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UNV Associate Humanitarian Affairs Officer Nat. Specialist UNOCHA Fiji

UNV Associate Humanitarian Affairs Officer

UNV Associate Humanitarian Affairs Officer

National Specialist
Host entity
Location, Country
Suva (FJI)
Language skills
Expected Starting Date
until 31 December 2021 with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Dpty. Head of Office, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks, within limits of delegated authority:

  • Monitor, analyze and report on humanitarian responses and issues, disaster relief/management programmes or emergency situations in the region;
  • Monitor and analyze current events, public opinion and media, identify issues and trends, and advise on appropriate action/responses.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations and government officials to ensure the effective exchange and dissemination of current information.
  • Support collaboration and exchange of information both in and outside the UN system.
  • Act as reporting and public information focal point.
  • Organize and participate in working groups, meetings, conferences and consultations with other agencies and partners on humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters.
  • Contribute to the development of a suite of reporting and information products, including Humanitarian Situation Updates and Reports, Humanitarian Bulletins, Humanitarian Snapshots etc.
  • Assist in the preparation of OCHA reports, studies, background papers, policy guidelines, correspondence, presentations, etc.
  • Ability to travel throughout the area of responsibility (14 Pacific countries) for preparedness and emergency duties;
  • Performs other duties as required.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:

  • Humanitarian colleagues in the humanitarian field, including UN agencies, international and national NGOs, and donors. the UN, and in
  • Counterparts and mid-level officials in governments, businesses, academia and other areas of civil society.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Education: A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible professional experience in humanitarian work, development or related area is required.
  • Knowledge of the UN system is an advantage.
  • Previous experience with the UN and humanitarian system in the Pacific region is an advantage.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations
Driving license
Competencies values
Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Fiji and legal residents with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Application deadline: 11-08-2021