CHIEF WORLD HUMANITARIAN SUMMIT SECRETARIAT
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||31-Jan-14|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||D-1|
|Languages Required :||English|
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|Background on the WHS:The
landscape of humanitarian action has changed since 1991, when a landmark
resolution of the United Nations General Assembly established the
international humanitarian response system as it is known today. Growth
in the scope and diversity of humanitarian needs, and a more complex
operating environment, have created new risks. There are also new
opportunities: a wider range of actors and inter-operating networks are
involved, and innovations to improve service delivery in each response.
This is why preparations are under way for the first World Humanitarian
Summit (WHS) in 2016. The United Nations Secretary-General has requested
that the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
organize the Summit with a view to helping a changing humanitarian
community work together better to serve people in need. It is a unique
opportunity to take stock, adapt, and set a forward looking agenda for
humanitarian action beyond 2016 to make humanitarian action more
inclusive, global and effective – and overall, fit for the future.
The Summit will focus on four core themes, namely:
Duties and Responsibilities
|Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships:
The position of ‘D1, Chief – World Humanitarian Summit Secretariat’ will be located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in New York. The Chief will report to the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator through the Director of the Corporate Programmes Division (CPD).
Within delegated authority, the Chief of the World Humanitarian Summit Secretariat will be responsible for the following:
Leadership and Management:
Required Skills and Experience
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