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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Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report (as of 28 July 2014, 1500 hrs)

Highlights

• Following a significant decline in hostilities overnight rocket firing from Gaza and Israeli strikes at targets in Gaza resumed today.

• 74 Palestinians, including 10 children and six women, are reported to have been killed, or their bodies identified, in the last 24 hours.

• Approximately 180,000 persons, almost ten per cent of the population of Gaza, are now taking shelter in UNRWA schools, compounding overcrowding and raising health concerns.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Gaza: Humanitarian Response Activities (as of 25 Jul 2014)

Despite concerns on the limited humanitarian space in Gaza, which has put at risk the lives of the humanitarian workers; response activities have continued to assist and protect people in Gaza.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Southern Africa Weekly Report Map, 22 - 28 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

Madagascar:

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Syria Crisis Common Context Analysis

A product of the Coordinated Accountability and Lessons Learning (CALL) Initiative, this paper aims to save evaluation teams time and research, and avoid unnecessary duplication.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Humanitarian Bulletin Myanmar, Issue 6 | 1 – 30 June

HIGHLIGHTS

Two years after inter-communal violence in Rakhine and the outbreak of conflict in Kachin, serious humanitarian needs remain.

Growing nutrition concerns for vulnerable children in Rakhine.

Major gaps in health coverage in Rakhine and risk of water borne diseases as rainy season starts.

Livelihood support programmes for vulnerable communities in Rakhine.

NGOs start innovative water and sanitation project in Sittwe IDP camps.

Key FIGURES

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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Head of Office (D-1)

Job
Closing date: 23 Aug 2014 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Special Notice

This position is funded for a period of at least one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to the 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

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Humanitarian Affairs Officer P-4

Job
Closing date: 31 Jul 2014 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

This position is located in the Policy Advice and Planning Section (PAPS) of Policy Development and Studies Branch (PDSB) of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) at the Office of the Director in Geneva. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to a senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer within PDSB.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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Administrative Officer P-4

Job
Closing date: 30 Jul 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 Administrative Officer reports to the Head of Office in Bangui

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

Human Resource Management

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Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Deputy Head of Office (P-5)

Job
Closing date: 02 Aug 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.

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PROJECT MANAGER/BUSINESS ANALYST

Job
Closing date: 31 Aug 2014 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

BACKGROUND

The United Nations Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is 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.