Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer – Pooled Fund Manager

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Industry:
N.G.O./Social Services
Total Position:
1
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent ( First Shift (Day) )
Department:
UNOCHA
Job Location:
Islamabad
Gender:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Masters
Degree Title:
Master’s degree in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field.
Career Level:
NOC
Minimum Experience:
5 Years(Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, project management, budget management, or related area is required)
Apply By:
Apr 27, 2018
Posted On:
Apr 13, 2018
Job Description

Purpose and Organizational Context

 

The Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer (HAO), Pooled Fund Manager will report to the Head of Office, OCHA Pakistan

 

Summary of Key Functions:

• Fund Management and Coordination

• Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation

• Analysis, communications and public information

 

Fund Management and Coordination: 

 

  • Under the supervision of the HoO, support and advise the HC on the overall management of the Humanitarian pooled Fund vis-à-vis the humanitarian context (i.e. priorities and critical needs).
  • Ensure the overall administration of the Fund and liaise as necessary with relevant OCHA HQ sections (i.e. OCHA Coordination and Response Division (CRD), OCHA Funding Coordination Section (FCS), OCHA Administrative Services Branch (ASB) or Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF).
  • Support and implement standardized policy in line with HQ guidance and decisions.
  • Manage and supervise Fund-related support staff.
  • Manage fund allocation processes ensuring necessary coordination with relevant counterparts in line with the Terms of Reference and/or allocation guidelines (i.e. Review and/or Advisory Boards, cluster or sector leads, humanitarian organizations, and OCHA).
  • Liaise with NGOs, UN partners as well as clusters and OCHA field offices to follow-up on project progress and overall Fund progress.
  • Conduct periodic field visits to promote the knowledge and support the appropriate use of the Fund in line with its Terms of Reference, field visits should focus on key actors (i.e. OCHA field colleagues, recipient organizations, local governments, communities).
  • Ensure proper communication and support during the allocation process to all stakeholders.
  • Liaise with and provide necessary support to recipient organizations of the Fund throughout the life-cycle of the projects, promoting coherence between humanitarian needs and response.
  • Advise the HC, recipient organizations and stakeholders on measures to mitigate foreseeable operational risks.
  • Ensure recipient organizations compliance with financial rules applicable to the Fund.
  • Ensure coordination and information exchange with humanitarian donors aiming to promote coordinated and complementary use of funds.

 

II. Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation: 

 

  • Ensure compliance with monitoring and reporting requirements in place for the Fund; 
  • Systematically provide information on project status to the HoO and the HC, donors and relevant governing bodies of the Fund; 
  • Ensure timely overall project reporting, including acting as the lead for the pooled fund annual report exercise.
  • Assist in the preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies in consultation with relevant HQ sections (FCS, EGS). 

 

III. Analysis, communications and public information: 

  • Research, analyze and present humanitarian financing information, in particular funding trends and requirements, gathered from diverse sources.
  • Assist in policy development, including the review and analysis of humanitarian issues and funding trends at the country level, ensuring proper coordination with FCS.
  • In collaboration with other OCHA units and field offices, as well as with support from relevant OCHA HQ sections, document and disseminate results, best practices and results of the Fund across internal and broader audiences through information and communication products/pieces (i.e. bulletins, feature stories, photographs/videos, websites, etc.).
  • Liaise with OCHA field offices and recipient organizations in order to disseminate full information on Fund activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the OCHA Head of Office.

 

Core Competencies

 

Professionalism

Comprehensive knowledge of and exposure to a wide range of humanitarian issues

Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)

 

Accountability

Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards

Level 3: Apply & Adapt (Recognized contributor with demonstrated ability)

 

Client orientation

Ability to identify client’s needs and match them to appropriate solutions

Level 3: Apply & Adapt (Recognized contributor with demonstrated ability)

 

Teamwork

Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries

Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)

 

Planning & Organizing

Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments

Level 3: Apply & Adapt (Recognized contributor with demonstrated ability)

 

Technical/Functional Competencies

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise:

Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures

Practical knowledge of Humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, project management, budget management, or related area is required

Level 4: Originate (Peer Regarded Lead Expert)

 

Recruitment Qualifications

 

Master’s degree in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field.

 

Experience:

Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, project management, budget management, or related area is required. Experience in humanitarian emergencies in the field is desirable. Direct project management or project supervision experience is desirable. Experience in project administration, monitoring and evaluation is desirable. Experience in the design of policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian assistance is desirable. Experience with the UN common system or other international organization is desirable.

 

Language

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

 

Disclaimer

 

Please Note:

 

The position is for Pakistani Nationals. 

 

HEC Attested degrees are a prerequisite for employment at UNDP. During the recruitment process candidates may be required to present HEC attested degrees. Foreign Qualified Candidates: Foreign degree holders shall be required to (i) Present a verification/certification letter from the university verifying the degree & student enrollment, or (ii) Foreign degree Equivalence Letter from HEC.

 

UNDP provides the Equal Opportunity for all equally qualified male & female including the physically challenged candidates, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply’’ (local and internal VA)

 

“United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) does not charge fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interviews, selection or induction etc. Moreover, UNDP does not concern itself with any information on the applicants’ bank accounts.

 

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