This position is located in Juba, South Sudan, in the Operations and Advocacy Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office, OCHA South Sudan, the incumbent reports to Humanitarian Affairs Officer/Head of Access Unit, serving as Secretariat of the Access Working Group and linking the Inter Cluster Working Group into access-focused issue.
Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) 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 years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required. Field experience in humanitarian affairs in a complex emergency or natural disaster context is required. Experience with inter-cluster/agency coordination in the humanitarian context is desirable. Experience in humanitarian context within the UN common system or other comparable international organisation is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.