UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
UNDP Monteria, Colombia
Job Identification : 4972
Locations : Monteria, Colombia
Posting Date : 07/27/2022, 01:03 AM
Apply Before : 08/10/2022, 03:59 AM
Job Schedule : Full time
Agency : UNOCHA
Grade : NOA
Vacancy Type : Fixed Term
Practice Area : Management
Bureau : Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean
Contract Duration : 1 Year with Possibility for extension
Education & Work Experience : Bachelor’s Degree
Other Criteria : Experience working with an international or national organization, and familiarity with the UN system is desirable
Required Languages : Fluency in Spanish and a working knowledge of English (both oral and written) are required.
Mobility required/no mobility
no mobility required
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Job Purpose and Organizational Context
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) aims to help ensure that emergency response saves lives and protects people in crisis. OCHA also seeks to enhance the connectivity and coherence between humanitarian and development work, based on the comparative advantage of diverse actors and in support of national and local capacity, towards collective outcomes that reduce risks, needs and vulnerability. OCHA Colombia works to ensure that evidence-based and collective situational awareness informs decisions on humanitarian action, seeking to ensure that streamlined data and analysis is provided to inform a rapid, effective and principled response. OCHA Colombia works to facilitate sufficient, timely, substantial, predictable and flexible financing that meets the needs of the most vulnerable people. In accordance with its mandate, OCHA undertakes advocacy on behalf of the most vulnerable people to ensure effective and principled humanitarian action. This advocacy contributes to action that also enhances the protection of affected people.
Key priorities that govern or provide direction for the work of the position to demonstrate link between the Unit priorities and position priorities/expected outcomes of incumbent.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Sub-office Coordinator will ensure the management of the OCHA Sub-office in the field; support humanitarian coordination efforts in the region through the leadership of the Local Coordination Team and facilitate situation monitoring and response efforts to emergencies in collaboration with local authorities and partners.
Key Duties and Accountabilities
- Ensure context monitoring and humanitarian needs in the area and mobilize response efforts to respond to humanitarian emergencies that take place.
- Lead humanitarian coordination efforts in the area through the Local Coordination Teams composed of key humanitarian actors present in the region.
- Liaise with key national institutions, civil society organizations, community representatives and key stakeholders to maintain knowledge of developments in the region and potential humanitarian risks. Facilitate analysis of developments and humanitarian scenarios.
- Facilitate joint initiatives between humanitarian actors including inter-agency assessment missions, inter-agency response efforts; joint analysis and joint planning.
- Ensure the adequate management of the OCHA sub-office including supervision of office personnel.
- Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities: Supervisor of information manager, driver as well as interns.
- Achieve Results: LEVEL 2: Scale up solutions and simplifies processes, balances speed and accuracy in doing work
- Think Innovatively: LEVEL 2: Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking
- Learn Continuously: LEVEL 2: Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning
- Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 2: Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process
- Act with Determination: LEVEL 2: Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously
- Engage and Partner: LEVEL 2: Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships
- Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 2: Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making
Cross-Functional & Technical competencies
Required Skills and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field, or
- Master’s degree in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field.
- Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development or other related area is required (Applies with a Bachelor´s degree specified in education section)
- No experience required with a Master´s Degree specified in education section.
- Knowledge of humanitarian principles; good communication skills and inter-personal skills to facilitate coordination and dialogue with a variety of stakeholders; good leadership skills to facilitate inter-agency coordination efforts.
- Experience working with an international or national organization, and familiarity with the UN system is desirable.
- Fluency in Spanish and a working knowledge of English (both oral and written) are required.
Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.
- People skills. Ability to coordinate efforts amongst a variety of partners and stakeholders
- Communication skills. Ability to interact appropriately and with diplomacy amongst a variety of interlocutors and stakeholders
- Analytical skills: ability to understand contextual developments and synthesize key needs and risks for the people living in the region
- Humanitarian principles: ability to uphold humanitarian principles on daily work.
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