This position is located in the Protection and Displacement Section (PDS) within the Policy Development Studies Branch (PDSB) in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in New York. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer - Protection reports directly to the Chief of PDS.
Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer - Protection will be responsible for the (inter alia) following duties:
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, social science, international studies, or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in protection, humanitarian affairs, coordination of emergency relief, human rights or other related area. Experience working on legal frameworks pertaining to protection of civilians and/or internal displacement, is required. Experience with drafting legal and policy documents and reports related to protection are also required. Field experience related to protection of civilians in contexts of armed conflict and/or natural disasters is desirable.
Deadline for applications - 27 April 2012
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