UNOCHA Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer Jobs 2023 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs

UNOCHA Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer Jobs 2023 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs.

UNOCHA Ethiopia looking for “Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer”.

Applicants with a Advanced University Degree may apply on or before 13th October, 2023.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is a United Nations (UN) body established in December 1991 by the General Assembly to strengthen the international response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. It is the successor to the Office of the United Nations Disaster Relief Coordinator (UNDRO).

UNOCHA Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer Jobs 2023

The UNOCHA has published a job vacancy announcement on 15th September, 2023 for qualified Ethiopians to fill in the vacant post of Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Recruiter United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)
Position Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer (Deputy Head of Office)
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Country Ethiopia
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification Advanced University Degree
Experience Required Minimum Three (03) years
Application Deadline 13th October, 2023

UNOCHA Job Vacancy 2023


Within delegated authority, the Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer/Deputy Head of Office will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Acts as Deputy Head of Office (Programmes) for OCHA Ethiopia, covering files related to strategic coordination, communication, humanitarian financing (pooled funding), and information management.
  • Provides authoritative technical and policy advice to senior management in OCHA and other agencies in the UN system, Member State officials, international and regional organizations on programmes, projects and issues of significant impact on humanitarian, emergency relief and disaster response/management efforts including the humanitarian programme cycle.
  • Monitors the performance of the institution’s humanitarian mandate; influences the development and evolution of the UN approach to humanitarian affairs; designs and implements significant policy and programme changes to address country, regional, global humanitarian affairs issues, including gender considerations; conceptualizes the linkages with the political and peacekeeping functions in the Secretariat.
  • Develops/ensures implementation of coherent humanitarian/disaster response strategies and procedures especially related to strategic coordination.
  • Conceptualizes, formulates and manages major projects; leads and directs a multi-agency team in carrying out disaster assessment or other missions; initiates, mobilizes and coordinates international humanitarian/emergency assistance for exceptionally complex situations or major disasters; ensures necessary support (e.g. staff, funding, specialized equipment, supplies, etc.); prepares situation reports to the international community, apprising of situation to date and specifying unmet requirements of stricken countries.
  • Manages the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA.
  • Leads capacity building initiatives; identifies bottlenecks and gaps and develops proposals to improve response systems and mechanisms, to include technical assistance in the design of specific coordination and other systems/mechanisms; organizes and participates as trainer/resource person in national and international training seminars.
  • Serves as primary liaison with non-UN entities, including senior host government officials, donor representatives, NGO officials, the media, etc., in emergency situations especially on matters related to strategic coordination.
  • Supports in the establishment of OCHA Ethiopia’s overall work plan and budget.
  • Leads and directs a team of staff including overseeing the Coordination, Communication, Cash Coordination, Information Management and Humanitarian Financing (which is responsible for the management of the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund) Units; oversees activities for a discrete work section or equivalent; plans and allocates work assignments; coaches, mentors and evaluates staff; participates in recruitment, selection and training of new staff and in the development of training programs.
  • Organizes and/or chairs inter-agency and other international meetings, conferences, task forces; presents views and policies of the unit/institution.
  • Initiates, supervises and finalizes position papers and related submissions; prepares diverse reports, papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, statements, presentations, etc. for senior management.

Position in Organization:

  • Posting Title: Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer (Deputy Head of Office), P5
  • Department/Office: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
  • Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
  • Posting Period: 14 September 2023 – 13 October 2023
  • Job Opening Number: 23-Humanitarian Affairs-OCHA-217603-R-Addis Ababa (X)
  • Staffing Exercise: N/A

Educational Qualification and Experience:


  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two (2) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience leading and/or coordinating humanitarian relief operations in complex emergencies or natural disasters is required.
  • Experience coordinating or managing the IASC Humanitarian Programme Cycle (Humanitarian Needs Overview/Humanitarian Response Plan) is required.


  • French and English are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

How to Apply UNOCHA Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer Jobs 2023

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The Closing Date: 13th October, 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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