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National Humanitarian Affairs Officer/ Humanitarian Access Specialist (Re- Advertisement) Community & Social Science


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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 


Nonprofit-Social Services

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Job Description:

Impact of Results
He/ she supports the office function of co-chairing the Access Working Group (AWG) and fulfills related secretariat functions.
He/ she assists the Head of the Access Unit in building synergies and facilitating collective understanding and analysis around access impediments among humanitarian partners, especially among NGOs.
He/ she assists the Head of the Access Unit engagement with relevant actors (e.g. government, armed groups, communities, etc.) on humanitarian access issues, bringing expertise of local culture and dynamics, including traditional conflict-resolution mechanisms.
He/ she contributes to the development of a network of local contacts among key stakeholders, including authorities and the humanitarian community to identify, monitor, and analyze key access constraints in collaboration with OCHA Ethiopia field colleagues.
Monitoring, Analysis & Reporting
He/she supports analysis of access data and incidents – including bureaucratic impediments, identifying trends, and providing context and stakeholders analysis.
He/ she liaises with humanitarian partners to promote and encourage systematic reporting of access constraints.
He/she ensures the daily reporting, classification, and documentation of access incidents (database of access incidents) through the Access and Monitoring and Reporting Framework (AMRF) in coordination with OCHA Ethiopia Information Management Unit (IMU).
He/she ensures the active verification of access incidents together with partners and OCHA Field Coordination Unit (FCU) and Heads of Sub-Offices, following up on the quality and consistency of reporting.
He/she works closely with UNDSS Local Security Advisors in tracking and analyzing security incidents impacting operations.
He/ she supports the Head of Access Unit in the organization of the OCHA-Ethiopia office weekly Access coordination meetings.
He/she supports the Head of Access Unit situational analysis on access related issues, including through regular field trips.
Information management
He/she supports the creation of the Access unit deliverables (data collection, entry, quality, control and analysis)
He/she supports the preparation of Access analysis documents, talking points, presentations, etc.
He/she works with OCHA Ethiopia Information Management Unit (IMU) to visualize access incidents and trends through regular internal coordination meetings.
Operations & Field support
He/she supports the Head of Access Unit in access negotiations, including preparations, roll-out, and follow-up.
He/she undertakes travel to field locations on a regular basis to support OCHA Sub-offices in undertaking access analysis and supporting humanitarian negotiations.
He /she provides technical support to field offices as relevant and required.
He/she maintains a contact list of relevant stakeholders and access influencers.
Policy development
He/she supports the preparation of policy papers, lessons learned, operational good practices related to humanitarian access.
He/she maintains a record/ institutional knowledge on access issues, past negotiations, etc.
In the absence of the Head of Access Unit, and upon request, he/she represents OCHA on access issues in relevant meetings both internal and external briefing on access trends and dynamics.

Job Requirements:

Education: Advanced University degree or Bachelor’s degree in the area of political science or a related field are required.
Experience: A minimum of five years for an advanced degree and seven years for a bachelor’s degree of direct relevant working experience with the UN, NGO, or government agency is required. A thorough understanding of the relief, social, economic, and political situation in Ethiopia, excellent communication, report writing & analytical skills are necessary. Necessary personal qualities should include diplomacy, tact, integrity, and the ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment, under pressure, and sometimes in arduous circumstances.
Language Requirements: Fluency in written and spoken English, and proficiency in the language of the duty station is required. Knowledge of another national language will be an asset.
Corporate Competencies:
Drive for results
Embracing Diversity
Self-awareness and self-regulation
Team work
Functional Competencies:
Political & social affairs
Negotiation skills
Protection & Humanitarian Civil Military Coordination
Strategic and Global thinking
Planning, setting standards and Monitoring work
Leading vision and change
Duty Station: Addis Ababa
Duration:Initially until 13 October 2023

How To Apply:

Closing date for applications: 14 January 2023
Interested applicants must submit their CVs, letters of motivation, and supporting documents via the email address: – ocha-eth-hr@un.org
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) Ethiopia

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