Do you have the dedication, skills, knowledge and experience to help us improve the life of Palestine refugees? The United Nations Relief and Works Agency offers challenging opportunities for professionals interested working in a results-driven and diverse environment. If you are then we would like to hear from you.
UNRWA is the United Nations agency responsible for the protection, care and human development of a population of some 4.6 million Palestine refugees living in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon, and the Syrian Arab Republic.
The Agency is committed to assisting Palestine refugees in maintaining a decent standard of living, acquiring appropriate knowledge and skills, enjoying the fullest possible extent of human rights, and leading a long and healthy life.
UNRWA is by far the largest UN operation in the Middle East with over 29,000 staff. Most of the staff members are refugees themselves, working directly to benefit their communities – as teachers, doctors, nurses or social workers.
Field Type of Appointment: Limited Duration Contract
Deadline for Application: 16-03-2017
Vacancy Announcement Number: 01-03-2017
Grade: Band E
Department/Division: DUO’s Office/Gender Office
In accordance with established Agency policy and procedures, the ideal candidate will:
Oversee and review all aspects of the projects activities implemented mostly through local NGOs and CBOs
Prepare Term of references (TORs) for project activities;
Facilitate recruitment of staff based in partner organizations and supported by UNRWA Gender Initiative (GI);
Supervise, support and facilitate work of field based staff;
Develop accurate and quality action and work plans;
Coordinate the projects activities in cooperation with UNRWA-GI implementing partners and/or GI team;
Review collected M&E and reporting information and data for consistency and accuracy; supervise data entry and ensure that project monitoring tools are correctly and fully completed
Contribute and carry out communication/advocacy initiatives when requested; Work closely with other UNRWA departments, especially support departments, in order to facilitate timely project implementation;
Prepare narrative and financial reports and updates relating to GI projects;
Perform such other duties as may be required.
PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
Minimum a Bachelor’s Degree in social/human sciences, Human Rights, Project Management, Engineering, or any other related field;
At least four years of proven work experience in managing projects among a number of community based structures and relating to gender/women’s issues, with at least three of these in an INGO or UN setting;
Excellent written and spoken English;
Good knowledge of civic community organization;
Good knowledge of computer applications (particularly MS Office applications); and
Proven ability to effectively work in a team setting and solve problems in a fast paced environment.
The incumbent will be required do regular visits and work across Agency’s five governorates in the Gaza Strip.
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The monthly basic salary $1,296.90; and monthly dependency allowance $18.65 and Group Medical Insurance GMI $12.00.
Contract Duration: six months. Extension is subject to continued need, availability of funds and satisfactory service.
Leave: 30 days annual leave.
Other conditions of service and benefits may apply.
A regular staff member can apply to this LDC post but will not be allowed to assume such post through secondment as he/she needs to leave his/her current post to accept LDC appointment.
When the minimum requirements are not fully met, the Director of Human Resources; in consultation with the Director of UNRWA Operations, Gaza may exceptionally substitute part of the unmet requirements with a combination of relevant academic qualifications, additional professional training and progressive relevant work experience.
NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.
ASSESSMENT METHOD Qualified
candidates will be required to undergo tests and a competency based interview. To learn more about positive and negative indicators of professional behaviours within the UN competencies, you may review the UN Competency Development – A Practical Guide
GENERAL INFORMATION UNRWA
is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for human rights, for diversity, and for non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict.
UNRWA staff are expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside.
Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs.
UNRWA is a non-smoking working environment.
UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women. It is Agency policy to give full consideration to disabled candidates whose disability does not militate against the effective performance of the duties of the post.
UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications equally from men and women.
Where there are two or more equally qualified candidates, selection preference will normally be given to internal candidates, Palestine Refugees and candidates of the under-represented gender. With their prior agreement, candidates who are approved as suitable for appointment but are not the selected candidate for this vacancy, will be placed on the Agency’s roster of pre-approved candidates for a period of up to one year, and may be considered for future vacancies in the same position. The Agency maintains the discretion to fill future vacancies for this position from the roster without re-advertising the vacancy.
HOW TO APPLY
If you have got the skills and experience required above, and want to make an active and lasting contribution to improving the lives of Palestine refugees, then register on click here by creating a personal profile and completing the UNRWA Personal History Form. Only applications received through this website will be considered.
Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions.
Candidates may also be invited to take a technical exam in order further evaluate their qualifications for the post. Due to a high volume of applications received, only short-listed applicants will be contacted. The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. The United Nations does not concern itself with information on bank accounts. As an Area post, preference