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The position is located in the Operations and Advocacy Division (OAD), in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). OCHA is part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. 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 the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.
This position-specific job opening is being published for the position of Access and Civil-Military Coordination (CMCoord) Associate, G6 in Dnipro (the duty station may be subject to change, as the operational situation in the country evolves), Ukraine. Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office, OCHA Ukraine, the incumbent reports to the Head of Access/CMCoord Unit
Duties and Responsibilities
Within limited delegated authority, the Access and CMCoord Associate G6 will be responsible for the following duties:
- Supports the development of an Access and Monitoring and Reporting Framework (AMRF) and ensures identification, monitoring and analysis of key access constraints in collaboration with humanitarian partners in the field;
- Supports the development of OCHA access products (e.g., snapshot, maps, reports, etc.) and ensures coherence and consistency in the development and implementation of internal access initiatives, products, and key messages;
- Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.; ensures appropriate mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information;
- Liaises and coordinates, as appropriate, with the host government security organizations and/or personnel, including national and local authorities, military, and police officers, as well as non-governmental organizations and other non-State actors in operation;
- Gathers and verifies security information that may be required for a proper analysis of the situation by the Head of Unit;
- Supports the coordination of the Inter-agency convoys and security assessment missions in hard-to reach areas;
- Manages Humanitarian Notification submissions for partners and keeps track and record of all submitted notifications;
- Support in the draft of Concept of Operations (CONOPS) and Missions Security Clearance Requests (MSCR), follow-up on approval with UNDSS and OCHA LSA;
- Keeps abreast of situation along the frontline with the aim of updating the operational planning map and other planning tools;
- Regularly updates the Unit dataset and ensures information related to the unit work are updated on time;
- Participates in security assessment mission and inter-agency convoys to hard-to-reach areas;
- Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UN agencies.
- Demonstrated sound judgment in applying technical expertise in analysis on access;
- Ability to identify issues and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems;
- Ability to conduct research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the humanitarian situation in assigned country/area;
- Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g., civil strife, natural disasters and human misery);
- Ability to provide guidance to new/junior staff;
- Shows pride in work and in achievements;
- Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter;
- Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
- Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
- Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
- Remains calm in stressful situations;
- Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Planning and Organizing:
- Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
- Identifies priority activities and assignments;
- Adjusts priorities as required;
- Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;
- Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
- Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary;
- Uses time efficiently.
- Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments;
- Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards;
- Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules;
- Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments;
- Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
Required Skills and Experience
- Secondary Education is required;
- University Degree or equivalent in Political Science, Military Studies, Security Management, Management, or relevant field is desirable
- A minimum of six (6) years (with secondary education) or three (3) years (with Bachelor degree) of progressively responsible experience in all areas of access and CMcoord, coordination, security operations with the national police, military, UN Security or similar International Organization is required;
- Relevant experience in the Security Management context within the UN Common System or other comparable international organization is desirable
Fluency in English and Ukrainian (written and spoken) is required. Fluency in Russian is desirable.
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