Humanitarian Liaison Officer


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For more than 35 years, in more than 100 countries, Internews has worked to build healthy media and information environments where they are most needed. We have proudly incubated hundreds of sustainable organizations, bolstered the skills of thousands of media professionals, activists, and citizens, and helped these partners reach millions of people with quality, local information.


The main task of the Humanitarian Liaison Officer (HLO) is to represent the community’s perspectives as collected within the different activities with the humanitarian system and in return, make sure that the project staff are up to date with the latest developments in the humanitarian and health response. In doing so, the HLO will be in regular contact with officials from the UN, national and international NGOs and the national and local government. The HLO will participate in relevant coordination meetings.

Note: Hiring will be dependent upon receipt of funding. This short-term response project is expected to begin in mid-July 2020, with an anticipated length of six (6) months.

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Extensive experience working in complex relief operations in challenging environments, preferably in humanitarian and/or health crisis contexts;
Very good knowledge of the mandates and modalities of the international humanitarian sector;
A thorough understanding of the work of humanitarian and development agencies, including working within the UN cluster system;
Proven interpersonal and networking skills to liaise authoritatively with figures from the aid and donor communities and host governments;
Experience in Communication with Communities (CwC) and Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) projects, with a strong focus on ensuring feedback from the communities is taken into account within the humanitarian system;
A good understanding of technical language and jargon used by humanitarian agencies - and demonstrated experience of turning this into engagement content with "human speak" for people who are not familiar with it;
A good understanding and experience of accountability platforms and tools - experience working with communities to gather their concerns and issues and turning these into engaging content;
Strong communication and diplomatic skills;
A self-starter and proactive problem solver who enjoys communication and collaboration in a multi-stakeholder environment;
Proven ability to develop and monitor workplans and training plans;
Fluent in relevant national languages - knowledge of local languages is a definite plus.

Application instructions

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