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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Iraq: Clash Areas and IDP Sites (as of 26 August 2014)

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Iraq + 1 other
Joint Press Statement: KRG – United Nations, Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) most affected by recent wave of violence with over 850,000 displaced Iraqis this year [EN/AR]

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Up to 1.8 Million Iraqis nationwide have been displaced since January 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Pakistan: North Waziristan Agency - Internal Displacement (as of 27 August 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Ukraine: Overview of population displacement (as of 28 August 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Ukraine: Situation report No. 9 as of 29 August 2014

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Highlights:

  • Rebels are threatening to take the key port of Mariupol, after opening a new front in the south-east. They have reportedly captured the town of Novoazovsk and are advancing on the port. This is likely to create another wave of displacement amongst parts of the close to half a million people living in an area that until now had escaped fighting.

  • At least 4,445 people including 46 children have been wounded and 1,830 people including 28 children were killed n eastern Ukraine as of 27 August (source OHCHR/WHO).

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

JOBS

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Humanitarian Affairs Officer P-4

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Closing date: 04 Sep 2014 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: This position is located in the Inter-cluster Coordination Support Section of the Program Support Branch of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to the Chief of the Inter-cluster Coordination Support Section.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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Humanitarian Affairs Officer / FTS Manager P-4

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Closing date: 03 Sep 2014 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

BACKGROUND: The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is seeking a qualified individual to oversee management of the Financial Tracking Service (FTS). FTS records and tracks funding contributions to humanitarian operations against identified requirements. It is a humanitarian programme cycle management tool that promotes transparency and accountability.

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Information Management Officer P-4

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Closing date: 27 Sep 2014 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

BACKGROUND: This Temporary Vacancy Announcement (TVA) is issued in order to populate the OCHA Associates Surge Pool (ASP). OCHA will pre-select qualified and suitable individuals to become members of the ASP, in order that they might be recruited on a temporary appointment basis for short-term field assignments in new emergencies, or to fill critical staffing gaps.

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Information Management Officer P-3

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Closing date: 27 Sep 2014 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

BACKGROUND: This Temporary Vacancy Announcement (TVA) is issued in order to populate the OCHA Associates Surge Pool (ASP). OCHA will pre-select qualified and suitable individuals to become members of the ASP, in order that they might be recruited on a temporary appointment basis for short-term field assignments in new emergencies, or to fill critical staffing gaps.

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Humanitarian Affairs Officer P-3,

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Closing date: 02 Sep 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 Chad. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be based in the Abeche sub-office and will report to the Deputy Head of Office for OCHA Chad.

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.