United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Officer

Deadline: 27 March, 2021

Location: Juba, South Sudan

United Nations (UN) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Humanitarian Affairs Officer.

The United Nations is an intergovernmental organisation that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonising the actions of nations.


  • Monitor, analyse and report on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management or emergency situations in assigned country/area
  • Organise and prepare studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues
  • Organise follow-up work, including interagency technical review meetings, to support policy development work and decision-making on important issues
  • Engage with both humanitarian and development stakeholders to promote disaster risk reduction and the ‘new way of working’
  • Participate in large, complex projects
  • Partner with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes and help ensure that latest findings, lessons learnt, policy guidelines, etc., are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations
  • Manage/assist in the production of appeals for international assistance, and ensure the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA
  • Establish and maintain contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, non-governmental organisations, diplomatic missions, media, etc
  • Undertake and provide support to technical assistance and other field missions
  • Prepare or contribute to the preparation of various written reports, documents and communications
  • Serve as the primary focal point on specific topics or policy-related issues
  • Review and provide advice on policy issues related to safeguarding humanitarian principles, ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance
  • Organise and participate in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners on humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters
  • Provide guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff
  • Ensure implementation and mainstreaming of cross cutting issues, including centrality of protection and gender


  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in Political Science, Social Sciences, International Studies, Public Administration, Economics, Engineering, Earth Sciences, or a related field
  • First university degree with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
  • Five years, minimum, of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or a related area 
  • Humanitarian experience in emergency situations 
  • Experience in the UN system (desirable)
  • Experience in the region (desirable)

To apply and for more information, click here.

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