We are hiring for Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Pooled Fund Manager for one of our client.
Under the overall guidance of the OCHA Head of Office (HoO) and oversight of the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), the Humanitarian Affairs Officer (Pooled Fund Manager) will be responsible for the following duties
I. Fund Management and Coordination:
Under the supervision of the HoO, support and advise the HC on the overall management of the South Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SSHF) vis-à-vis the humanitarian context (i.e. priorities and critical needs).
Ensure the overall administration of the Fund and liaise as necessary with relevant OCHA HQ sections (i.e. OCHA Coordination and Response Division (CRD), OCHA Funding Coordination Section (FCS), OCHA Administrative Services Branch (ASB) or Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF).
Support and implement standardized policy in line with HQ guidance and decisions.
Manage and supervise Fund-related support staff.
Manage fund allocation processes ensuring necessary coordination with relevant counterparts in line with the SSHF Operational Manual and related global guidance (i.e. Review and/or Advisory Boards, cluster or sector leads, humanitarian organizations, and OCHA).
Liaise with NGOs, UN partners as well as clusters and OCHA field offices to follow-up on project progress and overall Fund progress.
Conduct periodic field visits to promote the knowledge and support the appropriate use of the Fund in line with its Operational Manual, field visits should focus on key actors (i.e. OCHA field colleagues, recipient organizations, local authorities, communities).
Ensure proper communication and support during the allocation process to all stakeholders.
Liaise with and provide necessary support to recipient organizations of the Fund throughout the life-cycle of the projects, promoting coherence between humanitarian needs and response.
Advise the HC, recipient organizations and stakeholders on measures to mitigate foreseeable operational risks.
Ensure recipient organizations compliance with financial and other rules applicable to the Fund.
Ensure coordination and information exchange with humanitarian donors aiming to promote coordinated and complementary use of funds.
II. Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation:
Ensure compliance with monitoring and reporting requirements in place for the Fund.
Systematically provide information on project status to the HoO and the HC, donors and relevant governing bodies of the Fund.
Ensure timely overall project reporting, including for the Fund’s consolidated annual report.
Assist in the preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies in consultation with relevant HQ sections (FCS, EGS).
III. Analysis, communications and public information:
Research, analyze and present humanitarian financing information, in particular funding trends and requirements, gathered from diverse sources.
Assist in policy development, including the review and analysis of humanitarian issues and funding trends at the country level, ensuring proper coordination with FCS.
In collaboration with other OCHA units and field offices, as well as with support from relevant OCHA HQ sections, document and disseminate results, best practices and results of the Fund across internal and broader audiences through information and communication products/pieces (i.e. bulletins, feature stories, photographs/videos, websites, etc.).
Liaise with OCHA field offices and recipient organizations in order to disseminate full information on Fund activities.
Perform other duties as assigned by the OCHA Head of Office.
PROFESSIONALISM: Sound knowledge of and exposure to a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related humanitarian issues; knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian assistance; strong analytical capacity, in particular the ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian and protection dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN response; good knowledge of the UN common system and humanitarian NGOs; ability to identify issues and to use sound judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems; strong research skills, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the humanitarian rights and protection situation in assigned country/area; ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery); ability to provide guidance to new/junior staff; excellent drafting skills and strong computer literacy (MS Word and Excel); takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field.
A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, project management, budget management, or related area is required.
Humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission and/or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is desirable.
Experience in project administration, monitoring and evaluation is desirable.
Experience in the design of policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian assistance is desirable.
Experience with the humanitarian coordination system is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
For this post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
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