• Required No. of Employee's : 1
  • Salary : 0.00
  • Duration of Employment : 1 Year Appointment
  • Prefered Sex : Male/Female
  • Sector of Vacancy : HUMANITARIAN

Qualification/Work Experience :

  • Required Skills and Experience Education: Master’s degree or equivalent in political science, sociology, law, international relations, journalism and communication, or other related fields. A first level University degree with a minimum of 7 years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Experience / Skills: A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in humanitarian and inter-agency contexts, dealing with relief issues. In-depth demonstrated knowledge of humanitarian principles and awareness of protection mainstreaming. Experience in collecting, analyzing, evaluating and synthesizing information. Excellent report writing skills. Good computer skills with generic tools (in (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) Experience working in Southwest and Northwest regions with familiarity of humanitarian dynamics for those affected by the crisis in the two regions and displaced elsewhere. Language requirements: Full professional knowledge of English and French. Knowledge of local languages is preferable: Bakweri; Pidjin; Bakossi; Balondo; Bafo; Oroko, Bayangui for the Northwest regions.etc.

Job Description:

  • OCHA Cameroon maintains an office in Yaoundé and field offices in the Far North (Kousseri and Maroua) and in the South-West (Buea) and North West (Bamenda). The primary objectives of OCHA on the Northwest and Southwest regions include the following: Advocate for and facilitate access to humanitarian assistance for affected communities through the collection, analysis and relevant dissemination of information, engagement with representatives of parties to the conflict and the coordination of humanitarian partners in the access working group. Support the development of humanitarian needs overview and humanitarian response plans; Coordination of the implementation of the humanitarian response plan in the regions, through liaison with NGOs, UN agencies and local authorities/communities as appropriate; Promote a protective environment that respects the human rights of all, including internally displaced populations, returnees and ethnic minorities. Organize, facilitate and report on various coordination meetings, contribute to organization of dedicated event in the region. The HAO is expected to have comprehensive knowledge of the Southwest and Northwest regions of Cameroon, OCHA operations, humanitarian partners, operations of the government and NGOs. In-depth knowledge of humanitarian principles and awareness of protection of civilian policies are required. The HAO will provide regional knowledge and local networking essential to the credibility and authority of the statements and documents provided by OCHA and the Humanitarian Coordinator. Duties and Responsibilities FUNCTIONS /KEY RESULTS EXPECTED Summary of key functions: Information collection in support of response Humanitarian situation analysis Organise, facilitate and report on coordination mechanisms Reporting and monitoring of the humanitarian response. 1. Provide accurate Humanitarian Analysis, focusing on the achievement of the following results: Review and analyze incoming field reports, prepare summaries of field activities and flag important issues to senior management; Actively participate in the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and HRP Mid-Year Review and End-year Review processes, 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. Supports regional analysis. 2. Assists in information management focusing on achievement of the following: Pro-actively share information with OCHA and relevant stakeholders on pertinent issues; Identify and analyze key pieces of information that will assist with organizational decision-making with a particular focus on improving humanitarian response; Support the update and roll out of OCHA information management tools. 3. Support the existing and the development of new 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 wherever required. Establish relationships with key stakeholders, including non-traditional humanitarian actors, in areas of operation to ensure humanitarian information flow from OCHA to partners and vice versa and ensure their participation in operations. Provide proper monitoring and reporting focusing on achievement of the following: Support the collection of field information to monitor and improve ongoing response, coordination activities and information products. Prepare succinct reports on the key humanitarian issues in the districts and workings with district level partners provide analysis on response gaps and advocacy issues. Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the office and support Country Office efforts focusing on achievement of the following results Identification of sources of information related to coordination. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to country policy goals. Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice IMPACT OF RESULTS The overall effectiveness of the humanitarian assistance in the Northwest and Southwest region is enhanced thanks to well-tailored functional coordination mechanisms. The priority needs of the affected population are identified and shape a robust, adequate and principled response. Strategic and operational coordination allow relief organizations in meeting their respective objectives, built on a strong partnership with relevant parties. Competencies COMPETENCIES AND CRITICAL SUCCES FACTORS Competencies: Professionalism Identifies and communicates relevant information to relevant audiences and advocate OCHA’s priorities Proven analytical skills: demonstrated ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identify issues, and recommend appropriate solutions. Very good knowledge of the program of assignment, including the cultural, political and economic dimensions. Ability to relate humanitarian affairs issues and perspectives, including gender, social-economic issues. Strong negotiation skills: ability to lead and gain assistance of others in a team endeavor, and to articulate coherent arguments to reach agreement. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment. Very good knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian affairs and sound knowledge of the institutions of the UN system. Building Strategic Partnerships Level 1.2: Maintaining a network of relevant stakeholders Maintains an established network of contacts ensuring adequate information sharing and serves as catalyzer for building partnerships Maintains a functioning network of civil society partners and other relevant stakeholders, to promote a better understanding of OCHA’s priorities and to support advocacy efforts Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise Level 1.2: Fundamental knowledge of own discipline Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of humanitarian affairs Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments Client Orientation Level 1.2: Establishing effective client relationships Explore potential solutions to internal and external partners’ needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet partners’ needs; Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external partners. Teamwork Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Core Competencies Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity Demonstrate OCHA corporate knowledge and sound judgment Self-development, initiative-taking Acting as a team player and facilitating teamwork Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively Informed and transparent decision making Functional competencies Awareness of UN institutional mandates, policies, rules and procedures, particularly in relation to humanitarian response and coordination Spirit of initiative, tact, negotiation skills, analysis and communication Ability to work in a multi-ethnic, multi-racial and multicultural environment Ability to work productively under pressure and to meet deadlines Ability to communicate ideas and concepts clearly and concisely in both written and oral forms Apply via the website, https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1613420660561

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