Job Opening

Posting Title: Administrative Officer C, 12
Job Code Title: Administrative Officer C
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: HQ Amman
Posting Period: 01 July 2021 - 14 July 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Administration-UNRWA-158772-R- (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The Administrative Officer C reports to the Registrar of the UNRWA Dispute Tribunal.


- Assists the Registrar with the receipt, registration and case management of appeals filed with the UNRWA Dispute Tribunal, including but not limited to, receiving, transmitting, filing and storage of all documents related to each case file, both in hard copy and electronically; drafting routine correspondence to parties; and maintaining case management spreadsheets and other related documents.

- Assists the Registrar in managing and administering the human, financial and other resources allocated to the Registry and in advising the Registrar on administrative, personnel and logistical matters related to the Registry’s operational activities, including but not limited to, preparing monthly attendance sheets for all members of the UNRWA Dispute Tribunal, preparing all documents related to travel of members of the UNRWA Dispute Tribunal, making all logistical arrangements for travel, hearings and outreach/training sessions, and making all purchases and drafting service contracts as needed for the functioning of the UNRWA Dispute Tribunal, including liaising and following up with the Budget, Finance and Procurement Departments.

- Reviews incoming e-mails to the Registrar account and prepares responses.

- Responsible for inputting data, updating and maintaining the electronic and hard copy case management systems for the UNRWA Dispute Tribunal.

- Assists in the dissemination of the decisions, rulings and judgments of the UNRWA Dispute Tribunal.


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.

-Relating and Networking
-Flexible, able to assess, analyze situations independently, quickly, objectively and prudently, and to use own judgment to devise solutions to problems that may arise
-Planning and Organizing
-Coping with Pressure and Setbacks
-Initiative to propose changes to practices or other aspects of DT operations

For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:


A university degree from an accredited educational institution in business administration, law or related field.

Work Experience

At least two years of experience as an administrative officer in a public or business organization or institution
Experience in providing administrative support in a law-related setting (desirable)


Good knowledge of written and spoken English and Arabic


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

Special Notice

Type of Contract: Fixed Term Appointment

Duration of Contract: 3 years including 1 year probation period, with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need.

This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. Only candidates residing in Jordan with authorization to work in the duty station at the time of application are eligible to apply. The Agency will not assume responsibility or accountability to support or facilitate the issuance of work permit in Jordan, and without a valid work permit, the appointment may be rescinded.

The incumbent may be required to travel in the Agency’s area of operations.

Condition of service:

Monthly basic salary JD 780.00. Other benefits include monthly Provident Fund contribution (15.2% of basic salary paid by the Agency), compulsory medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave, and dependency allowance (if applicable).

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.

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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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