OCHA
International Organization based in United States of America

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.

Updates

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27 Mar 2015 description
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WHO: Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: Visit to the State of Kuwait

WHEN: 30-31 March 2015

WHERE: Bayan Palace, Kuwait City

UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos is scheduled to participate in the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait on 31 March.

27 Mar 2015 description

Cholera Situation:

In Mozambique, 437 new cholera cases were reported since 19 March, which is a significant decrease from 843 new cases the previous week. All provinces registered a decrease in new cases between 22 and 25 March. The response is ongoing.

Jobs

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26 Mar 2015 description
job Closing date: 02 Apr 2015 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Juba, South Sudan. Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office, OCHA South Sudan, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to the Deputy Head of Office.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

26 Mar 2015 description
job Closing date: 09 Apr 2015 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: The Associate Administrative Officer position is a part of the recently established temporary United Nations Monitoring Mechanism (UNMM). It is underlined that all temporary appointments are strictly subject to availability of funds and the extension of the mandate of UNMM. Under the overall supervision of the Head of UNMM Syria, the Associate Administrative Officer will report to the Administrative Officer, or his/her designate.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

20 Mar 2015 description
job Closing date: 27 Mar 2015 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Goma. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to the Deputy Head of Office.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

• Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management or emergency situations in assigned area.

18 Mar 2015 description
job Closing date: 01 Apr 2015 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Juba, South Sudan. Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office, OCHA South Sudan, the Administrative Officer reports to the Deputy Head of Office.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Within delegated authority, the Administrative Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

BUDGET AND FINANCE:

13 Mar 2015 description
job Closing date: 27 Mar 2015 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Khartoum, Sudan. Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office, OCHA Sudan, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer (Policy) reports to the Deputy Head of Office, and serves as the primary focal point in OCHA Sudan on humanitarian policy issues, such as access, integration, protection and civil-military coordination.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Training

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27 Mar 2015 description
training Registration deadline: 15 Apr 2015 Training date: 29 Apr 2015 to 30 Apr 2015 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

The WGET secretariat is pleased to invite you to the WGET ICT Humanitarian Innovation Forum, held in
partnership with International Humanitarian City (IHC), and sponsored by Thuraya and Yahsat.

The WGET ICT Humanitarian Forum will be held at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai on 29-30 April.
We will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. each day.

12 Mar 2015 description
training Registration deadline: 12 Apr 2015 Training date: 13 Apr 2015 to 15 Apr 2015 Government of Singapore, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, World Humanitarian Summit

Following the World Humanitarian Summit Regional Consultation for North and South-East Asia, the Government of Singapore and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) agreed to organize a Global Forum on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination. The Government of Singapore will be generously hosting the Forum at Changi Command and Control Centre, Changi Naval Base, Singapore. We are pleased to invite you to the discussions that will take place from 13 to 15 April 2015 in Singapore.

20 Jan 2015 description
training Registration deadline: 14 Apr 2015 Training date: 15 Apr 2015 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Asia-Pacific Regional Consultative Group (RCG) on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination, Introductory Session, Wednesday 15 April, Singapore OCHA ROAP hosted a regional Civil-Military Coordination Workshop on 16-17 October 2014, in Bangkok, Thailand. The objective of the workshop was to initiate a joint process involving host governments, militaries and the broader humanitarian community to agree on a common planning framework for response to predictable large-scale emergency events in the region.

20 Jan 2015 description
training Registration deadline: 12 Apr 2015 Training date: 13 Apr 2015 to 15 Apr 2015 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

The Global Forum on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination in support of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) will focus on the two WHS themes where civil-military coordination can contribute to generate discussions and formulate recommendations on how to set an innovative and forward-looking agenda for humanitarian action. These themes are: 1) Humanitarian Effectiveness and 2) Serving the Needs of People in Conflict.