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. Organizational Context : OCHA has established a Country-
based Pooled Fund (the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund) in Nigeria in 2017 and is recruiting staff necessary for the Humanitarian Financing Unit which will act, within OCHA, as the CBPF’s Secretariat.
Given the potential for natural disaster and ongoing conflict in the north-east, it is of utmost importance that current staffing gaps are filled in order to support CBPF funding requirements to humanitarian operators in-
country. Expectations by stakeholders of the CBPF in terms of timelines and institutional capacity are high. The NHAO is expected to help strengthen OCHA’s humanitarian financing, programmatic and reporting quality and follow-
up, and to support the HFU’s management. Main duties will include supporting the correct running of the Grant Management System-
based allocation and reporting timelines, sensitization, awareness-raising and capacity development of NNGOs in the CBPFs work, conducting monitoring activities, as well as other functions as required.
Duties and Responsibilities Under the overall guidance of the OCHA Head of Office and under the direct supervision of the Head of the HFU, the incumbent will be expected to be able to perform the following, prioritized according to operational requirements : Summary of key functions :
Ability to relate humanitarian affairs issues and perspectives, including gender issues, to political economic, social and human rights programs.
Strong negotiation skills : ability to lead and gain assistance of others in a team endeavor, and to articulate coherent arguments to reach agreement.
Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. armed conflict, civil strife, natural disasters and human misery).
Very good knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian affairs and sound knowledge of the institutions of the UN system.
Judgment and Decision-making : Apply sound judgment to resolve a range of issues / problems. Will abide by security guidelines.
Planning and Organizing : Proven ability to plan and organize, establish priorities, manage and monitor work plans, coordinate competing demands, and work to tight deadlines.
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.
Teamwork : Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-
cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Required Skills and Experience
Strong Presentation skills
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