This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) based in Khartoum, Sudan and will be housed in the Office of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) for Sudan. Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office, OCHA Sudan, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer/Special Assistant to the HC will be reporting to the HC for Sudan. 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 principles 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.
Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties: