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.
Mobile Safety Officer | مسؤول سلامة نقّال
Location : Gaza Field
Type of Appointment : Limited Duration Contract
Deadline for Application : 29 May 2017
Vacancy Announcement Number : 04-05-2017
Grade : Band “E”
Department/Division : Safety and Security
In accordance with established Agency policy and procedures, the ideal candidate:
- Assists in the development and implementation of established safety and security standards, guidelines and procedures to ensure security mainstreaming in all installations within his/her designated area; responds to emergencies in a timely manner;
- Conducts periodic building and office security and safety assessment surveys; guides the implementation of emergency and safety standards; acts as the area Fire Marshal, conducts inspections and makes recommendations with regard to fire safety.
- Conducts a wide variety of safety and security related training for area and management staff including, Security Awareness, Driver Safety, Fire Safety, Conflict Prevention & Resolution within his/her designated area of operations; provides introductory security briefings to new staff members;
- Ensures that security Incident Reports are properly forwarded to HQ within established time lines; conducts investigations as directed by Field Director; responds to both Field and HQ requests for reports and information in a timely manner;
- Assists in planning and implementing security and safety awareness activities such as fire drills and first aid exercises;
- Advises management staff in area concerning their security-related duties and responsibilities;
- Works closely with UNDSS and local authorities; maintains positive and constructive relationships with local security, police, fire and medical authorities;
- Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
- A university degree in a related field.
- Training related to security and safety measures;
- At least two years of progressively responsible experience in the police, military, security industry or related field.
- Very good command of spoken and written English and Arabic.
- Demonstrated organizational and planning skills; ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple activities;
- Proven ability to conduct training;
- Knowledge of security planning and management combined with good technical skills in safety matters and communications equipment;
- Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain working relationships in a multi-cultural environment;
- Proven ability to perform with minimal direct supervision;
- Good report writing skills;
- Good computer skills; ability to operate standard computer software used by the agency.
- Possession of a valid driving license;
- Willingness to work beyond regular working hours and respond to emergencies at any time;
- The incumbent may be requested to travel.
- It’s desirable to have practical working knowledge of the UN and formal training in security and safety measures
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
- Basic Salary: Monthly basic salary $1334.5and monthly dependency allowance $18.65 and Group Medical Insurance GMI $12.00.
- Contract Duration: six months. Extension is subject to funds availability, continuing need and satisfactory performance.
- Leave: 2.5 per month
- Other conditions of service and benefits may apply.
- Employment for this post might be either on full-time or part-time basis based on the needs. Announcing this modality does not mean that it would definitely be used. It would rather give the Agency the flexibility to use both full time and part time contracts based on the work needs and the personal circumstances or preferences of the staff member.
- 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.
Candidates with an equivalent combination of relevant academic qualifications, professional training and progressive work experience may also be considered
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
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. 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
by creating a personal profile and completing the 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 will be given to local candidates already based in the duty station of the post.