Humanitarian Affairs Officer

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  • Posted on 11 March 2020
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Job Description

Humanitarian Affairs Officer

Company Overview:

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The Humanitarian and Stabilisation Operations team provides the Department for International Development with Humanitarian Operations services and the UK Government’s Stabilisation Unit with Stabilisation Support.

The Humanitarian and Stabilisation Operations Team (HSOT) maintains a database of humanitarian experts to provide skilled consultants to DFID to work across a range of humanitarian disciplines and in collaboration with UK Government Departments, other humanitarian agencies, governments and authorities at country level.

HSOT is looking for a Humanitarian Affairs Officer to join the roster to collaborate with the Department for International development, on emergency response and protracted crises, providing Humanitarian analysis and information management services.


  • Collect and triangulate information on Humanitarian situations and Humanitarian needs, keep track of emerging trends to provide analysis and reports in order to inform response priorities.
  • Supporting Humanitarian Advisors recommending programme priorities, strategies, delivery methods and projects proposals and in the provision of humanitarian advice.
  • Support DFID and/or DFID partner disaster impact and needs assessments.
  • Provide input and, as requested, lead on developing draft submissions, information notes, briefings, for DFID and HMG.
  • Brief and liaise with external stakeholders, i.e., UN, Government and other donors involved

Required Qualifications: Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • Degree level education in a relevant subject.
  • Proven Research and analytical skills.
  • Proven experience of providing humanitarian information management and reporting during rapid onset humanitarian crises, including surveying and monitoring key information networks.
  • Strong Programme management skills.
  • Excellent networking and representational skills at all levels, which may include Government, UN, RC Movement and NGOS.
  • Proficient in English and French.

About the Organization

Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations.

Palladium is built on the idea that progress will be supported by four key pillars: • International Development • Strategy Execution Consulting • Impact Investment • Training and Events We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries.

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