This position is located in the Office of the Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, which is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (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.
The Strategic Communications Branch (SCB) is responsible for OCHA's public communications, including media relations, public campaigns and communication products. This position is based in New York and will report directly to the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG / ERC).
Within the delegated authority, the Chief of the Strategic Communications Branch will be responsible for: