Humanitarian Affairs Officer (HAO) in Yobe, Nigeria

NGO/Community Services & Dev
Minimum Qualification
Master's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Information Collection in support of Humanitarian Analysis and Response,
  • Information Sharing
  • Development of coordination and cooperation mechanisms among stakeholders
  • Monitoring and Reporting

Ensure accurate Information Collection in support of Humanitarian Analysis and Response, focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Review incoming field reports, prepare summaries of field activities and flag important issues to senior management;
  • Actively participate in the Strategic Response Plan (SRP) process, and SRPMid-Year Review and End-year Review processes;
  • Gather and verify information on issues affecting the humanitarian situation, emphasizing opportunities for response;
  • Supports regional analysis and interface with the AIM working group to extract key action points that need follow up from assessments undertaken and the humanitarian Dashboard;

Ensure facilitation of information sharing among partners focusing on achievement of the following:

  • Pro-actively share information with OCHA and relevant stakeholders on pertinent issues;
  • Identify key pieces of information that will assist with organizational decision-making with a particular focus on improving humanitarian response;

Ensure the development of coordination and cooperation mechanisms among stakeholders focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Support existing coordination mechanisms and assist in the establishment of new field coordination wherever required;
  • Establish relationships with key stakeholders, including non-traditional humanitarian actors, in areas of operation to ensure humanitarian information flow from OCHA to partners and vice versa and ensure their participation in operations;

Ensure proper monitoring and reporting focusing on achievement of the following:

  • Support the collection of field information to monitor and improve ongoing response, coordination activities and information products;
  • Prepare succinct reports on the key humanitarian issues in the districts and workings with state level partners provide analysis on response gaps and advocacy issues;

Impact of Results:

  • The key results have an impact on the overall coordination of humanitarian and emergency assistance. The root causes of the humanitarian/emergency situations are appreciated, ensuring that strong and effective responses are mounted.
  • This facilitates operational agencies in succeeding in their core objectives, building of strong partnerships with relevant parties and the achievement of OCHA’s objectives.

Preparing Information for Advocacy:

  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating OCHA’s priorities;

Building Strategic Partnerships:

  • Maintaining a network of contacts;
  • Maintains an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues;
  • Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders;

Resource Mobilization:

  • Providing inputs to resource mobilization strategy;
  • Collects, researches and analyzes information on resource mobilization and utilization, drafts reports and documents and maintains information/databases on potential and actual donors and donor funded projects;

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Basic research and analysis;
  • Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things;
  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches;

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise:

  • Fundamental knowledge of own discipline;
  • Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position;
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning;
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments;
  • Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments;

Global Leadership and Advocacy for OCHA’s Goals:

  • Preparing information for global advocacy;
  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for advocacy for OCHA’s goals for a variety of audiences;
  • Maintains a functioning network of contacts in the media and civil society, to promote a better understanding of OCHA’s priorities and to support advocacy efforts;

Client Orientation:

  • Establishing effective client relationships;
  • Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion;
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients;

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity;
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
  • Self-development, initiative-taking;
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;
  • Creating synergies through self-control;
  • Managing conflict;
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing are the responsibility of each staff member;
  • Informed and transparent decision making.
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