UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

UNDP Iraq, Amman

Job Identification : 5878

Locations : Amman, Jordan

Posting Date : 09/15/2022, 12:47 PM

Apply Before : 09/30/2022, 03:59 AM

Job Schedule : Full time

Agency : UNOCHA

Grade : NOA

Vacancy Type : Fixed Term

Practice Area : UN Coordination

Bureau : Regional Bureau for Arab States

Contract Duration : 1 Year with Possibility for extension

Education & Work Experience : Master’s Degree – 2 year(s) experience OR Bachelor’s Degree – 4 year(s) experience

Required Languages : English, Arabic

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Mobility required/no mobility

no mobility required

Job Description


Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships: The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions

This job opening is being advertised for the position of Humanitarian Affairs Officer (Humanitarian Notification System and Analysis) located in the Access/Civil Military Coordination Unit of the OCHA Regional Office for Syria Crisis and reports to the Head of the Access/Civil Military Coordination Unit.


Under the general supervision of the Head of the Access/Civil Military Coordination Unit. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer (HNS and Analysis) will be responsible for the following duties: Humanitarian Notification System (HNS)

  • Ensure the timely process of humanitarian notifications for static sites and movements (road and air)
  • Ensure timely liaison with, and support to, main stakeholders of the HNS (OCHA hubs, humanitarian partners, Parties to the Conflict – PTTCs)
  • Support the timely submission of monthly updated lists to PTTCs and ensure accuracy of data.
  • Organize briefing/awareness sessions on the HNS for humanitarian partners and/or PTTCs as requested
  • Monitor, analyze and report on the Humanitarian Notification System in Syria. Support the preparations of key messages related to notifications.
  • Organize technical review meetings to support development of the Humanitarian Notification System including an annual cleanup exercise
  • Understand and support the sourcing of relevant technology that can support the preparation, processing and transmission of notifications.
  • Support discussions around and timely roll out of online database for HNS
  • Contribute to the preparation of various written and dashboard, reports, analysis and correspondence.
  • Support the preparation of coordination meetings led by OCHA ROSC
  • Provide operational and technical support to hubs in Gaziantep and Damascus
  • Support the timely follow up on emblematic incidents (attacks) in Syria. Contribute to maintaining a list of key incidents with the support of OCHA hubs and partners at ROSC level.


  • Support the Head of Unit in ensuring regular access and other related analysis are conducted in coordination with OCHA hubs and other relevant stakeholders
  • Support organization of RAT meetings. Take and disseminate minutes.

  • Follow up with OCHA hubs and partners on key inputs.
  • Support the organization and roll out of Access Severity analysis.
  • Liaise with IM to create relevant access products (including Access Severity)
  • Draft as required access analysis narratives
  • Follow up on Areas of Influence maps
  • Support the RAT in the development of WoS scenarios
  • Assist in the collection of relevant information and liaison with humanitarian partners
  • Other tasks that may be required perform other duties as required.



Knowledge of organizational information infrastructure, including hardware, software and application systems. Knowledge of relevant programming language(s) and ability to use programming skills to develop information systems. Knowledge of system development workflow and document flow processes, ability to conduct research and gather information from a wide variety of standard and non-standard sources. Ability to respond to changing requirements and assignments, ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Technological Awareness

Solid computer skills, including proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet applications, and relevant software packages, including e-mail.


Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively, including the ability to prepare reports and conduct presentations, articulating options concisely, conveying maximum information, making and defending recommendations. Excellent communication skills which can drive advocacy and high-level communications.


Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to: operate effectively across organizational boundaries; and establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity

Planning and Organizing

Proven ability to plan and organize, establish priorities, manage and monitor work plans, coordinate competing demands, and work to tight deadlines



  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in international relations, political science, law, management, or similar specific field of study is required.
  • A first-level university degree, or military academy degree with advanced training in relevant area, in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • Two years (with Masters degree) or 4 years (with Bachelor degree) of relevant professional experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency relief management or development work is required.
  • Experience in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is desirable
  • Experience in a humanitarian context within the UN Common System or other comparable international organization is desirable.
  • Knowledge of the Syria crisis and the humanitarian assistance provided to Syria is desirable.
  • Competency in IM/database is desirable.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in both English and Arabic is required.

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