Job Opening

Posting Title: Projects Assistant, LDC Band, D
Job Code Title: Project Assistant
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: AMMAN
Posting Period: 10 January 2022 - 23 January 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Human Resources-UNRWA-171905-R-Amman (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The incumbent is responsible to Project Coordinator.


• Assist the Project Coordinator in identifying and reviewing project needs, prepare individual project proposals and maintains Education Programme (EP) projects master list.
• Coordinate with the concerned department in drafting project proposals, project progress and final reports.
• Support the Project Coordinator to ensure smooth implementation of Education Programme related projects.
• Monitor project activities regularly, identify problems and bottlenecks and propose solutions.
• Use SAP system to create all necessary PRs, POs, SES, SO, GRN, BAA, etc., and verify material numbers and specifications required for all purchases under EP projects.
• Generate budget consumption reports and monitor expenditure under the WBS element and CI for each project.
• Coordinate with different stakeholders related to EP projects for smooth implementation.
• Prepare budget breakdown for EP projects and follow up of fund allocation at SAP.
• Perform other tasks related to projects (including Scholarship Projects) and other administrative duties to meet the needs of the education programme as assigned.


• UN Core Values of Professionalism, Integrity, and Respect of Diversity and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
• Relating and Networking.
• Learning and Researching.
• Following Instructions and Procedures.
• Planning and Organizing.
• Coping with Pressure and Setbacks.


• Diploma degree in business administration, finance or any other relevant subject.

Work Experience

• At least two years of experience in project support services, admin work, and finance


• Very Good command of written and spoken English and Arabic.


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

Special Notice

Contract Status :

Limited Duration Contract (LDC); 12 months extendable subject to the continuity of the function and funding.

- LDC: Band “D”/ S1 Monthly salary is JD JD 729.70 Fils Contract Status: 12 Months (Extendable) subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance of the incumbent and the continuing need for the post).

- Other benefits include medical insurance and annual leave and dependency allowance (if applicable).

Duty Station: Jordan Field Office.

Department : Education Programme.

Working conditions: Office environment with access to telephone, PC and other automation equipment, internet, and intranet. Some local travel may be required.

Desirable Qualifications:

Specific experience in project management in UNRWA or other UN Agency or non-profit organization.


When the minimum requirements are not fully met, the concerned Director may exceptionally substitute part of the unmet requirements with a combination of relevant academic qualifications, additional professional training and progressive relevant work experience.
NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.

General Information:

• UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women.
• UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
• This vacancy notice is open for internal and external candidates.
• Only candidates residing in Jordan with authorization to work in that duty station at the time of application are eligible to apply. The Agency will not assume responsibility or accountability to support or facilitate the issuance of work permit in the duty station, and without a valid work permit, the appointment may be rescinded since the agency will not provide coverage for relocation costs.

• Since this vacancy is an Area staff post, the Agency will not provide coverage for relocation costs.

• UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for human rights, for diversity, and for 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 or to change the contract Modality.
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.

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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