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Humanitarian Affairs Analyst- Multiple locations(Mogadishu, Baidoa, Galkacayo and Dhusamareeb) 50 views

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Job Identification:                        8853
Locations:                                      Gaalkacyo, Somalia
Posting Date:                                28/02/2023, 08:39
Apply Before:                               14/03/2023, 02:59
Job Schedule:                               Full time
Agency:                                          UNOCHA
Grade:                                            NOA
Vacancy Type:                              Fixed Term
Practice Area:                              Crisis management / Country Management Support
Bureau:                                          Regional Bureau for Arab States
Contract Duration:                     1 Year with Possibility for extension
Education & Work Experience: Master’s Degree
Other Criteria:                               A first-level university degree in combination with a minimum of two years of relevant working experience
Required Languages:                   Fluency in written and spoken the English Language and local is required
Vacancy Timeline:                         2 Weeks
Mobility required/no mobility:  no mobility required

Job Description

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Somalia’s prolonged humanitarian crisis is characterized by ongoing conflicts, climate shocks including floods and drought, communicable disease outbreaks and weak social protection. Since the beginning of 2020, two additional shocks have contributed to a deterioration of humanitarian conditions: the desert locust infestation and the COVID-19 pandemic. Flooding displaced 840,000 people in the first 10 months of 2020 and destroyed infrastructure, property, and 144,000 hectares of agricultural land. Somalia also experienced the worst desert locust invasion in 25 years; tens of thousands of hectares of cropland and pasture were damaged, with potentially severe consequences for agriculture and pastoral-based livelihoods. Communities living in conflict areas were severely impacted by armed violence. COVID-19 directly impacted the lives of Somalis, worsening patterns of vulnerability. This came on top of ongoing disease outbreaks such as cholera, measles and, recently, vaccine-derived poliovirus. Lower Shabelle Region of South West State continues to bear much of the brunt of those affected by the negative impact of the shocks mentioned.

Position Purpose

Under the overall guidance of the Head of Field Coordination/HAO through the Head of the Sub-Office, the HAA is expected to have comprehensive knowledge on the issues in the particular state that they will be assigned to; and Somalia as a whole. He/she is expected to play a critical role in ensuring the primary objectives of OCHA Somalia are met. This can be done by contributing to the following functions:

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supporting a Head of Sub-Office to oversee cluster coordination, facilitate field missions and strengthen engagement with affected communities – potential establishment of an antenna office may be required, security permitting
  • Information Sharing and  Collection in support of Humanitarian Analysis and Response,
  • Development of coordination and cooperation mechanisms among stakeholders
  • Monitoring and Reporting
  • Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing

Support the basic functions and operations of an OCHA sub-office that works with the government, partners and vulnerable populations/beneficiaries of aid.

  • Support an OCHA sub-office that delivers the full suite of OCHA functions.
  • Undertake the necessary administrative and programmatic demands to keep the office functioning at its optimum, including managing contacts lists, updating calendars, maintaining minimum administrative requirements, and acting as secretariat support for relevant coordination meetings.
  • Work closely with the government humanitarian focal point ministry, local authorities, and other entities as necessary.
  • Work closely with humanitarian stakeholders (UN and NGOs), and strongly advocate for timely response and physical presence to fulfil point number 4 below

Provide accurate Information Collection in support of Humanitarian Analysis and Response, focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Review incoming field reports, prepare summaries of field activities and flag outstanding issues of critical humanitarian concern to senior management.
  • Actively participate in the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HNO, HRP, etc.), and any other strategic planning and field analysis initiatives that involve field input and analysis.
  • Gather and verify information on issues affecting the humanitarian situation, emphasizing opportunities for response, and feedback from affected communities.
  • Supports regional analysis and interface with the Assessments working group to extract key action points that need to follow up from assessments undertaken and review operational presence and response against reporting to the 3/4Ws.
  • Proactively share information with OCHA and relevant stakeholders on pertinent issues.
  • Identify key pieces of information that will assist with organizational decision-making with a particular focus on improving humanitarian response.

Support the development of coordination and cooperation mechanisms among stakeholders focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Support existing coordination mechanisms and assist in the establishment of new field coordination mechanisms, wherever required.
  • Establish relationships with key stakeholders, including non-traditional humanitarian actors, in areas of operation to ensure the humanitarian information flow from OCHA to partners and vice versa and ensure their participation in operations.
  • Strengthen the cluster system through coordination, individual or joint assessments, individual or collective responses, etc.
  • Provide proper monitoring and reporting focusing on the achievement of the following:

Support the collection of field information to monitor and improve ongoing response, humanitarian access, coordination activities and information products.

  • Strengthen engagement with affected communities to ensure effective feedback and accountability to affected populations.
  • Prepare succinct reports on the key humanitarian issues in the districts and work with district-level partners to provide analysis on response gaps and advocacy issues.

Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Identification of sources of information related to coordination and access.
  • Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to country policy goals.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Achieve Results:-LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
  • Think Innovatively:-LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
  • Learn Continuously:-LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
  • Adapt with Agility :-LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
  • Act with Determination LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
  • Engage and Partner:-LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion:-LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

People Management

  • UNDP People Management Competencies can be found in the dedicated site.

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies

  • Business Management-Communication-Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience 􀂇Ability􀁜 to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels
  • Business Management-Monitoring-Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results
  • Business Management-Evaluation-Ability to make an independent judgement based on set criteria and benchmarks – Ability to anticipate the client’s upcoming needs and concerns.
  • Business Management-Operations Management-Ability to effectively plan, organize, and oversee the Organization’s business processes in order to convert its assets into the best results in the most efficient manner. -Knowledge of relevant concepts and mechanisms
  • Business Management-Risk Management-Ability to identify and organize action around mitigating and proactively managing risks
  • General -Public relations -Ability to build and maintain an overall positive public image for the organization, its mandate and its brand, while ensuring that individual campaigns and other communications and advocacy initiatives are supported in reaching the public
  • Partnership management -Relationship management -Ability to engage with a wide range of public and private partners, build, sustain and/or strengthen working relations, trust and mutual understanding
Required Skills and Experience
  • Advanced University degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in social science, emergency/disaster risk management, political science, law or international relations or a related field
  • A first-level university degree in the subject mentioned above in combination with a minimum of two years of relevant working experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Minimum two years of professional experience, preferably in complex emergency and inter-agency contexts, dealing with relief and transitional issues with Bachelor’s degree. No year of experience is required for Master degree’s holders.
  • Familiarity with UN policies, rules and procedures, particularly concerning humanitarian response and coordination, and knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines about humanitarian assistance, especially the humanitarian reform agenda.
  • Ability to research, analyze, evaluate and synthesize information.
  • Ability to express clearly and concisely, ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.)
  • experience in handling web-based management systems

Language requirements (Required / Desired)

  • Fluency in written and spoken the English Language is required.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Local language – is required
Duty Station: 2 Mogadishu, Baidoa, Galkacayo and Dhusamareeb
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