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UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR THE CORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS  
(OCHA) VACANCY NEWSLETTER
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OCHA's mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled  
humanitarian action in partnership with national and international  
actors in order to:
? alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies
? advocate for the rights of people in need
? promote preparedness and prevention
? facilitate sustainable solutions.
In December 1991, the General Assembly adopted Resolution 46/182  
designed to strengthen the United Nation's response to both complex  
emergencies and natural disasters. In addition it aimed at improving  
the overall effectiveness of the UN's humanitarian operations in the  
field.

The following vacant positions currently exist at OCHA SRI LANKA ,  
BURUNDI AND INDONESIA OFFICES View the
attached file for our current job openings.
? DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
? EMERGENCY PROGRAMME OFFICER
? MONITORING & EVALUATION EXPERT
? SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR
? SENIOR PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER.
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JOB TITLE; DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
DUTY STATION (OFFICES): SRI LANKA , BURUNDI AND INDONESIA
Job summary
The Director of Finance oversees the creation and implementation of  
internal controls, policies and procedures for all financial  
activities of the OCHA Office . S/he provides capacity building  
support to all Mozambique accounting staff and management engaged in  
making decisions affecting the fiscal health of the OCHA Office.  
During the first six months of this position, the Director of Finance  
will focus heavily on establishing and revising policies and  
procedures appropriate to rapid growth in size, impact and  
responsibility of the OCHA Office. The Director of Finance acts as the  
primary
Liaison between the OCHA Office and OCHA headquarters regarding all  
financial matters. S/he is responsible for ensuring compliance with  
all applicable laws, regulations and norms. The Director of Finance  
acts as an internal auditor of financial systems and processes,  
insuring the consistency, quality and legality of financial  
activities, and the fiscal health and sustainability of the OCHA  
Office .
Responsibilities
Fiscal oversight
- Develop, review, update and implement effective financial policies  
and procedures for the OCHA Office that comply with Generally Accepted  
Accounting Principles (GAAP), local and global OCHA policies, donor  
policies and all relevant Government and U.N laws, regulations and  
norms.
- Cultivate and maintain an expertise on the rules and regulations of  
various donors and provide guidance in the area of donor compliance.
- Develop, coordinate and implement plans for the control, monitoring  
and reporting of all financial operations.
- Perform internal audits of OCHA?s accounting activities in all its  
offices, including monthly reviews of financial transactions to check  
for appropriate documentation, correct account assignment and approvals.
- Manage all audits performed by external actors including  
collaborating with all OCHA offices to prepare
Appropriate documentation, respond to requests for clarification and  
take corrective action.
- Ensure that all financial information and accounting procedures  
effectively and efficiently respond to the
Reporting expectations of donors.
- Consolidate monthly financial reports to provide timely reports on  
fiscal health, including revenue/expenditure reports, expense reports  
by grant, budget variance reports, among others.
- Monitor and report on cash flow, and work with program staff and  
others to predict and stabilize cash flows.
- Participate with other management and staff during the annual budget  
process and in the development of grant proposal budgets.
- Assist accounting and human resources with payroll processes to  
enable accurate and timely distribution of salaries and benefits.
- Advise senior management regarding the approval of large  
expenditures within Mozambique.
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), local and global OCHA  
policies, donor policies and all relevant Government and U.N laws,  
regulations and norms.
- Cultivate and maintain an expertise on the rules and regulations of  
various donors and provide guidance in the area of donor compliance.
- Develop, coordinate and implement plans for the control, monitoring  
and reporting of all financial operations.
- Perform internal audits of OCHA?s accounting activities in all its  
offices, including monthly reviews of financial transactions to check  
for appropriate documentation, correct account assignment and approvals.
- Manage all audits performed by external actors including  
collaborating with all OCHA offices to prepare
Appropriate documentation, respond to requests for clarification and  
take corrective action.
- Ensure that all financial information and accounting procedures  
effectively and efficiently respond to the
Reporting expectations of donors.
- Consolidate monthly financial reports to provide timely reports on  
fiscal health, including revenue/expenditure reports, expense reports  
by grant, budget variance reports, among others.
- Monitor and report on cash flow, and work with program staff and  
others to predict and stabilize cash flows.
- Participate with other management and staff during the annual budget  
process and in the development of grant proposal budgets.
- Assist accounting and human resources with payroll processes to  
enable accurate and timely distribution of salaries and benefits.
- Advise senior management regarding the approval of large  
expenditures within Mozambique.
- Participate in all strategic planning meetings affecting the OCHA Office
- Collaborate with Director of Logistics to establish and maintain  
accounting standards, transparent procedures, and donor compliance  
regarding procurement activities.
- Collaborate with IT staff and others to guarantee that OCHA?s  
software, hardware and connectivity permit effective accounting  
processes.
- Manage the organizations process for paying taxes in the Country.
- Represent the organization at relevant forums, workshops and  
meetings. Capacity building and support
- Cultivate and maintain an in-depth understanding of the strengths,  
weaknesses, potentials and risks regarding finances among each office  
and its staff as well as in the OCHA Office overall.
- Assist accounting staff with troubleshooting and problem solving as  
they arise.
- Provide capacity building support to accounting staff, program staff  
and management on all financial matters.
- Conduct one-on-one and group workshops to respond to identified  
training needs.
- Connect staff with professional training opportunities appropriate  
to both the needs of the organization and the employee.
- Provide input to supervisors on performance appraisals of accounting staff.
- Foster a spirit of teamwork, trust and transparency among accounting  
staff in the OCHA Office
- Play a significant role in the recruitment of new accounting staff.
Qualifications
- A four-year degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent with 10 or  
more years of accounting management experience in a medium or large  
NGO; or a Masters degree, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified  
Accountant (CA) or equivalent with 6 or more years of accounting  
management experience in a medium or large NGO.
- At least three years working experience in the developing world.
- Experience with U.N regulations.
- Solid experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and  
PowerPoint; Peachtree accounting software; and Microsoft Dynamics
(Navision) or other major accounting software package.
- Proven experience with International organisations is preferred.  
Experience with other government, bilateral or multilateral donor  
systems is acceptable.
- Thorough and transparent communication skills combined with strong  
experience in professional mentoring, team building and organized  
collaboration.
- Exceptional ability to prioritize, plan and adapt within a complex  
and rapidly changing environment.
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Emergency Programme Officer - P4 ,
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
DUTY STATION(OFFICES): INDONESIA , SRI LANKA AND BURUNDI
Key Responsibilities:
- To manage OCHA day-to-day activities in the Country , ensuring an  
efficient humanitarian response and an effective, accountable use of  
OCHA funds.
- To represent OCHA at all relevant co-ordination bodies, for example  
the Protection Working Groups and UN inter-agency meetings.
- To ensure that all programme activities in the country are firmly  
situated within the established humanitarian framework for response  
and therefore in close collaboration with the relevant local  
authorities, UN agencies and NGOs.
- To advocate on behalf of older people in the country in order to  
promote their inclusion in programmes outside the reach of OCHA  
activities.
- To be responsible for all aspects of international staff management  
in the country including , job review and security within OCHA?s  
policies. This will also include international staff professional  
development and guidance in planning, implementation and evaluation of  
their programmes as well as identifying capacity building  
opportunities as they arise.
- To have ultimate responsibility for local staff management in The  
country, including the recruitment of support staff, development,  
guidance in their activities, and capacity building and ensuring that  
OCHA?s practice complies with Labour law taking advice from the  
country development programme.
- To control and manage expenditure of OCHA's budget, including  
monitoring of expenditure, supervision of the monthly finance  
reporting process accounts and revision and maintenance of financial  
controls.
- To identify and explore new operational and strategic opportunities  
for the OCHA programme.
- To take overall responsibility for the preparation of all OCHA  
proposals and monitoring and reporting to donors from whom funds are  
secured. These will be submitted to the Country Director and then  
passed onto Head Office in Geneva for sign off after appropriate input  
from concerned departments
- To develop, in collaboration and consultation with the Programmes  
Department Geneva plans for on-going and future OCHAactivities in The  
country.
- To ensure the security and maintenance of OCHA property, including  
vehicles, accommodation and equipment.
- To ensure staff safety through adherence to security guidelines and  
UN evacuation plans.
- To provide monthly narrative and financial updates to the Country  
Programme Director and Geneva on OCHA's programme activities and other  
developments in the region.
- To travel to other areas of the country, where necessary in order to  
fulfil the above

QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Advanced university degree (Masters and equivalent) in related field.  
A combination of relevant academic
qualifications and extensive experience may be accepted in lieu of the  
advanced university
degree. Work Experience
At least 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience  
at national and international levels , including project management.
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Monitoring & Evaluation Expert, P5
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
DUTY STATION(OFFICES): SRI LANKA , BURUNDI AND INDONESIA
Responsibilities
We seek an accomplished professional with significant M&E experience  
and accomplishments applied in
international development work, e.g., measuring project progress  
accurately in order to adjust strategies and enhance project  
cost-efficiency and effectiveness. The successful candidate will be  
based at OCHA office and work via remote communications and traveling  
to project sites as required. This position reports to the Senior M&E  
Expert and supports all members of the M&E Team, including  
strengthening team member skills and practices.
The position will also mentor, coach, and train program and project  
field staff who have M&E responsibilities.Other responsibilities  
include leadership or contributions on M&E and evaluation
projects for a variety of external clients, applying and promoting M&E  
principles and appropriate methods flexibly and creatively, developing  
and improving M&E strategy for proposals, project start-up and work  
planning, and working in the ICT Program to conceptualize, develop,  
and enhance effective M&E tools using appropriate, cost-effective,  
locally sustainable information technology. Like all team members,  
this position is responsible for promoting effective, pragmatic
M&E that supports project results and meets quality standards across  
all program areas. The team is housed in the Information and  
Communication Technology (ICT) Program to help develop and use  
appropriate tools to support effective M&E systems that improve impact.
Specific position responsibilities include the following:
- Develop and support M&E systems for field projects including  
strategies, plans, indicators; data collection and information  
management tools and training; quality assurance mechanisms; and  
related budgeting tasks
- Develop and support project evaluations, including data collection  
design, tools, and implementation; data analysis and qualitative  
assessments; team guidance and mentoring; collaborative development  
and oral and written presentation of findings and recommendations
- Support M&E Team members, field M&E staff, and field program staff  
with expertise, technical assistance, and mentoring to improve ongoing  
project M&E and effective information use
- Lead or contribute to M&E and ICT proposals
- Develop M&E sections for other program's proposals as appropriate,  
e.g. narrative approach tailored to technical approach, timeframe, and  
budget; illustrative results and indicators; provide M&E input for  
other proposal sections including staffing, budgets, and technical as  
needed
- Contribute technically on teams using ICT to develop effective M&E  
tools and strengthen applications
Qualifications
- Ph.D. preferred or Master's Degree in a social science.
- 8-10 years' experience working in M&E in international development,  
including significant M&E field experience in low resource countries  
or in conflict or fragile states
- Technical M&E skills, including several of the following: design and  
implementation of program M&E systems;M&E training
design and implementation; development and field-testing of data  
collection instruments for M&E indicators; data collection design and  
implementation (routine or survey); data analysis, synthesis, and  
communication of results; applied evaluation or research skills,  
including statistical analysis; M&E-related information and  
communication technologies
- Specialized knowledge and significant experience in M&E methods .
- Excellent management and organizational skills suitable for a complex
environment with multiple competing priorities, short deadlines, and  
performance pressure; ability to manage several major multidimensional  
activities simultaneously
- Enthusiasm for providing technical leadership and mentoring on a  
collaborative team, including building M&Erelevant capacity with  
non-M&E staff, non-technical staff, and international/cross-cultural  
staff and counterparts
- Superior skills in facilitation, team building and coordination;  
experience in developing strategic plans in
Collaboration with stakeholders who represent a wide range of  
interests and needs
- Demonstrated experience with U.N and other donors' M&E approaches,  
current tools, practices, and
expectations for program results and reporting
- Demonstrated writing skills, including technical papers, plans and  
reports for funding sources, communicating with colleagues and  
counterparts. Peer-reviewed journal articles are a plus.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including  
professional presentation of technical and training materials and FSI  
3/3 in at least one language other than English - Ability to travel  
independently and work independently and professional
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Senior Public Health Officer, P5
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
DUTY STATION(OFFICES): SRI LANKA , BURUNDI AND INDONESIA
The Senior Public Health Officer is a senior position in the office that
functions under direct supervision of the OCHA Representative and  
technical guidance of the concerned Units in OCHA HQs. He/She is  
expected have an expert knowledge on various aspects of Public health  
care and management of communicable
diseases in large population with minimum hygienic conditions. The  
specific functions include:
1.Direct and coordinate OCHA activities in the health sector
- Map activities and gaps by each agency
- Conduct negotiations with the Ministry of Health to include Person  
of Concern (PoCs) in host Government public health
services at secondary and tertiary level (already achieved at primary level)
- Closely follow up with Implementing Partners to oversee the  
transition of NGO- provided health services to public health services
- Coordinate and participate in assessments: qualitative and quantitative
- Coordinate and participate in development and implementation of  
appropriate monitoring and evaluation activities
- Chair the NGO-OCHA medical committee which decides on assistance to  
medical cases which pass the thresholds as agreed on in the OCHA  
Health Guidelines
- Develop systems to ensure proper and efficient screening for medical  
resettlement
- Develop systems to ensure proper and efficient NGO referral of  
refugees to secondary and tertiary care facilities
- Improve and standardise health information systems
- Direct OCHA activities in the mental health sector
- Update and disseminate information materials on public health based  
on standard practices and policies among partners
- Ensure that provisions contained in various Memoranda of  
Understanding between OCHA and other
organisations are applied as appropriate
2. Undertake needs and resources assessments with Governments and  
partners in order to prioritise needs and activities in provision of  
services to refugees and other persons of concern to OCHA.
- Review and analysis of relevant project proposals and budgetary  
submissions presented by OCHA partners within context of OCHA  
programme cycle
- Ensure that project plans and proposals submitted to OCHA for funding
adhere to internationally accepted standards and are based on a  
comprehensive primary health care strategy
- Maintain and update contingency plans for potential epidemics,  
refugee and returnee movements
3. Monitor and evaluate country-level health and nutrition programmes
against standard OCHA and international indicators to ensure that  
programmes are evidence-based and
implemented in a comprehensive and cost-effective manner.
- Active involvement in all aspects of programme monitoring and  
evaluation with emphasis on checking levels of implementation and  
impact vis-à-vis resource inputs to measure cost-effectiveness and  
re-orient the programmes as appropriate
- Monitor technical and financial aspects of health programme with  
emphasis on:
- Organisation and use of OCHA?s Health Information System
- Application of standard guidelines and protocols
- Comprehensiveness of health programme.
- Apply various mechanisms and tools to ensure proper monitoring including:
- Regular meetings, in accordance with OCHA programming cycle
- Site visits
- Regular flow of information (reporting)
- Use of Health Sector Monitoring Forms
- Conventional/non-conventional surveys and evaluation studies
- Meeting with health implementing partners
- Providing technical support and guidance to implementing/operational  
partners where required
- Data analysis and interpretation Support periodic nutrition surveys
4. Support capacity building initiatives so that refugees and other  
persons of concern to OCHA, OCHA and its partners acquire the needed  
knowledge, skills, and sense of responsibility and ownership of  
programmes.
- Support health and nutrition focal points and coordinators to  
develop training plan, organise and act as resource persons in  
workshops and training both in-service (formal) and on the job  
(coaching)
- Share with local and international partners on the ground relevant  
guidelines and information materials on refugee health including  
reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and nutrition materials
- Support health focal points and coordinators to promote  
establishment of Refugee Health and Nutrition
Committees to enable their active participation in process of health  
and nutrition planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
5. Advocate, inform, and communicate amongst stakeholders to ensure that
refugee health and nutrition issues are on the national and  
international agenda and that the health and
nutritional needs and status of refugees and other persons of concern  
to OCHA are appropriately documented and disseminated
6. Any other responsibilities/functions deemed necessary or as  
delegated by the OCHA Representative/Chief of Section in order to meet  
the level of the services in the organization.
Academic: Advanced university degree (Post graduate level) in Medical  
science or Public Health or Epidemiology with focus on Reproductive  
health and HIV/AIDS related communicable diseases. Experience: Minimum  
of 6 years progressively responsible functions in
HIV/AIDS and Public Health or Reproductive health in tropical  
countries dealing with development of
comprehensive public health care programmes. Of the 6 years, at least  
4 years of experience should be in an international humanitarian  
organization
dealing with HIV/Public health in large scale emergencies or  
displaced/refugee situations. Specific and proven skills and training  
in the areas of HIV and AIDS and Public health, including reproductive  
health. Demonstrated ability to organise and conduct training  
activities, seminars and mass information campaigns for the benefit of  
Implementing Partners and
relevant government agencies. Applied knowledge in OCHA programme  
management, project formulation and monitoring as per OCHA
established Programme Cycle. Proven ability to deal with multiple  
tasks in a courteous and service oriented manner in a demanding  
working condition that often has short deadlines.
Skills: Ability towards analytical and creative thinking for rapid  
solutions. Good communicator with strong
interpersonal and negotiations skills to deal with persons of various  
cultural and educational backgrounds. Strive to live up to high  
ethical and professional standards. A team player with service  
oriented attitudes. High IT affinity is essential with skills in  
PowerPoint, excel, data analysis and statistical soft-ware.
Languages: Excellent knowledge of English (written/oral/comprehension)  
is essential. Working knowledge of another UN language, preferably  
