The office in the occupied Palestinian territory has responsibility for inter-agency coordination in complex emergencies and in natural disasters. In the context of the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, the OCHA Office has a specific responsibility for (a) disseminating information and policies to the humanitarian community, authorities and donors, as well as supporting resource mobilization efforts; (b) assisting in the identification of humanitarian priorities and needs and the coordination of resource mobilization efforts; and (c) disseminating information on the impact of natural disasters, response there to and the need for international assistance.
In order to meet the increased requirements for coordination support, humanitarian advocacy and information, the OCHA office in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) established three sub-offices in the West Bank: Ramallah, Nablus and Hebron. Through its expanded presence in the field and in the Central Area, the OCHA oPt team ensures adequate support to area-based operational coordination structures, sectoral coordination in priority areas, both operational and policy.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of Head of Office, the Executive Associate to OCHA oPt ensures effective and efficient functioning of the OCHA oPt office, full confidentiality in all aspects of assignment, maintenance of protocol procedures, management of information flow and follow-up on deadlines and commitments made.
The Executive Associate to UN OCHA works in close collaboration with Front office and Operations Team in addition to UNDP staff, UN Agencies and national authorities to ensure efficient flow of information, actions on instructions, agendas.
Under the direct supervision of the Head of office, the Executive Associate is responsible for:
Ability to make new and useful ideas work.
Adapts deliverables to meet client needs.
Ability to persuade others to follow.
Proactively seeks and recognizes contributions of others.
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction.
Appropriately involves team in different stages of work and decision-making.
Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform.
Expresses information and views with adaptive reasoning and appreciation for complexity and variation.
Ability to get things done while exercising good judgment.
Takes responsibility for addressing critical situations and delivering core value.
High School Diploma with specialized secretarial training. OR
First University Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or any other related field is desirable but not a requirement.
(6) years of progressively responsible administrative or programme experience is required at the national or international level with High School Diploma. OR
(3) years of progressively responsible administrative or programme experience is required at the national or international level with First University Degree.
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc), experience in handling of web-based management systems. Experience with the United Nations is an asset.
Proficiency in English and Arabic is required.
How to apply:
To start the application process, applicants are required to apply via OCHA oPt’s vacancies website by registering their profile and completing OCHA Personal History Form (P11). Only applications received through https://www.ochaopt.org/vacancies which should include an up to-date and complete P11 will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received for OCHA vacancies, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted.
The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process.
The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 19 January 2022
Applications received after this date will not be considered.
Women are encouraged to apply