Humanitarian Adviser (NO-B, TA)


Некоммерческие организации; 250–1000 сотрудников
Вид занятости:
полная занятость

опыт работы от 2 лет, высшее образование

Описание вакансии

Location: Donetsk

Application Deadline: 29/03/2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

Type of Contract: TA Local

Post Level: NOB

Expected Duration of Assignment: till 31/12/2019 with possibility of extension


The Humanitarian Adviser (HA) works under the overall supervision of the Deputy Head of Office, of the OCHA Office in Ukraine. This position provides the essential interface between the UN system, members of the NGO community, local and national disaster management authorities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Provide support to OCHA Office in Ukraine in preparedness and emergency response;
  • Provide support to the extended Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) and humanitarian community in strengthening its disaster response capacity;
  • Create and maintain strategic partnerships.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure a constant information flow between the relevant national disaster management authorities and OCHA Office in Ukraine on conflict/disaster related information and extended HCT operations;
  • Facilitate coordination of humanitarian assistance by national and international partners;
  • Raise awareness amongst NGOs, the UN and Government of the various international and local tools, services and mechanisms available for emergency response and response preparedness;
  • Provide support to NGOs, the UN and national and local authorities in strengthening their disaster response capacity by:
    • Ensuring follow-up and leveraging partner’s resources towards implementation of the Humanitarian Response Plan;
    • Mapping emergency response capacities and identifying new opportunities and resources for identified gaps;
    • Promotion of joint inter-agency information management platform;
    • Support development of common operational data for preparedness and response;
    • Participate/ lead rapid needs assessment, analysis, and reporting tools and mechanisms;
    • Facilitating (in close partnership with relevant authorities and partners resolution of any access-related impediments for international humanitarian assistance.
  • Monitor early warning indicators and prepare qualitative/quantitative situation reports;
  • Advocate for and/or facilitate the incorporation of disaster preparedness in long-term development planning of the UN system and national development plans;
  • Identify training needs of humanitarian partners and the authorities in the field of emergency preparedness and response;
  • Facilitate and contribute to the preparation of OCHA emergency cash grant and Central Emergency Relief Fund requests:
    • Participate in the development of strategies for addressing humanitarian needs, such as Flash Appeals and other humanitarian strategy documents, as appropriate;
    • Support the dissemination of relevant information to the in-country donor community, implementing partners, government and other relevant actors in humanitarian response, as appropriate;
    • Ensure support for all other administrative and substantive processes required for successful fulfilment of OCHA mandate in Ukraine.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Deputy Head of OCHA Office in Ukraine.

Impact of Results.

The key results have an impact on the success of preparedness and emergency response of the international community in Ukraine within specific areas of coordination, resource mobilization and information sharing. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of joint inter-agency preparedness and emergency response activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in political or social science, disaster management, international relations, public administration or any related field. A combination of relevant academic background (at least a first level university degree i.e. bachelor’s degree or equivalent) and 2 additional years of extensive relevant professional experience in a related area may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.


  • Minimum 2 years of progressively responsible professional experience in humanitarian affairs, natural disaster response and preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, early recovery and rehabilitation, or related field;
  • Professional experience in facilitation and preparation of needs assessments, consolidated strategies or work plans, contingency planning processes, and deliverance of related trainings and workshops;
  • Proven analytical skills and experience on timely delivery of written reports, prepared in an accurate and concise manner;
  • Familiarity with the UN system would be an asset;
  • Computer literacy (Excel, Internet, Word);
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, with efficiency, competence and integrity with people of different national background. Adherence to core competencies of professionalism, planning and organizing and teamwork.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluent written and spoken English, Ukrainian and Russian.


Important applicant information

All posts in the NO categories are subject to local recruitment.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

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