This post is located in Fund Management Support Unit, Country Based Pooled Fund Section (CBPFS), Pooled Fund Management Branch, Humanitarian Financing and Resource Mobilization Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). OCHA is the 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.
The post is located in New York and the incumbent will report to the Chief of CBPFS.
Within delegated authority, covering geographical or thematic areas assigned by the Chief of Section, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties: