SENIOR LEVEL VACANCIES
The Secretary-General is pleased to announce the following job opening at the level of Under-Secretary-General:
Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and Emergency Relief Coordinator
The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator is accountable to the Secretary-General. The Under-Secretary-General acts as the Secretary-General’s principal adviser on humanitarian issues and is responsible for all the activities and administration of OCHA. The Under-Secretary-General:
- Provides leadership, on behalf of the Secretary-General, in the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance, ensuring the timely, coherent and coordinated response of the international community to disasters and emergencies;
- Provides effective management and leadership of OCHA and prudent stewardship of its budget;
- Serves as Convenor and Chairperson of the Inter-Agency Standing Committees and the Executive Committee on Humanitarian Affairs;
- Ensures effective coordination with the political, peacekeeping, human rights and development arms of the United Nations and with UN agencies and non-governmental organizations involved in humanitarian response;
- Advises the Secretary-General on matters related to humanitarian assistance and the coordination thereof, as well as the impact of decisions on the independence and neutrality of humanitarian action,
- Provides leadership and guidance to humanitarian coordinators ;
- Serves as a strong advocate for international humanitarian law and the principles and objectives underpinning humanitarian action
- Advises Member States on the appropriateness of proposed humanitarian action;
- Promotes the mobilization of international support for the United Nations system’s humanitarian activities and mobilization of resources for emergency relief programmes;
- Undertakes, on behalf of the Secretary-General, missions to ongoing or incipient complex emergencies and natural disasters;
- Manages the Central Emergency Response Fund.
In order to ensure a wide pool of candidates for this position, the Secretariat would welcome any applications to supplement the Secretary General’s own search and consultations. The Secretariat would especially welcome applications of women candidates.
The Secretary-General is seeking an individual with:
- Demonstrated extensive knowledge and/or experience of the international humanitarian system and the challenges facing the humanitarian community.
- Demonstrated experience working in partnership with national and international actors to resolve global challenges.
- Demonstrated leadership experience with strategic vision and proven skills in managing complex organizations (such as an intergovernmental, international non-governmental or multinational private sector entities).
- Ability to build consensus and stimulate effective campaigns among a broad spectrum of people and organizations, on humanitarian issues.
- Ability to be a powerful and convincing advocate on all aspects of humanitarian issues worldwide and within the United Nations system.
- Strong diplomatic and political skills.
- Impeccable personal and professional integrity.
- A solid understanding of the United Nations system and mechanisms, including peacekeeping, humanitarian, human rights and development settings and challenges.
Individuals who are either nominated by Member States or who seek to serve with the United Nations in any individual capacity will be required, if short-listed, to complete a self attestation stating that they have not committed, been convicted of, nor prosecuted for, any criminal offence and have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.
All applications should include the curriculum vitae of the candidates and must be sent to the Secretariat by 5 January 2015. Applications may also be sent to email@example.com