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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29 Jan 2015 description
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(Mogadishu, 29January 2015): According to new assessment findings released today by the Food Security and Analysis Unit, managed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network, the humanitarian situation in Somalia remainsof concern. There have been improvements in parts of the country due to relatively good rains in October to December, increased flow of goods and reprogrammed humanitarian assistance. Nevertheless, the outlook for 2015 is worrisome.

29 Jan 2015 description
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Khartoum, 29 January 2015. The UK remains the largest donor to the Sudan CHF and has been a strong supporter since its inception in 2006, contributing over £300 million (US $525 million). UK funding to the CHF in 2014 ensured that over 35,000 children were treated for malnutrition and 91,500 internally displaced people were provided with agricultural supplies. The UK is the first donor to support the CHF in 2015; its valuable contribution comes at a critical time when humanitarian needs are set to increase as lean season approaches.

29 Jan 2015 description

Since 2011, more than 240,000 people in total have been displaced in Myanmar, primarily in Rakhine and Kachin states. In south eastern Myanmar, a large number of people remain displaced following many years of armed conflict. Emergency preparedness is a major challenge as Myanmar is one of the most disaster prone countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Jobs

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29 Jan 2015 description
job Closing date: 05 Feb 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 Iraq, Kirkuk. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Head of Sub Office reports to the Deputy Head of Office in Erbil.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer, , Head of Sub Office will be responsible for the following duties:

27 Jan 2015 description
job Closing date: 03 Feb 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 Baghdad, Iraq. The Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to the Head of Office in Iraq.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

27 Jan 2015 description
job Closing date: 10 Feb 2015 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: The position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva, in the Coordinated Assessment Support Section (CASS), Programme Support Branch. The Programme Officer will report to the Chief of the Section.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Within delegated authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties, particalur in regards to the KoBo Coordinated Assessment Toolkit :

22 Jan 2015 description
job Closing date: 29 Jan 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 Nairobi, Kenya with OCHA Somalia. The Public Information Officer reports to The Deputy Head of Office, OCHA Somalia.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

22 Jan 2015 description
job Closing date: 29 Jan 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 (DRC), Kinshasa. The Information Management Officer reports to Deputy Head of Office.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

Training

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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.

16 Jan 2015 description
training Registration deadline: 13 Feb 2015 Training date: 22 Mar 2015 to 27 Mar 2015 Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

We are pleased to inform you that the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Regional Office For Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) and the OCHA Civil-Military Coordination Section (CMCS) based in Geneva, will jointly conduct a Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination Course (UN-CMCoord) for the Asian region. The course will take place from 22 to 27 March in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), in partnership with the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DMHA) of the US Pacific Command and the Malaysian Government.