The Regional Humanitarian Adviser (RHA) is responsible for operationalizing UNFPA’s corporate humanitarian vision in the Asia Pacific region. You will provide high level policy and programme planning support in matters related to humanitarian and fragile contexts in the Asia Pacific region; undertake risk analysis, provide country offices with technical advice and coordination support on contingency planning and emergency response efforts, quality assurance and evaluation support for UNFPA’s humanitarian portfolio in the region with particular focus on the most vulnerable groups such as refugee and displaced communities especially women, girls and young people.
You will represent UNFPA and work in collaboration with regional humanitarian partners (UN and international NGOs), regional institutions and other stakeholders to strengthen and advocate for emergency preparedness and disaster risk reduction and to provide humanitarian assistance to crisis affected communities in a manner consistent with Inter-Agency Standing Committee guidance and within the context of the New Way of Working (NWOW) to strengthen the humanitarian, development, and peace continuum.
You will report directly to the Regional Director, Asia Pacific Regional Office.
UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.
Given the increasing scale and complexity of natural disasters and complex emergencies in the region, you will work toward the integration of humanitarian preparedness and response within the regional programme and country programmes. As part of the regional office, you will position UNFPA’s humanitarian portfolio in the region and support country offices on strategies, policy and technical humanitarian issues in line with UNFPA’s humanitarian mandate, policies and procedures. You will be expected to provide direct and remote guidance and support to country offices on humanitarian issues in line with UNFPA’s humanitarian mandate, policies and procedures.
You will ensure coordination and linkages between development and humanitarian programmes to promote resourceful, resilient strategies and support the integration of UNFPA’s mandate within emergency preparedness, humanitarian response, and resilience plans in the Asia Pacific.
Advanced degree in Public Health, Medicine, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, International Development, Humanitarian Emergencies, Management or other related field.
Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages, knowledge of another UN language is desirable