United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) Job Recruitment 2022/2023 – Apply Now

United Nations Office of Humanitarian Affairs Job Recruitment

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) Recruitment 2022 – We are glad to inform the general public that United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant job positions in their company. Interested applicants should kindly follow the job application procedures below to apply successfully.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. UNOCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Humanitarian Affairs Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Service Contract (SC)
Job ID: 41256
Practice Area – Job Family: Crisis Prevention And Recovery – Humanitarian
Grade: SB4
Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension

Main Responsibilities

  • The HAO is expected to have comprehensive knowledge of North East of Nigeria, UNOCHA operations, humanitarian partners, operations of the government and NGOs.
  • As such the HAO provides the elements of institutional memory and local networking essential to the credibility and authority of the statements and documents provided by OCHA and the Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator.
  • They work with little supervision in the field, and are expected to prepare concise reports and analysis and are an integral part of the OCHA Team in Nigeria.
  • Ensure accurate Information Collection in support of Humanitarian Analysis and
  • Response, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Review incoming field reports, prepare summaries of field activities and flag important issues to senior management
  • Actively participate in the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) and Humanitarian Needs Overview process, and HRP/HNO Mid-Year Review and End-year Review processes.
  • Gather and verify information on issues affecting the humanitarian situation, emphasizing opportunities for response.
  • Supports field analysis and interface with the AIM working group to extract key action points that need follow up from assessments undertaken and the humanitarian Dashboard.
  • Pro-actively share information with OCHA and relevant stakeholders on pertinent issues.
  • Identify key pieces of information that will assist with organizational decision-making with a particular focus on improving humanitarian response.
  • Support existing coordination mechanisms and assist in the establishment of new field coordination wherever required.
  • Establish relationships with key stakeholders, including non-traditional humanitarian actors, in areas of operation to ensure humanitarian information flow from OCHA to partners and vice versa and ensure their participation in operations
  • Field visits to the Local Government Areas (LGAs) and support the collection of field information to monitor and improve ongoing response, coordination activities and information products.
  • Prepare succinct reports on the key humanitarian issues in the districts and workings with state-level partners provide analysis on response gaps and advocacy issues

Impact of Results

  • The key results have an impact on the overall coordination of humanitarian and emergency assistance.
  • The root causes of the humanitarian/emergency situations are appreciated, ensuring that strong and effective responses are mounted.
  • This facilitates operational agencies in succeeding in their core objectives, building of strong partnerships with relevant parties and the achievement of OCHA’s objectives.

Minimum Requirements

  • Candidates must have a minimum of a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Political Science, Sociology, Law, International Relations or other related fields with up to 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level.
  • Candidates who have a Bachelor’s Degree with additional 2 years qualifying experience can also apply.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in complex emergency and inter-agency contexts particularly the North East of Nigeria, dealing with relief and transitional issues.
  • Familiarity with UN policies, rules and procedures, particularly in relation to humanitarian response and coordination, and knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian assistance, especially the humanitarian reform agenda.
  • Ability to research, analyzes, evaluate and synthesize information.
  • Ability to express clearly and concisely, ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and experience in handling of web-based management systems.
  • Professional fluency in oral and written English, Hausa and Kanori is required.  Candidates will be tested on their linguistic ability.

Competencies

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Self-development, initiative-taking
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating teamwork
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
  • Creating synergies through self-control
  • Managing conflict
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing are the responsibility of each staff member.
  • Informed and transparent decision-making.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online

Job Title: Administration & Finance Analyst, SB4

Job ID: 41317
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Grade: SB4
Practice Area: Job Family
Posting Type: Common System
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Management: Administration & Finance
Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension

Job Description

  • Under the guidance of the Administrative & Finance Officer in Borno, the Administrative & Finance Analyst is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of, finance, general administration, human resources, procurement, logistical and common services support to OCHA/Nigeria sub offices and operations consistent with UN rules and regulations.
  • The Administrative and Finance Analyst leads and provides guidance to OCHA sub Offices administrative staff, fostering effective collaboration within the teams, with relevant OCHA and UNDP counterparts at headquarters and in the field, and with other UN agencies, promoting a client-oriented approach and ensuring optimal performance and efficient delivery of services.

