Associate Protection & Neutrality Officer

الوصف الوظيفي
Posting Title              : Associate Protection & Neutrality Officer- Fixed Term- Field Office Jerusalem- Grade, 14
Job Code Title              : Associate Protection & Neutrality Ofr
Department/ Office       : UNRWA - Programme Protection & Neutrality
Location              : FO West Bank
Posting Period    : 3 April 2021-16 April 2021
Job Opening number  : 21-ADM-Programme Protection & Neutral-152651-R-FO  West Bank (R)
Staffing Exercise          : N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org .Setting And Reporting

The direct supervisor of this post is the Protection & Neutrality Officer, the second supervisor the Senior Team Leader, Protection & Neutrality Department, with some technical supervision and guidance provided by the Technical Team Leader, Protection & Neutrality Department as required, while the Director of UNRWA Operations/Affairs is overall responsible and accountable for the implementation of the UNRWA protection mandate and neutrality framework at the field level.


In accordance with established Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent:

  • Supports the mainstreaming of protection principles and standards in UNRWA service delivery and programmes including the implementation of protection audits and follow-up to their recommendations   as well as support to the coordination of area protection working groups to share good practices to enhance protection responses.
  • Conducts regular field missions to gather information and data on protection issues confronted by Palestine refugees in order to analyse and report on the protection context and issues encountered in the 

  field and adequately identify emerging areas of concern as a basis for informing programmatic and advocacy responses and contributing to information management systems in line with UNRWA policies   and procedures.

  • Contributes to designing a comprehensive area level protection strategy in support of the area office by: coordinating, ensuring quality, and providing technical support (including in the areas of general 

protection, gender- based- violence, child protection and disabilities) to ensure effective responses by programmes (particularly at the area level) according to agreed priorities and procedures.

  • In coordination with other staff at the area level, builds and maintains relationship with a broad network of stakeholders (including government, local authorities, UN agencies and NGO's as well as   beneficiaries and other persons of concern) who can contribute to protection responses for Palestine refugees and in this regard enhances collaboration and coordination to address protection issues and   provide/ support external briefings to various interlocutors as required. 
  • Undertakes inspections, spot-checks and follow up of the most serious neutrality issues under the guidance of the Protection and Neutrality Team Leader and according to standard operating procedures in   coordination with senior programme and other staff (including schools principals, chief medical officers, chief area officers and installations managers) that will conduct the installations inspections,   providing support as required. 
  • Support the delivery of trainings to UNRWA personnel on protection and humanitarian principles (particularly neutrality) as required.
  • Prepares reports, briefings, and training materials as required and conducts oral and written translations of Arabic and English where required.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor (s).


You will also need to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Applying Technical Expertise.
  • Planning and Organizing.
  • Persuading and Influencing.
  • Relating and Networking.
  • Excellent analysis skills.
  • Communication skills.
  • Negotiations skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive issues diplomatically.

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متطلبات الوظيفة


A university degree from a recognized university- level academic institutions, preferably in social sciences, political affairs, international relations and law.

Work Experience

At least four years of relevant experience, preferably in protection, human rights, humanitarian/ relief emergency operations, or other related discipline.

Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of humanitarian, protection and/or neutrality policies and approaches.

Demonstrable experience and knowledge of humanitarian, protection and/or human rights issues in the oPt.


Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic.


Special Notice

UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.

UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.

  • Conditions of service  

Monthly basic salary USD1,490.30, payable in JD at UN monthly exchange rate, plus an allowance of 1000 NIS payable in JD at UNRWA rate. Other benefits include:

  • Provident Fund contribution (15.2% of basic salary paid by the Agency).
  • Dependency allowances (if applicable).
  • 30 days of annual leave.
  • Compulsory medical insurance.
  • Equivalency: 

Candidates with an equivalent combination of relevant academic qualifications, professional training and progressive work experience may also be considered if there will not be enough qualified candidates.

For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:

  • Important information

1-This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. As an Area post, only candidates who reside in West Bank or Jerusalem at the time of applications are eligible to apply. The Agency does not assume responsibilities nor support the issuance of work permits for those who has no legal documents to live in WB/Jerusalem.

2-Please ensure that the e-mail address and mobile phone number that you have written in your Personal History Form are accurate and active. Your status in relation to the vacancy will be communicated to you via email listed on your Personal History Form, as we will no longer be using telephone calls.

3-It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide full, accurate and up to date information in his/her application form. Any missing and/or misleading data may lead to candidate disqualification.

UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity, and 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 work environment.

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.

UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for professionals like you. 

UNRWA's human development goals

UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. UNRWA has identified four human development goals as the focus of the Agency's operations in committing to fostering human development of Palestine refugees by helping them to: lead long and healthy lives, acquire knowledge and skills, achieve decent standards of living and enjoy human rights to the fullest possible extent.

How can you make a difference? 

You will be joining a team of around 4,000 staff in the West Bank Field Office working to foster the human development of some 800,000 registered Palestine refugees.

United Nations Considerations

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her. 

UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups.

At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

UNRWA Considerations 

UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List.

UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on "Manuals" hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

تفاصيل الوظيفة
المسمى الوظيفي Associate Protection & Neutrality Officer
آخر موعد للتقديم 16 - Apr - 2021
المكان القدس
نوع الوظيفة دوام كامل
المستوى المهني متوسط الخبرة
الراتب USD1,490.30
الدرجة العلمية البكالوريوس
الخبرة 4 Years
آلية التقديم

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