United States of America
Result of Service
At the completion of the contracted days, the IC will have contributed to the outcomes described above, including the production of best practice documents on humanitarian access, guidance on humanitarian access as part of the workplan of the Global Access Working Group, and the support to high-level fora.
10 April 2022 – 09 Sept 2022
Duties and Responsibilities
In pursuit of the goal to provide more systematic and predictable services and to be considered as a center of excellence on humanitarian access, OCHA PAPS requires additional resources to discharge its mandate and support partners and OCHA on access. The additional resource will support PAPS’ access analysis. This would include supporting in the development of guidance, key messages, and talking points as different needs arise and in pursuit of the outcomes of the 2022 Global Access Working Group Workplan and priorities.
Given the recurring needs for knowledge management on Access, OCHA PAPS is seeking to bolster its capacity to analyse and provide guidance on humanitarian access and negotiations. This would include collecting practices, developing guidance, and producing products that can demonstrate lessons learned for OCHA field offices and the humanitarian community.
Collecting lessons-learned and best practices is critical to ensure OCHA keeps on innovating and adapts its practices to the reality on the ground.
These best practice collections will help us identify lessons-learned, gaps and opportunities for further guidance development on humanitarian access for OCHA. Topics to be studied include negotiations with criminal groups and gangs, gender aspect of access, etc. among others. Through the research PAPS hopes to get a better idea of the success criteria and the challenges OCHA field offices face on access and the Global Access Working Group.
In addition, OCHA will continue disseminating information on access in high-level fora such as the Humanitarian Network Partnership Week (HNPW). Results of the studies will be shared in such fora.
Academic Qualifications: A bachelor-level university degree in international law, international affairs, political science or a related field.
Experience: • Prior substantial experience in desk research and report drafting is required, with a focus on humanitarian access.
• Prior experience working with OCHA is highly desirable, especially prior experience in the researching and drafting of material on humanitarian access.
• Understanding of a broad range of humanitarian issues is an advantage.
Language: French and English
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