This position is located in the Operations and Advocacy Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which 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.
This temporary job opening is published for the position of Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer / Head of Office (P-5) with OCHA Colombia, in Bogotá.
The Head of Office supports the UN Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) and the Humanitarian Country Team under the overall leadership of the Director of the Operations and Advocacy Division of OCHA. The Head of Office reports to the Deputy Director of Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Latin America and the Caribbean and Ukraine (CAPALAC-U).
Within delegated authority, the Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties: