UNOCHA Special Assistant Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs

UNOCHA Special Assistant Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs.

UNOCHA Ethiopia looking for “Special Assistant”.

Applicants with a Master’s Degree may apply on or before 13th May, 2024.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is a United Nations body established in December 1991 by the General Assembly to strengthen the international response to complex emergencies and natural disasters.

UNOCHA Special Assistant Jobs 2024

The UNOCHA has published a job vacancy announcement on 30th April, 2024 for qualified Ethiopia’s to fill in the vacant post of Special Assistant to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Recruiter United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)
Position Special Assistant to the Head of Office
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Country Ethiopia
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification Master’s Degree
Experience Required Minimum Three (03) Year’s
Application Deadline 13th May, 2024

UNOCHA Job Vacancy 2024

Task Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Head of office, OCHA Ethiopia, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assists the HoO/DHoO in all activities related to OCHA, including coordination, operations and advocacy, information management, humanitarian finance and policy development.
  • Assists in the preparation of communication material, drafts presentations, talking points, collects data for the HoO/DHoO, including briefings on the humanitarian situation in coordination with relevant units;
  • Prepares various written outputs, e.g. briefing notes, analysis and reports related to the humanitarian situation and response in the country;
  • Provides substantive and technical support to the organization of field missions e.g. for the Humanitarian Country Team, including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations in consultation with the various units and the field offices;
  • Coordinates and periodically participates in field missions, including preparing the senior leadership’s agenda, drafting mission summaries, etc.;
  • Monitors, analyses and reports on key humanitarian developments in collaboration with the field offices and liaise with key units at capital level for support and strengthening the coordination and coordination on key humanitarian issues and ongoing response;
  • Assists in the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channelled through OCHA.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, nongovernmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.;
  • Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners on humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters.
  • Performing any other duties as requested by the Head of Office/Deputy Head of Office.

Position in Organization:

  • Posting Title: Special Assistant to the Head of Office
  • Description of assignment title: Special Assistant to the Head of Office
  • Assignment country: Ethiopia
  • Expected start date: 01/06/2024
  • Sustainable Development Goal: 17. Partnerships for the goals
  • Volunteer category: International UN Volunteer Specialist
  • Host entity: UNOCHA
  • Type: Onsite
  • Expected end date: 31/12/2024
  • Number of assignments: 1
  • Duty stations: Addis Ababa

Minimum Requirements:


  • Master degree or equivalent in Social sciences, International Humanitarian Assistance; Development Studies; International Relations; or related area.


  • 3 years of experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area.
  • Experience in a humanitarian context in the UN Common System or other comparable international organization is desirable.


  • English, Level: Fluent, Required
  • French, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable.

How to Apply UNOCHA Special Assistant Jobs 2024

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The Closing Date: 13th May, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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