UNRWA encourages applications from qualified women and 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 4,400 staff in the West Bank Field Office working to foster the human development of some 800,000 registered Palestine refugees.
The purpose of the consultancy is to develop training materials that will be delivered to approximately 3,000 UNRWA West Bank frontline staff, as well as deliver a ToT on the training material. The national consultant will work in partnership with an international consultant selected by UNRWA, to fulfil the objectives of the assignment.
The main responsibilities include:
In accordance with Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent is to:
- Review existing UNRWA materials (standard operating procedures, technical instructions, other training materials etc) as well as materials available globally, and develop three separate training packages that complement and reinforce existing UNRWA materials. The training packages should be culturally relevant and specifically adapted for UNRWA West Bank as well as the specific target audience/training participants. The training packages should be developed in close consultation with UNRWA. The training material should initially be developed in English and once finalized and agreed upon with UNRWA, translated into Arabic. Training topics include safe identification and referral of protection cases, caring for child survivors of sexual abuse, and case management.
- Deliver a Training of Trainers training to a local implementing partner on the safe identification and referral and caring for child survivors of sexual abuse training packages.
- Directly deliver the case management training to UNRWA case workers and their supervisors.
- Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
Conditions of service
✓ ISP’s are fully responsible, at their expense, for insurance covering the period of their services with the agency.
- A valid driving license for the West Bank.
- Capacity to acquire a permit for Jerusalem.
To qualify for this position, you will need:
Degree from an accredited educational institution in social work, psychology or a protection related field.
Post graduate degree in Education and/or Training or a related field, or 4 years of training experience.
Excellent command of written and spoken Arabic and English.
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.
- Strong computer skills: must be competent in the use of Windows, MS office programs (Word, Excel), email programs.
Applicants who previously applied for this position are kindly requested not to apply again.
For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:
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. Please ensure that the e-mail address and mobile phone number that you will indicate in your Personal History Profile are accurate, candidates shortlisted for test or interview can be contacted by e-mail or phone.
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.
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.