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 Apr 2015 description

In the immediate aftermath of the powerful earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April, the United Nations and its partners are scaling up operations while trying to get a comprehensive picture of the damage to address the most urgent needs. The efforts are challenged by strong aftershocks and the threat of widespread rain and thundershowers which will likely hit the country over the next 24 hours and could seriously hamper relief efforts.

26 Apr 2015 description

(London/New York, 26 April 2015) Our thoughts are with the people of Nepal as they deal with the loss of life and devastation caused by Saturday’s earthquake and aftershocks.

The information is still incomplete but the estimated number killed has now risen to more than 2,200 people, and more than 5,800 people are believed to have been injured. Sadly, it is likely that these figures will rise as humanitarian workers reach the more remote areas near the epicentre of the earthquake.

26 Apr 2015 description
  1. The Government reports just over 19,000 families (about 114,000 people) have been displaced from Ramadi District since the beginning of the crisis. Humanitarian partners put the figure at about 12,400 families, spread across Anbar, Baghdad, Babylon, Erbil, Diyala, Kerbala, Najaf, Sulaymaniyah and Wassit governorates.

  2. ISIL took partial control of the Tharthar dam in Anbar Governorate and the military barracks guarding it, prompting concern over the possibility of deliberate flooding by ISIL as witnessed in Abu Ghraib District in 2014.

Jobs

6 entries found
23 Apr 2015 description
job Closing date: 15 May 2015 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

This post is located in the Strategic Communications Section of the Communications Services Branch in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The Public Information Officer reports to the Head of the Strategic Communications Section.

23 Apr 2015 description
job Closing date: 30 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 the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Goma. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to 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.

23 Apr 2015 description
job Closing date: 30 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 Myanmar, Yangon. 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:

22 Apr 2015 description
job Closing date: 29 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 Abuja, Nigeria. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to the Deputy Head of Office in Nigeria.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

21 Apr 2015 description
job Closing date: 28 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 Chad, Abeche. 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.