Main Responsibilities

  • Management of OCHA Nigeria administrative operations.
  • Management of OCHA Nigeria finance and human resources
  • Management and monitoring of OCHA Assets.
  • Procurement of goods and services.
  • Provide management support to OCHA administrative operations with the following results:
  • Full compliance of operations with UN/OCHA/UNDP rules, regulations and policies, effective implementation of corporate operational strategies, achievement of management targets, monitoring and reporting of results.
  • Liaise with the UNDP Country Office (Finance & Procurement, Protocol units) to ensure that the provision of all OCHA related administrative support services are implemented/delivered in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Manage the office transport flees and ensure that all vehicles are all MOSS compliant and are in road worthy condition and properly maintained including the provision of adequate spare parts at all times.
  • Plan and organize office events including retreats, meetings and other events and ensure that all participants are informed in advance and that the necessary logistics is in place including booking of venues, hotels etc
  • The Administration & Finance Analyst has the role as Travel Administrator, thus he/she will take responsibility to submit Travel Requests/Expense Reports into OCHA ERP system “Umoja”.
  • Knowledge building and sharing with regards to financial management and general administrative operations, contributing to OCHA’s best practices.
  • Letters and other correspondence relating to administrative and finance activities drafted and related reports prepared for internal use.
  • Closely follow up on all issues related to staff travel (domestic & international) and office/staff compliance with the security procedures.
  • The provision of adequate spare parts at all times.
  • Supervise the work and manage the performance of the Administrate support staff
  • Management of OCHA assets ensuring full compliance with IPSAS in the accounting for procurement, utilization and disposal of OCHA Nigeria‘s assets.
  • Ensure that for the office assets/inventory proper records are maintained and updated regularly and that both the financial and physical status of all office NEPs is regularly reported/updated in OCHA ERP system (Umoja) and maintaining required related documentation.
  • Ensure proper documentation for inventory hand-over/return to custodians and update the records in Umoja/internal data base accordingly
  • Required goods and services secured in a timely manner, within budget and in full compliance with established UN rules, regulations and procedures for procurement.
  • Procurement actions taken in accordance with the principles of good planning and overall strategic objectives established by OCHA management, using best practices in sourcing, supplier selection and evaluation, quality management, customer relationship management and the use of performance measurement benchmarks.
  • Sound judgment, knowledge and guidance are applied to tender processes and evaluation of bids, in the negotiation of agreements, and in contract management.
  • Day-to-day support and coordination for all procurement arrangements with local service providers & ensure that common service agreements (cleaning, security, health facilities, vehicle maintenance etc) are properly implement and services are to the standards required
  • The Administration & Finance Analyst has the role as Requisitioner, thus he/she will take responsibility to raise purchase orders (POs) and submit good/services receipts into OCHA ERP system “Umoja”.
  • Supervise the logistics, Administration and Finance associate staff and drivers
  • Performs any other tasks assigned by the supervisor and/or the Head of Sub Office.

Impact of Results

  • The key results have an impact on the overall efficiency of the Country Office including improved business results and client services. Forward-looking operations management has an impact on the organization of office management, knowledge sharing, and information provision.

