Job Opening

Posting Title: School Counsellor - All Areas (Internal Announcement) / مرشد مدرسي - كل المناطق (إعلان داخلي), 10
Job Code Title: School Counsellor
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: FO Syria
Posting Period: 30 November 2021 - 13 December 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Administration-UNRWA-168022-R- (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The incumbent reports administratively to the Area Education Officer and technically to the Education Specialist (Guidance and Counseling).


(A)In co-ordination with the Education Specialist (Guidance & Counseling), co-ordinates all aspects of the Guidance & Counseling activities in the schools to which assigned including, planning, implementing, evaluating and recommending annual plans for improvement;
(B)Provides guidance and support to teachers who provide guidance and counselling in assessing pupil’s problems by using different techniques such as observation, interviews, academic achievement, action research projects, case studies, questionnaires, group and individual tests, proposes action plan to resolve them; and follows up implementation;
(C)Establishes a data base for the schools to which assigned, analyses data to identify common patterns of relationships that cause problems and the suitable guidance and counseling intervention approach that may be applied;
(D)In co-ordination with the Education Specialist (Guidance & Counseling) and/or with the concerned Education Head Unit(s), arranges for guidance and counselling training for teachers who provide guidance and counselling;
(E)Assists in designing and using group and individual intervention techniques that may create a learning environment to enhance achievement and develop positive pupils’ behavior;
(F)Provides individual guidance & counseling services to pupils whose problems are complicated on referral basis from schools;
(G)Co-ordinates with the concerned other Department staff in providing a referral system for expanded services beyond the area of education counseling;
(H)Prepares monthly reports on the guidance and counselling activities in his/her designated schools, with achievement, challenges and plans; prepares other ad-hoc reports as required;


i.Professional competencies related to the responsibilities in para three above, including research techniques and use of statistical analysis and ability to plan, implement and evaluate school Guidance and Counseling activities;
ii.Knowledge of UN values, UNRWA general and education specific rules, policies and practices;
iii.Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
iv.Ability to work under pressure and meet target deadlines;
v.Ability to work as a team member;
vi.Problem solving and critical thinking skills;
vii.A good knowledge of the standard PC applications used by the Agency;
viii.Integrity and positive attitude for establishing and maintaining positive and proactive relationships with all relevant stakeholders.
- General knowledge of GAPAR activities, rules and general information about Palestine.


i. University degree in a subject related to school education programme and a one year in-service training course in Guidance and Counseling; OR
University degree in Guidance and Counseling with a minor in psychology or educational psychology with a minor in Guidance & Counseling;
ii.Successful completion of a teacher training course of at least one-year duration;

- شهادة جامعية من مؤسسة تعليمية معتمدة في مادة تتعلق ببرنامج التعليم المدرسي ودورة تدريبية لمدة سنة واحدة أثناء الخدمة في الإرشاد والتوجيه أو
شهادة جامعية من مؤسسة تعليمية معتمدة في الإرشاد والإرشاد في مجال التعامل مع القاصرين في علم النفس أو علم النفس التربوي في الإرشاد والاستشارات في مجال التعامل مع القاصرين.
- اتمام دورة تدريبية لمدة سنة واحدة على الأقل في مجال تدريب التعليم بنجاح.

Work Experience

Five years’ experience of teaching and/or counselling
خبرة عملية لمدة خمس سنوات في مجال التعليم و/أو التوجيه.


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

Special Notice

* Conditions of service:
Contract Status:
- Fixed term Appointment for 3 years; including 1 year of probation period, with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need.
Monthly basic salary: 587.60 USD
Grade: 10

Other benefits include:
• Provident Fund contribution (15.2% of basic salary paid by the Agency).
• Dependency allowances (if applicable).
• 30 days of annual leave in addition to maternity, paternity and sick leaves.

Candidates who are invited to a written test should submit their academic qualifications, employment certificates and other required documents, either before the date of the test, or on the day of the test. Failure to do so may entail disqualification from the recruitment process.
على المتقدمين المدعوين للامتحان إحضار شهاداتهم الأكاديمية وشهادات الخبرة وأي مستندات أخرى مطلوبة إما قبل تاريخ
الامتحان أو يوم الامتحان حيث يؤدي الفشل في تحقيق ذلك إلى الاستبعاد من التقدم للامتحان

Candidates should also submit a statement of non-employment (3 copies) given that governmental, or joint sector employees cannot be appointed to UNRWA posts even if they have leave without pay permit.
إبراز وثيقة غير موظف عدد 3 فلا يحق لموظفي القطاع العام أو المشترك التعيين ضمن شواغر الأونروا حتى وان كان ضمن اجازة بلا أجر.

Candidates who succeed in the recruitment process and receive an offer of appointment to the respective post must submit a notification issued by GAPAR to the effect that they have reported to GAPAR and have filled the required forms for obtaining approval of competent government authorities. They should also submit the following:

على المتقدمين الناجحين في عملية التوظيف والحاصلين على عرض عمل على أساس الوظيفة المعلنة أعلاه إبراز إشعار صادر عن الهيئة العامة للاجئين الفلسطينيين العرب إلى مكتب الموارد البشرية في الأونروا يفيد أنه قد قام بتعبئة جميع الاستمارات المطلوبة للحصول على موافقة السلطات الحكومية المختصة إضافة إلى الوثاىق التالية:
• Statement of non-conviction (3 copies). وثيقة غير محكوم عدد 3
• Copy of personal ID. نسخة عن الهوبة

* Equivalency:
Candidates with an equivalent combination of relevant academic qualifications, professional training and progressive work experience may also be considered if there will not be enough qualified candidates.

* General information
1. This vacancy notice is open to internal candidates only. As an Area post, only candidates who reside in Syria at the time of applications are eligible to apply. The Agency does not assume responsibilities nor support the issuance of work permits for those who has no legal documents to live in Syria.
2. It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide full, accurate and up to date information in his/her application form. Any missing and/or misleading data may lead to candidate disqualification.
3. Please ensure that the e-mail address and mobile phone number that you have written in your Personal History Form are accurate and active. Your status in relation to the vacancy will be communicated to you only via the email listed on your Personal History Form.
4. For more information please visit the website, http//:
5. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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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