Job Opening

Posting Title: Project Coordinator, P3
Job Code Title: Project Coordinator
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: HQ Amman
Posting Period: 01 August 2021 - 21 August 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Programme Management-UNRWA-160789-R- (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The Project Coordinate will report directly to Senior Humanitarian Principles Coordinator.


- Coordinate staff from a variety of different departments (Department of Education, Protection, Information Management and Technology, Finance and Human Resources) across all five fields (Gaza, Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank, Jordan);

- Authorize project expenses based on project plans and UNRWA financial planning;

- Develop project implementation budgets, and plan and forecast grant expenditure, project activities, procurement and staffing to ensure compliance with the project contract and to prevent overspending or underspending;

- Ensure recruitment processes relevant to the project are happening in a timely manner;

- With the Reporting Officer ensure that the relevant data is collected and reported to donors in a timely fashion.


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.

• Proficiency in programme cycle management, inclusive of monitoring and evaluation and the logical framework approach;
• Demonstrated analytical abilities and problem solving skills and an excellent eye for detail;
• Ability to manage high-stress and fast-changing environments;
•Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;
• Ability to implement new systems and affect staff behavioural/ attitudinal change;
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a proven ability to work in a multi-cultural setting and in teams with diversity of backgrounds and skills;
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines and to manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently;
• Ability to independently plan and manage work processes;
• Initiative in setting challenging outputs for themself and a willingness to accept new work assignments;
• Promotes organizational learning and knowledge sharing;
• Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
• Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.

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• A university degree from an accredited educational institution in Social Sciences, Finance, International Development, or any other related field.

Work Experience

- At least 6 years of experience in project management, international development, or related fields;
- Minimum of two 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.
- Experience of working with the humanitarian principles in the United Nations (desirable)
- Knowledge of Palestine refugees and/or humanitarian response and development in the Middle East (desirable)


• Excellent command of written and spoken English.

• Knowledge of Arabic (desirable)


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

Special Notice

• Type of Contract and duration: Temporary appointment for a duration of 11 months, extendable according to performance and availability of funds;

• The incumbent will be based in HQ Amman, COVID-19 depending, with frequent travel in the Agency’s five fields of operation.
• Ability to travel in the Agency’s area of operations in the Middle East, COVID-19 allowing.

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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