Humanitarian Field Support Assistant

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Duty Station
Ramallah (PSE)

Only people with disability are eligible to apply

Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Humanitarian Affairs Analyst / Head of Field Coordination Unit, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Support Coordination:

  • Participate in in regular field visits and meetings to gather and verify information needed to understand the humanitarian situation and the needs of the most vulnerable communities.
  • Draft reports on field visits to vulnerable Palestinian communities ensuring an adequate and accurate record of events.
  • Support information verification and the production of reports on key issues for inclusion in the bi-weekly Protection of Civilians report, the monthly Humanitarian Monitor and ad hoc reports as necessary.
  • Participate in the entry of critical protection incidents (settler violence, demolitions and other protection concerns) into the respective databases.
  • Support the mapping of access restrictions and their impact on Palestinians in the central West Bank and Jerusalem.
  • Support multi-cluster need assessments undertaken in Area of Responsivity (AoR) as requested.
  • Contribute to the analysis of developments and trends in the AOR especially by highlighting concerns form a local perspective and by regularly updating the field team on new and developing trends or specific areas of concern.
  • Support the team, as required, in preparing for field briefings for official, diplomats and decision makers.
  • Support the Field Office in disseminating UN and OCHA reports at the local level, as agreed.
  • Provide logistical support for coordination meetings, including preparation of information packs and recoding minutes and notes.
  • Support in updating partners contact in formatted lists as needed.

Operational support

  • Maintain inventory of Sub-Office non-expendable items using the agreed format.
  • Support the electronic filing system of the Field Coordination Unit; updating of contact lists by cluster, theme and location; weekly backup of Field Central Unit (FCU) files; and photo archiving in a timely manner according to the established guidelines.
  • Maintaining hard and softy copy archives.
  • Maintain and update work tracking on a daily basis in consultations with unit members.
  • Coordinate the use of maintenance of FCU’s equipment, cameras and other tools.
  • Liaise with OCHA IMU to help solve equipment-related problems at the sub-field office.
  • Provide translation, both verbal and written, form and to Arabic and English.
  • Ensure sub-office has sufficient number, type and in required languages of latest maps, reports, etc.
  • Provide Administrative Support for payment of Petty Cash invoices when requested.


Required degree level

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Educational additional comments

University degree in social sciences, humanitarian assistance, information technology, development aid or another related topic.

Required experience

24 Months

Experience remark

Area of expertise:

  • Knowledge of geographical areas.
  • Computer skills: MS Word. MS Word, MS. Excel, presentation tools.
  • Good office management and filing skills.
  • Solid-interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good working knowledge of the humanitarian situation in Central Westbank.

Language skills

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

Area of expertise

Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations

Driving license

Competencies values

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

Application procedure

This assignment is part of UNV’s disability inclusion strategy. UNV seeks to 1) provide opportunities for persons with disabilities to serve as UN Volunteers 2) enable UN partners to expand diversity and inclusion of persons with disabilities in their workforce worldwide 3) build a talent pipeline of qualified professionals with disabilities who can contribute to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at national and global levels, with focus on national capacity. Only candidate with disabilities is eligible to apply for this position. If shortlisted for this assignment, you will be asked for a copy of an official document confirming that you have a disability from a general practitioner, or from an organization of persons with disabilities. Reasonable Accommodation The UN system wishes to create an inclusive workplace and commits to taking appropriate measures to enable persons with disabilities to access and benefit equally from employment and other engagement opportunities such as volunteering, by providing reasonable accommodation. In this context, “reasonable accommodation” means necessary and appropriate modifications and adjustments not imposing a disproportionate or undue burden, where needed in a particular case, to ensure to persons with disabilities the enjoyment or exercise on an equal basis with others of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.[1]. [1] Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Article 2 UNV Conditions of Service and Entitlements As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging their own housing and other living essentials. National UN Volunteers are part of a health insurance plan. National UN Specialist Volunteers in Palestine receive approximately ILS 4724.83 as Monthly Living Allowance. Applicable dependents (primary family unit, up to 3) will be eligible for health insurance. For more information about UNV Conditions of Service and Entitlements, please refer to the following:… Application procedure Please apply via the link below. You can then either log in if you already have a VMAM account or register via ‘Candidate Signup’. Important: On your profile, kindly select the response “yes” to the question whether you consider yourself a person living with a disability. Should you require special arrangements to facilitate the interview and assessment during the selection process, please indicate this in the “special remarks” field in your profile. In case you are facing accessibility constraints kindly write an email to [email protected]. Application deadline: 27 June 2021.