Humanitarian Affairs Officer

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Palladium International

Company Overview:

About Palladium – Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies and, most importantly, people’s lives.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion – Palladium is committed to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion into everything we do. We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity and expression, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.

Should you require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or for any other circumstance, please email our team at [email protected] and we will be in touch to discuss.

Safeguarding – We define Safeguarding as “the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm”. We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.

Project Overview

HSOT works with FCDO to lead the UK Government’s response to humanitarian disasters in co-operation with the United Nations, NGOs, non-governmental and civil society organisations, International Financial Institutions and governments of disaster affected countries. The team is able to operate on a stand-alone basis, including off-platform deployments in contexts with no HMG presence, and may support the deployment of search and rescue teams and other specialist response capabilities. It maintains a stock of relief supplies which can be airlifted and distributed through partner organisations as required. The Team works closely with other UK Government Departments and the UK Military providing humanitarian advice and support as necessary. The Team works on a range of preparedness and resilience activities to promote more effective and efficient responses that incorporate FCDO humanitarian policy priorities and to improve the transition to post disaster relief and recovery.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Generate analytical products, as per information needs of FCDO.
  • Provide advice and guidance on using a range of qualitative and quantitative data sources
  • Develop approaches to prioritisation tools and composite indicators required to support decision-making
  • Generate key information on situation, needs and impact monitoring and forecasting through regular humanitarian updates.
  • Input to briefings to politicians including at Cabinet and Prime Ministerial level.
  • Develop response-specific IM strategy at the outset of rapid onset responses and maintain readiness to deploy in support of FCDO’’s work in a humanitarian emergency. Related responsibilities include:
  • Deliver the information function in response, sourcing and presenting information (including briefing packs, response briefs, timelines and infographics).
  • Establish relevant information management systems and tools to support better informed response decisions.
  • Support with comprehensive analysis of HRPs, funding proposals and other evidence to inform HSOT recommendations, post actions and or HMDs response decisions
  • Contribute input to communications products, regular reporting highlighting response and support review/learning processes.
  • Contribute actively to Humanitarian Information Management and Analysis (HIMA) Community of Practice and the development of the HIMA toolbox.
  • Support Humanitarian Advisers in reviewing partner programme concept notes and project proposals
  • Support the in-country Humanitarian Advisers in liaising with NGOs, Government, ICRC and UN bodies
  • Aid the Humanitarian Advisers in quality assurance, field monitoring and reporting on the performance of international agencies and FCDO’s partners; and
  • Support establishing a system for tracking results attributable to FCDO for the response.

Required Qualifications:

Degree level or equivalent qualification / experience in a related subject.
Research and field operational experience with INGO, UN or similar organisation.
Practical knowledge of humanitarian response information tools and operations.
Experience in reporting, delivering briefings, public speaking, and facilitating meetings;
Advanced information management skills including proficiency in Excel, Power Bi. Knowledge of statisticall and/or mapping/GIS software is an advantage.
Demonstrable knowledge and experience of humanitarian theory, practice and architecture, humanitarian risk assessment and planning and managing humanitarian responses.
Native fluency in English is required.
Proven research and analytical skills and proven experience of providing humanitarian information management and reporting during rapid onset humanitarian crises.
Exceptional organisational and prioritisation, and ability to deal with a varied, demanding, often conflicting and rapidly changing workload, while conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
Excellent networking and coordination skills at all levels.
Willingness to deploy in support of FCDO’s work in a humanitarian emergency.

Please note this is an advertisement to join the HSOT Humanitarian Database. Successful recruitment to the database does not guarantee, but will make you eligible, for long- and short-term deployments.

How to apply

Please follow the link to Palladium’s website – or email your CV to – [email protected].