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Job Identification
  • Pemba, Mozambique
Posting Date
06/10/2024, 03:54 PM
Apply Before
06/25/2024, 03:53 PM
Job Schedule
Full time
Vacancy Type
Service Contract Holders
Practice Area
Crisis management / Country Management Support
Regional Bureau for Africa
Contract Duration
1 Year
Education & Work Experience
High School certificate - 2 year(s) experience
Required Languages
Fluency in written and spoken English and Portuguese are required.
Desired Languages
Kiswahili, Makonde, Mwani and Makua are highly desirable.
Vacancy Timeline
2 Weeks

Job Description

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP:  we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Head of Office and the direct supervision of the Head of Field Coordination Unit, the Field Humanitarian Associates will support the implementation of inclusive and effective field-level coordination to ensure delivery of multi-sectoral humanitarian assistance, and maintain liaison with humanitarian agencies, district authorities and other actors across areas of operation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Working under the overall guidance of the Deputy Head of Office / Head of OCHA Pemba and under the direct supervision of the Head of Field Coordination Unit, Field Humanitarian Associates will undertake the following tasks:
  • Regular monitoring and analysis of humanitarian risks and preparation of qualitative and quantitative report highlighting humanitarian, social, political, and other relevant factors that may affect the overall humanitarian situation in the assigned area of operation.
  • Support in organizing rapid needs assessments and participate in regular monitoring field visits to gather and verify information required to better understand the humanitarian situation and needs of IDPs, host communities and returnees.
  • Assist in gathering data and reports on emerging relief needs, as well as the arrival, transportation, and distribution of humanitarian assistance to affected population.
  • Assist in the implementation of inclusive, field-level coordination mechanisms through regular liaison with district authorities, UN operational agencies, local and international NGOs, including development and peacebuilding actors. Maintain and update contact lists of the partners in the assigned area of operation.
  • Provide logistical support for field-level coordination meetings, including preparation of information packs and recording of minutes and notes.
  • Support with drafting written products including meeting minutes, district profiles, talking points, snapshots, and weekly or daily situation reports.
  • Draft reports on field visits to affected communities, IDP sites and host communities ensuring an adequate and accurate record of events. Provide translation, both verbal and written, from and to Portuguese, local languages, and English.
  • Mapping of humanitarian operational and physical presence in the assigned areas of operation.
  • Perform other duties as may be required by the Deputy Head of Office / Head of OCHA Pemba.

Commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter and the Organization’s core values – Professionalism, Integrity, and Respect for Diversity

Professionalism: Applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position. Possesses knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks.

Planning and Organizing: Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor their own work plan with minimum supervision. Ability to work under pressure or in crisis situations.

Teamwork: Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Tailors' language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Required Skills and Experience
  • Secondary Education. 
  • Undergraduate university degree in Political or Social Science, Law, International studies, Public Administration, or another related field is desired but is not a requirement.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management and/or coordination.
  • The overall professional experience must include at least 1 year of field experience based in crisis-affected context and/or involving inter-agency coordination in natural disasters and/or conflict emergencies.
  • Experience working in the UN system and/or local and international NGOs are desirable.
  • Proven abilities in data collection, compilation and analysis with excellent report writing skills and effective oral communication.
  • Proven skills in facilitating meetings.
  • Proficiency in MS office suite.


Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. 

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.


UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.  

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status. 
Prazo: 25 de Junho

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