Job Opening

Posting Title: Associate Reporting Officer, P2 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: Associate Reporting Officer
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: FO Lebanon
Posting Period: 07 October 2021 - 20 October 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Electoral Affairs-UNRWA-165746-J- (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The Associate Reporting Officer reports to the Protection and Neutrality Team Leader (P4). He/she is assigned to strengthen the information and reporting requirements for strengthening Humanitarian Principles (HP) initiative.

Responsibilities

- Acts as Lebanon Field Office’s (LFO) focal point for the production of reports on protection and the application of humanitarian principles;

- Participates in the preparation and publication of reports, compiling inputs on the protection situation, best practices and lessons learned;

- Drafts and incorporates protection and humanitarian principles related inputs into several reports, including international human rights mechanisms, UN, donors, other reports and ad hoc requests on international human rights and protection issues and the living conditions of Palestine refugees and their access;

- Drafts short analyses using current data tools and processes; identifies areas where data collection processes and data analysis methods can be improved;

- Regularly monitors UNRWA’s collected data and trends; uses data to prepare presentations, graphs, charts and/or briefings etc.;

- Monitors and analyses current events, public opinion and the press; identifies issues and trends, and advises on opportunities to promote advocacy in accordance with the Agency’s strategies;

- Drafts reports on integrated checks and violations of humanitarian principles in UNRWA installations and premises;

- Contributes to advocacy activities by identifying key information gaps, gathering data and compiling reports; contributes to advocacy plans;

- Reviews and/or develops work plans, which support the Agency’s humanitarian principles requirements and monitors their implementation via various media, including the internet, intranet, advocacy efforts, and public information;

- Provides other operational support as required, particularly to address gaps in humanitarian and emergency operations.

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.

Accountability:
Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Planning and organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.

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.

Education

A university degree from an accredited educational institution in international relations, social sciences, communications, journalism, literature, languages, humanities or a related field.

Work Experience

At least four years of relevant experience in drafting reports.

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.

At least one year of practical reporting experience, preferably in humanitarian and human rights issues and drafting official reports.

Previous experience working in neutrality with the United Nations.

Languages

- Excellent command of written and spoken English and working knowledge of Arabic.

- Excellent command of written and spoken Arabic (desirable).

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 extension 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.

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.

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.

- Relating and Networking
- Planning and Organizing
- Analyzing
- Learning and Researching
- Applying Technical Expertise; including the ability to present information and data in a clear and instructive manner.

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.

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.

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.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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