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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20 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Around 1.4 million people are displaced within South Sudan. Another 448,500 have fled to neighboring countries.
  • Acute respiratory infection surpassed malaria as the main cause of illness among displaced people.
  • The conflict has caused unprecedented displacement of millions of cattle
    from conflict-affected areas into areas outside usual pastoral lands, altering disease patterns.

3.8 million People to be assisted by the end of the year

20 Dec 2014 description

On 23 November, the town of Damassack in northern Nigeria was attacked by the militant group Boko Haram. Thirteen-year-old Hadja Chetima Gambo was at school at the time. In the ensuing panic, the school emptied as everyone scrambled to find a safe place to hide.

Read the full story on the OCHA website.

20 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity, including attacks targeting relief workers and logistical constraints, continue to hamper humanitarian efforts.

  • More than 1.5 million people in CAR are experiencing acute food insecurity and require emergency food assistance.

  • As of December 19, international donors had committed $374.4 million, or 67 percent, of the $555 million requested in the 2014 CAR Strategic Response Plan (SRP).

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • One year after the cycle of violence reached Bangui, more appropriate and immediate solutions are needed for CAR’s complex humanitarian crisis.

  • An outbreak of violence in Bambari caused many casualties.

  • A joint mission met with armed groups in the Boali region to discuss access issues and constraints. Groups were sensitized on humanitarian principles and the need for unhindered humanitarian access.

19 Dec 2014 description

Country-based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) are multi-donor humanitarian financing instruments established by the United Nations (UN) Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) and managed by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) at the country level under the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC).

Jobs

9 entries found
18 Dec 2014 description
job Closing date: 02 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 Herat, Afghanistan. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to the Deputy Head of Office (Field Coordination) in Kabul.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

• Acts as Head of the OCHA field sub-office in Herat.

18 Dec 2014 description
job Closing date: 02 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 Afghanistan, Kabul. 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 country/area.

17 Dec 2014 description
job Closing date: 24 Dec 2014 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 Central African Republic, Bangui. The Public Information Officer reports to the Public Information Officer-P4 / Spokesperson.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

17 Dec 2014 description
job Closing date: 02 Jan 2015 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: This position is part of the OCHA Section for Corporate Information Services (CIS), Information Services Branch, The incumbent reports to the Chief CIS, via the Head, Technological Services Team. The position is located in Geneva/Switzerland.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Within limits of delegated authority, the Information Systems Officer is responsible for the following duties:

11 Dec 2014 description
job Closing date: 25 Dec 2014 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Special Notice

This post is funded for a period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

Org. Setting and Reporting