Chief, Field Health Programme, L11
Open for INTERNAL and External candidates
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.
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.
The incumbent reports to the Director of UNRWA Operations. This reporting line is realized through the Deputy Director of UNRWA Operations (Programms), who has authority for day-to-day supervision of programs in the Field of operation. The Director of Health (HQ) Amman is responsible for ensuring the achievement of professional, policy and technical standards in line with the strategic direction of the programme. To realize this, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring consultation with and approval of the Director of Health on significant programmatic matters.
The main responsibilities include:
In accordance with established Agency policy and procedure, the incumbent:
- Directs and supervises the Agency’s Health Programme in the Field to ensure that medical care services, disease prevention and control, family health, mental health, oral health, laboratory, pharmaceutical, physical rehabilitation, hospital services and health information system are in line with the family health team approach;
- Establishes and maintains a positive relationship with the host government and non-governmental health and UN institutions on health matters in order to ensure a healthy and safe environment for UNRWA’s stakeholders;
- Oversees administrative matters pertaining to the Health Programme in the Field including personnel, budget and expenditure control to ensure the smooth and continuous flow of health operations and services;
- Directs multi-sector activities with the other departments in the Fields to ensure activities are correlated efficiently;
- Ensures coordination with local universities on health-related training activities to maintain continuous improvement on the health services provided by UNRWA;
- Oversees the implementation of health projects in coordination with the Field Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Programme and project management with the External Relations and Communications Department;
- Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
Conditions of services
Option One: Fixed Term Appointment, HL11
Monthly basic salary JD 2,363,94, plus 31% of the basic salary as Senior Professional Officer Allowances (SPOA), plus an allowance of 1000 NIS payable in JD at UNRWA rate, other benefits include monthly Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency), compulsory medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave, and dependency allowance (if applicable).
Option Two: Limited Duration Contract
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To qualify for this position, you will need:
A University degree in medicine from a recognized university including an internship of at least twelve-month duration;
An advanced degree in public health;
A licence to practice medicine in the country of duty station.
At least ten years professional working experience in public health systems of which five years should have been at a supervisory level.
Excellent command of written and spoken English and Arabic.
“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 statues in relation to the vacancy will be communicated to you via email listed on your Personal History Form.
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.”
Candidates with an equivalent combination of relevant academic qualifications, professional training and progressive work experience may also be considered.
You will also need to demonstrate the following competencies:
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, negotiation and listening skills; ability to present data and information in a clear and constructive way;
- Promotes and maintains a conducive team environment. Very good supervisory skills;
- Acts in accordance with the profession’s ethics and values; respects and promotes individual and cultural differences;
- Transfers knowledge and takes initiative;
- Demonstrated ability to organize and implement training programmes and to develop staff;
- Ability to work under pressure and make sound judgments.
- A degree in Family Medicine Speciality.
- The incumbent may be required to travel frequently in the Agency’s area of operations;
- Possession of a valid driving licence is required.
For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:
To start the application process, applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and completing UNRWA Personal History Form. Only applications received through http://jobs.unrwa.org will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received for UNRWA vacancies, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted.
The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process. The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts.
This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. As an Area post, preference will be given to local candidates already based in the duty station of the post.
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.