Humanitarian Affairs Officer -Ethiopia

  • Mid-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 19 August 2019
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Closing on 2 September 2019

Job Description

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. Due to the continued concerns, based around the humanitarian impact of drought in particular in Somali region, increased conflict and instability, and a significant refugee case load, HSOT is seeking to recruit an experienced Humanitarian Affairs Officer to support the ongoing response in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia has made significant progress in economic and human development indicators. Poverty has reduced as a percentage of the population, and growth remains high. However, the most vulnerable Ethiopian’s remain highly exposed to shocks. Due to significant ethnic conflict in 2018, there has been a change in the nature of the humanitarian crisis and increased challenges across protection and access which requires significant changes to the existing humanitarian system.

This is a 12 month fixed term employment role working with DFID Ethiopia based in Addis Ababa. The post will be based in the Livelihoods and Humanitarian team but will be required to collaborate across DFID Ethiopia.
The key responsibilities include

  • Gathering and analysing the humanitarian information relevant to drought, refugees and IDP’s ensuring that the agenda is moving forward in the humanitarian space.
  • Analyse and assess data quality of products produced by agencies to understand the challenges and what the actual situation might be.
  • Act as a media/press focal point to provide updates on external UK-based requests on the situation and UK response.
  • Prepare regular briefings for internal and external information requests using a range of products such as press briefings, situation reports.
  • Support the programme on overall monitoring strategies and delivery
  • Lead on strategic planning of monitoring and information visits and provide comprehensive reports based on the field visits.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Provide support with input to business case addendums, internal evaluations, audits, and programme reviews; leading where/when requested.
  • Working in partnership with humanitarian agencies and other external stakeholders promoting and supporting better coordination and responsiveness as necessary
  • Degree level or equivalent qualification in a related subject.
  • Research and field operational experience with INGO, UN or similar organisation.
  • Practical knowledge of humanitarian response information tools, partners, operations of the government actors and NGOs.
  • Good drafting and report writing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of working in protection and with IDP’s
  • Ability to multitask and work in complex environment.
  • Due to the nature of the role Please apply only if you are a UK tax resident.

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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