SURGE CAPACITY ROSTER - Humanitarian Coordinator

Contract Type: Consultancy
Closing date: 25 March 2020 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Multiple Locations
Job ID: 29119

Job Summary

UNFPA has committed to scale up its humanitarian response and increase organizational capacity with a focus on preventing and responding to gender-based violence and addressing sexual and reproductive health needs in emergencies. To support this organizational need, the development of a Global Emergency Roster will ensure UNFPA has access to a pool of qualified individuals to deploy for short-term emergency assignments (up to three months for internal staff and up to six months for non-staff). UNFPA invites suitable, interested and available personnel (staff members and current UNFPA consultant contract holders), as well as, qualified independent humanitarian professionals to apply for registration in the Global Emergency Roster.

HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR: Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office, the Humanitarian Coordinator will oversee UNFPA’s humanitarian response and preparedness activities in camps, host communities, and cross-border operations. S/he will work in close collaboration with national authorities, humanitarian agencies (UN and international NGOs), national partners and civil society organizations to provide humanitarian assistance to crisis affected communities.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced degree preferably in medicine, public health, social sciences, humanitarian response, international relations or a related field.
  • 5 to 7 years of relevant experience in coordinating, developing and implementing humanitarian interventions in crisis settings.
  • Knowledge of the humanitarian reform process and roles/responsibilities of humanitarian actors.
  • Strong analytical, coordination and organizational skills.
  • Track record of building and maintaining trust strategic alliances and partnerships with relevant stakeholders including other UN agencies, government institutions, NGO’s and INGOs as well as donor groups, with strong communication and networking skills
  • Proficiency in English. Depending on the duty station, another UN language such as French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian may be required.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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