Job Opening

Posting Title: Midwife A -Jerusalem Area- Internal and External - Fixed Term - Grade, HL
Job Code Title: Midwife A
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: JERUSALEM
Posting Period: 30 December 2021 - 12 January 2022
Job Opening Number: 21-Medical-UNRWA-171736-R-Jerusalem (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The incumbent of this post is responsible to the Senior Staff Nurse in the Health Centre he/she is assigned to.

Responsibilities

Within the Family Health Team (FHT) concepts and approaches and in accordance with Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent:
•Provides comprehensive maternal health care services including pre-conception care, antenatal post-natal; •Assesses the health condition of the client and whether she requires a referral to the Medical officer/ Gynecologist;
•Pays home visits to check on the health status of mother and child; follows up on defaulters as required;
•Advises families on birth spacing and family planning to ensure the well-being and health of all family members; educates groups and individuals on various issues with regards to family planning, maternity and child care;
•Complies with all relevant safety, quality, health, and environmental procedures to ensure a healthy and safe work environment; maintains a high standard of infection control to ensure safety of staff and clients;
•Provides services through the electronic medical records system (E-Health), including data entry, proper recording and reporting and follow up of defaulters;
•Inserts Intra Uterine Device (IUD) and performs periodic checkups after insertion and takes vaginal swabs for laboratory testing according to the rules and regulations in the host country;
•Reviews and analyzes reports related to maternal health, and shares information on research and related studies in order to help provide optimal care to patients;
•Conducts on-the-job training of staff and participate in the training on scientific activities and in-service courses as and when required;
•Performs such other duties and assignments as may be required.

Competencies

You will also need to demonstrate the following competencies:
•Good communication skills and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients;
•Good Analytical and problem –solving skills;
•Good organizational skills and ability to work under pressure and cope with heavy workload;
•Adequate computer skills;
•Self-motivated and shows willingness to learn from others.
•Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; •Acts in accordance with the professional ethics and values.

Education

-A university Degree in Midwifery from a recognized university or public midwifery institute.
-Possession of a license to practice midwifery in the country of duty station.

Work Experience

At least three years of experience in a Maternal-Child Health Centre and/or maternity unit/hospital as a midwife.

Experience in the use of computers and an understating of their use in health applications.

Possession of a license to practice midwifery in Palestine

Languages

Good command of spoken and written English and Arabic.

Assessment

written test followed by competency based interview

Special Notice

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 women.

UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.

* Conditions of service:
Monthly basic salary USD1372.1, payable in JD at UN monthly exchange rate.
Other benefits include:
•Provident Fund contribution (15.2% of basic salary paid by the Agency).
•Dependency allowances (if applicable).
•30 days of annual leave.
•Compulsory medical insurance.

**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.

For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:
https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=AYI

Important information
1-This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. As an Area post, only candidates who reside in West Bank or Jerusalem 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 WB/Jerusalem.
2-Please ensure that the e-mail address and mobile phone number that you have written in your application are accurate and active. Your status in relation to the vacancy will be communicated to you via them.
3-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.
UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity, and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNRWA staff are expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.
The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
On appointment, all individuals will be asked to sign a self-attestation, confirming that they have not committed, been convicted of, or prosecuted for, any criminal offence and that they have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.
UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for professionals like you.

UNRWA’s human development goals
UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. UNRWA has identified four human development goals as the focus of the Agency’s operations in committing to fostering human development of Palestine refugees by helping them to: lead long and healthy lives, acquire knowledge and skills, achieve decent standards of living and enjoy human rights to the fullest possible extent.

How can you make a difference?
You will be joining a team of around 4,000 staff in the West Bank Field Office working to foster the human development of some 800,000 registered Palestine refugees.

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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