Humanitarian Field Support Assistant

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This is a UNV National Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Specialist contracts.

The office in the occupied Palestinian territory has responsibility for interagency coordination in complex emergencies and in natural disasters. In the context of the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, the OCHA Office has a specific responsibility for (a) disseminating information and policies to the humanitarian community, authorities and donors, as well as supporting resource mobilization efforts; (b) assisting in the identification of humanitarian priorities and needs and the coordination of resource mobilization efforts; and (c) disseminating information on the impact of natural disasters, response there to and the need for international assistance.

Under the direct supervision of the Humanitarian Affairs Analyst / Head of Field Coordination Unit, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

-Support Coordination: Participate in in regular field visits and meetings to gather and verify information needed to understand the humanitarian situation and the needs of the most vulnerable communities. -Draft reports on field visits to vulnerable Palestinian communities ensuring an adequate and accurate record of events. -Participate in the data entry of critical protection incidents (settler violence, demolitions and other protection concerns) into the respective databases. -Support the mapping of access restrictions and their impact on Palestinians in the central West Bank and Jerusalem. - Support the team, as required, in preparing for field briefings for official, diplomats and decision makers. - Support the Field Office in disseminating UN and OCHA reports at the local level, as agreed. -Provide logistical support for coordination meetings, including preparation of information packs and recoding minutes and notes. -Support in updating partners contact in formatted lists as needed. -Operational support Maintain inventory of Sub-Office non-expendable items using the agreed format. -Support the electronic filing system of the Field Coordination Unit; updating of contact lists by cluster, theme and location; weekly backup of Field Central Unit (FCU) files; and photo archiving in a timely manner according to the established guidelines. -Maintaining hard and soft copy archives. -Maintain and update work tracking on a daily basis in consultations with unit members. - Provide translation, both verbal and written, form and to Arabic and English. - Ensure sub-office has sufficient number, type and in required languages of latest maps, reports, etc. -Provide Administrative Support for payment of Petty Cash invoices when requested

Competencies and Values ☒ Accountability ☒ Adaptability and Flexibility ☒ Building Trust ☐ Client Orientation ☒ Commitment and Motivation ☒ Commitment to Continuous Learning ☒ Communication ☒ Creativity ☐ Empowering Others ☐ Ethics and Values ☒ Integrity ☐ Judgement and Decision-making ☒ Knowledge Sharing ☐ Leadership ☐ Managing Performance ☒ Planning and Organizing ☒ Professionalism ☒ Respect for Diversity ☒ Self-Management ☐ Technological Awareness ☐ Vision ☒ Working in Teams

in humanitarian field. - Knowledge of geographical areas. -Computer skills: MS Word. MS Word, MS. Excel, presentation tools. -Good office management and filing skills. -Solid interpersonal and communication skills. -Good working knowledge of the humanitarian situation in north West Bank.

The duty station for the assignment will be Nablus, which is a non-family duty station. As is the case for UN staff and partners, the volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials. National UN Volunteers are part of the malicious insurance plan. Settling-In-Grant will be provided in the event duty station is not within commuting distance from the place of recruitment. A Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) of ILS 3695.5 is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included (health insurance for up to 3 dependents), as well as final repatriation (if applicable) and resettlement allowance for satisfactory service

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