This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), based in Erbil, Iraq. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to the Deputy Head of Office for OCHA Iraq.
Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in humanitarian or development studies, political or social sciences, computer studies, anthropology, or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, information management, anthropology or other related area. Expertise in information management, fit-for-purpose data visualization, including geo-reference of information is a requirement for this post. Proven skills in the production, coordination and review of analytical products is required. Experience of field research and information management in hostile, fragile, denied, and/or dangerous environments is an advantage.
Fluency in English, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of Arabic is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.