UNOCHA Humanitarian Affairs Officer Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs

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UNOCHA Humanitarian Affairs Officer Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs.

UNOCHA Kenya looking for “Humanitarian Affairs Officer”.

Applicants with a University degree may apply on or before March 27, 2024.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is a United Nations body established in December 1991 by the General Assembly to strengthen the international response to complex emergencies and natural disasters.

The UNOCHA has published a job vacancy announcement on March 14, 2024 for qualified Kenya’s to fill in the vacant post of Humanitarian Affairs Officer to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

UNOCHA Job Vacancy 2024

Duties and Responsibilities:

Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer (Pooled Fund Manager) will be responsible for the following duties: I. Fund Management and Coordination:

  • Under the overall guidance of the HoO and the supervision of the Humanitarian Affairs Officers/Pooled Fund Manager, advise the HC on the management of the Country-based Pooled Fund (CBPF) vis-à-vis the humanitarian context (i.e. priorities and needs).
  • Manage and supervise Fund-related programme staff.
  • Manage fund allocation processes, ensuring necessary coordination with relevant counterparts in line with the Terms of Reference and/or allocation guidelines (i.e. Review and/or Advisory Boards, cluster or sector leads, humanitarian organizations, and OCHA).
  • Liaise with NGOs, UN partners as well as clusters and OCHA field offices to follow-up on project progress and overall Fund progress.
  • Ensure the overall administration of the Fund and liaise as necessary with relevant OCHA HQ sections (i.e. OCHA CBPF Section, OCHA Operations and Advocacy, OCHA Donor Relations Section).
  • Support and implement standardized policy in line with HQ guidance and decisions.
  • Conduct periodic field visits to promote knowledge and support the appropriate use of the Fund in line with its Terms of Reference. Field visits should focus on key actors (i.e. OCHA field colleagues, recipient organizations, local governments, communities).
  • Ensure proper communication and support during the allocation process vis-à-vis all stakeholders.
  • Liaise with and provide necessary support to recipient organizations of the Fund throughout the life-cycle of the projects, promoting coherence between humanitarian needs and response.


  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two (2) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, project management, budget management, or related area is required. Humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission and/or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is required. Experience in project administration, monitoring and evaluation is desirable. Experience of working in humanitarian financing, (e.g. grant management, fundraising, or donor relations for humanitarian programmes), is desirable. Experience working in the Eastern and Southern Africa region is desirable.


  • French and English are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Other Details

  • Job Opening ID: 227654
  • Job Network: Political, Peace and Humanitarian
  • Job Family: Humanitarian Affairs
  • Category and Level: Professional and Higher Categories, P-3
  • Duty Station: NAIROBI
  • Department/Office: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
  • Date Posted: Mar 13, 2024
  • Deadline: Mar 27, 2024

How to Apply UNOCHA Humanitarian Affairs Officer Jobs 2024

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The Closing Date: March 27, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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