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Portuguese Speaking HAO Recruiting

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CANADEM is seeking seasoned Portuguese Speaking professionals with previous relevant experience for its Humanitarian Affairs Officer roster. CANADEM is a Canadian based NGO that works with various UN agencies through the standby partnership programme. We regularly deploy candidates in various areas of expertise all around the globe. Registration with CANADEM is always free. We are looking to expand our pool of experts for potential/upcoming opportunities with different UN agencies field offices. Most positions are for 3 to 6 month deployments.


  • Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, or other related area, of which at least 3 years must be at the international level
  • At least 2 years humanitarian coordination experience in the field in emergency situations 
  • Knowledge of a wide range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief, and related humanitarian issues, including humanitarian principles and humanitarian coordination architecture and processes
  • Ability to provide advice to senior management on a wide range of humanitarian issues
  • Analytical capacity and in particular the ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated humanitarian response
  • Ability to work under pressure, including in stressful environments (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters, and human misery)
  • Ability to identify issues and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems
  • Strong communication, collaboration, teamwork, interpersonal, and cultural competency skills 

Languages: Fluency English, Fluent/working knowledge Portuguese and any additional UN language is an asset.

CANADEM and its partners have a no-tolerance policy for inaction to prevent, respond to and follow up on alleged cases of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment (SEAH). For this reason, we adhere to all policies, procedures and training of the United Nations on The Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment (PSEAH). CANADEM mandates all deployees successfully complete the PSEA online course. This e-learning course is composed of a set of lessons designed to raise awareness about SEAH, become familiar with a range of measures to combat SEAH, understand the impact on victims and the consequences for UN Personnel who commit Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment.

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