Humanitarian Affairs Officer / Emergency Preparedness and Response Officer

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Post title and level: Humanitarian Affairs Officer /Emergency Preparedness and Response Officer, L-3

Duty station: Khartoum, Sudan

Duration: 12 months

Vacancy Notice number: OCHA/G/17/2007

Deadline for applications: 20 February

Date of entry: ASAP



Advanced University degree (Masters degree or equivalent) preferably in political or social science, international studies, public administration, economics, or in a technical (e.g. engineering, earth sciences, etc.) or 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.


Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation and development, or other related areas, at least 3 years of the international field experience in humanitarian emergency efforts.


Fluency in oral and written English is essential; knowledge of Arabic would be a strong advantage.

Other Skills:

  • Knowledge of institutions of the UN common system, institutional mandates, policies and guidelines related to international humanitarian affairs.
  • Extensive working experience in Africa, particularly in Sudan, would be asset.

    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 :

    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

    It would be appreciated your stating your full name and the OCHA vacancy notice number (OCHA/G/17/2007) as the subject in your e-mail application.

    Please send one email application for every vacancy announcement.

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