Background OCHA's mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to :
In addition, it aimed at improving the overall effectiveness of the UN's humanitarian operations in the field. OCHA has recently established a Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in Nigeria and is recruiting the staff necessary to run the Humanitarian Financing Unit which will act, within OCHA, as the CHF’s Secretariat.
Given the potential for natural disaster and the ongoing country conflict, it is of utmost importance that the current staffing gaps are filled in order to support CHF funding requirements to humanitarian operators in-
country. Expectations by stakeholders of the CHF funding in terms of timelines and institutional capacity are high. This post is located in the Humanitarian Financing Unit (HFU) of the Country Based Pooled Fund in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria.
The post is based in Maiduguri, with possible travel to field locations such as Abuja and Yobe State. The incumbent reports to the Head of Office through the Pooled Fund Manager and works closely with the Field Coordination, Public Information and the Information Management Units.
Duties and Responsibilities This post is located in the Humanitarian Financing Unit (HFU) of the Country Based Pooled Fund in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria.
The post is based in Maiduguri, with possible travel to field locations such as Abuja and Yobe State. The incumbent reports to the Head of Office through the Pooled Fund Manager and works closely with the Field Coordination, Public Information and the Information Management Units.Responsibilities
e. Review and / or Advisory Boards, cluster or sector leads; humanitarian organizations; and relevant OCHA HQ and field offices).
based decision - making and actions.
Support (and accompany if required) the Fund Manager and / or the Monitoring and Reporting Officer in the logistic and substantive preparation of field missions, conferences, meetings and NHF related events.
Assist in the management of funding programming projects and partners, ensuring timely delivery of outputs. Help meet organizational objectives and provide sound analytical inputs and advice with respect to coordination of humanitarian financing and monitoring.
Competencies Professionalism : Ability to apply financial rules, regulations and procedures in the UN environment. Ability to maintain accurate records, review and interpret a wide variety of data.
remains calm in stressful situations. Proven analytical skills : ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identify issues, and recommend appropriate solutions.
Ability to relate humanitarian affairs issues and perspectives, including gender issues, to political economic, social and human rights programs.
Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. armed conflict, civil strife, natural disasters and human misery).
Judgment and Decision-making : Apply sound judgment to resolve a range of issues / problems. Will abide by security guidelines.
Technological Awareness : Solid computer skills, including proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet applications, and relevant software packages, including e-
mail. Communication : Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively, including ability to prepare reports and conduct presentations, articulating options concisely, conveying maximum information, making and defending recommendations.
takes personal responsibility for his / her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable. Required Skills and Experience Education & Work Experience :
Background in international affairs or development with two to three years’ relevant experience. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
personal and communication skills. Proven experience on report writing in English. Excellent computer literacy and skills (word, excel, lotus notes, data bases and internet).
Availability for travel in country. Ability to work with moderate supervision, with efficiency, competence and integrity with people of different national backgrounds.
Willingness to work under pressure in an international, multicultural office.Language Requirements :
Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
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