Arabic. Advanced drafting skills in English.
- Experience, advance training, balance and combined knowledge in  
diferent subjects: HIV and AIDS, Public Health, Reproductive health ,  
Epidemiology and Tropical medicine.
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Senior Technical Advisor, P5
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
DUTY STATION(OFFICES): SRI LANKA , BURUNDI AND INDONESIA
The Senior Technical Advisor will be responsible for the following duties:
1. Work closely with the Country Program Manager to organize staff and  
manage technical activities.
2. In coordination with Country Program Manager, the Ministry of  
Health and other in-country partners, develop country proposals, plans  
and budgets for OCHA technical assistance.
3. Collaborate with Country Program Manager to update the work plans  
and budgets on a quarterly basis.
Technical Assistance
1. Provide direct in-country technical assistance to local  
counterparts and OCHA staff at national and peripheral levels, as  
appropriate within areas of expertise.
2. Act as focal point on OCHA activities to the Government .
3. Coordinate with the Country Program Manager to identify the need  
for external consultants, and to organize and manage activities  
related to the provision of short-term technical assistance.  
Collaborate with the Country Program Manager to define scopes of work  
(SOW) for short-term technical assistance and obtain necessary  
approvals as required.
4. Coordinate the implementation of project activities and staff at  
both national and regional levels.
5. Supervise the technical work of OCHA staff and consultants and  
assess their performance. Ensure the
consistency and high
quality of the technical work carried out under the OCHA project  
according to OCHA standards.
6. In coordination with the Country Program Manager, identify, assess  
and propose opportunities for OCHA technical assistance. Where  
appropriate, seek additional field support funding to finance  
technical assistance activities.
7. Regularly produce reports documenting technical assistance  
activities. Supervision of staff and recruitment
1. Identify staffing needs, and coordinate the recruitment process for  
additional staff with the Country Program Manager as needed.
2. Identify capacity gaps of existing staff and coordinate with the  
Country Program Manager to implement training and other capacity  
building activities aimed at adequately equipping them with the skills  
and knowledge required to accomplish their
technical, administrative and financial management responsibilities.
3. Supervise staff following OCHA policies. Supervisory  
responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
a. Coordinating with supervisees to develop annual performance and  
development plans following OCHA policies and templates.
b. Regularly providing feedback and guidance to staff on their performance
c. Tracking progress of individual staff work plans
d. Ensuring consistent quality of work performed.
e. Approving timesheets,
f. Conducting performance reviews;
g. Instilling OCHA technical standards and organizations values;
h. Communicating relevant information on U.N policies and procedures  
to all staff;
i. Facilitating the development of staff skills and knowledge.
Coordination and Communication
1. Serve as the in-country lead for maintaining regular verbal and  
written communications with the donor
agencies and represent OCHA at meetings with the external partners as needed.
2. Create a mechanism for regular sharing of information on OCHA  
activities with the donor agencies, the public sector collaborating  
institutions and other partners.
3. Ensure effective communications within the in-country team.  
Establish adequate coordinating and supervision mechanisms inside the  
country office in order to ensure that the office functions in a  
participatory, collegial environment, where staff
is properly mentored and responsibilities assigned according to  
capacity and professional growth.
4. Coordinate the communication and linkages of OCHA activities to  
in-country partners.
5. Ensure adequate coordination with other OCHA activities to promote the
application and sharing of lessons learned as well as the  
dissemination of project products and information. Languages
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The working languages of the OCHA secretariat are English and French.
Salary and Benefits
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As part of the UN secretariat, OCHA offers attractive remuneration  
packages and benefits. Starting salaries are based upon academic and  
professional qualifications, as well as the level of the post. We  
thank all applicants for their interest in employment opportunities  
with OCHA. Only candidates whose skills and experience are under  
serious consideration shall be contacted. Applicants are strongly  
encouraged to apply early due to the high volume of mails received

Salary Scale

Kindly find below the salary range for the various Levels;

P1: $56,533.00 - $71,114.00

P2: $79,908.00 - $88,978.00

P3: $93,546.00 - $100,716.00

P4: $109,982.00 - $120,426.00

P5: $129,690.00 - $137,257.00

D1: $142,609.00 - $154,602.00

D2: $155,112.00 - $169,974.00

How to apply
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Interested and qualified applicants should submit a one-page cover letter
and updated curriculum vitae (CV) together with complete contact  
details of three professional references. CVs should be in English.  
Please send your application by e-mail
with the post code or position as the subject of your email,
Deadline: 18-06-09
The Recruitment Section
Human Resources Management Unit
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
8-14 Palais de Nations, 1211,
Geneva 10, Switzerland.

Email: ochacvs@ocha-un.org

WARNING TO APPLICANTS:
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs does not
charge any Job application, interview meeting or
Job processing Fee. Only candidates whose skills and experience are under
serious consideration shall be contacted.