PROGRAMME ASSISTANT (FOR YEMENI NATIONALS ONLY) - UNOCHA
|Application Deadline :||09-Jul-12|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||GS-5|
|Languages Required :||
Arabic English |
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year, renewable|
|Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Humanitarian Affairs Officer of the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) sub-office in Sada’a (Yemen) the Programme Assistant will contribute to the development of the field sub-office and is expected to set deliverable results within the respective Area of Responsibility (AOR).
In support of the Field Coordination Unit, the Programme Assistant works in close collaboration with various Units in the OCHA San’aa office, various UN agencies, NGOs, authorities, local communities, etc.
Duties and Responsibilities
Monitors, assesses, reports and analyses general protection Issues and specific issues as identified by the Sada’a Sub-office:
- Monitors all local sources of protection related information including media, agency reports and through regular contact with governmental and civilian institutions and key informants;
- Triangulation and verification of information including prioritizing and undertaking field trips, meeting with the affected population and representatives of the local communities/authorities;
- Contributes to the drafting of internal and external reports as identified by the Field Unit and the head of the sub-office;
- Analyses trends, identifies emerging areas of concern and ensures that necessary responses are integrated into the Field Coordination Unit.
Supports monitoring and assessment of Humanitarian developments:
- Assists the HAO in the development of trend analysis of political, social, economic and security developments;
- Supports in monitoring any access related matters and the impact on the local people and the humanitarian workers;
- Participates in regular field assessments to gather and verify information needed to understand the impact of displacement in specific groups;
- Supports joint assessments with other UN and INGOs when needed or requested.
Supports field coordination and humanitarian action:
- Prepares for coordination meetings at the local level to identify humanitarian issues and seek for response mechanism jointly with other stakeholders, including invitations, logistics, minutes of meetings and information dissemination;
- Liaises with the local authorities when requested by the HAO and Field Unit;
- Supports the HAO-to transfer information on IDPs registration, returnees to the Information Management Unit to Support the consistency and accuracy of their mapping;
- Assists in drafting minutes of meetings, data entry, field trip reports, records of completed assignments and any other records as necessary.
Office Administration and Logistics:
- Ensures the continuation of the office institutional memory by maintaining electronic filing and backup systems, including picture archiving, electronic shared documents as agreed by San’aa office;
- Regularly maintains and updates all contact lists, meeting schedules and activity reports;
- Assists non-Arabic speakers to communicate with the local people/ Act as interpreter and carry out translation work (Arabic/English/Arabic).
- Demonstrates commitment to OCHA’s mission, vision and values;
- Displays integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity.
Knowledge Management and Learning
- Shares knowledge and experience;
- Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more practice areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.
Development and Operational Effectiveness
- Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;
- Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
Leadership and Self-Management
- Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
- Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.
Required Skills and Experience
- Secondary Education;
- University Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences and Social Sciences would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.
- Minimum of five (5) years of relevant national or international experience;
- Excellent computer skills in both English and Arabic.
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic is required.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.