Job Opening

Posting Title: Disability and Inclusion Officer (3 Posts), (Jordan, Lebanon, West Bank), P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: Disability and Inclusion Officer
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: FO Lebanon; FO Jordan; FO West Bank;
Posting Period: 06 October 2021 - 19 October 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Administration-UNRWA-165549-J- (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The Disability and Inclusion Officer reports to the Protection and Neutrality Team Leader. And is assigned to strengthen Humanitarian Principles Initiative.

Responsibilities

- Coordinates with internal and external actors to conduct regular mapping and assessment of disability inclusion and accessibility of services;
- Provides technical support to UNRWA programmes to improve the quality of services provided to persons with disabilities and ensure inclusion;
Promotes the participation of persons with disabilities themselves, their families and communities to address disability issues with emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation, equalization of opportunities and inclusion utilizing a Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) approach;
- Leads the accessibility and disability inclusion component of integrated checks of UNRWA facilities, and ensures compliance with standard operating procedures on integrated checks from a disability inclusion perspective;
- Leads on the development of policies and strategies ensuring the inclusion and access of persons with disability to UNRWA services, in addition to the development of monitoring and evaluation tools; assists in developing field specific manuals, instructions and operational procedures in line with existing policies and guidelines;
- Conducts surveys, research and needs assessment to identify problems facing persons with disabilities and provides appropriate recommendation(s); and follows up their implementations and keeps track of data trends available on persons with disabilities;
- Leads on project proposals targeting persons with disabilities and the related budget required; prepares all required reports, weekly, monthly and ad-hoc, related to the Disability Programme.

Competencies

Professionalism:
Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Commitment to continuous learning:
Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession. Actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally. Contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates. Shows willingness to learn from others. Seeks feedback to learn and improve.

Communication:
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Building trust:
Provides an environment in which others can talk and act without fear of repercussion. Manages in a deliberate and predictable way. Operates with transparency; has no hidden agenda. Places confidence in colleagues, staff members and clients. Gives proper credit to others. Follows through on agreed upon actions. Treats sensitive or confidential information appropriately.

Vision:
Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks. Clearly communicates links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals. Generates and communicates broad and compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction. Conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities.

Education

A university degree from an accredited educational institution in Sociology, Psychology, Special Education, disability studies or any related discipline

Work Experience

- At least six years of progressively responsible relevant experience in protection, disability and inclusion, and/or social, educational or rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.

At least two years in developing and motivating participatory research and institutional capacity building, in governmental, non-governmental or NGOs.

- 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.

Languages

Excellent command of spoken and written English, and a working command of Arabic.

Assessment

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 6 months, with the possibility of further extensions subject to availability of funds, need and performance

Within the framework of the Inter-Agency Mobility Agreement, UNRWA will seek to engage staff members from other UN entities under this framework, should they be found suitable for this Temporary Appointment.

The incumbent is required to travel in the Field in the course of duty; thus he/she must be willing and capable to drive an Agency vehicle

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.

- Analyzing
- Applying Technical Expertise
- Relating and Networking
- Learning and Researching

A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and successful candidates may become eligible for a temporary appointment to the same post or a similar post.

Applicants have to complete the Personal History Profile (PHP) in inspira in order to be considered. The PHP should be completed with full relevant work experience as per the requirements in the Job Opening, in order to be considered.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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