With this consultancy, OCHA ensures adequate capacity and resources within the CBPF Section to deliver on a successful roll-out of its new Global Guidelines scheduled for the first half of 2023 by (1) finalizing the roll-out plan in coordination with management and other Sections of the Pooled Fund Management Branch and (2) implementing the roll-out, providing guidance to Humanitarian Financing units and preparing and conducting virtual clinics and (3) coordinating the translation process from the original English version into Arabic, French and Spanish.
23 Jan to 21 Jul 23
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall leadership of the Head of Section, and the direct supervision of the Head of the Fund Management Support Unit, the incumbent will carry out the following duties:
- Finalize roll-out plan in coordination with management and all units of the CBPF, set roadmap for milestones and deliverables for the first half of 2023.
- Action and monitor the implementation of the roll-out plan, draft guidance for Humanitarian Financing Units on country-level, alert the Section Chief of potential obstacles to implementation and prepare progress updates to OCHA management.
- Coordinate inputs from members of the Section for the roll-out and the review process of the country-level Operational Manuals for all 20 Funds to reflect the new Global Guidelines.
- Prepare and conduct virtual clinics in consultation with Heads of CBPFS Units providing in-depth guidance on selected sections of the new Global Guidelines.
- Draft and revise communication and advocacy messages on the Global Guidelines and coordinate with OCHA’s Donor Relations Section as required.
- Coordinate with PFMB’s Guidance, Learning and Reporting Section to ensure aligned roll-out of Global Guidelines and oneGMS (new Pooled Funds grant management system).
- Coordinate the translation of the Global Guidelines into Arabic, French and English.
- Finalize an online document repository with relevant documents of the revised Global Guidelines as well as other resources to enhance the alignment of approaches and promote best practices.
- Perform other duties as required for the Section.
One year experience in policy and project development and drafting guidance is required. Experience in coordinating large stakeholder consultation processes is required. Experience in working with Humanitarian Pooled Funds is required.
Advanced university degree in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
English proficiency is required. Advanced writing and verbal communication skills are required.
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related human rights issues, including approaches and techniques to address difficult problems. Knowledge on issues related to humanitarian financing and humanitarian pooled funds at programmatic and/or policy level. Knowledge of resource mobilization/partnerships and experience in communication. Analytical capacity and in particular the ability to analyse and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN response. Ability to identify issues and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems. Ability to conduct research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the humanitarian rights situation in assigned country/area. Ability to work under extreme pressure. Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations
PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed
TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings
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