Social Worker, Grade 10
Project Funded Post
Deadline for Applications 17 January 2020
Contract Type & Duration Fixed-term appointment of 3 years including 1 year probation period, with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need of the post.
Vacancy Announcement Number VN/WB/001/2020/X
Duty Station & Department Field Office Jerusalem- Relief and Social Services Department- Crisis Intervention Unit
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 reports directly to the Field Relief and Social Services Officer.
The main responsibilities include:
In accordance with established Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent:
- Assists in planning, monitoring, evaluation and follow on all activities of the social services programme in the Area/Camp to which the post incumbent is assigned, within the framework of the overall objectives, strategies and targets of the programme;
- Implements programmes and activities targeting women, persons with disability, children, youth and the community at large.
- Strengthens the institutional capacity of the community-based organizations (CBOs) through provision of technical support including training of local administrative committee members and volunteers.
- Works closely with the Community Credit Assistants to identify potential refugees that can benefit from the services of the Micro-credit Community Support Programme (MCSP).
- Implements surveys and assigned studies in the targeted refugee communities, as requested.
- Mobilizes community support and participation in the various community based projects and activities.
- Coordinates with other UNRWA programmes, at the operational level, to increase refugees’ access to UNRWA services.
- Maintains good working relations with various partners and stakeholders.
- Monitors and evaluates progress of CBOs and other activities implemented within the framework of the Social Services Programmes; ensures efficient and timely data entry of all CBOs activities into database; and prepares all required reports.
- Participates, as requested, in workshops and meetings intended to improve professional knowledge and skills relevant to as assigned responsibilities.
- May be required to mentor newly recruited Social Workers.
- Performs such other duties as assigned;
- Assists in planning, monitoring, evaluation and follow up on all Protection of Palestine Refugees issues within the Refugees community in Central West Bank including Refugee camps, East Jerusalem /Jerusalem periphery, Ramallah, Al Bireh, etc. Governorates, Area C and the Jordan Valley within the framework of the overall objectives, strategies and targets of UNRWA protection principles.
- Conducts frequent field visits to assess, monitor and report on protection conditions in communities at risk of displacement and/or impacted by military incursions and setter violence.
- Conducts Rapid assessments, evaluation and formulate plans of action.
- Recommend Protection cash payments for victims of forced displacement and armed conflict based on set eligibility criteria.
- Case manages protection cases and provides progress reports also required to make internal/external referrals to specialized services in timely manner.
- Conducts field visits to families, communities and population effected by home demolitions, military incursion, and settlers violent to asses and evaluate needs and incurred damages.
- Prepares monitoring reports (daily, weekly and monthly) of security incidents and humanitarian issues related to the demolition/eviction/displacement/confiscation in coordination with OSO through direct contact with people and communities affected.
- Collects data about beneficiaries from all available sources (observation, local, community, camp communities, CSO, etc.) on CIU assessment forms
- Implements community wide outreach activities and events targeting women, persons with disability, children, youth and men with protection concerns.
- Implements surveys and assigned studies related to protection in the targeted refugee communities, as requested.
Conditions of service
Monthly basic salary JD673.5, plus an allowance of 1000 NIS payable in JD at UNRWA rate.
Other benefits include:
- Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency).
- Dependency allowances (if applicable).
- 30 days of annual leave.
- Compulsory medical insurance.
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To qualify for this position, you will need:
University degree in Social Work, sociology, psychology, guidance and counseling, social anthropology or any other related degree in social development or emergency and /or humanitarian relief aid.
At least two year experience in a developmental social welfare programme applying the knowledge in Social Work, sociology, psychology, guidance and counseling, social anthropology ,social development or emergency and /or humanitarian relief aid, in governmental or non-governmental organizations.
Command of spoken and written English and Arabic.
Additional required requirements:
A valid driver License and be able to drive in Jerusalem.
You will also need to demonstrate the following competencies:
- Ability to work under pressure and challenging conditions;
- Ability to take initiative and maintains cordial relationship with all concerned;
- Ability to work effectively within a team as well as work independently without close supervision;
- Ability to conduct and coordinate training and participatory assessment.
- An understanding of the refugee community and knowledge of the customs, habits and traditions of various refugee groups.
- Ability to mobilize community resources and potentials.
- Basic computer literacy.
- The incumbent of this post is required to travel in the field in the course of performing his/her duties. Must be willing and qualified to drive an Agency vehicle.
- The incumbent may be required to undertake professional in-service training as directed, with the field of assignment.
“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.
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 if there will not be enough qualified candidates.
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, 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/J’lem.
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.