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Tuesday, 5 January 2016

United Nations Population Fund Job Vacancy, Humanitarian Affairs Officer

Company Description
The United Nations Population Fund, the leading UN organization in Reproductive Health and Population and Development, is recruiting personnel for the following position in Abuja.

The population of Nigeria is currently estimated at 182 million in 2014, up from 144.4 million in 2006 NPC 2009 with about 49% women. Nigeria is therefore the most populous country in Africa and the 7th most populous country in the world. With a growth rate of 3.2%, the population is expected to double by the year 2030.

Job Title: Humanitarian Affairs Officer

Job Description 
Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.

While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.

A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.

Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management or emergency situations in assigned area.

Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues.

Organizes follow-up work, including inter-agency technical review meetings to support policy
development work and decision-making on important issues.

Drafts and prepares regular situation papers/reports highlighting relevant operational factors affecting the humanitarian situation and response efforts.

Prepares or contributes to the preparation of various written reports, documents and communications, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, briefings, case studies, presentations, correspondence, etc.

Ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues.

Reviews and provides advice on policy issues related to safeguarding humanitarian principles and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance.

Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes and help ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender related considerations.

Provides substantial support to sector / cluster working groups as required and facilitate exchange on cross cutting issues.

Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.

Supports advocacy initiatives on issues impacting humanitarian needs and response efforts through the collection of information, liaison with humanitarian partners, government officials, the media, etc.

Manages the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA.

Undertakes and provides support to technical assistance and other field missions, e.g. participates in field trips to undertake in-depth reviews of specific country work mechanisms.

Organizes and participates in working groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners on humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters.

Performs other duties as required.

Job Category

NGO, Non-Profit 

Job Qualification

Job Location 


Job Experience

5 years

Application Closing Date
11 January 2016

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