Working under the overall supervision of the UNFPA Humanitarian Office Director, the Operations Analyst post is located in the Geneva Humanitarian Office and reports to the Trust Fund/ Finance Manager, based in New York, who leads and guides the work of Financing and Operations Unit. The Operations Analyst works in close collaboration with programme and project teams in the HO, operations staff in other UN Agencies, UNFPA HQs staff to successfully deliver operations services.
The overall purpose of the Humanitarian Office is to facilitate the delivery of the UNFPA mandate by supporting humanitarian preparedness, response, and recovery actions in increasingly complex humanitarian situations, within globally agreed frameworks (2030 Agenda, Grand Bargain Commitments, Sendai Framework etc.). The Humanitarian Office leads in leveraging and increasing effectiveness, efficiency and capacity of UNFPA staff and partners to scale up UNFPA’s role as a key global humanitarian actor. Through the Inter-Agency Standing Committee for Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (IASC) and other associated entities, the Humanitarian Office acts as a point of convergence on humanitarian activities, including policy, coordination, programming, advocacy, field capacity development, resource mobilization, innovation, partnerships, technical guidance and, crucially, thematic integration, ensuring complementarity between humanitarian and development action within the organization.
The humanitarian office advocates among humanitarian agencies to include sexual and reproductive health and rights needs and gender-based violence prevention needs and humanitarian concerns of population into the overall humanitarian preparedness and response frameworks. The HO facilitates the development of UNFPA capacities to prepare and respond to the emergencies and to ensure the fund is well equipped to deal with the context of fragility and disaster risk reduction. The Operations Analyst ensures smooth functioning of the UNFPA office in Geneva by providing support for the operational needs of programmes and projects.
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