation reports to the international community, apprising of situation to date and specifying unmet requirements of stricken countries.
  •  Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and coordinate humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes – including through deployment on surge if required – and helps ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender and protection-related considerations.
  •  Assists in the production of appeals for international assistance – including Humanitarian Needs Overviews, Humanitarian Response Plans and Flash Appeals – in the region; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA. eM7r7cR B5csXX
  •  Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, non­ governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, etc.
  •  Undertakes and provides support to technical assistance and other field missions, e.g. participates in field trips to review and/or support specific country coordination mechanisms.
  •  Prepares or contributes to the preparation of various written reports, documents and communications, e.g. drafts sections of background papers, briefings, case studies, presentations, correspondence, etc.

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