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 of this post is responsible to the Chief, Field Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Programme and supervises staff assigned to the Sanitation Services sub-programme in the Field.
The main responsibilities include:
In accordance with established Agency policy and procedure, the incumbent advises and assists the Chief, Field Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Programme in all matters related to the Environmental Sanitation Programme, in particular:
- Plans, organizes, supervises and evaluates camp environmental health services in the Field to which assigned, including water supply, sewerage and drainage, solid waste management and control of insects and rodents.
- Assesses needs and provides advice on the improvement of sanitary facilities at UNRWA schools;
- Develops, as necessary, terms of reference for feasibility studies and co-ordinates construction works for the development of environmental infrastructure with the Construction Division.
- Develops self-help camp sanitary improvement programmes and provides technical guidance and supervision to such programmes.
- Arranges for and participates in in-service training for sanitation staff and carries out studies and research work on sanitary subjects, as needed.
- Liaises and maintains contact with the respective governmental, municipal and other concerned local organizations on sanitation matters planned and/or executed by the host government or local bodies for the benefit of refugee camps.
- Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
Conditions of services
Option One: Fixed Term Appointment, Grade 16
Monthly basic salary JD 1137.10, plus 25 % 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 (LDC- Band G)
Monthly basic salary JD 1,478.20 depending on the professional knowledge and experience. Other benefits include compulsory medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave pre-rated to the duration of the contract where less than one year, and family allowance (if applicable).
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To qualify for this position, you will need:
A degree in civil engineering from a recognized university.
A post-graduate degree or diploma in sanitary engineering.
Six years of professional working experience, preferably in construction and maintenance programmes
Good command of spoken and written 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.
Knowledge of use of computers for statistical applications and engineering designs.
A driving licence valid in the country of duty station as the incumbent will be required to travel frequently within the Field during the performance of his/her duties.
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.