Ocha

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)

http://www.unocha.org

Overview

  • Organization TypeFunding Agencies
  • Staff1001-5000
  • Development Budget100 Million - 500 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1991
OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort. OCHA's mission is to: -Mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies. -Advocate the rights of people in need. -Promote preparedness and prevention. -Facilitate sustainable solutions. From 35 offices around the world, some 1,900 specialized and dedicated OCHA staff work to ensure that effective assistance reaches millions of humanitarian beneficiaries in four continents.    HOW WE DELIVER OCHA's Strategic Framework ensures that OCHA delivers on its core mandate, while responding to contemporary global challenges. The three pillars of the Strategic Framework are:   1. Partnerships: broadening the coalition for multilateral humanitarian action The scale and scope of global challenges requires working together in new ways, with new partners. Partnership has always been integral to OCHA's efforts. Sustained relations, built on trust and mutual respect, are vital when preparing for and responding to humanitarian emergencies. OCHA has a unique position within the international humanitarian system to convene and influence agendas. We will do this more strategically, with the aim of creating a more enabling environment for humanitarian action.   2. Service provider: building a better system The expectations of OCHA have evolved since humanitarian reform. We will ensure that our services and support to partners also evolve and meet clients’ needs. We are focused on helping partners more predictably through humanitarian coordination leadership, strengthening coordination mechanisms, and improving the evidence base for humanitarian decision-making, planning and resource allocation.   3. Reliability and professionalism: creating better staffing and surge solutions to be there when it counts     In 2010, OCHA will introduce surge solutions to ensure the right people are on the ground immediately after a new disaster. This will be coordinated with longer-term staffing to ensure continuity of OCHA presence.   WHAT WE DO   Coordination OCHA is responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. The aim is to assist people when they most need relief or protection. A key pillar of the OCHA mandate is to “coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors”.   Policy Policy development is defined as one of OCHA’s three core functions. It aims to support effective and principled humanitarian action, saving lives and reducing suffering. It also underpins the role of the Under-Secretary-General/Emergency Relief Coordinator as principal advisor to the Secretary-General on humanitarian issues.   Advocacy OCHA has a unique mandate to speak out on behalf of the people worst affected by humanitarian situations. As the organization tasked with coordinating international humanitarian response, our ultimate goal is to save more lives and reduce the impact of conflicts and natural disasters. Whether we’re mobilizing relief money after a massive earthquake, ensuring vulnerable communities are protected, or raising awareness of forgotten crises, it’s our job to keep world attention focused on humanitarian issues.   Information Management When an emergency occurs, OCHA’s information management officers immediately start working with key partners to produce standard information products to support coordination of all the humanitarian organizations and the response operation. These include the Who What Where (3W) database, contact lists and meeting schedules. Tools such as the information needs assessment and maps are made available to support better relief planning and action. 

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Careers

15Current jobs
132Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Programme Management Officer
    Switzerland
  • Information Management Officer
    Switzerland
  • Humanitarian Affairs Officer
    Mali
  • Section Chief
    United States

Staff at United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) have experience in

Sectors

  • monitoring / evaluation
  • humanitarian aid
  • administration
  • development
  • market research

Funders

  • united states agency for international development
  • non-governmental organization
  • millennium challenge corporation
  • foundation
  • korea international cooperation agency

Countries

  • pakistan
  • afghanistan
  • haiti
  • india
  • iraq

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

Contact United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)

Current staff

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  • Stephanie Bunker
    Spokesperson and Public Information Officer
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Former staff

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Company Offices
  • United States (headquarters)
  • New York
  • United Nations Secretariat
  • South Africa
  • Johannesburg
  • Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa Merafe House, 11 Naivasha Road Sunninghill
  • Egypt
  • Cairo
  • Regional Office for the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia Villa 10, Road 83, Maadi, P.P. Box: 1182
  • Senegal
  • Dakar
  • Regional Office for West and Central Africa Sacré Coeur-VDN,no 9364, BP 16922
  • Thailand
  • Bangkok
  • Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Executive Suite, Second Floor, UNCC Building Rajdamnern Nok Avenue
  • Switzerland
  • Geneva
  • United Nations Palais des Nations, 8-14 Avenue de la Paix
  • Panama
  • Panama City
  • Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean Ciudad del Saber, Avenue Gaillard Edif. 119 A&B, Clayton P.O. Box: 0843-03096 Balboa, Ancon

Experience

Primary sectors

Monitoring / Evaluation
Data Management
Administration
Performance Measurement
Research & Development
Market Research
Torts / Conflict Resolution
Knowledge Management
Economic Policy
Public Administration

Contract Awards

Strengthening Assessment and Coordination of Humanitarian Response - OCHA/UNDAC 2014-201623 May 2016

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (Canada) - DFATD-Canada
23 May 2016

Strengthening Humanitarian Coordination and Advocacy13 December 2016

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (Canada) - DFATD-Canada
13 Dec 2016

Support to Deploying Protection and Gender Expertise in Emergencies - OCHA 2016 and 20176 December 2016

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (Canada) - DFATD-Canada
6 Dec 2016

Strengthening Humanitarian Coordination and Advocacy in Yemen8 December 2016

European Commission Humanitarian Office - ECHO
8 Dec 2016

Enabling More Effective and Principled Humanitarian Action that Meets the Needs of Affected People8 December 2016

European Commission Humanitarian Office - ECHO
8 Dec 2016
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