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.
Consultant (Developing Manual) for Job Creation Programme
مستشار(اعداد دليل سياسات ولوائح خاصة ببرنامج خلق فرص عمل)
Location Gaza Field
Type of Appointment Individual Services Provider (ISP)
Deadline for Application 11 January 2017
Vacancy Announcement Number 09-12-2016
Department/Division Job Creation Programme
PLACE IN THE ORGANISATION
In accordance with Agency policy and procedures, the ideal candidate will:
- Review of the current Technical instructions and Policy (Vision, Objectives, Needs Assessment, Recruitment policy, Operations, Finance and Payments, Monitoring & Evaluation... etc)
- Development of new policies / Procedures (Partnership, External Projects, Labour Law Complaints, Authority and Delegations, Communication, Gender, Exceptions and Approvals).
- Identify any new procedure / systems that may be required to enable the Job Creation Programme deliver services to Palestinian refugees as per best practices in the sector.
- Draft new policies and procedures for areas that are not currently addressed.
- Consolidate of the new and existing Policies and procedures into an overall Integrated Policy, Operational and Procedural Manual for the JCP - Gaza
PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
- A university degree from an accredited educational institution in business administration, engineering or other related field;
- At least 5 year of working experience in international, UN, NGOs in tasks directly related to policy/procedures setting & strategy planning and analysis.
- Proven expertise related to the review of organizational policies, procedures and practices, and knowledge in developing organizational manual and operational procedures.
- Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills in English.
- Previous experience in public sector and consultancy body is an added advantage.
- Experience of working in a developmental context will be an advantage.
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
- Remuneration and other contractual modalities will depend upon the needs of the assignment and the candidate's qualifications, experience and the level of expertise.
- Contract Duration: The contract will be valid upon signature and expires after four months duration
- Other conditions of service and benefits may apply.
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.
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 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. 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.
The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
On appointment, all individuals will be asked to sign a self-attestation, confirming that they have not committed, been convicted of, or prosecuted for, any criminal offence and that they have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law .
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
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.
Please ensure that the e-mail address that you will indicate in your Personal History Profile is accurate.