Humanitarian Officer (Gender and Protection)

Closing Date: 31 August 2022

Category: Youth Engagement & Community Development

About volunteering with VSA 
VSA is New Zealand's largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development. We provide skilled Kiwi volunteers to support organisations in the Pacific and beyond through capacity building, both in country and virtually. 

We cover living allowances, accommodation and utilities. Travel, visas, insurance and medical costs are organised and funded by VSA.  

The Partner Organisation 

UN Women’s Fiji Multi-Country Office (MCO) works with governments and civil society organisations across 14 Pacific Island countries and territories to address gender inequality, empower women and build more inclusive societies 
The Assignment 
UN Women’s Fiji MCO needs a senior and experienced Humanitarian Officer to support and strengthen the capacity and capability of the Pacific Humanitarian Protection Cluster (PHPC). UN Women leads the regional protection cluster under the Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT) which consists of over 20 regional organizations, including UN agencies, international NGOs, CSO networks and regional agencies, focusing on protection, gender equality and inclusion in all phases of humanitarian response. 
The Volunteer 
We're looking for a volunteer with the following qualifications and experience: 
  • Master’s degree in gender studies, humanitarian response or similar
  • Work experience in a related area of gender and protection, humanitarian and disaster preparedness and resilience
  • At least 3 to 4 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in protection and humanitarian response
  • Training and capacity building experience
  • Experience in coordination with international organizations
  • Significant experience with information management
  • High quality written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with coordinating other agencies/entities.
  • Cross-cultural experience and competencies
Previous experience working in the Pacific is desirable. 
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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Full time volunteering opportunity in beautiful Fiji
  • 12-month assignment
  • Use your skills and experience to make a difference in the Pacific.