Humanitarian Affairs Officer, OCHA - Sudan

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Location: Sudan (Multiple Duty Stations)

Closing date: 11 July

Core Competencies:

- Professionalism – Comprehensive knowledge of and exposure to a wide range of humanitarian protection issues , emergency relief and related human rights issues;

a) conceptual and strategic analytical capacity, to analyze and articulate the protection dimension of complex issues that require a coordinated UN response;

b) demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to use sound judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of complex issues/problems;

c) very good knowledge of region or country of assignment, including the political, economic and social dimensions;

d) strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement; ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery);

e) very good knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian protection and knowledge of the institutions of the UN system;

f) demonstrated ability to complete in-depth studies and to formulate conclusions/recommendations;

g) ability to relate humanitarian protection issues and perspectives, including gender issues, to political, economic, social and human rights programmes in affected country/region.

- Commitment to Continuous Learning – Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the field.

- Communications – Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to convey complex concepts and recommendations to staff at senior levels, both orally and in writing, in a clear, concise style.

- Planning & Organizing – Ability to coordinate the work of others, work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.

- Technology Awareness – Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, internal databases, Internet, etc.

- Teamwork – Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries;

a) ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Qualifications:

- Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political or social science, international relations, public administration or related field; or equivalent education and work experience in a related field.

A combination of relevant academic background (at least a first level university degree id est Bachelor's degree or equivalent) and extensive relevant professional experience in a related area may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree;

- A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in humanitarian affairs, natural disaster response and preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation and development, or other related area, of which at least two (2) years at the international level.

An extensive professional filed-based experience in a related area would be a strong asset.

- Fluency in English with ability to write humanitarian-related reports clearly and concisely.

Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

All posts are subject to availability of funds.

Applications from qualified female candidates and from nationals of non- and under-represented countries are particularly encouraged.

Diploma of completed University degree may be requested in due course.

Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration.

How to apply:

All applicants are requested to email the following documents to the OCHA Human Resources Section/AO at [email protected]:

1. Cover letter, explaining why you consider yourself qualified and motivated for this particular position

2. Completed Summarized Personnel Information Form

3. Completed P-11 and P-11 Supplementary Forms

All Application Forms can be found by clicking on the following link: http://ocha.unog.ch/OCHAvacancies/

It would be appreciated your stating your full name and the OCHA vacancy notice number (OCHA/G/82/2007) as the subject in your e-mail application.

Please send one email application for every vacancy announcement.

Vacancies Contact

Please see above instructions.

How to apply: All applicants are requested to email the following documents to the OCHA Human Resources Section/AO at [email protected]:

1. Cover letter, explaining why you consider yourself qualified and motivated for this particular position

2. Completed Summarized Personnel Information Form

3. Completed P-11 and P-11 Supplementary Forms

All Application Forms can be found by clicking on the following link:

http://ocha.unog.ch/OCHAvacancies/

It would be appreciated your stating your full name and the OCHA vacancy notice number (OCHA/G/82/2007) as the subject in your e-mail application.

Please send one email application for every vacancy announcement.

Vacancies Contact

Please see above instructions.

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