Job Opening

Posting Title: AVAC Coordinator, P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: AVAC Coordinator
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: HQ Amman
Posting Period: 09 March 2021 - 29 March 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Engineering-UNRWA-151463-J- (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The Addressing Violence Involving and Affecting Children in UNRWA Installations (AVAC) Coordinator reports to the Director of Education, HQ Amman

Responsibilities

Manages the AVAC project team effectively; establishes project work plans, guides and takes appropriate and timely action to meet set goals and updates work plans based on the operational needs;

Coordinates the AVAC institutional structures effectively (Working Groups and Focal Points); provides technical leadership at strategic and operational levels in support of the project, with a particular focus on planning and leading interactions and coordination of UNRWA activities; facilitates and leads meetings and working sessions to a varied audience, ranging from executives to team members and promotes a collaborative team approach across functions and organization levels to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the activities;

Works with other relevant internal stakeholders in pursuit of the project;

Initiates, plans and participates as appropriate in visibility and advocacy initiatives in support of the project, in particular, developing and implementing the necessary strategies and tools of the AVAC Communications for Development plan to ensure internal and external awareness of the project;

Provides technical support to the implementation of the various project components; ensures the highest standard of monitoring and evaluation of the project by conducting periodic reviews to identify delays, gaps, and trends and recommends potential interventions to resolve issues or enhance the activities and processes;

Establishes and administers the project’s overall budget; monitors expenditures against the project financial resources in coordination with the concerned staff in ED and the Finance Department and provides timely and accurate financial data analysis to the supervisor;

Prepares memos, notes, analysis and reports with updates on the progress of project implementation for key stakeholders; prepares presentations, drafts correspondence on behalf of Education Department and talking points to UNRWA senior management and provides intermediate and final narrative reports in accordance with the Agency’s standards and the requirements of the donor.

Competencies

UN Core Values of Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default. Default managerial competencies may apply.

- Planning and Organizing
- Relating and Networking
- Learning and Researching
- Creating and Innovating
- Persuading and Influencing

For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=AYI

Education

A university degree from an accredited educational institution in social science, education or related subject.

Work Experience

A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in the field of education and/or child protection;
A minimum of 2 continuous years of relevant international experience outside UNRWA, and outside the country(s) of which the candidate is a national or holds citizenship, a passport or a national identity number.
Knowledge of the Middle East, Palestine refugees and UNRWA (desirable).

Languages

Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Knowledge of other UN languages, in particular Arabic and French (Desirable).

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Additional Information:

Type of Contract and duration: Temporary Appointment for 9 months or until 31 December 2021. Renewal subject to funds availability.

UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live.

For more details on UNRWA, please visit: https://www.unrwa.org/

United Nations Considerations

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her.

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 applicants from under-represented groups.

At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

UNRWA Considerations
UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List.
UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.

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