OCHA 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.
OCHA's mission is to:
Mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies.
Advocate the rights of people in need.
Promote preparedness and prevention.
Facilitate sustainable solutions.
In June 2014, military operations in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in Pakistan led to the displacement of some 300,000 people to surrounding districts of Khost and Paktika in Afghanistan. The border and population remains fluid with refugees crossing in and out of Afghanistan on a regular basis. UNHCR is currently undertaking a re-verification process. As of 18 May, the total re-verified active caseload is 32,543 1 families (205,113 individuals) with 22,973 families (154,343 individuals) in Khost and 9,570 families (50,770 individuals) in Paktika.
This is an extension for 30 days as of 13 May 2015 of 15-PGM-OCHA-40169-R-NEW YORK (X) - Chief, Information Services Branch, D1, which was previously advertised from 13 March 2015 to 12 May 2015. The purpose of the extension is to attract additional qualified women candidates as well as additional qualified candidates from diverse geographic locations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: This position is based in the UN Monitoring Mechanism (UNMM) Office in Gaziantep, Turkey and the Security Officer is expected to travel extensively and frequently in the areas of operations of the UNMM. The Security Officer reports to the Deputy Director of the UNMM and oversees the security and safety aspects of the UNMM operations in Iraq, Jordan and Turkey.
We are currently facing humanitarian needs on a massive scale. In our rapidly changing world, we must continually seek better ways to meet the needs of millions of people affected by conflicts and disasters.
An initiative of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, managed by UN OCHA, the first World Humanitarian Summit will bring together governments, humanitarian organizations, people affected by humanitarian crises and new partners including the private sector to propose solutions to our most pressing challenges and set an agenda to keep humanitarian action fit for the future.
ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) based in Juba, South Sudan. Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office, OCHA South Sudan, the Associate Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be reporting to the Deputy Head of Office.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Within the delegated authority, the Associate Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Fast and accurate data is a critical part of the international response to a humanitarian crisis. Data is needed to answer questions like how many people are affected by the disaster and how many are in need of assistance; who is responding where and what are the gaps in delivery?