Open for INTERNAL and EXTERNAL candidates
Deadline for Applications 27 June 2019
Contract Type & Duration Individual Services Provider- 4 months
Vacancy Announcement Number VN/WB/059/2019/X
Duty Station & Department Field Office Jerusalem- Protection and Neutrality
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.
Working under the supervision of the Senior Team leader in the Protection and Neutrality Department of the West Bank Field Office based in UNRWA, Jerusalem. The Consultant will support UNRWA WBFO programmes to roll-out Agency-wide guidelines, tools and approaches addressing the exposure of UNRWA staff and beneficiaries to tear gas and other munitions in each of the 19 refugee camps in the West Bank. The Consultant will also support the design and adaptation of the existing materials to the local context for a secondary roll-out to community-based organisations in each of the camps.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
- In coordination and consultation with WBFO Protection & Neutrality Department and relevant area staff, provide technical support the Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Programme (ICIP) to roll-out Agency-wide guidelines, tools and approaches on protection, decontamination and remediation of tear gas and other munitions in all 19 West Bank refugee camps;
- In coordination and consultation with Protection, the Education Protection Focal Point, and relevant area staff, provide technical support to the Education Programme to develop and deliver protection trainings to staff and students of UNRWA schools on protection from exposure to tear gas and other munitions in identified West Bank refugee camps;
- In coordination and consultation with Protection and Area Staff, develop and deliver trainings on protection from exposure to tear gas and other munitions for community-based organisations in identified West Bank refugee camps, ensuring adaptation of materials to the needs of the community in the local context;
- Provide regular technical support to Protection and Neutrality Officers / Associates, protection focal points from WBFO programmes and other relevant staff supporting the roll-out, including convening regular meetings with Focal Points at the field level and area levels to discuss their activities and identify solutions to challenges faced.
- Document and record systematically all meetings, reports and trainings related to the Consultancy.
- Complete an end of consultancy report which will summarize and analyse activities, achievements, lessons learned from interventions, emerging best practices and knowledge management capacities,
- Establish a system to monitor the implementation of the Agency-wide guidelines; provide technical advice and recommendations to UNRWA programmes on improving both the implementation and M&E collection methods where relevant.
- Participate in the development and production of communication materials (leaflets, posters, brochures) to raise awareness on the guidelines and outreach to the community.
- Undertake translation of related documents and presentations from English-Arabic-English as required.
- Performs other duties as may be assigned.
Conditions of service
- The duration of the consultancy which is based in Jerusalem, is for 4 months, with an expected start date as soon as possible.
- Remuneration / US$2,000 per month.
- Travel required throughout the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
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To qualify for this position, you will need:
A university degree from an accredited educational institution in human rights, law, development, social work or related field.
A minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible experience in the human rights / protection field, with experience working directly with vulnerable populations;
Knowledge of international protection principles and demonstrated ability to apply principles to complex operating environments;
Proven professional experience working with vulnerable Palestinian communities and/or refugee camps in the West Bank;
Experience in programme management and understanding of monitoring and evaluation.
Excellent command of English and Arabic, both spoken and written.
“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:
- Strong Leadership and inter personal skills.
- Demonstrated organizational skills.
- Knowledge of participatory approaches.
- Knowledge of communication strategies and techniques.
- Able to work independently while being a strong team player.
- Strong computer skills: must be competent in the use of Windows, MS office programs (Word, Excel), outlook.
- Knowledge and experience working with populations who have suffered cumulative trauma and human rights violations, including children.
- Experience designing and facilitating community resilience programs and/or related trainings in refugee contexts.
- Knowledge and understanding of legal limits on the use of riot control agents against civilian populations.
- Previous experience providing technical support-supervision to frontline workers delivering protection services.
A valid driving license and willingness to drive an UNRWA vehicle throughout the West Bank.
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To start the application process, applicants are required to register at jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and completing UNRWA Personal History Form. Only applications received through 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.