Minimum Requirements

  • Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or in a similarly related field.
  • Having a Master’s Degree in related field is an added advantage.
  • Having a Professional qualifications in finance / accounting / Administration and knowledge of UN financial rules and regulations is an added advantage
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience in business / public administration, finance, Human Resources or other related areas.
  • Good knowledge on Administration/Operations is required. Experience working with the UN or other international organizations is desirable.
  • Experience in using UN ERP system (Umoja) in the area of travel and procurement is highly desirable. Good computer skills (Windows, MS Word, Excel/Spread sheets, the internet/Web) is required
  • Fluency in English and Hausa

Competencies

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNOCHA’s mission, vision and values
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Shares knowledge and experience and provides helpful advice to others in the office
  • Ability to develop systems for structuring, codifying and providing access to information and knowledge
  • Builds strong relationships with partners, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback.
  • Ability to manage complex problems proactively and effectively, including responses to emergencies
  • Ability to work independently, with efficiency, competency and integrity with people of different national backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian assistance
  • Proven report writing skills
  • Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexity

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online

Job Title: Humanitarian Affairs Officer

Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Employment Type: Service Contract (SC)
Job ID: 41255
Practice Area – Job Family: Crisis Prevention And Recovery – Humanitarian
Grade: SB4
Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension

Main Responsibilities

  • The HAO is expected to have comprehensive knowledge of North East of Nigeria, UNOCHA operations, humanitarian partners, operations of the government and NGOs.
  • As such the HAO provides the elements of institutional memory and local networking essential to the credibility and authority of the statements and documents provided by OCHA and the Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator.
  • They work with little supervision in the field, and are expected to prepare concise reports and analysis and are an integral part of the OCHA Team in Nigeria.
  • Ensure accurate Information Collection in support of Humanitarian Analysis and
  • Response, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Review incoming field reports, prepare summaries of field activities and flag important issues to senior management
  • Actively participate in the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) and Humanitarian Needs Overview process, and HRP/HNO Mid-Year Review and End-year Review processes.
  • Gather and verify information on issues affecting the humanitarian situation, emphasizing opportunities for response.
  • Supports field analysis and interface with the AIM working group to extract key action points that need follow-up from assessments undertaken and the humanitarian Dashboard.
  • Pro-actively share information with OCHA and relevant stakeholders on pertinent issues.
  • Identify key pieces of information that will assist with organizational decision-making with a particular focus on improving humanitarian response.
  • Support existing coordination mechanisms and assist in the establishment of new field coordination wherever required.
  • Establish relationships with key stakeholders, including non-traditional humanitarian actors, in areas of operation to ensure humanitarian information flow from OCHA to partners and vice versa and ensure their participation in operations
  • Field visits to the Local Government Areas (LGAs) and support the collection of field information to monitor and improve ongoing response, coordination activities and information products.
  • Prepare succinct reports on the key humanitarian issues in the districts and workings with state-level partners provide analysis on response gaps and advocacy issues

Impact of Result

  • The key results have an impact on the overall coordination of humanitarian and emergency assistance.
  • The root causes of the humanitarian/emergency situations are appreciated, ensuring that strong and effective responses are mounted.
  • This facilitates operational agencies in succeeding in their core objectives, building of strong partnerships with relevant parties and the achievement of OCHA’s objectives.

Minimum Requirements

  • Candidates must have a minimum of Master’s Degree or equivalent in Political Science, Sociology, Law, International Relations or other related fields
  • Candidates who have a Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years qualifying experience can also apply.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in complex emergency and inter-agency contexts particularly the North East of Nigeria, dealing with relief and transitional issues.
  • Familiarity with UN policies, rules and procedures, particularly in relation to humanitarian response and coordination, and knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian assistance, especially the humanitarian reform agenda.
  • Ability to research, analyzes, evaluate and synthesize information.
  • Ability to express clearly and concisely, ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and experience in handling of web-based management systems.
  • Professional fluency in oral and written English, Hausa and Kanori is required.  Candidates will be tested on their linguistic ability.

Competencies

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Self-development, initiative-taking
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating teamwork
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
  • Creating synergies through self-control
  • Managing conflict
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing are the responsibility of each staff member.
  • Informed and transparent decision-making.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online

Note

  • UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.
  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Application Closing Date

11th March, 2022.

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