United Nations Office Vacancy | Officer

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is a United Nations body established in December 1991 by the General Assembly to strengthen the international response to complex emergencies and natural disasters.

Position: Officer for National Humanitarian Affairs (NHAO)

Education: A graduate degree in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, or a closely related field from an advanced university (Master’s degree or equivalent). The advanced university degree may be substituted with a first-level university degree and two more years of relevant experience.

Experience: 0 year experience No more than two years of increasingly responsible and pertinent professional experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, rehabilitation, or related fields are required for those with a bachelor’s degree.

Other Requirements:

  • having substantial on-the-ground expertise in complicated crises, including humanitarian assistance initiatives.
  • Experience with UN or NGO necessary
  • It is imperative to have experience working effectively with government representatives and technical employees as well as a demonstrated capacity to operate in an inter-agency context.
  • Travel options inside the nation
  • Essential are cultural awareness and diplomatic abilities.

Language prerequisites

  • English and Amharic language proficiency is necessary. (Orally and in writing).
  • It is advantageous to be able to interpret/translate conversations, office reports, and/or documents from regional languages into English.


Corporate Capabilities

  • Teamwork
  • Organizing and planning
  • Communication\sAccountability
  • Intent on the Client
  • Functional abilities
  • Excellent writing abilities
  • strong interpersonal skills, teamwork, and the ability to speak to a variety of audiences; excellent verbal abilities; and a willingness to learn under pressure and under time constraints.

Location: Addis Abeba

Deadline: April 19, 2023

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should email their CVs, letters of motivation, and supporting materials to: dino@un.org.

• Please be specific about the duty station you are requesting in the mail.

• Only those who have been shortlisted will be contacted.

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