United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA): Humanitarian Affairs Officers
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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA): Humanitarian Affairs Officers

UNOCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

They are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Humanitarian Affairs Officer (HAO)
Job ID: 13636
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Time Left: 13d 21h 4m
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

Given the current crisis in Nigeria, OCHA has to scale up its support to the Humanitarian Coordinator in mobilization and coordination of an effective and principled humanitarian response. OCHA is particularly concerned about vulnerable communities and those at risk due to current conflict. Under the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, OCHA maintains an office in Abuja and a field presence in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in North East; the primary objectives of OCHA Nigeria include the following:

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:

  • Information Collection in support of Humanitarian Analysis and Response,
  • Information Sharing
  • Development of coordination and cooperation mechanisms among stakeholders
  • Monitoring and Reporting

Impact of Results

  • The key results have an impact on the overall coordination of humanitarian and emergency assistance.
  • The root causes of the humanitarian/emergency situations are appreciated, ensuring that strong and effective responses are mounted.

Preparing information for advocacy:

Building Strategic Partnerships:

Resource Mobilization:                                                        

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Self-development, initiative-taking
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise                                                   

Global Leadership and Advocacy for OCHA’s Goals:

Client Orientation:

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Political Science, Sociology, Law, International Relations or other related fields with up to 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level.


  • Up to 2 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in complex emergency and inter-agency contexts particularly the North East of Nigeria, dealing with relief and transitional issues.
  • Familiarity with UN policies, rules and procedures, particularly in relation to humanitarian response and coordination, and knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian assistance, especially the humanitarian reform agenda.

Language requirements:      

  • Professional fluency in oral and written English, Hausa and Kanori is required.  Candidates will be tested on their linguistic ability.


Application Deadline 1st January, 2018

To apply click here


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