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Associate Humanitarian Affairs Officer

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

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Job Description

Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Country: Congo
  • Vacancies No: N/A
  • Salary: N/A 
  • Organization: UNDP
  • Gender: Both
  • Deadline: 2023-11-30

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Head of OCHA DRC Sub-Office, the Associate Humanitarian Affairs Officer will have to assume the following main functions:

  • Coordinate the humanitarian response in collaboration with other actors based on a collective strategy or a common action plan;
  • Report on all developments and data related to humanitarian crisis situations and potential risk areas in the province;
  • Organize regular meetings between OCHA and local authorities, with specialized United Nations agencies, NGOs and representatives of the Red Cross movement, representatives of private actors and MONUSCO;
  • Contribute to improving humanitarian access in a collective and inclusive approach with all humanitarian actors;
  • Serve as an intermediary between humanitarian actors and the competent authorities in the province;
  • Provide all necessary support to NGOs for advocacy and the implementation of projects identified as priorities in collaboration with the Cluster focal point;
  • Assist the clusters in the development of technical documents for the Humanitarian Action Plan and encourage the participation of all humanitarian actors in this process;
  • Develop monitoring tools in relation to the technical sheets of the Humanitarian Action Plan and monitor the projects reflected in this plan;
  • Evaluate, in collaboration with partners, their needs for information tools; contribute to the quality of analysis of the security and humanitarian context for better direction of humanitarian actions on the ground; Gather and communicate information on financing tools, after having identified gaps in the ongoing humanitarian response;
  • Develop contingency plans of a general and thematic nature and monitor their implementation;
  • Provide strong leadership on humanitarian issues and be able to represent the OCHA office in various forums;
  • Report on all developments relating to ongoing humanitarian situations and in areas of potential risk by preparing analytical reports on local and national development, advocacy and protection issues;
  • Organize/facilitate humanitarian needs assessments to direct the response towards the most vulnerable people;
  • Manage the performance of staff under his direct supervision;
  • Contribute and/consolidate the strengthening of links between humanitarian, development and peace actors across the Nexus to maximize the impact of interventions;
  • Work in close collaboration with the Advocacy and Planning units for better circulation of information and for everything relating to recovery and development activities;
  • Provide administrative support to the office in the event of a vacancy;
  • Facilitate the coordination of activities related to Pooled Fund allocations and the development of the Humanitarian Action Plan;
  • Work with less supervision and independently;
  • Perform other tasks as needed and at the request of their supervisor.



Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related human rights issues. Ability to work under restrictive circumstances in a stressful environment; persevere in the face of obstacles and difficulties; know how to remain calm and effective in difficult situations. Encourage equal participation of women and men in all activities. Ability to meet deadlines, respect the agreed budget and adhere to standards; comply with the rules and procedures of the Organization.

Communication skills : Knowing how to express oneself well orally and in writing; ability to listen to others, understand them well and respond appropriately; know how to ask questions for clarification purposes and to encourage dialogue; ability to adapt language, tone, style and presentation to the audience being addressed; ability to share information with all those interested and keep everyone informed. Ability to write reports.

Team spirit : Collaborate with colleagues to achieve the objectives of the Organization; solicit contributions, appreciate the true value of everyone’s ideas and skills; be willing to learn from others; ability to put the interest of the team before personal gain; ability to accept and comply with the final decisions of the group, even if they do not fit perfectly with one’s own position; ability to share the team’s successes and take responsibility for its failures.

Customer focus: Ability to see “customers” in all service recipients and seek to see things from their point of view; ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; ability to discern and respond to customer needs; ability to monitor the evolution of clients’ situations, both internally and externally, in order to anticipate problems; ability to keep clients informed of project progress; ability to meet deadlines for delivery of products or provision of services.

The ability to conduct strategic planning, results-based management and report writing.


Required Skills and Experience

Education: Hold a second cycle university degree (Bachelor’s degree) in the field of social, political, development and/or humanitarian action sciences; A combination of relevant professional experience of at least three years in the field with an undergraduate degree in one of the aforementioned disciplines is an eligibility criterion.

Experience: Have at least two years of professional experience at increasing levels of responsibility in humanitarian matters, specifically in the management of crisis situations requiring advocacy as well as inter-agency coordination in an emergency environment complex.

At least three years of experience managing teams.

Good knowledge of the context of Greater Katanga as well as experience with the United Nations or International NGOs, at varying levels of responsibility, would constitute a major asset.


  • Perfect command of French;
  • Ability to write and speak English.
  • Knowledge of local languages


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